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The Alps opens for skiing

With the fresh snow of last weekend and more to come resorts are taking advantage as the season starts. Courchevel and Engleberg have announced they are opening tomorrow. NEW

Heavy snow in Alps & more to come

Up to 1m fell at altitude in the Alps and many resorts have had their first taste of winter. It has been bitterly cold allowing the snow cannons to work. PlanetSKI reports on the first decent snowfall of winter. NEW & UPDATED

Snow across Europe

All the focus is on the Alps but 50cm has fallen in the Pyrenees, there is snow in Scandinavia and let us not forget Sierra Nevada in Spain. NEW

New for Avoriaz

The French resort has a few new initiatives for next season including music festivals and slope improvements. Plus snowball fights and paintballing. NEW

Snow leads to bookings surge

The UK tour operators are claiming a bumper few days of bookings as snow falls across the Alps and prices are slashed. It comes after a difficult time. UPDATED

Drone zones

A US company has teamed up with a number of resorts in North America to offer people drone selfie videos. Will we see something similar in Europe? NEW

Skiers v Snowboarders

It is the age old snowsports question - which group is cooler, better, sharper, funnier and more skilful? UPDATED

Playboy back on board

Vintage bunny girls will be appearing on Burton snowboards again. But do such images have a place in the 21st century?

What a difference a day makes

As you may have seen elsewhere on PlanetSKI it has been snowing heavily in the Alps. In pictures we look at the day to day changes. UPDATED

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New from Neilson
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The UK tour operator has a host of new offerings this season. From kids clubs and childcare to its Mountain Experts. NEW

Mountain Heaven
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Not all tour operators are the same. PlanetSKI partner, Mountain Heaven, explains what makes it different. Passion helps. NEW

Christmas Markets in Tirol
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If you want to get into the Xmas spirit and pick up some presents then head to an Christmas Market in the Alps. NEW

Avoriaz voted best ski resort in France
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The resort has been awarded the best ski resort in France in the Ski Club GB's consumer research. Here we look at why it has come out on top. NEW

A secret high altitude resort
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It is situated at 2,000m with guaranteed snow, access to some of the highest slopes in the Alps and yet has an alpine village charm. Step forward Reberty. And tour operator Powder N Shine. NEW

Les Menuires; for experts and novices alike
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It is a base for some of the best skiing in the largest ski area in the world, Les3Vallees. The resort has something for everyone, from experts to families. NEW

Do you feel adventurous?
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The Ski Club of Great Britain has released its specialist holiday programme with a host of new offerings. Very inspiring they look too.

Fancy somewhere different in France?
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Valloire is a good choice. You may have heard of it but do you know much about it? NEW

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