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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!

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

MAY NEWS IN BRIEF

Profit rise for largest lift company in the world, GB first to visit Beijing 2022, legal row looms over Ikon name + body of missing snowboarder recovered. NEW & UPDATED

DOWNWARD DOG OR DOWN THE HILL?

Our editor is staying in the Dragon Lodge in Tignes as the season ends. There’s blue sky & powder snow with just a handful of days left…

EXPLORING FLAINE

PlanetSKI’s chief reporter ended her season ski touring on a Ski Club GB Freshtracks holiday. Here’s her round-up of what turned out to be a true adventure.

FRESHTRACKS IN FLAINE: PART THREE

Sheer terror and some more humiliation awaits PlanetSKI’s chief reporter on the final two days of her spring ski touring trip to the French Alps.

48 HOURS IN VAL THORENS

An amazing season, a last chance to get a piece of it + a mission to make it as easy going as skiing can be. PlanetSKI is in Val Thorens.

ENCORE UNE FOIS

The snow has been incredible, the sun is shining and there’s just a week or so left to ski Winter17/18. PlanetSKI is out doing it, for the last time, easy & cheap.

INNSBRUCK & BEYOND: CITY & SKI:

PlanetSKI hits some of the Tirol’s finest resorts from the centre of its capital city. What’s a city & ski break like? See our round-up of the trip.

FRESHTRACKS IN FLAINE: PART TWO

PlanetSKI’s chief reporter takes on the tricky kick turn and the blazing spring sunshine as she continues her touring trip with the Ski Club of Great Britain.

PLANETSKI TOURS INNSBRUCK: PART TWO

It’s time to hang up the skis and put on the walking shoes. Our city and ski trip continues to hit the tourist sites of Innsbruck. NEW & UPDATED

FRESHTRACKS IN FLAINE: PART ONE

PlanetSKI’s Chief Reporter ends her season by ski touring on her first Ski Club GB Freshtracks holiday. So, how did she get on?

PLANETSKI GOES OFF PISTE IN INNSBRUCK…

It’s time to hang up the skis and put on the walking shoes. Our city and ski trip hits the tourist sites of Innsbruck. Eventually. UPDATED

CITY AND SKI, PART TWO

We love cities & we love ski resorts. Where do they come together in perfect harmony? Innsbruck in the Tirol. PlanetSKI is in town & on the slopes.

PLANETSKI GOES CHINESE

So, there was our editor walking through the centre of Innsbruck to take his skis back to the hire shop and this happened…

CITY AND SKI, PART ONE

We love cities & we love ski resorts. Where do they come together in perfect harmony? Innsbruck in the Tirol: PlanetSKI is in town.

UNPLUGGED IN ZERMATT

And so the PlanetSKI visit ends, 3 days of wonderful music and fabulous skiing in our favourite resort. Life really doesn’t get much better.

PLANETSKI GOES UNPLUGGED: DAY TWO

We’re in the Swiss resort for its annual festival, Zermatt Unplugged. It is one of our favourite events in the mountains. Here’s why…

PLANETSKI WINS SILVER AT THE BRITS

Surely some mistake? Our chief reporter is runner-up in the masters category of the British National Skiercross Championships at the BRITS.

APRIL FOOL SPOOFS

We’ve spotted a few in the ski world from snowblading entering the Olympics, drones delivering skis, e-touring, sand ski resorts & maybe a few more…

APRIL NEWS IN BRIEF

IOC claims credit for Korean talks, Crystal Ski launches 2018/19 holiday guide + 10 winter deaths in Scottish mountains. NEW & UPDATED

APRIL SKIING SECRETS

White Thrill in St Anton, Salmon & horse for dinner, pond skimming in Georgia + Japanese snow-wall walk. NEW & UPDATED

SKI TOURING: JUST AN UPHILL SLOG?

No. There is far more to it, especially if it means skiing down the north face of the mighty Bellecote at 3417m. PlanetSKI skins up.

HELISKIING IN REVERSE

Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador’. Sadly his latest communique does not make happy reading.

SNOWBOXX – DAY FIVE

As the 6th edition of Snowboxx Festival ends in Avoriaz we look back on a tremendous week in the French Alps.

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX – DAY FOUR

For one day only, James Rampton is not the roving reporter for PlanetSKI. Instead, he’s special correspondent for PlanetEFATBIKE.

AND SO IT ENDS…

PlanetSKI completes the Super Three races. The final event took place in Saas- Fee last weekend where it was super snowy.

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX – DAY THREE

PlanetSKI’s roving rampaging reporter is in Avoriaz. Hold on, No! He’s at a pop up stage across the border in Champery, Switzerland. NEW

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX – DAY TWO

PlanetSKI’s roving & ramping reporter is in Avoriaz. A great day on the slopes in powder snow was followed by some jaunty gyrations to Fatboy Slim with 6,000 other euphoric fans. NEW

RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX DAY ONE

PlanetSKI’s roving & rampaging reporter is in Avoriaz. Enjoying the music line-up & taking a turn or two. Here’s his first report on what’s going on.

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 2

They are growing in popularity as some people don’t have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. NEW

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 1

They are growing in popularity as some people don’t have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. UPDATED

SKI, SPA & SUN IN AX

In the rugged Pyrenees the French town of Ax-les-Thermes and the 3 Domaines ski area offer a charming alternative to the glitzier versions in the Alps.

HOLD ON TIGHT

It’s not all about the skiing in Copper Mountain. There’s a lot more to get the heart racing and entertain the kids and wannabe kids.

EUROPEAN CHALET EXPERIENCE IN THE USA

Skiworld is the only UK tour operator that offers a genuine ski chalet experience in the US. PlanetSKI joins in the house-party at Breckenridge, Colorado.

COLORADO’S SKIING SECRET

It’s just 75 miles from Denver and not far from Vail but as PlanetSKI discovers, there are good reasons to visit the less well-known Copper Mountain.

HELLO COWBOY!

Our editor is reasonaby adept on skis, but in the saddle…? James Cove has just had the time of his life in cowboy country near Steamboat.

STEAMBOAT IN 48-HOURS

PlanetSKI continues its winter ski road trip in North America as we head through Colorado. Next up it’s the cowboy resort of Steamboat….

THRILLS & SPILLS OF MOGULS

PlanetSKI’s Kisia Cove gets some mogul time & then tackles a halfpipe. Do you want to learn to ski the bumps better? Read on…

THE ALTITUDE PREVIEW

It’s time to send in the clowns. The hills are about to be alive with the sound of merriment. NEW

THE STEEPS OF WINTER PARK

The Colorado resort is perhaps best known for its wide groomers & intermediate terrain. Not so. PlanetSKI tackles the steeps. NEW

MARCH SKIING SECRETS

Moose, skijoring cowboy style, scary snow overhang, orange snow, now that’s a snow slide! Taking a Tesla to the slopes, skis or snowboard? NEW & UPDATED

KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

A resort that works for Kids, Tweens and Teens plus a skiing Grandad at Half Term: Wengen in Switzerland.

PLANETSKI HITS WINTER PARK

Resorts are offering alternatives to skiing & snowboarding. In Winter Park, Colorado, we’ve been ski-dooing and a few other things besides. UPDATED

AND ANOTHER THING…

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

BACK ON THE ROAD: McCALL TO SANDPOINT

The PlanetSKI Idaho road trip heads north to Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Check out the journey & our live blog from the largest resort in Idaho. UPDATED

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

PlanetSKI’s Clare Meaney finally gets back on her skis on after the worst three years of her life. We salute you Clare!

IDAHO SKI ROAD TRIP MOVES ON

We’re heading from Boise to McCall in deepest Idaho and the ski resorts of Brundage Mountain & Tamarack. The journey itself proved an adventure.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

PlanetSKI is on a US ski road trip around Idaho. Adventures await, but it helps to have some skis. And now we have a knowledge of potatos. UPDATED

THREE DAYS IN BANFF

PlanetSKI returns to one of its favourite ski towns: Banff in Alberta Canada. So, what makes it special for us?

PLANETSKI IS BACK IN BANFF

It’s one of our favourite ski towns and we’re in Banff in Canada this week. Next up – Delirium Dive, the signature run of Sunshine Village. UPDATED

UNFORTUNATE SERIES OF EVENTS

Three years ago PlanetSKI reporter, Clare Meaney, was involved in a “hit and run” accident in Val d’Isere. Finally she is back on snow.

PLANETSKI POPS ACROSS THE POND

February is our time to head to North America. All of us in the full-time staff are heading out & we’ll be visiting around 20 different resorts. UPDATED

SKIING INTO SPRING

The formula is simple: Spring means sun, sun makes us happy; Mountains are therapy, skiing mountains is the king of all activities. NEW

PLANETSKI IS BACK IN ANDORRA

PlanetSKI’s Katie Bamber has just returned from the slopes of the Pyrenees. She blogged live and here is her piece in chronological order. NEW

IT’S LEGENDARY

A ski resort with a big reputation: What’s there to do in Kitzbühel that raises the ski game? NEW

POSTCARD FROM REBERTY

We report from the hamlet of Reberty that sits above Les Menuires in the mighty Les3Vallees. NEW

WATCHING THE FWT

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

TRY A NEW SKI AREA

How about Carinthia or the Zillertal in Austria? Have you had a chance to explore them in winter? NEW

Snow report

Twitter

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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