Skiing in September

As September starts our thoughts are turning to winter. Some of the first snow has fallen at the glacier resorts in The Alps. PlanetSKI looks back at the summer skiing and ahead to the winter.

Ski Club GB French Court case deferred

A ski leader from the organisation was due to appear in court in Albertville on Monday accused of illegally taking people round the slopes. Later this week a separate court rules if UK tour operators can offer ski hosting in France.

The Jump is back

The Channel 4 programme is back for a second series next winter. It might have been slated by the critics and had a high number of injuries but the ratings were good.

Oslo Olympic bid loses further public support

The latest opinion polls on the 2022 bid show interest draining away, though bid officials claim support is holding up. Beijing meanwhile has announced 8 major sponsors.

Counting Scottish snow patches

265 areas of snow remain after the heavy snowfall of last winter. The patches have been counted for the last 7 years and there are normally around 50.

Woodsy wins!

The No 1 GB Ski slopestyle skier, James Woods, has won the first event of the season, the NZ Freeski Open. We have a video of the event from Cardrona.

Vail challenges Park City to the Ice Bucket Challenge

The two resorts may be locked in a bitter legal dispute over who owns the ski area of Park City Mountain Resort but that has not stopped some friendly banter.

Summer skiing secrets

The rolling PlanetSKI blog that may, or may not, be about skiing. Are snowsports sexist and whatever happend to 400 garden gnomes in Austria.

Time for a Gap Year on the slopes?

With A-Level results now out some students will be taking a GAP year and qualifying and working as a snowsports instructor. It does however come at a cost and work is not guaranteed.

Tirol steps up a gear for 2014/15
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There are multi-million euro lift upgrades, hotel renovations and new events out on slopes with a focus on freestyle. Plus a re-newed emphasis on traditional Austrian hospitality. PlanetSKI reports.

New offerings from Ski Total for 2014/15
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The specialist chalet operator has new resorts, new hotels and a special product with added services. Importantly it is after new skiers and those that haven't been for a while.

Volunteering in the Alps
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Conservation projects for volunteers tend to be in the jungles of Asia or the remote locoations in South America. It is possible get the experience slightly closer to home; the Austrian Tirol.

It is Epic!
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The biggest lift pass in the world covers three continents; North America, Europe and Japan. It is offered by Vail Resorts and this weekend is the final time for some extra special deals.

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last updated: 2014-09-01 16:30:18

Finals day for Freeski Open of New Zealand Slopestyle in Cardrona. Beautiful day, beautiful result for Woodsy (features Woodsy from 2:28mins). What a star.

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