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LIFTS OF DELIGHT

Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador’. Here’s what’s going down at the Ambassador’s Residence this week.

HOPPY DAYS

Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador’. Here’s what’s going down at the Ambassador’s Residence this week.

JANUARY SKIING SECRETS

Freestyle in snow, ski in a kilt & make money + snowboarder videos as Iron Dome intercepts missile. ROLLING…

JANUARY NEWS IN BRIEF

Gwyneth Paltrow sued over ski crash, ski insurer makes The Times, World Snow Day + Greenland ice loss. ROLLING…

OUR 7 MOST READ STORIES IN 2018

Heavy snowfall, lift accidents, GB sporting success, Brexit impact, drunken mayors & resort visits. So, which came out on top?

3 DAYS IN SERRE CHE

A very short trip planned to a personal favourite resort, with a full-on schedule. What do we do? Make it into a challenge.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing all our readers, partners, resorts + many friends in snowsports across the world the very best for 2019. UPDATED

BOY RACERS

The Carrick-Smith brothers could be the brightest future of British alpine racing. PlanetSKI has been to meet them and watch them train.

PLANETSKI MOVES TO INNSBRUCK

We’re going to be based there for 3-months from February 1st. Wey, hey! But why Innsbruck?

ALL THERE IS IN SERRE CHE

Skiing, of course, but what else can you do? PlanetSKI packs in as many different activities as possible in 3 days.

THE SNOWORKS WAY

The coaching is different but the skiers who return time after time can’t all be wrong. PlanetSKI joins them.

LES 3 VALLEES OPENS FOR WINTER

PlanetSKI was in the largest ski domain in the world at the weekend as it fired up its lifts. What a start to winter!

XMAS IS HERE…

More santas have been spotted around the mountains. The job of Father Xmas is now done, so what next? UPDATED

XMAS MARKETS IN THE ALPS

In the Tirol in Austria to be precise. We choose the best five on offer. Some continue to the New Year.

HOW TO BE A BETTER SKIER

Beginner, intermediate or advanced. Whatever your level you can improve this winter. But what’s the right way to do it?

PREPARE FOR THE WORST

If you go off piste, now’s the time to prepare. We’ve been honing our avalanche rescue skills in the wilds of, er, Wimbledon.

NOVEMBER SKIING SECRETS

Norway Xmas tree on its way, putting our feet up, is ski racing too dangerous? + deep snow close to Gnifetti Hut in Aosta. NEW & UPDATED

SKI HARD, PARTY HARDER

Can you guess where this is going? Find the best apres ski resorts across the world. And tell us your favourite too.

HIKING US-STYLE

The most extreme (and rewarding) activity PlanetSKI has done for a while. Here’s how it went on the mission to Kane Lake.

AUGUST NEWS IN BRIEF

Skier seeks damages for chairlift fall, Ikon collective adds new resorts, British base jumper dies in Swiss Alps + snow in the US. NEW & UPDATED

AUGUST SKIING SECRETS

Racing up a ski jump, how are new chairlifts installed? Chinese tourists brawl over mountain view + Finns ski in a swamp in high heels. NEW & UPDATED

OUR SUMMER TRIP TO CHAMONIX ENDS

How do you follow a visit to the Aiguille du Midi and paragliding? Mountain biking, white water rafting, glacier hiking and more…

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

The rush of doing yoga outdoors is huge, & infinitely more so when practicing at 2,800m – Is it the altitude or just the scenery?

CHAMONIX IN SUMMER

PlanetSKI hits the Aiguille du Midi. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in France. We blogged & updated in real time throughout the day. UPDATED

ST JOHANN IN SUMMER

It’s a foodie affair, between the biking & hiking, in the Tirol’s St. Johann – can there be a better blend of holiday activities? NEW

HEADING HIGH – SUMMER IN CHAMONIX

PlanetSKI continues its summer trip to perhaps the most famous mountain resort in the world. We know it well in winter, but in summer…

BACK IN CHAMONIX

PlanetSKI is pretty familiar with Chamonix in winter, but not in summer. Time to put that right as we spend a few days in the iconic mountain resort.

MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART THREE

British freestyle skier Kirsty Muir has spent a week at a training camp in Whistler. Here’s her final blog for PlanetSKI.

PLANETSKI HITS CHAMONIX

We’ve just arrived in the winter capital of skiing to see what it’s like in the summer. Biking, hiking, rafting, paragliding and no doubt a bit more. NEW

SURF TO SKI

Where in the world can we do both of these sports, in a day, for the most perfect soujorn of snow and sea. Riders, here’s where:

MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART TWO

GB’s young freestyle skier heads up the hill to be coached by skiing royalty. Read Kirsty Muir’s latest account from Whistler, written exclusively for PlanetSKI.

MY SUMMER SKI CAMP: PART ONE

Young freestyle skier Kirsty Muir has arrived in Canada for a training camp at Whistler. She’s keeping a diary for PlanetSKI.

SUMMER IN LES GETS: PART 3

PlanetSKI’s roving reporter is not generally renowned for his agricultural expertise but we find him in the mountains on a farm playing the role of Farmer Giles.

SUMMER IN LES GETS: PART 2

PlanetSKI’s roving reporter, James Rampton is in the ski area of Les Gets, and he’s gone all yogic on us. Downward-facing dogs…

JULY SKIING SECRETS

Twiggy the skiing squirrel retires, retro grass skiing plus roller skiing, Insta-snippets, Zig-zag + mobile charging station at Les Menuires. NEW & UPDATED

JULY NEWS IN BRIEF

Ex-Olympic champion skier dies in jet-ski accident, Is 2026 on track?, GB hiker in 25m Austria fall + Snowkidz claims success. NEW & UPDATED

SKIING IN SOUTH AMERICA

It’s all about the adventure. Argentina, Chile, anybody?

SUMMER IN LES GETS: PART 1

Our Roving Reporter turns Robocop as he tests the ski slopes. Not on two planks, instead he’s rolling down the slopes on two chunky wheels.

CONGRATULATIONS CONTINUE FOR FIRST SKI DESCENT OF K2

The Polish ski mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel, has become the first person to ski down the mountain. It is a HUGE achievement. UPDATED

SUMMER GLACIER SESSIONS

If there’s a year to enjoy the snow all the way through, then this is it. PlanetSKI reports on current summer glacier skiing in Europe. UPDATED

E-BIKE FIRST-TIMER

With summer in full swing, we look back at a weekend of firsts last summer in the Dolomites. E-biking in Val Gardena:

PLANETSKI HITS THE PEDALS

Funny who you meet cycling the London-Brighton: half the UK snowsports industry it seems, an Olympic winter athlete, oh, and an ex-England goalkeeper.

JUST HOW RISKY IS IT?

Tobogganing has been banned in some of Australia’s big resorts – is this favourite past its time or has health & safety gone too far?

WINDING DOWN AT LAKE GARDA

PlanetSKI will shortly be heading to the mountains in the summer. We’re looking back at some of our adventures from last year.

JUNE NEWS IN BRIEF

British man dies on mountain path above Chamonix, climber dies in Matterhorn fall + fancy naming a ski lift? NEW & UPDATED

JUNE SKIING SECRETS

Casting in Les Arcs, we’re still skiing, but this time on water, cannon-fire at Thredbo, Cardona’s Dog Derby, big-wave skiing, the paw patrol + avalanche on Mars. NEW & UPDATED

24 HOURS IN A CYCLE SLAM

PlanetSKI asked for a short interview & was offered much, much more. Catie Friend joins the 2018 Dallaglio Cycle Slam charity ride as it passes through Verbier.

FLY SOUTH FOR SUMMER

Have you considered skiing during our summer and skipping down to the Southern Hemisphere? Here’s where, when and why you should…

GSTAAD GETS OUR VOTE

The upmarket Swiss ski resort is not just for winter. There’s a lot to keep you busy and active in the hot season too.

SCHLADMING IN SUMMER

Mountains, lakes, a 700-year-old town, fantastic food, music….. PlanetSKI packs it in on a summer trip to Styria in Austria.

ALL ABOUT E-BIKES

Go to the mountains in the summer and you’ll see electric bikes everywhere. So what exactly is an e-bike and how did the craze begin?

SUMMER GLACIER SKIING 2018

With the huge snowfalls of last winter and a recent top up the glaciers are in their best summer conditions for years. PlanetSKI looks at the options.

CANADIAN ROCKIES IN THE SUMMER: PART 1

We’ve done many a winter road trip in Canada hitting the ski resorts … now it’s the turn of summer.

VERBIER – PURE ENERGY? THE VERDICT

PlanetSKI has been in Verbier in the summer months to test out the Swiss resort’s marketing slogan, Pure Energy. True or false?

HEAD TO THE HILLS

Why don’t more skiers head to the mountains in the summer? It’s a question we ask ourselves each year and now more than ever.

LES2ALPES: ON YER BIKE!

PlanetSKI goes glacier skiing in the morning and rides the pedals in the afternoon. Summer in the Alps, we love it!

MOTORBIKES MEET THE MOUNTAINS

Riding a motorbike in the mountains has much in common with skiing in the mountains. PlanetSKI reports from the alpine tarmac of the Tirol.

CANADIAN ROCKIES IN THE SUMMER: PART 2

We’ve done many a winter road trip in Canada hitting the ski resorts … now it’s the turn of summer.

PLANETSKI ENDS ITS SEASON

We do so in one of the most iconic resorts in the Alps on its closing day, May 1st. Fun, memories, powder, partying, laughs, drinks + everything else besides.

MAY SKIING SECRETS

Winter opens in NZ with free skiing on Friday, here’s some pond skim, cannabis to be used in Olympic sliding track, disappearing snow means animal evolution harmed + Montana ski resort for sale. NEW & UPDATED

Snow report

Twitter

🥉 @ormerodkatie makes it 4 slopestyle podiums this year with a 3rd place in Calgary, and retaining the yellow bib as the @fissnowboard World Cup Overall leader!

#GoBeyond #GBSnowboard

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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