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THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

PlanetSKI’s Katie Bamber has been searching for the best ski holiday deals out there ROLLING

GOING DIY

Pre-Xmas PlanetSKI has been on a last minute short break self-catering ski trip to the French Alps. So, what was it like?

BEST VALUE RESORT FOR FAMILY SKIING

Clue: It’s in Italy not Eastern Europe and it begins with the letter B. Family lift pass is £391. And the rest.

MUM KNOWS BEST ABOUT SKIING WITH KIDS

Especially if the Mum is the ex-GB racer, Chemmy Alcott. A mother of one, and soon to be mother of two.

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

Simply THE best ski holiday offers out there and all in one place. Katie Bamber brings you our December edition. UPDATED & ROLLING…

BLACK FRIDAY SKI DEALS EXTENDED…

Go wild as Black Friday’s ski offers roll on out through the weekend and beyond… UPDATED

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

Simply THE best ski holiday offers out there and all in one place. Katie Bamber brings you our November edition. UPDATED & ROLLING…

INSURANCE: DO YOU HAVE THE CORRECT COVER?

Many do not according to ABTA – The Travel Association. An estimated 2.5m admit not checking they’re insured for snowsports.

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

Simply THE best ski holiday offers out there and all in one place. Katie Bamber brings you our November edition. UPDATED & ROLLING…

BLACK FRIDAY

Here we collect the best deals out there for the Black Friday deals for ski holidays: NEW

THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB

As the snow falls & winter gets closer, we collect the best ski holiday offers out there. Check out our November edition…UPDATED & ROLLING…

UK SKIERS CONSIDER TRIPS OUTSIDE EU

More than a third of people are considering skiing or snowboarding outside the EU as a result of Brexit, according to a survey.

DOLOMITES IMPOSE LIMIT ON TRAFFIC

The Italian authorities are restricting the number of vehicles allowed on a popular Dolomites mountain pass to protect the environment from excessive tourism.

EUROSTAR SKI TRAIN TICKETS ON SALE

The numbers remain small but more skiers and snowboarders are heading to the mountains by train. We have details of the timetable for next winter.

NEW WARNING ON SKI HOLIDAY COSTS

Ski holiday prices are set to rise further as a result of Brexit, says the company that owns Inghams, Esprit Ski and Ski Total.

INSURANCE: HAVE YOU GOT THE RIGHT COVER?

Britons are risking hefty bills by failing to take out adequate travel and ski insurance, according to new research. Some don’t even bother.

FATHER HITS THE PARK, SON HITS THE POWDER

45-year old Ross Young & his 12-year old son Fynn are in Les2Alpes to sample the other’s skiing style. What could possibly go wrong?

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…

FATHER HITS THE PARK, SON HITS THE POWDER

45-year old Ross Young & his 12-year old son Fynn are in Les2Alpes to sample the other’s skiing style. What could possibly go wrong? NEW

THE BEST LAID PLANS…

Our father and son team in Les2Alpes, 45-year old Ross and 12-year old Fynn, had a plan…. At the moment it is on hold. NEW

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON?

45-year old Ross Young & his 12-year old son Fynn have arrived in Les2Alpes to sample the other’s skiing style. What could possibly go wrong?

WHAT A WEEKEND!

PlanetSKI takes a 4-day trip to France with Skiweekender to sample the pros & cons of a short ski break. Fancy following our footsteps?

MOUNTAIN KIDS

Crystal Ski childcare takes a fresh turn for next winter; introducing the Beanie Bear Club for kids NEW

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

PlanetSKI’s 4-day weekend ski trip to France with Skiweekender comes to an end. With a surprise. Sssshhh…

WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 3

They are growing in popularity & PlanetSKI is out with Skiweekender in France. Day 3 and we’re off to St Gervais. NEW & UPDATED

JET LAG & ALTITUDE

They can impact significantly on a North America ski trip. On your return jet lag tends to kick in worse. However, there are ways to minimise the impact. NEW

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….

PLANETSKI VISITS WINTER PARK, COLORADO

It’s the 4th biggest ski area in the state, the nearest to Denver & has an army of fans. We visit for the first time with our eyes wide-open.

THAT’S ALL FOLKS

The PlanetSKI Idaho road trip comes to an end. What a week of adventures on the road & in the mountains… next stop Colorado. NEW

THE JOURNEY TO WINTER PARK

If there is a better way to arrive in a ski resort then we can’t think of one. By train from Denver to the Colorado ski resort of Winter Park. NEW

SNOW TRAIN TO THE ALPS

We’re off to La Plagne on the snow train from London – see how the journey went.

CLUB MED LIFE

A very different ski trip to the traditional chalet break but fun, easy and a kid’s dream holiday it is for sure NEW

SKIING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

What age should they start? What if they don’t like ski school? What else is there to do? Got questions? Here are some answers… NEW

PRICES DROP FOR FAMILY SKIING

A new report that looks at in-resort costs claims there is better value for families this winter. Two-thirds of resorts surveyed claim a drop. NEW

FANCY SKIING WITH A BIG MOUNTAIN SKIER?

There is a chance to tackle the steeps of Chamonix with one of the world’s top Big Mountain skiers, Jérémie Heitz. NEW

INSURANCE – DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT COVER?

Which age group is most likely not to have the correct insurance? You’ll probably be surprised by the answer.

WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK

Move over Black Friday, it’s White Week or White Wednesday for some of the UK ski tour operators. UPDATED

WHAT MAKES A GOOD CHALET HOLIDAY?

Here’s what we think is important when booking a chalet on our annual precious ski holiday. NEW

HOLIDAYS SURGE AS SNOW FALLS

Resorts & tour operators report a sharp rise in sales after the fresh snow as people look forward to a good start to winter. Is it justified? UPDATED

PARIS TRANSFERS

The newest kind of transfer: With rail travel to ski resorts being a top tip this season, here’s how to simplify the trickiest part: the Paris cross.

INSURANCE PREMIUMS SET TO RISE

That’s the warning from snowsports insurance specialist, MPI brokers. Poor snow, increasing claims & a fall in sterling are blamed.

RAIL TICKETS TO THE ALPS ON SALE

Winter train tickets to ski resorts went on sale on Thursday 12th October, 2017 from 5am.

NEW SWISS SKI PASSES

Switzerland appears to be following the North America model with discounted season passes and new joint lift passes.

SKI FLIGHTS REPLACED AFTER MONARCH COLLAPSE

Inghams and Crystal Ski have found alternative flights for all their guests that were due to be flying with Monarch Airlines this winter. UPDATED

THE ULTIMATE CITY & SKI BREAK

The capitol of the Tirol, Innsbruck, may not be the most obvious place for a ski holiday. Wrong. City + Ski = Perfection.

FLY YOUR SKIS TO THE ALPS FOR FREE

The cost transporting skis on a holiday can be a complete buzz kill. But there are ways; Ski-Flights is offering free carriage all winter.

NEW AIR ROUTE TO SWISS ALPS

Powdair is launching flights to Sion giving quick & easy access to resorts, some with 30min transfer times. But is there a demand?

FANCY FREE SKI CARRIAGE?

One of our PlanetSKI partners is offering just that next January, but you’ll have to hurry as the offer ends soon… NEW

LAST DAY FOR SWEET SKI DEALS

With August very nearly over, so are some of the best summer offers for the coming ski season. Start thinking winter & get in quick. UPDATED

ROAD TRIPPIN’

For your spirit of adventure: Driving around the mountains… What better landscape for a road trip than the Pyrenees?

SKI TRAIN TICKETS ON SALE

Booking is open for direct Eurostar trains to the French Alps next winter.

NEW NEXT WINTER

Dozens of new ski flight routes have already been announced for the upcoming season, and BA has just added two more from Manchester.

HOW SAFE IS YOUR SKI HOLIDAY?

Some ski companies have recently gone out of business & more could follow. Brexit is blamed.

NEW REGIONAL AIR ROUTE TO THE ALPS

Crystal Ski is offering flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Chambery in France for next winter.

SALT LAKE CITY SKI FLIGHT AXED

New direct Delta flight from Heathrow to Utah has been cut after just one winter due to poor sales: A blow for GB skiers.

BARGAINS GALORE!

Take advantage of early booking offers for the winter season. Some offers end on 31st May so be quick to secure your skiing holiday. NEW

NEW WINTER FLIGHTS TO SION CONFIRMED

New airline Powdair has confirmed that it will be running six routes from the UK to Sion airport in the Valais region of Switzerland next ski season.

PETITION FOR SUNDAY SKI TRAIN

Eurostar is being urged to introduce a new direct service to cater for the increasing numbers of skiers travelling to the French Alps on a Sunday.

EASTER FAMILY SKIING IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES

We started with 30cm of fresh powder & ended touring the religious shrines of Lourdes on Good Friday. Plus had some great Spring skiing in between.

FATHER LOSES TERM-TIME HOLIDAY CASE

The Supreme Court has overturned a High Court ruling that found in favour of a father who took his daughter on a term-time holiday. It has implications for parents who take their kids out of school for a ski holiday. 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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