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Largest US ski area opens

The Quicksilver Gondola links Park City and the Canyons to create the single biggest ski area in the USA.

In praise of the snow cannon

Many ski areas in the Alps have seen precious little natural snow, but are open with skiing entirely on artificial snow. The mountain landscape is green & brown with strips of white. PlanetSKI reports from the Dolomites.

Europe’s smallest ski resort

Resorts and ski areas are continually arguing which is the biggest in the world. But which is the smallest? Step forward Oga.

Why do some resorts fall out of favour?

The Italian resort of Livigno used to be a very big destination for the British but over the years has slipped in popularity. It is fighting back and helped by its duty-free prices.

More resorts open

The highest resort in the Alps, Val Thorens, got things underway on Saturday and PlanetSKI was there. Many other resorts open too this weekend. We have also been in the Tirol this week. NEW

More resorts open

The highest resort in the Alps, Val Thorens, got things underway on Saturday and PlanetSKI was there. Many other resorts open too this weekend. We have also been in the Tirol this week. NEW

When does the ski season start?

There is some snow in the Alps & the Pyrenees with more resorts opening last weekend. PlanetSKI now declares the season of 2015/16 underway.

Xmas in Arc 1950

The resort is putting on a host of events over the festive period. Including Santa arriving on a zip wire.

Xmas in Arc 1950

The resort is putting on a host of events over the festive period. Including Santa arriving on a zip wire.

When does the ski season start?

There is some snow in the Alps & the Pyrenees with more resorts opening last weekend. PlanetSKI now declares the season of 2015/16 underway.

The Alps opens for skiing

With the fresh snow of last weekend and more falling at the moment resorts are taking advantage as the season starts. Dozens open over the next few days. UPDATED

The Alps opens for skiing

With the fresh snow of last weekend and more falling at the moment resorts are taking advantage as the season starts. Dozens open over the next few days. UPDATED

Val Thorens postpones opening

The highest resort in the Alps was due to open this weekend but there is not enough snow and poor weather would have closed roads and slopes.

Val Thorens postpones opening

The highest resort in the Alps was due to open this weekend but there is not enough snow and poor weather would have closed roads and slopes.

Chamonix lift company takes over Megeve

The Compagnie du Mont Blanc will take over operating the Megeve lift system this winter.

Chamonix lift company takes over Megeve

The Compagnie du Mont Blanc will take over operating the Megeve lift system this winter.

Alpine Legends ski pass scrapped

It was billed as one of the biggest ski passes in the world as Espace Killy, Les3Vallees and Paradiski joined on a single pass. Not any more.

Alpine Legends ski pass scrapped

It was billed as one of the biggest ski passes in the world as Espace Killy, Les3Vallees and Paradiski joined on a single pass. Not any more.

Colorado opens for skiing

Loveland and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado have started for the winter season. Wolf Creek starts today, Saturday. Other US resorts have already opened. UPDATED

Colorado opens for skiing

Loveland and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado have started for the winter season. Wolf Creek starts today, Saturday. Other US resorts have already opened. UPDATED

CairnGorm future on display

The operators of the Scottish ski resort have unveiled their multi million pound vision to turn the resort into a world-class year-round destination.

CairnGorm future on display

The operators of the Scottish ski resort have unveiled their multi million pound vision to turn the resort into a world-class year-round destination.

Sun Peaks expands again

The Canadian resort has released its new trail map including two new runs. The resort is the second biggest area in Canada.

More resorts open in the Alps

Two non-glaciers resorts opened at the weekend after recent heavy snow and another glacier resort in France also opened some slopes. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

More resorts open in the Alps

Two non-glaciers resorts opened at the weekend after recent heavy snow and another glacier resort in France also opened some slopes. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

Sun Peaks expands again

The Canadian resort has released its new trail map including two new runs. The resort is the second biggest area in Canada.

Another US resort opens

Killington in Vermont fired up a few lifts on Sunday and now Sunday River has followed suit. Cold temperatures have allowed the snow cannons to work. UPDATED

Another US resort opens

Killington in Vermont fired up a few lifts on Sunday and now Sunday River has followed suit. Cold temperatures have allowed the snow cannons to work. UPDATED

Snow is falling & slopes are opening

Kauntertal in Austria kicked off the season with a huge party last weekend. Later this week Kaprun opens its lifts on the Kitzteinhorn glacier and snow is falling in France. UPDATED

Snow is falling & slopes are opening

Kauntertal in Austria kicked off the season with a huge party last weekend. Later this week Kaprun opens its lifts on the Kitzteinhorn glacier and snow is falling in France. UPDATED

Chamonix joins North America lift ticket

The French resort is to become part of the Mountain Collective group of ski areas. It is the first European resort to join. NEW

Chamonix joins North America lift ticket

The French resort is to become part of the Mountain Collective group of ski areas. It is the first European resort to join. NEW

Going All Black

With the Rugby World Cup well underway the favourites, New Zealand, are being backed by a ski area. Coronet Peak is offering All Black skis.

Going All Black

With the Rugby World Cup well underway the favourites, New Zealand, are being backed by a ski area. Coronet Peak is offering All Black skis.

Canadian ski area makes helmets compulsory

Brookvale Provincial Ski Park is the second area in Canada to make it mandatory. The rule comes into force next season.

Canadian ski area makes helmets compulsory

Brookvale Provincial Ski Park is the second area in Canada to make it mandatory. The rule comes into force next season.

Should ski resorts have pistes lengths verified?

They are accused of exaggerating their lengths – some by a huge amount. Now a new seal of approval has been created.

Should ski resorts have pistes lengths verified?

They are accused of exaggerating their lengths – some by a huge amount. Now a new seal of approval has been created.

Skiing starts in Scandinavia

The Norwegian resort of Geilo has brought out some stored snow from last year and has been making it furiously over the past few days. On Saturday the resort opened for skiing.

Skiing starts in Scandinavia

The Norwegian resort of Geilo has brought out some stored snow from last year and has been making it furiously over the past few days. On Saturday the resort opened for skiing.

Fall in the snow

This time of year sees some beautiful mountain sights in the USA as the leaves turn and the first dustings of snow arrive. Check out our photo gallery of some stunning images.

Fall in the snow

This time of year sees some beautiful mountain sights in the USA as the leaves turn and the first dustings of snow arrive. Check out our photo gallery of some stunning images.

NZ resort extends season

Mt Hutt extends its ski season by a further week. There has been great snow this winter and more is forecast.

NZ resort extends season

Mt Hutt extends its ski season by a further week. There has been great snow this winter and more is forecast.

Another indoor snow centre for Middle East

This one is set to be built in Oman. It follows news of the longest indoor slope in the world that is planned for Dubai.

Another indoor snow centre for Middle East

This one is set to be built in Oman. It follows news of the longest indoor slope in the world that is planned for Dubai.

US resort bans drones

Aspen has decreed that drones can only be used by people with a special license from the Federal Aviation Administration.

US resort bans drones

Aspen has decreed that drones can only be used by people with a special license from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Canadian resort set to expand

Plans to expand Lake Louise in Alberta have been approved by Parks Canada. A significant expansion moves a step forward though not everyone is happy.

Canadian resort set to expand

Plans to expand Lake Louise in Alberta have been approved by Parks Canada. A significant expansion moves a step forward though not everyone is happy.

Longest indoor slope in the world

The proposed slope would be 1.2km long and is part of a huge new shopping mall and residential development in Dubai.

Longest indoor slope in the world

The proposed slope would be 1.2km long and is part of a huge new shopping mall and residential development in Dubai.

Park City & Canyons merge

The two ski resorts in Utah are being linked by a connecting lift for next winter and will join up to become one single resort. It will be known as Park City.

Park City & Canyons merge

The two ski resorts in Utah are being linked by a connecting lift for next winter and will join up to become one single resort. It will be known as Park City.

Marijuana stores banned in Vail

The US state of Colorado voted to allow the sale of recreational cannabis, but towns can opt out. Vail looks like being one of them but other ski resorts allow the shops.

Marijuana stores banned in Vail

The US state of Colorado voted to allow the sale of recreational cannabis, but towns can opt out. Vail looks like being one of them but other ski resorts allow the shops.

Presidential ski home sold

The Beaver Creek ski retreat of the former US President, Gerald Ford, has finally been sold. PlanetSKI had a tour of the property back in 2014.

NZ claims early season success

Good snow has led to a sharp increase in skiers and snowboarders. Could this be a bumper winter Down Under as Oz also enjoys huge snowfalls?

NZ claims early season success

Good snow has led to a sharp increase in skiers and snowboarders. Could this be a bumper winter Down Under as Oz also enjoys huge snowfalls?

Presidential ski home sold

The Beaver Creek ski retreat of the former US President, Gerald Ford, has finally been sold. PlanetSKI had a tour of the property back in 2014.

Snow report

Twitter

Strike action this week and beyond in French ski resorts. Have you been affected? https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/15/strike-action-this-week-in-french-ski-resorts/

UPDATED: More images as our Scotland reporter hits the resorts in the Highlands after the fresh snow:
#skkinginscotland @wherestagsroar #skiscotland #cairngorm https://t.co/vAswWERAvU

Heading out to the mountains for half-term?
Check out our detailed snow report & feel free to share with any ski friends who may be interested in what’s in store: https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/14/latest-planetski-snow-report/

So, how should kids carry their skis?
Read on for advice from our friends over at #MaisonSport… https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/14/four-top-ways-for-kids-to-carry-their-skis/
@MaisonSport #familyskiingtips

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