PlanetSki.eu - BlogsPlanetSki.eu brings you news and weather reports straight from the mountains.http://www.planetski.eu/news Skoki or bust The Skoki Lodge in Canada is a 4-hour hike from Lake Louise. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge flew in by helicopter in the summer of 2011. We tried last week on skis. Bad weather forced us back first time but we gave it a second go. http://www.planetski.eu/news/129 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:48:08 +0100 There and back The Skoki Lodge in Aberta is one of the more remote locations in the Canadian Rockies. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge escaped there after their wedding. In the winter it is open for ski tourers. PlanetSKI attempted the 5-hour journey on skis. http://www.planetski.eu/news/128 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:12:03 +0000 Bleary eyed in Canada We have just arrived in the Banff-Lake Louise ski area. An area we have not visited before. We will be skiing the back bowls, cross-country skiing, ice walking and a few other surprises. We are also following in Royal footsteps and staying at Skoki Lodge. Just a shame about jet lag. http://www.planetski.eu/news/127 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:07:17 +0000 A skiing jewel A new linked ski area has been created in the Austrian Tirol as Alpbach links up with the resorts in the Wildschonau. It has taken 11 years of heated debate as change happens rather slowly in this part of Austria. http://www.planetski.eu/news/126 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:11:11 +0000 Renting ski equipment I have my own skis and boots that I rather like. It was therefore with some trepidation that I decided to rent. http://www.planetski.eu/news/125 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:37:10 +0000 The best start to a winter? It seems hard to think of a better one with several large falls, record amounts of snow in places and all areas of the Alps now under snow. PlanetSKI has visited Italy, Austria, France and Switzerland. So is it the best? Maybe, but how do you define best? http://www.planetski.eu/news/124 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:37:47 +0000 Something for the weeked? The snow out in the Alps at the moment is simply too tempting to resist. But where is a good place to go for a quick break on a budget? PlanetSKI has just been to Maria Alm in the Austrian Alps. Perhaps not the most obvious choice for early December. http://www.planetski.eu/news/123 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:35:10 +0000 The season starts It is December, there is thick snow across the Alps and resorts are opening with some of the best conditions in recent years. From the Pyrenees to Scotland. PlanetSKI declares the season underway and looks at what is in store for an industry that has faced troubled times. http://www.planetski.eu/news/122 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:31:28 +0000 As nature intended The ski resort of Leukerbad in Switzerland is the biggest spa centre in Europe. It has a range of pools, baths and treatments. For the best one nudity is compulsory which is fine - unless you happen to be a shy Englishman. http://www.planetski.eu/news/121 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:21:36 +0000 Hiking in the Swiss Alps Believe it or not there is a footpath up this sheer cliff face. It is not for the faint hearted but it is not too difficult either. Our content editor, James Cove, hiked up and took some stunning images. http://www.planetski.eu/news/120 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:41:54 +0100 Autumn in Zermatt PlanetSKI is in the Swiss resort where our content editor was hoping to make his first turns of 2012/13. However the weather closed in and the slopes were shut, but fortunately the clouds had a few silver linings. Several in fact. http://www.planetski.eu/news/119 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:40:26 +0100 The Austrian blog continues Our content editor, James Cove, is in Zell am See with his 13-year old son, Max. If you thought the Alps was just for a winter holiday then think again. To see what the two of them get up to and the attractions of summer in the mountains then see their rolling blog... http://www.planetski.eu/news/118 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:33:30 +0100 Blogging from the Austrian Alps.... We have just arrived in Zell am See in Austria and will be continuing a rolling blog for the week. It started off with an Ironman triathlon; watching that is. We also have some pictures from the Alps courtesy our readers, reporters and friends over on Facebook. http://www.planetski.eu/news/117 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:37:38 +0100 Walloped by winter The season of 2011/12 is ending with more than a bang. It is a thumping great explosion though some people out in The Alps can't quite believe all the snow. Here at PlanetSKI we can and love skiing in April. We are currently in Switzerland. http://www.planetski.eu/news/116 Sat, 05 May 2012 13:18:47 +0100 Small is beautiful It has just four main lifts, a single restaurant, its pistes are narrow with little variety of terrain and when PlanetSKI visited the snow was icy and hard-packed. Yet we had one of our most interesting day's skiing of the winter. How come? http://www.planetski.eu/news/115 Sat, 05 May 2012 13:13:55 +0100 Night skiing in Canada As dusk falls most ski resorts are long since closed. Not around Quebec where several ski resorts are bursting into life as interest in skiing at night becomes increasingly popular. PlanetSKI reports from the dark side. http://www.planetski.eu/news/114 Sat, 05 May 2012 13:10:48 +0100 Skiing in California Our content editor travelled to California with some reluctance. It hadn't snowed for weeks and it was having the worst winter in years. He is not entirely a fan of skiing in North America either. He returns itching to get back. So what happened? http://www.planetski.eu/news/113 Sat, 05 May 2012 13:07:41 +0100 It is difficult not to be smug Our content editor is in Lake Tahoe in California. Up until last weekend it was having one of the worst winters on record. Then it started snowing and it hasn't stopped. Check out his latest blog. http://www.planetski.eu/news/112 Sat, 05 May 2012 13:03:09 +0100 California Dreaming Our content editor has just arrived on the west coast of the USA to visit Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood. He's been dreaming of the trip, while the resorts have been dreaming of snow. It has been a poor winter so far on the west coast. http://www.planetski.eu/news/111 Sat, 05 May 2012 13:00:32 +0100 The greatetst snow on Earth? The PlanetSKI content editor was in Utah in February 2012 a decade after he was there covering the 2002 Winter Olympics for the BBC. Later he will be looking at the Olympic legacy. Firstly though he asks whether Utah really has the Greatest Snow on Earth? http://www.planetski.eu/news/108 Sat, 05 May 2012 12:56:18 +0100 24 hours in Istanbull PlanetSKI has been skiing in Russia and on the way back our content editor stopped off in Istanbul for a day. We never thought we'd have a city review on a ski web site, but we have now... http://www.planetski.eu/news/107 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:24:15 +0000 Skiing in Russia, the journey continues PlanetSKI has been sampling the skiing at the resorts that will hold the ski and snowboard events for the Winter Olympics at Sochi in 2014. So, what is it like to ski in Russia? Read our latest blog from Russia. http://www.planetski.eu/news/106 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:59:25 +0000 Skiing in Russia PlanetSKI is in Sochi, Russia, the city that hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics. Our content editor has drunk vodka, been moved on by the security services and sampled the skiing. It's quite a place. http://www.planetski.eu/news/105 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:50:12 +0000 From Russia with love This weekend PlanetSKI is in Sochi to look at the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics and to see first hand what the skiing is like in the surrounding mountains. Already one British tour operator is offering holidays. http://www.planetski.eu/news/104 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:44:48 +0000 Passion. lust and egos The PlanetSKI content editor has been writing a book for the past two years and has just handed it in to the publishers; with mixed emotions of relief and sadness. It is of course about skiing. http://www.planetski.eu/news/102 Sun, 09 Oct 2011 10:09:00 +0100 Temptation Have you ever tried to go a few days without logging on to the internet, using your mobile or listening to an I-pod? I trried it with my 12-year old son in the Austrian Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/101 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 23:25:24 +0100 Cold Turkey Is it possible to have a holiday today without a laptop, i-pod, smart phone, games console, TV or any other modern electronic device. To be out of contact with the outside world. Do we even want to be? http://www.planetski.eu/news/100 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 23:25:58 +0100 Stay off the booze It was a good piece of advice as I am now sitting down to write a book. 75,000 words are required by October 1st. http://www.planetski.eu/news/99 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:40:31 +0100 Skiing in July It is July 1st and I'm setting off to Les 2 Alpes in France to go glacier skiing. Am I mad? http://www.planetski.eu/news/98 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:16:30 +0100 Boys on Tour; Zermatt I am on a boys trip with my 11-year old son, Max, and we have moved round from Saas-Fee to Zermatt. My favourite resort! http://www.planetski.eu/news/97 Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:48:35 +0100 Boys trip; Saas-Fee I am off on a trip ith my 11-year old son, Max. First stop Saas-Fee. http://www.planetski.eu/news/96 Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:48:58 +0100 Gone native I'm coming to the end of my swift tour of a few resorts in Colorado. I was a bit apprehensive about crossing the Atlantic and skiing American-style when my favourite playground, The Alps, is just a short hop away from the UK. http://www.planetski.eu/news/94 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:16:27 +0000 Going native f you have been following my latets blog about skiing in Colorado for the first time you will know that I may be turning into a bit of convert. It's amazing what a bit of powder can do. I'm now moving from Breckenridge to Beaver Creek. http://www.planetski.eu/news/93 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:13:07 +0000 Never judge a book by its cover I have rather reluctantly crossed the Atlantic to ski in North America. Breckenridge to be precise. So what is it like? http://www.planetski.eu/news/91 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:09:04 +0000 Go west young man The only trouble is I'm not young and would prefer to go south. I'm off to Vail, Breckenridge and Beaver Creek in Colorado but I prefer The Alps. How do I know if I've never been there? http://www.planetski.eu/news/90 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:05:36 +0000 Staying with friends Now I am not at my best first thing in the morning so sharing breakfast with complete strangers and having to make polite conversation over the cornflakes is not quite my idea of fun. http://www.planetski.eu/news/89 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:16:59 +0000 Staying with strangers I am about to spend a few nights in a top of the market chalet with a bunch of complete strangers. The only trouble is that I am not actually looking forward to it. http://www.planetski.eu/news/88 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:25:08 +0000 This is total heaven It is amazing what a coupe of beers, a decent pizza and a good night's sleep can do. It also helps throwing open the curtains in Chamonix and seeing a powder day awaiting. http://www.planetski.eu/news/86 Sun, 05 Dec 2010 14:40:44 +0000 This is total Hell I am driving into Chamonix in early December, it is chucking it down with snow and I really, really do not want to be here. Or anywhere for that matter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/85 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:51:51 +0000 It's not over till the taxi driver talks As a ski journalist I get invited to many, many events to hear people promoting their products. Occasionally it is interesting, most times rather dull and every now and again slightly surreal. http://www.planetski.eu/news/84 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 23:10:15 +0100 The passage of time I am flying over The Pyrenees gazing down on the mountains of Andorra. It used to be one of my favourite places to ski. http://www.planetski.eu/news/83 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:10:00 +0100 What makes a good hotel? Everyone has their own requirements and I have stayed in many as I criss-cross the Alps during the summer and winter. So, what do I prefer? http://www.planetski.eu/news/82 Sat, 10 Jul 2010 20:17:16 +0100 Lunch with a legend Legend and legendary are pretty overused words. But how else do you describe Ali Ross? The man is unique. http://www.planetski.eu/news/81 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:43:02 +0100 Helicoptered off the hill I've helped out in quite a few mountain accidents and rescues but never an incident involving one of my own children. http://www.planetski.eu/news/80 Tue, 11 May 2010 13:45:30 +0100 Life is too short It's fragile, delicate and oh, so sweet. Why don't we appreciate it more? http://www.planetski.eu/news/79 Fri, 23 Apr 2010 15:59:17 +0100 And the winner is........ Well, me actually. I have won a dual-slalom race in Italy and feel rather pleased with myself. http://www.planetski.eu/news/78 Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:54:03 +0000 So what was the X Games like? It was trumpeted as one of the most exciting skiand snowboard events in The Alps this winter. Was it? http://www.planetski.eu/news/77 Sun, 14 Mar 2010 08:54:17 +0000 Scotland surprises I didn't quite know what to expect but it exceeded my expectations. If that makes sense. http://www.planetski.eu/news/76 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 21:51:26 +0000 Olympic fever Now I thought I wouldn't get too bothered about the Winter Olympics. How wrong I was. http://www.planetski.eu/news/75 Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:15:36 +0000 Is right to take kids out of school to ski? With half term upon us it's a question many parents have been pondering. Partly because siblings may have different holidays and also because it'll save a small fortune. http://www.planetski.eu/news/74 Sun, 07 Feb 2010 09:28:37 +0000 Postcard from Chamonix The conditions are about the best of the winter, so why am I not skiing very much? http://www.planetski.eu/news/73 Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:16:18 +0000 Living the dream. Perhaps On the surface leading the life of a ski instructor seems pretty ideal. Is it? http://www.planetski.eu/news/72 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:30:18 +0000 Christmas changes There was a time when a ski holiday at Xmas was a sure seller for the Tour Operators. Not any more. http://www.planetski.eu/news/71 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 14:02:18 +0000 A decade in the snow As we approach 2010 it seems worth asking how the noughties have been for snowfall? http://www.planetski.eu/news/70 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:04:33 +0000 I love flying The trouble is that it's only with one airline and only out of one airport. http://www.planetski.eu/news/69 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:28:02 +0000 First turns of the winter It's exciting, daunting, fun and wonderful in equal measure. http://www.planetski.eu/news/68 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 23:58:09 +0000 Spin, spin and more spin There is quite a bit of it in the ski world at the moment. http://www.planetski.eu/news/67 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:15:39 +0000 That was the show that was So what did people think of The Metro Ski and Snowboard Show 2009? I know my view. http://www.planetski.eu/news/66 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:14:14 +0000 Reasons to be cheerful The ski industry is cranking itself up for the coming winter. Some are rather worried, but not me. http://www.planetski.eu/news/65 Sun, 18 Oct 2009 16:18:35 +0100 Hype or heaven? A few US resorts have opened with a thin layer of man-made snow. Some say, so what? http://www.planetski.eu/news/64 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:27:01 +0100 Dangers lurke off piste I'm writing a regular column for the magazine, In the Snow. Here's the first one. http://www.planetski.eu/news/63 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:28:55 +0100 I ain't got a crystal ball Everyone in the ski industry is wondering what on earth will happen next winter. So, how will it be? http://www.planetski.eu/news/62 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:58:12 +0100 That was the summer that was I've been out in The Alps a couple of months and now it's time to head back to the UK to sort out a few things. Before we know it winter will be upon us. http://www.planetski.eu/news/61 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 23:03:46 +0100 Ski runs in the summer I’ve been round a few ski resorts this summer and it’s always strange to see them without snow. http://www.planetski.eu/news/60 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 19:56:11 +0100 Life’s a beach In the final blog from the island of Corsica I’ll tell you a bit about some of the beaches and a new discovery for me; snorkelling. http://www.planetski.eu/news/58 Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:43:50 +0100 Paradise Found – Part 2 I’m continuing the trip to Corsica with a bit of sightseeing, some mountain walking and discovering something of its history. It is the most fabulous place and I don’t think I’ll quite find the words to do it justice. http://www.planetski.eu/news/57 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:03:27 +0100 Paradise Found Now I love the mountains in the summer but a beach is pretty good too. Corsica has both and virtually everything you could possibly want. What a place! http://www.planetski.eu/news/56 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:37:28 +0100 Back to rock’n’roll I've swapped back from the anorak to leather jacket. I went by motorbike to the Paleo Festival and it fits a bit better. http://www.planetski.eu/news/55 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:52:01 +0100 Help! I’ve become an anorak You see I’ve been writing a bit about the Tour de France over the past couple of weeks and have got quite into it. http://www.planetski.eu/news/54 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 23:50:37 +0100 It's fun and it's free I’ve been at the Montreux Jazz Festival, not to pay see the main acts, but to sample all the free concerts. http://www.planetski.eu/news/53 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:31:50 +0100 Sod ski resorts in the summer I’ve reached my destination of Verbier and I’m disappointed, it's a bit of an anti-climax. You see I don’t actually want to be here. http://www.planetski.eu/news/52 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:15:19 +0100 A taste of life I had the most amazing ride through France on my motorbike and I’m now gazing up at The Eiger. Life doesn’t get much better. http://www.planetski.eu/news/51 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 21:40:31 +0100 By bike to the Alps A motorbike that is, but it didn’t get off to a very good start. In fact I almost turned round and went home. http://www.planetski.eu/news/50 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:12:06 +0100 I’ve just been asked to write a book Now I can rattle off a 500-word news story, blog or magazine article with my eyes shut, but a book? And, about what? http://www.planetski.eu/news/49 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 21:56:56 +0100 Summer in the mountains Why do so few British people think of going to the Alps in the summer? Or any other mountain range for that matter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/48 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 20:38:49 +0100 Whatever happened to common sense? Litigation crept into the European ski world a few years ago and is getting a bit out of control in my humble opinion. http://www.planetski.eu/news/47 Sat, 23 May 2009 12:51:53 +0100 ”Why are you still in a ski resort? It’s May!” It’s a question I’m being asked a lot at the moment as people find it odd that I’m still out in the Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/46 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 21:18:39 +0100 4 seasons in a day It was winter first, by late morning Spring, summer in the afternoon and by the evening there was an Autumnal chill in the air. http://www.planetski.eu/news/45 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:51:40 +0100 Cabin Fever – Part 2 I needed to get out of Verbier to see a bit of reality. I had planned to go to Sion, but ended up in Vevey and then aboard a boat. http://www.planetski.eu/news/44 Tue, 07 Apr 2009 07:55:39 +0100 Cabin Fever Now don’t get me wrong, I love ski resorts, but sometimes you have to get out otherwise you go a bit stir crazy. http://www.planetski.eu/news/43 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:39:23 +0100 I’ve just been sold off at auction It was all in a good cause but I was pretty nervous in case no-one wanted me. In the end I was sold twice! http://www.planetski.eu/news/42 Thu, 26 Mar 2009 22:18:18 +0000 I’ve just had dinner with Glen Plake. Yes, THE Glen Plake. He is probably the most famous freeride skier and I was lucky enough to sit next to him the other night. http://www.planetski.eu/news/41 Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:05:37 +0000 I get to meet some interesting/crazy people in this job. Geraldine Fasnacht is a base jumper, wing suit flyer, climber, and extreme snowboarder. http://www.planetski.eu/news/40 Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:55:01 +0000 What do ski instructors do on their days off? Well quite often we actually have lessons ourselves in order to improve. Everyone needs lessons. http://www.planetski.eu/news/38 Sun, 01 Mar 2009 20:55:44 +0000 One of the best afternoons of the season It wasn’t on Mont Fort, Tortin or Gentianne in Verbier but gliding down 'the rouge'. http://www.planetski.eu/news/37 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:44:57 +0100 PlanetSKI wins Zermatt race Well, not exactly as I was disqualified before I had even put my skis on, but I did get a prize. http://www.planetski.eu/news/36 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 19:39:42 +0000 On the road again. I’ve caught the travel bug. No sooner have I got back home to Verbier than I’m off to Zermatt. Plans are a bit vague for this trip too. http://www.planetski.eu/news/35 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 15:12:01 +0000 The Tour continues Coming to Les Gets again after all these years was a bit like meeting a friend I hadn’t seen for years? But, would we still get on? http://www.planetski.eu/news/34 Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:43:54 +0000 Tour de France Well not quite, but I’m visiting 10 different ski resorts in a week to see what’s going on. It’s good to get out of Verbier and see some other places. http://www.planetski.eu/news/33 Sat, 31 Jan 2009 10:31:25 +0000 Burns Night – Chamonix style It seemed an odd place to find a Burns Night celebration, but then there are many Scots in the Chamonix Valley and the people in the legendary French resort don’t need much of an excuse for a party. http://www.planetski.eu/news/31 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 18:03:55 +0100 It’s so cheap here A full supermarket trolley cost me under £100, a decent lunch is £15 and every shop seems to have a sale on or is offering 2 for 1. Even petrol is good value. http://www.planetski.eu/news/30 Fri, 17 Sep 2010 23:04:04 +0100 Vibrators, dildos, randy rabbits, handcuffs and sex toys. Last time I went to French classes I learnt how to ask the way to the train station or enquire about the weather. Not this time! http://www.planetski.eu/news/29 Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:33:16 +0000 Where has everyone gone? Last week the bars were packed, the slopes crowded and it was pretty full on. Now there’s tumbleweed blowing through town. http://www.planetski.eu/news/28 Tue, 06 Jan 2009 13:07:23 +0000 I hate people that ski out of control In the last few days I've been skied into twice, seen countless people going too fast and almost got punched. http://www.planetski.eu/news/27 Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:17:54 +0000 Bendez zee knees and follow me It’s a phrase as ski instructors we are never supposed to mention, but actually it kind of works. Sometimes. http://www.planetski.eu/news/26 Sat, 27 Dec 2008 06:53:24 +0000 What has happened to flying? It used to be exciting and glamorous – now it’s utterly tedious and often worse. http://www.planetski.eu/news/25 Fri, 26 Dec 2008 20:35:13 +0000 Some people think I am bonkers and they are probably right. I am leaving the powder of Verbier to go to see a couple of bands at the Brixton academy in London. It’s just for 1 night. http://www.planetski.eu/news/24 Sat, 20 Dec 2008 09:19:39 +0000 So what's it like being a ski instructor? Blimey where do I start? It sounds like the ideal job and, well, it pretty much is. Except for a few things. http://www.planetski.eu/news/23 Sat, 13 Dec 2008 15:55:52 +0000 Fights, snowploughs and powder Why is it that some guys like fighting? I was having a beer in a local bar after a day in the powder and suddenly a drunken brawl erupted. http://www.planetski.eu/news/22 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:36:55 +0000 Musings on ski journalism and other random thoughts I’m afraid I find blogs often dull, usually self indulgent and pretty much only of interest to the writer and their close friends and family. http://www.planetski.eu/news/21 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 21:48:38 +0000 Argentine blog - Part 6 Bon voyage - Sadly it's time to pack my bags for the long journey back to Europe. It began in a kayak and ended up sightseeing in Bueons Aires. http://www.planetski.eu/news/20 Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:13:24 +0000 Argentine blog - Part 5 Party time - South American style. I started off with the best intentions in the world and then it sort of went downhill. As it does. But at least I avoided the ladies of the night. http://www.planetski.eu/news/19 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:44:54 +0000 Argentine blog - Part 4 Funny happenings in ski resorts - I went for a tour of the town visiting the slums, one of the oldest mountaineering club's in the Andes and then rather over did the beer. http://www.planetski.eu/news/17 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:35:56 +0000 Argentine Blog - Part 3 Skiing and chocolate - Another fantastic day's skiing high up in the Andes and then a visit to a chocolate factory. Believe it or not there's some of the best chocolate in the world here. http://www.planetski.eu/news/16 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:13:36 +0000 Argentine Blog - Part 2 Snow and pirates – Well what a day! I skied in 2 metres of deep, fresh powder and ended up at a party dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. http://www.planetski.eu/news/15 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:55:32 +0000 Argentine Blog - Part 1 Argentina - I've wanted to go to ski in The Andes for years and when I arrived there was over 2 metres of fresh powder. Wow! http://www.planetski.eu/news/14 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:46:46 +0000