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AVOIDING  THE CROWDS IN THE AOSTA VALLEY: NEXT STOP TORGNON

It’s half -term week & in many resorts across the Alps the slopes are packed and the queues long. Er, not where PlanetSKI is skiing. NEW

WINTER & SPRING IN LES3VALLEES

What can we say about the biggest lift-linked ski area in the world? Its 600km of pistes and off-piste terrain offer skiing, snowboarding & much more for all. Welcome to Les3Vallees.

AVOIDING THE CROWDS IN THE AOSTA VALLEY

It’s the busiest week of the ski season with crowded slopes, long lift lines and packed restaurants. But not everywhere. PlanetSKI reports.

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FOUNDER DIES AGED 104

Dave McCoy knew he could turn California’s Mammoth Mountain into a ski resort and he did. The ski pioneer has died peacefully at his home.

PLANETSKI ARRIVES IN AOSTA FOR 3-MONTH STAY

We’re now based in the self-proclaimed ‘Heart of the Alps’. There’s some skiing to be had here in Italy, and in neighbouring France & Switzerland. Plus much else besides.

6 QUIRKY SNOW EXPERIENCES IN NORTH AMERICA

Six ski resorts, six different experiences. Something to think about when planning your ski trip to the USA or Canada.

IS THIS THE WINTER TO SKI IN JAPAN?

Japan is home to some of the best powder skiing on the planet. Read here about the skiing in Japan holidays offered by Mabey Ski as snow finally falls.

FEBRUARY SKIING SECRETS

– Girl dangling off chairlift rescued at Elk Mountain
– Moose stampedes through queue of skiers
– Tignes Avy Rescue Dogs
– Aperitivo in the Aosta Valley

HELISKIING IN AUSTRIA ON THE CHEAP

The resort of Nassfeld sits on the Italian border and is one of the few Austrian resorts offering heliskiing. PlanetSKI jumps aboard.

POSTCARD FROM SCHLADMING

PlanetSKI has been in town for the night slalom World Cup race.  And to take a look round its slopes.

SCHLADMING EXCELS WITH RYDING IN TOP TEN

The Rocket came 8th – his second Top Ten of the season. PlanetSKI is slopeside in Schladming at one of the highlights of the racing season.

THE AKSEL LUND SVINDAL INTERVIEW

The great Norwegian ski racer has been answering questions from PlanetSKI.  He was in Kitzbühel for the infamous Hahnekamm races but this time, he was watching.

SCHLADMING: A CELEBRATION OF SLALOM

Downhill has the Hahnenkamm + the Lauberhorn.  PlanetSKI is in Schladming for slalom’s biggest night, and party, of the winter. NEW

YOGA FOR SKIING

A new  SkiFit Yoga Workshop takes place on Saturday 25th January at the Milton Keynes Snozone. NEW

PLANETSKI TOURS THE SKIWELT

It’s one of the largest linked areas in Austria, but not one we know that well. Time to change that.

WE LOOK BACK AT OUR TRIP TO UTAH

PlanetSKI was in Utah earlier this month. Take a look back at all our US adventures rolled into one article. What a blast! NEW

SKIING IN BULGARIA: IT’S CHEAP & VERY CHEERFUL…

Our Social Media Editor has been to Borovets & Bansko. She knew it was going to be cheap and cheerful but it was going to be fun discovering more. First up, Borovets.

SKI TREASURE HUNT IN THE DOLOMITES

Day Two of Ian Davis’s Dolomiti Superski adventure. Competing in the annual Ski Caching event. It has its roots in Geocaching. NEW

ALL ABOARD THE ALPEN EXPRESS TO AUSTRIA

PlanetSKI takes a new rail route to the Tirol as we head to the mighty Ski Welt. Check out the ride & our first day on the slopes.

PLANETSKI RETURNS TO THE DOLOMITES

Dolomite Superski: 39 resorts, 1200kms of slopes, glacier skiing, mott of the slopes at 1600m with many at 2000m. NEW

OUR FINAL DAY IN UTAH… ONE FOR THE MEMORY.

PlanetSKI ends its week-long trip to Utah. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice castles & a swim in a 10,000 year old thermal crater.

PLANETSKI HEADS TO ZERMATT: THE ONE IN UTAH NOT SWITZERLAND

We didn’t know there was another resort called Zermatt. It is not so much a resort as a base to try snowsports activities & nearby ski areas. NEW

SKIING, FOOD & HISTORY IN THE TIROL

PlanetSKI reporter Clare Meaney has been finding out what the neighbouring resorts of Ischgl and Galtür have to offer. After the skiing, it’s eating and a bit of culture.

AND SO TO PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT…

PlanetSKI’s trip in Utah moves round to one of our favourite large resorts in North America. But could it live up to expectations? UPDATED

DEER VALLEY RE-DISCOVERED

The first resort we’re hitting in Utah is Deer Valley. Consistently voted the No1 resort in the USA. So, is it?

BACK ON SKIS AFTER SERIOUS INJURY

PlanetSKI reporter, Clare Meaney, had a serious injury 5 years ago after being skied into. She has pretty much been unable to ski, until now.

MAIN STREET, SNOW SHOEING & OLYMPIC BOBSLED RUN

We’ve arrived in Park City, Utah for a few days of powder skiing. But first we go to two ends of the spectrum.

RELAX IF YOU CAN!

It’s known for its fabulous skiing & apres ski, but it has another side too – relaxation. Relax if you can. UPDATED

PLANETSKI ARRIVES IN UTAH AS MORE SNOW FALLS

Half a metre fell last week and more is forecast. Which is good as PlanetSKI has just touched down in Salt Lake City! UPDATED

PLANETSKI HEADS TO THE MOUNTAINS

The Xmas and New Year festivities are a thing of the past.  It’s time to go skiing… & dining. UPDATED

JANUARY SKIING SECRETS

– ‘Drunk’ arrested for trying to drive up a ski slope
– Chose your music for the slopes
– Environmental cost of some ski waxes
– GB snowboarder aims to break own speed record

PLANETSKI HANDS OUT ANOTHER AWARD

Which is The Best Ski Resort You Have Never Heard Of? We’ve found ours. Step forward Zauchensee. Where?

NEVIS RANGE 30 YEARS ON

The Scottish ski resort has been celebrating its birthday as it turns 30. We look back at its illustrious history.

IT’S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE XMAS

PlanetSKI tours the Advent Market in Altenmarkt in SalzburgerLand in Austria. It sure works up an appetite.

PLANETSKI IS SKIING IN SCOTLAND

Our intrepid Scotland reporter, Rod Frazer, has been out on the slopes for the first turns of the season.

PISTE, POWDER & NO POLITICS

PlanetSKI is regaining its sanity in the Austrian Alps. Away from UK politics.

THE BEST OFF PISTE GUIDEBOOK EVER?

It’s the idea of a British skier & is published two years after he came up with the idea while nursing a broken leg.

POLITICS, PISTE & POWDER

Hands up who’s fed up with politics? Yes, we are too so we’ve gone to Austria for the weekend to get away from it all. Just a couple of days.

HOW TO SKI SCHOOL…

You may have many questions about taking lessons. Here are a few answers from our friends at Maison Sport.

HOW TO START AND END A SKI SEASON IN 2 HOURS

Day One of my winter: Opening Day at Les Menuires in Les3Vallees. The sun’s out, the snow’s good. What could possibly go wrong?

PLANETSKI VISITS XMAS MARKETS IN TIROL’S CAPITAL

A Christmas market has always been on our radar. We’re in Innsbruck for perhaps the best Xmas markets in the Alps.

HOW TO DO A CITY AND SKI BREAK…

Innsbruck has world class city attractions + some fabulous ski resorts nearby. Day Two Update: City + Ski.

DECEMBER SKIING SECRETS

* Grouse attacks Russian snowboarder
* Official on course as ski racer speeds towards him
* Check out the black + white ski video
* Woof, woof

BUSTING SKI MYTHS

Our friends over at Maison Sport have been at it again. Offering straight advice on topics relevant to all skiers & snowboarders.

CROWDFUNDING AN AVALANCHE DOG

Fjord is a French flat coated retriever. His handler is writing children’s book that tells the adventures of ‘Fjord’.

WE START OUR SEASON

PlanetSKI has been in Val Thorens in France, the highest resort in the Alps, for its Opening Weekend.

WHICH ARE THE TOP APRES SKI RESORTS?

You probably have your own favourite but here is the take from the UK’s largest ski tour operator, Crystal Ski Holidays.

DISABLED BOARDER BUILDS OWN SIT SKI

A former snowboarder suffering from a debilitating illness is building an adaptive ski to get him back to the slopes.

WE LOOK AT THE LIFE & LEGACY OF JAKE BURTON

A founding father of snowboarding, described as its soul, has passed away. We look at his remarkable life & assess his influence on snowsports.

TRIBUTES CONTINUE FOR JAKE BURTON

The founder of Burton snowboards has died from cancer aged 65. He was quite simply one of the most influential men in snowsports.

THE BIONIC DOG ON A BOARD

His name is Gus and only his back legs work. No problem. He has a prosthetic so he can go shredding.

INSTAGRAM: WHICH RESORT APPEARS MOST?

See which ski resorts in the Alps have been photographed the most and posted in the photo sharing site…

VIDEOS TO WHET YOUR APPETITE

The major players release their annual film offerings as winter starts and PlanetSKI has been watching a few. UPDATED

ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE TIROL CHALLENGE?

Ten challenges await in the Tirol and if you compete 5 you are in with a chance to win some great prizes.

NOVEMBER SKIING SECRETS

Meet Corty, duck landing, Oh, grow up, most googled resort in North America + check out the freestyle video. ROLLING…

WILL RUGBY LEAD TO MORE SKIING IN JAPAN?

If you have been watching the Rugby World Cup & been tempted, you’re not the only one. We look at the influence the tournament may have on skiing.

IS THIS THE WINTER TO TRY CLUB MED?

It’s a marmite holiday – you’ll either love it or hate it. Most love it. One UK agent reports 98% of clients re-book.

GET FIT TO SKI WITH DAVE RYDING

GB’s leading alpine racer has joined forces with Snowsport England to produce a series of videos to get skiers in shape for the slopes.

AUTUMN IN THE ALPS AND BEYOND

The seasons are changing. That means fabulous colours out in the ski resorts as the leaves change & snow falls.

IT’S TEMPLE TIME IN JAPAN

No visit to the country is complete without visiting some of the temples and shrines. PlanetSKI goes sightseeing.

Snow report

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With the Italian school break starting this week we know exactly where PlanetSKI is heading today in the #AostaValley: #Torgnon.
Where?
https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/20/avoiding-the-crowds-in-the-aosta-valley-next-stop-torgnon/
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It’s getting hotter and hotter in the Alps… set to be +12 at 2,000m in places this w/wend with freezing level well over 3,000m.
See our latest snow report:
🌞❄️⛷️🏂🗻🍻 https://t.co/lwGdIMTbgy

Some of our latest snippets in #SkiingSecrets: ❄️🤣
– Girl dangling off chairlift rescued at Elk Mountain
– Moose stampedes through queue of skiers
https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/01/february-skiing-secrets-2/

The reigning Olympic #downhill #ski champion @akselsvindal comes out of retirement for a different kind of ski race 😉 https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/21/retired-ski-champion-svindal-to-race-again/
@redbull #Janteloppet #Hafjell #Norway

International Ski Travel Market prepares for Chamonix & announces new summer event.
Read more here: https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/21/international-ski-travel-market-heads-to-chamonix/
#istm

Tributes flood in from former GB team mates after trailblazing #freestyle #skier Rowan Cheshire announces her retirement at 24 ➡️ https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/20/gb-world-cup-winning-skier-rowan-cheshire-retires/
@Rowancheshire @GBSnowsport

Have you ever skied in Torgnon in the Aosta Valley in Italy? No, neither had we until yesterday. We’re going back tomorrow…. https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/20/avoiding-the-crowds-in-the-aosta-valley-next-stop-torgnon/
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