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RETIRED SKI CHAMPION SVINDAL TO RACE AGAIN

Aksel Lund Svindal will be going a bit slower than usual.  He’s not returning to downhill or super G action. He’s taking part in a gruelling cross-country ski race.  NEW

GB WORLD CUP WINNING SKIER ROWAN CHESHIRE RETIRES

The freestyle skier, Winter Olympian and former junior World Championships medallist is retiring from competition for health reasons. She is just 24. Her former team mates pay tribute. NEW & UPDATED

KATIE ORMEROD CLOSE TO MAKING GB SPORTING HISTORY

The snowboarder has been on the World Cup podium in four successive events and is leading the slopestyle standings with one competition to go.

GUS KENWORTHY TAKES GOLD FOR GB

The former US skier who now competes for Team GB is on top of the podium. Gus Kenworthy has won gold at the FIS freestyle Halfpipe World Cup in Calgary, Canada.

SPEED SKIING NIGHT RACE MAKES HISTORY

Imagine skiing downhill at speeds of more than 150kph – at night.  The fastest men & women on the planet – including GB’s Jan Farrell – have just done it.

GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE FOR GB AT DEW TOUR

It’s the full set of medals for British athletes competing at the prestigious Dew Tour in Colorado.  They’re on the podium in both para snowboard and freestyle skiing.

CHAMONIX CELEBRATES AS FRENCHMAN WINS WORLD CUP SLALOM

The 22-year old French racer, Clement Noel, has won the Kandahar World Cup slalom race in Chamonix. Cue wild celebrations, but there was disappointment for Dave Ryding. PlanetSKI was in the finish area.

COUNTDOWN TO ENGLISH ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The competition is Snowsport England’s premier alpine event and the biggest British week of winter ski racing. It’s on in Bormio this month.

3 MEDALS FOR GB SNOWSPORT

Skiers Izzy Atkin and Jasmin Taylor win silver & snowboarder Katie Ormerod continues her impressive comeback with her third World Cup podium in a row. She’s top of the slopestyle standings.

HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR BRITISH SCHOOLGIRLS RACES

The 2020 event saw more than 150 young ski racers from 54 schools take part in the French resort of Flaine.

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

DAVE RYDING’S FRUSTRATING SEASON GOES ON

The British number one alpine racer is still looking for his second top 10 of the winter.  He’s 20th in Kitzbühel where he achieved his first World Cup podium three years ago.

JASMIN TAYLOR BREAKS GB RECORD FOR WORLD CUP SKI MEDALS

She’s the most successful British skier of all time. The telemarker has more World Cup podiums than any other GB skier.

GUS KENWORTHY AT X GAMES IN FIRST COMP AS GB SKIER

The Sochi Olympics silver medallist is competing at the prestigious Aspen X Games under the British flag for the first time since switching allegiance from the USA. NEW

80 YEARS OF RACING THE HAHNENKAMM

The most dangerous downhill ski race in the world takes place in the Austrian resort of Kitzbühel this weekend.  Eight decades on it has lost none of its appeal, but why no women?

BRITISH SCHOOLGIRLS RACES BACK IN FLAINE

The series of races that are seen as key in the development of young female ski racers, return to the French resort this week.

OLYMPIC SILVER FOR GB’S KIRSTY MUIR

The 15-year-old freestyle skier from Aberdeen takes GB’s only individual medal at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympics. She’s on the podium in the Big Air.

CAN SKI DREAMS COME TRUE? YOU BET!

A young Austrian boy, Luca Stocker has a dream, he wants to ski as well as fellow countryman Marcel Hircher. Now, that is a wonderful dream and it seems to be shaping up.

KIRSTY MUIR: BEST OF THE BRITS

The 15-year-old freestyle skier was the top GB performer in a busy weekend of snowsports action as she just missed an Olympic medal. It follows Katie Ormerod’s World Cup bronze as she continues her comeback. NEW

BRONZE FOR KATIE ORMEROD 

The British snowboarder has her first World Cup slopestyle podium in almost four years.  It’s another sign that she’s back on form after serious injury.

ADELBODEN WOES FOR DAVE RYDING

The Rocket had a tough day in the office in the Swiss resort, finishing outside the top 20. Elsewhere GB skiers have being doing rather well.

DAVE RYDING 7TH IN MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO

It’s the first top 10 of the season for GB’s leading alpine skier. It should give him confidence with his next race in just four days.

DAVE RYDING 18TH IN ZAGREB

Great Britain’s number one alpine skier is still waiting to break into the top 10 this season. He has his next chance in just 3 days.

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY OF SNOWSPORTS

The head of the International Ski Federation reflects on 10 years of the best & worst in skiing & snowboarding as we enter a new decade.

GB SKIERS RETURN TO ACTION

It’s not been much of a Christmas holiday for some of GB’s athletes. A handful are back to work.

IZZY ATKIN TAKES BRONZE

There’s a host of events taking place this weekend. The first GB success comes with Izzy Atkin on the podium.

GB SKIERS IN YOUTH OLYMPICS TEAM

A large contingent of snowsports athletes is included in the Team GB squad announced for the Lausanne 2020 Games.

BOA BACKS STRONGEST ACTION AGAINST RUSSIA

The British Olympic Association says Russia should not compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in all but name.

GB’S ZOE ATKIN WINS GOLD

The teenager won at the World Cup Freestyle ski halfpipe in Copper, USA. Dave Ryding had a difficult day in Val d’Isere.

FIS BANS SOME SKI WAXES

Flourinated ski wax will not be able to be used by racers next season due to its impact on the environment and health.

US OLYMPIC MEDAL SKIER TO JOIN GB TEAM

Gus Kenworthy is a Winter Olympics, X Games, World Championships and World Cup medallist. He joins the GB team with immediate effect.

AUSTRALIAN SNOWBOARD ATHLETE SWITCHES TO GB

Bryn Nicholas will now compete for Great Britain thanks to his British born father. He is the latest snowsport athlete to switch to GB.

CHINESE GO SKI JUMPING

Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter teenage hopefuls have been in Scandinavia learning the sport.

FIS BOSS TO STAND DOWN

Gian-Franco Kasper has led the International Ski Federation for 22 years. At time he has been a controversial figure.

RYDING CRASHES OUT ON 2ND RUN

GB’s top alpine racer Dave Ryding was lying in second place in the opening slalom of the season. Sadly it was not to be.

PARALYMPIC GB SKIER COULD MAKE IT TO SUMMER GAMES

Millie Knight has taken up rowing. She could be one of the few athletes to compete at both Summer & Winter Paralympics.

WELCOME TO WINTER

The President of the International Ski Federation looks ahead to the competition season as winter approaches.

RIP FITZI, BRITISH SKI RACING LEGEND

One of the true pioneers and legends in British ski racing has passed away. Konrad Bartelski remembers Stuart Fitzsimmons.

GB PARASNOWSPORT SQUADS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019/20

Following a 2018/19 season with some podium performances, this season’s GB Parasnowsport squads have been selected.

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.

WORLD CUP SKI RACING IS BACK

A favourite wins the men’s race but the women’s GS race saw a surprise as the usualy all-conquering Mikaela Shiffren came second.

FIRST £100K SKI RACE WINNER

That’s the record prize money that will be awarded to the winners of the Hahnenkamm races next season in Kitzbuhel.

FIS SIGNS UP TO UN CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE

The International Ski Federation has had joined the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and made it part of its sustainability policy.

30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORTS BACK FOR 6TH YEAR

The Snowsport England initiative to get people to try skiing or snowboarding is back. It’s underway this month.

SNOW CANNONS TESTED FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS

Crowds of volunteers were sprayed at a test event in Japan. Snow guns may be used to keep people cool at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

SNOW GUNS FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS

They are no strangers at the Winter Games but are to be tested & perhaps deployed at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020.

POLICE FORCE FUNDS SKI LESSONS

A UK police force is paying for youngsters to have ski or snowboard lessons in a bid to deter them from crime.

PARALYMPIC FEMALE SNOWBOARDER: THE SEARCH IS ON

GB Snowsport is looking for an athlete who could join the GB Para Snowboard programme.

THE MARCEL HIRSCHER STORY

Alpine racing has lost one of its very best as one of the greatest of all time hangs up his skis. PlanetSKI looks back.

TRIBUTES AS MARCEL HIRSCHER RETIRES

The 30-year old is one of the greatest ski racers of all time and he has called premature time on his career.

SPAIN’S FIRST FEMALE WINTER OLYMPIC MEDALLIST GOES MISSING

  56-year old Blanca Fernandez Ochoa disappeared more than a week ago according to police. Officials said on Sunday that a black Mercedes A-Class car that Ms Fernandez was last…
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GB’s ALEX TILLEY WINS ANOTHER SLALOM

She stood on top of the podium at the Winter Games NZ for the second day in a row. It follows other medals for Great Britain.

MARCEL HIRSCHER SET TO RETIRE

One of the greatest ski racers of all time is reportedly about to call it a day. He’ill make an announcement this evening on TV.

GB SUCCESS CONTINUES AS ATKIN TAKES BRONZE

Zoe Atkin was on the podium in the Women’s Freeski event at the World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand.

CONGRATS CONTINUE FOR ORMEROD AFTER SILVER

GB’s No1 female snowboarder Katie Ormerod made her long-awaited return in the Big Air in New Zealand. It could hardly have turned out better.

GB PARK & PIPE SQUADS FOR NEXT SEASON

Nearly 40 skiers & snowboarders will compete for Britain in Park & Pipe events in 2019-20. And some big names are back.

GB SKIERS MAKE A SPLASH AT WORLD CHAMPS

First, we brought news that GB’s top skiers were competing in a World Championships. Now the results and some fab photos.

ROLLER SKIING SET TO RISE IN CHINA

The Chinese Ski Association has formed a new Roller Skiing Development Committee as the sport catches the imagination of the country.

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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?
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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:
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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/
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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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