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Mar
5

Snow finally falls across North America

It has generally been a poor winter the other side of the Atlantic but at last snow is falling in California, Utah and Colorado. Plus there is snow further North in Canada. PlanetSKI reports.

Sochi claims $53m profit

The International Olympic Committee has said the 2014 Winter Olympics made a significant profit. It comes after many people concentrated on the cost of The Games.

Fast chairlift to be built in Austria

SkiWelt Brixen is to have a new lift that will travel at 6m per second. It claims to be the fastest chairlift in the world but its speed might only equal that of another in Switzerland.

Folie Douce tones it down

The après ski venue in Val Thorens has cancelled DJs and people have been stopped from taking the lift to the venue. It follows drunken scenes.

Best British result in World Cup Aerials since 1995

British Aerials skier, Lloyd Wallace, finished in 11th place in the World Cup Finals in Raubichi, Belarus. Other British snowsports athletes have been in action.

Room with a view

Fancy spending the night at the top of the ski jump in Oslo? It is being turned into a room for the night.

Scaling height of Everest for charity

14 people will ski-tour the height of Mount Everest (8,848m) in Verbier next month. The son of one of the participants is battling a brain tumour and they are raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Rockfall causes chaos in French Alps

The road to Val Thorens was shut after a rockfall left a huge boulder weighing 50 tons across the road from Moutiers. It caused severe traffic problems across the area with 20km traffic jams on the busy transfer day.

Take 10 people skiing for £125

Not in the Alps but in the UK. Skiplex is offering a special group rate for the next 6 weeks.


Skiing Secrets

Its back. Our random and unpredictable postings that may, or may not, have something to do with skiing. We start with avalanches and tennis.

Winter is back on track

February was a great month for snow across Europe with heavy falls continuing in The Alps and The Pyrenees. In North America it has been less good where it has not been a bumper winter. See the latest PlanetSKI snow report as we assess the winter so far.

Extreme care needed off piste

The authorities are advising extreme caution as heavy snow falls on an unstable base. More is set to fall this week and the danger level is rising. We have 10 Expert Tips for keeping safe off piste.

Why on earth do people walk uphill to ski?

It is becoming increasingly popular as people shun the lifts. In part it is fitness, also to access areas the lifts do not go and to reconnect with the environment. PlanetSKI reporter, Jane Peel, tries it out in Tignes.

April ski courses in Cervinia

The Warren Smith Ski Academy will be running its 5-day courses throughout April in the Italian resort. There is currently great snow and increased demand.

From student to teacher

Once upon a time the skier Emily Dormer was a pupil with the British Alpine Ski School, BASS. Now, at 16-years old, she has started on the path to becoming a ski teacher herself.


Summer skiing in the southern hemisphere
Partner News

The Alps is currently having its best conditions of the season, but that does not mean we are not thinking ahead. One of our partners, Snoworks, has released details of its summer trips to Chile and New Zealand.

How do I get my kids into skiing?
Partner News

Good question. Very good question. We answer it with the assistance of Julian Griffiths, the founder and director of the ski school, European Snowsport, that operates in Switzerland.

La Rosière - family friendly and so is the price
Partner News

These are the top five attractions of La Rosière as claimed by Esprit Ski resort staff, but judge for yourself. It is one of the most popular resorts for the family ski specialist.

Six top tips for self-catering
Partner News

It is a cheaper way to get to the slopes, but it is not all about money. There are some distinct advantages and high-end apartments. Here we look at a few tips with our partners, Pierre et Vacances.

Fancy a ski holiday near Morzine?
Partner News

AliKats Mountain Holidays is offering two new properties in Montriond near Morzine. They offer quick access to the slopes in a quieter setting.

Speakers announced for ISTM
Partner News

Two industry experts have been unveiled as keynote speakers at the International Ski Travel Market in Davos next month. So, who are they and what will they be discussing?

Val Thorens focuses on adrenalin
Partner News

The highest resort in the Alps is emphasising what it does best - action sports. And we are not just talking about skiing and snowboarding.

Skiing in Norway
Partner News

The Scandinavian country has seen a steady increase in visitors in recent years; people who want an alternative to the Alps. PlanetSKI reports from the snowfields of Norway.

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