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Jan
26

Six die in avalanche in France

The accident is one of the worst in recent years and happened in the southern French Alps. It is latest accident in recent days. A British man died in Chamonix earlier.

Heavy snow is on its way

The Alps looks set to get some huge snowfalls later this week. The PlanetSKI weekly snow report comes direct from the Alps as expectations rise.

Ski 2 the moon

A charity has launched a new fund raising initiative to help deprived inner city kids enjoy snowsports and perhaps work in the industry. It claims to be the biggest event of its kind. So what is it?

A weekend of sporting action

Woodsy has been in the X Games ski slopestyle final with Dave Ryding in the slalom at Kitzbuhel. And then there has been the little matter of The Hahnenkamm.

Flaine looks to the future

The French resort is expanding with an increase in beds, improvements to the ski area, additional events and a drive to attract more British guests. PlanetSKI reports from Flaine.

Swiss exchange rate harms winter tourism

There are calls for a concerted effort by the Swiss tourism industry to counter the harmful exchange rate. Some discounts are being offered and reassuring noises made, but what is needed is a plan of action.

Students run riot in US ski resort

A group from the University of Michigan caused $50,000 of damage at the Treetops resort. They have been ordered out of the resort.

150 years of alpinism

The resort of Chamonix is celebrating this summer as the birth of climbing in the area reaches its 150th birthday.

Fancy trying Freestyle?

A new initiative run by Snowsport England and supported by Crystal Ski and the Tirol Tourist Board aims to encourage people to have a go at the sport. PlanetSKI pulled out the twin tips and headed for the snowpark of Soll.


10 facts about the Hahnenkamm

This weekend saw the most famous World Cup ski race of them all - The Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel. It was won by the Norwegian, Kjetil Jansrud, but how much do you know about the race?

Slovakia in pictures

Last week at PlanetSKI we visited the Tatras mountains to see some of the ski areas. By popular demand we are publishing a few more pictures of the Slovakian ski experience.

Skiing Secrets

Skiing Secrets is back, kicking off 2015 with a video of crazed grouse defending its territory. Against skiers.

New kid on the block

Red Carpet ski school started in Verbier last winter and has hired extra staff this winter to meet demand. But is there enough room for another ski school in the Swiss resort?

Remember being a beginner?

It may be recent or too may years ago to remember, but once you are off the nursery slopes it is all too easy to forget how baffling learning to ski is. Here we have a guide for those starting out.

Maxed Out in St Moritz

So do you think you are fit enough for skiing? Or would you like to know exaclty how unfit you are? PlanetSKI reporter, Rob Stewart, found out in a new test in St Moritz.


BASS looks to the future
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The award winnning, British Alpine Ski School, has branches across the main resorts in the French Alps. Now well into its second decade it never stops changing and improving. What is new for this year?

Skiing in Slovakia
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If you want to try somewhere different this winter then read on. The area appeals to the somewhat unlikely bedfellows of families and freeriders. PlanetSKI is visiting this week.

La Rosière - family friendly and so is the price
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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
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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?
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AliKats Mountain Holidays is offering two new properties in Montriond near Morzine. They offer quick access to the slopes in a quieter setting.

Winter continues in Les 2 Alpes
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The high altitude French resort is open until 25th April 2015. There is plenty on offer through the season, including several new events and activities.

Val Thorens focuses on adrenalin
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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
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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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