PlanetSki.eu - NewsPlanetSki.eu brings you news and weather reports straight from the mountains.http://www.planetski.eu/news FAMILY SKI COMPANY REVEALS MONEY SAVING DEALS FOR NEXT WINTER Family skiing is expensive and is getting more so. But there are ways to save. Read on... NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11267 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:45:31 +0000 GB SCHOOLGIRLS HEAD TO 60TH ANNIVERSARY SKI RACES More than 150 racers will be on the slopes of Flaine at the end of the month for the annual British Schoolgirls Races. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11265 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:19:00 +0000 RYDING 2ND IN INVITATIONAL NIGHT SLALOM GB's Dave Ryding added a race to his busy schedule and made the podium in a one-off slalom in Crans-Montana on Wednesday night. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11264 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:18:14 +0000 ST ANTON SKI AREAS: SUBMERGED IN SNOW The resort was cut off this week. PlanetSKI battled through to get in on the first bus in. Our efforts were rewarded, but when is it safe to ski off piste? UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11261 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:25:15 +0000 CLEAR UP + POWDER SKIING UNDERWAY The storm has passed with a huge clear up operation underway. There is 'high' risk of avalanche & more accidents have happened. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11260 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:18:35 +0000 FATAL AVALANCHE MAY HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTLY TRIGGERED DURING RESCUE The parents of a teenager who died in St Anton last week say the slide happened as rescuers made their way to help the family. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11259 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:13:02 +0000 TOP RESULTS FOR GB SNOWSPORT The cross country skiers and GB's newest snowsport athlete were the top performers of 30 Britons in action at the weekend. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11255 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:35:50 +0000 THE SNOW HITS FRANCE Much of the French Alps has had a proper dump at last. Still not on the epic proportions of Austria, but looking good & now the sun's out. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11254 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:43:56 +0000 PLANETSKI POUNDS THE POWDER The sun comes out just after we report from one of the snowiest places in the Alps: Ski Amade in Salzburgerland, Austria. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11253 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:58:12 +0000 RYDING FAILS TO FINISH IN ADELBODEN GB's leading alpine racer Dave Ryding could not complete the first run in the snow in Switzerland on Sunday. It's another win for Hirscher. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11252 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:38:43 +0000 POSTCARD FROM SERRE CHE Do people send postcards anymore? Well, we do & this one comes from Serre Chevalier in the southern French Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11250 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:28:32 +0000 THE SKI CHALET 2019 The traditional ski chalet holiday is on its last legs. Or is it? PlanetSKI spends a week in a chalet in France. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11248 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:32:09 +0000 SNOW, SNOW & MORE SNOW Austria & Switzerland are being hit by yet another snow storm and it's been snowing heavily in France too. PlanetSKI is in the thick of it. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11247 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:07:07 +0000 HOPPY DAYS Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘ambassador'. Here's what's going down at the Ambassador's Residence this week. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11246 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:33:13 +0000 LEVEL 4 AVALANCHE RISK IN PARTS OF THE ALPS It means there is a HIGH risk of avalanche. It follows continuing heavy snow fall and a number of deaths. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11240 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:33:20 +0000 OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT... Austria is weighed down under historic levels of snow. Elsewhere in the Alps it is a mix of drought and moderate snow. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11239 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:03:53 +0000 CAIRNGORM FUNICULAR WILL BE CLOSED ALL WINTER It's been confirmed that the mountain railway at the Scottish ski resort will be out of action for the whole season. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11238 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:06:40 +0000 BUMPER WEEKEND OF SNOWSPORT More than 30 Brits, including Dave Ryding, will compete in World Cup and Europa Cup events over three days. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11237 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 09:38:28 +0000 LIVING WITH THE SNOW What's it like living in a tiny Austrian village buried under snow in one of the biggest storms in recent memory? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11236 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:14:55 +0000 TOO MUCH SNOW? The multiple storms in Austria are the biggest in recent memory. Fabulous to see all the snow, but it comes with its problems. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11235 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:29:27 +0000 KATIE ORMEROD IS BACK The British snowboarder is back in training and pain-free for the first time since the devastating injury that ruined her Olympics. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11234 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:31:46 +0000 THE FUTURE OF LIFT PASSES? An experiment is extended in Serre Chevalier as lift passes go on to a mobile. There are concerns about battery duration. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11233 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:45:26 +0000 WHAT A RESCUE! A helicopter pilot showed extraordinary flying skills during a rescue in the French Alps. The rescue was captured on video. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11232 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:29:16 +0000 SNOW ON ROOFS Normally when it dumps we show pictures of cars with snow on their roofs. Now it is buildings too. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11229 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:42:54 +0000 SNOW IS BACK IN FRANCE PlanetSKI is in France as finally the snow has begun falling. It follows a dispute about conditions on piste. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11228 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:01:03 +0000 SNOW IN USA & CANADA Whistler wins the snow game by a long way in North America with a beautiful 6.25m bounty - now a storm's arrived for the rest. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11224 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:48:19 +0000 IT KEEPS ON COMING Austria has been slammed with snow, alpine villages have been evacuated & resorts cut off. Now it's arrived in France. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11223 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:07:04 +0000 BUYING BOOTS PlanetSKI looks at why every keen skier should own their own boots. We head to the specialists, Profeet. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11221 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:49:52 +0000 PLANETSKI MAKES THE TIMES The weekend edition of the paper looked at the threat to the traditional British chalet holiday. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11219 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:46:25 +0000 RYDING 11TH IN ZAGREB GB's slalom skier, Dave Ryding, made up 12 places after a disappointing first run in the World Cup in Croatia. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11218 Sun, 06 Jan 2019 16:05:42 +0000 HEAVY SNOW ACROSS AUSTRIA Airports have been disrupted, resorts cut off and some alpine villages evacuated as heavy snow continues in Austria. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11216 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 02:54:14 +0000 AVALANCHE DEATHS 8 people have died in avalanches & accidents due to heavy snowfall in the Central Alps. It follows avalanches in Norway and N America. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11214 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:34:40 +0000 OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT! It's all about the deep snow in Austria. Check out our PlanetSKI weekly snow report about conditions across the mountains. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11213 Sun, 06 Jan 2019 23:55:11 +0000 INSTAGRAM-ABLE SKI DESTINATIONS We're sorry for the title, but you kinda want a look, don't you? Here are some of the most beautiful, snowy destinations in the USA. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11211 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:51:00 +0000 ALL EYES ON RYDING... GB's best ever skier goes again this weekend after his World Cup silver on New Year's Day. Can Dave deliver again? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11210 Sat, 05 Jan 2019 12:14:23 +0000 VERBIER FREERIDE WEEK It starts on Friday as the Freeride resort in the Alps hosts a series of events. Freeride is on the up! http://www.planetski.eu/news/11206 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:46:58 +0000 WHERE'S THE FRESH SNOW? In Austria with more on the way. In France none is forecast & it's patchy in Switzerland & Italy. Plus we hear from Alaska. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11205 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:00:31 +0000 SCHUMACHER FAMILY CELEBRATES HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY He was 50 on Thursday and it's 5 years after a New Year ski accident left him in a coma following serious head injuries. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11201 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:09:29 +0000 FIS FOCUSES ON THE ENVIRONMENT The head of skiing's world governing body says snowsport and the environment will be a key theme for the organisation this year. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11200 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:44:48 +0000 3 TRIPS TO BLOW YOUR MIND Once-in-a-lifetime trips for those looking for inspiration on how to push their limits in 2019, brought by Mountain Tracks. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11199 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:30:10 +0000 NEW YEAR SALES Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs ‘Ambassador'. Here's what's going down at the Ambassador's Residence this week. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11198 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:47:17 +0000 140 PEOPLE EVACUATED FROM USA CHAIRLIFT The incident took place in Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana after Chair 5 suffered a mechanical failure. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11197 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 11:40:29 +0000 COLORADO - WHAT'S NEW FOR 2019 It has some of the best ski resorts in North America. This season there are new lifts, new areas and a host of improvements. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11194 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:47:23 +0000 WEARING HELMETS IN SNOW SPORTS Following the death of a man on the slopes in France, there's been further sharp debate over wearing helmets. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11193 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:42:50 +0000 WHAT'S NEXT FOR SILVER WINNING RYDING? That makes 2 silvers for GB's Dave Ryding, as he came in 2nd in a World Cup race on 1st Jan. What's next for our top alpine racer? UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11192 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:43:39 +0000 JANUARY SKIING SECRETS The Bamber snow measurement, PlanetSKI makes the papers, fancy a ride in a piste basher? + skiing at 90. ROLLING http://www.planetski.eu/news/11191 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:18:40 +0000 JANUARY NEWS IN BRIEF Plans for Hillend, injured skiers back in training, fall in Austrian mountain injuries & deaths + Millie Knight out with injury. ROLLING http://www.planetski.eu/news/11190 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:57:25 +0000 REVOLUTIONARY TRAINING FOR GB'S FASTEST SKIER Jan Farrell was 5th in last year's FIS Speed Ski World Cup. He's strapped himself to the roof of a car to ski faster! NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11189 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:30:40 +0000 THE GOOD FIGHT One of our favourite kinds - between skiers and snowboarders. Which is easier to learn and to improve on? Crystal explores. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11188 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:51:44 +0000 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11186 Sat, 05 Jan 2019 00:42:45 +0000 SHIFFRIN TAKES ANOTHER RECORD Mikaela Shiffrin, has become the women's all-time World Cup leader in slalom wins. PlanetSKI first met her back in 2012. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11185 Tue, 01 Jan 2019 13:39:42 +0000 THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB: JANUARY SALES Has all the fresh snow made you want to find the best ski deals out there? PlanetSKI's Katie Bamber has been searching... ROLLING http://www.planetski.eu/news/11184 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:41:35 +0000 WEEKLY SNOW REPORT Variable snow conditions across the Alps - generally good at altitude and challenging lower down. Little significant snowfall is expected until well into the New Year. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11180 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 13:38:50 +0000 BRITISH STARS HEAD CHARGE TOWARDS 2019 The final World Cups of the year are about to take place with Dave Ryding and Andrew Musgrave in action. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11179 Sat, 29 Dec 2018 13:58:22 +0000 THE GOOD VILLAGE LIFE Wellness, gastronomy and new winter sports (as well as the old) in the ski village of Les Carroz. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11178 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:06:14 +0000 KITTING OUT FOR WINTER Skiing is plenty expensive already. No need to look out even more things to spend money on. And with the price of ski gear so high...NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11177 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 19:06:13 +0000 ‘MIRACLE’ AS BOY SURVIVES 50 MINUTES UNDER AVALANCHE The 12-year-old was buried in an avalanche in La Plagne. He was found in an air pocket by a rescue dog. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11174 Sat, 29 Dec 2018 19:20:15 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11173 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 23:01:45 +0000 CAUTION URGED OFF PISTE Five people have been caught in an avalanche in Zermatt. There's been some wild weather across the Alps, but it's now settled. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11172 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 11:58:19 +0000 INNSBRUCK - THRILLS & CHILLS Innsbruck is alive for the winter 2018-19 season: 9 ski areas, 90 lifts and 300km of snow-sure ski slopes. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11170 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:37:34 +0000 INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE FOR DIY SKIERS Many more people are travelling independently & by-passing the tour operators. But don't forget to get insured. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11169 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:10:01 +0000 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing all our readers, partners, resorts + many friends in snowsports across the world the very best for 2019. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11168 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:09:05 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11167 Wed, 26 Dec 2018 18:19:56 +0000 ROCKET RYDING BACK ON FORM He just missed out on a podium place and came 4th. It was an astonishing race. Check out the video. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11165 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:06:22 +0000 PLANETSKI MOVES TO INNSBRUCK We're going to be based there for 3-months from February 1st. Wey, hey! But why Innsbruck? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11164 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:42:31 +0000 SKIING WITHOUT SKIS Try snowskates instead - skates that glide on snow. BTW it's not April 1st. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11162 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:43:56 +0000 GB WINS WORLD CUP BRONZE A month since changing allegiance from France to GB, Charlotte Bankes is on the podium in her first World Cup race of the season. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11161 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:25:52 +0000 WEEKLY SNOW REPORT Good conditions across the Alps this week. But, as a warm front arrives, lower ski areas are suffering and it's raining in places. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11160 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:08:16 +0000 THE GREATEST AUSTRIAN SKIER EVER Marcel the Magnificent. Hirscher is officially the best Austrian skier of all time after his win in the World Cup slalom at Saalbach. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11159 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:59:59 +0000 CAIRNGORM REPORT DELAYED AGAIN It was due out early December, then mid December and now it is next year. It's another blow for the struggling Scottish resort. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11158 Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:59:24 +0000 THE BEE BUZZES INTO VT It's the new double zip wire that flies you straight into the heart of the resort of Val Thorens. The Bee is now open. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11156 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 13:37:18 +0000 RYDING 23RD AS HIRSCHER MAKES HISTORY GB's Dave Ryding has a disappointing second run in the Saalbach slalom as Marcel Hirscher takes his 63rd World Cup win. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11155 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:56:57 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11152 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:11:04 +0000 GREAT SNOW FOR XMAS Snow has been falling in parts of the Alps but it's turned mild with rain lower down. PlanetSKI reports direct from the Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11149 Sat, 22 Dec 2018 16:30:05 +0000 GB DELIVERS STRONG RESULTS It was a snowsport extravaganza at the weekend with some breakthrough results for GB & more World Cup action to come this week. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11148 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:22:40 +0000 SNOWORKS - OUR WAY The coaching is different but the skiers who return time after time can't all be wrong. PlanetSKI joins them. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11147 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:12:02 +0000 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11145 Wed, 26 Dec 2018 12:49:51 +0000 THE SEASON STARTS ACROSS THE ALPS Dozens more resorts have opened with many tour operators starting their winter programme. And it's been snowing. Again. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11144 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:00:45 +0000 DESTINATION SKI - HOLIDAYS BY SKIERS Destination Ski - a ski travel agency that promises to get your the best prices and best options on your winter break. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11143 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:09:27 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11142 Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:07:36 +0000 CAIRNGORM: DEAL DONE Highlands and Islands Enterprise is to resume control of operations at Cairngorm Mountain with immediate effect. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11141 Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:06:21 +0000 1000s ENGAGE WITH SNOWSPORTS The excitement about the start of the winter season has already begun here in the UK on home soil: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11140 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:44:32 +0000 FOOD WITH ALTITUDE Food & drink huskied to you in anywhere in the French Alps, saving you money and giving time to spend skiing. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11139 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:16:50 +0000 BUSY SCHEDULE AS SEASON HITS TOP GEAR GB competes in Alpine, Para Alpine, Cross Country, Para Nordic, Park & Pipe, Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross, Para Snowboard & Moguls. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11137 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:48:57 +0000 OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT Snow has battered the Alps & got winter back on track. With Xmas approaching things are looking much better. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11136 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:11:50 +0000 HOW GB TOOK ON THE WORLD British freestyle skiers and snowboarders are now a global force. The story of how they did is the subject of a new illustrated book. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11135 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:36:04 +0000 FINAL DAY TO BUY IKON PASS Thursday is the final day to buy the multi-resort lift pass. If you're visiting different resort in North America it's worth looking at. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11134 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:44:22 +0000 LES MENUIRES JOINS POW The French resort has joined up with the environmental pressure group. It is the first French resort to do so. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11133 Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:38:52 +0000 TEST CHALETS RUN BY VIP SKI The company has launched chalets this winter that have prototype ideas for the future. Read on for more... http://www.planetski.eu/news/11132 Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:33:46 +0000 MOUNTAIN HEAVEN HEADS TO IRAN The unusual ski destination is on the agenda again for the UK chalet company, Mountain Heaven. Why not try something different? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11131 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:53:53 +0000 WORLD CUP ACTION IN AOSTA VALLEY This season will see World Cup events in snowboard cross, telemark and cross country skiing. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11129 Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:08:00 +0000 CAUTION URGED OFF PISTE Further snow and winds are making conditions dangerous off piste. It comes after the death of a man in Italy & a series of avalanches. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11128 Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:32:44 +0000 SKIING & THE MIND The benefits of sport on mental health are widely recognised but skiing may not be the first one that pops into your mind. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11126 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:48:49 +0000 SUN AFTER THE SNOW IN TIGNES PlanetSKI is in the French resort and has been making the most of the change in the weather after the storm. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11125 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:24:55 +0000 2 LITTLE CHALETS, 2 HUGE SKI AREAS In all the ski areas in all the world, we've picked just two residences found in two reasonably local resorts to us in the Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11121 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:11:00 +0000 FABULOUS IN THE ALPS AFTER FRESH SNOW The snow has eased off with temperatures falling & there's now some great skiing to be had. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11118 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:12:33 +0000 SNOWBALL BAN ENDED BY 9-YEAR OLD In Severance in Colorado throwing a snowball was illegal. Not any more after a child changed the law. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11114 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:27:13 +0000 CRANS-MONTANA APPOINTS NEW UK PR Mountain Press has been appointed as UK PR representatives for the Swiss resort. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11113 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:07:22 +0000 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! http://www.planetski.eu/news/11112 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:05:18 +0000 XMAS IS HERE... More santas have been spotted around the mountains. The job of Father Xmas is now done, so what next? UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11107 Tue, 25 Dec 2018 21:11:55 +0000 WEEKEND WRAP Musgrave leads British World Cup charge after a busy weekend for GB athletes: UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11106 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:20:48 +0000 XMAS GIFT (WISH) LIST Ski themed of course. Got any money left or even a cash gift in your Xmas stocking? UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11105 Tue, 25 Dec 2018 10:13:38 +0000 PLANETSKI'S WEEKLY SNOW REPORT Some much needed snow is falling in the Alps. Parts have seen variable snow cover but now heavy snow is coming down in places. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11104 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:23:09 +0000 AVALANCHES: 54 IN 5 DAYS IN COLORADO Huge amounts of snow have led to a large amount of slides. Fortunately no-one has been injured. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11103 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:46:04 +0000 WHERE TO SKI THIS XMAS It's not too late to book a festive trip with all the fresh snow falling. This could be the year to head to the Alps at Xmas. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11101 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:31:13 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11095 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:13:30 +0000 #WINTERISCOMING Game of Thrones is coming to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, but not quite as fans of the TV series would imagine. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11094 Sat, 05 Jan 2019 14:45:35 +0000 OLYMPIC SKIER RETIRES AS FUNDING RUNS OUT Freestyle skier Molly Summerhayes can't afford to go on. There's huge sympathy & frustration at her plight. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11090 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:45:40 +0000 ELLIS- BRIGHAM: THE TOP 5 SKIS We're rolling out some Top Fives in gear, starting with the most exciting piece of kit: skis. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11089 Wed, 26 Dec 2018 13:49:54 +0000 SNOW IS ON ITS WAY FOLKS! 100+ resorts are now open in Europe & more snow is finally on its way. Some resorts are rather desperate for it. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11088 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:48:09 +0000 THE NEW WAY TO BOOK YOUR SKI TEACHER Maison Sport: a name & business to know, but what is it? The future for ski instructors & finding yours. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11086 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:31:42 +0000 MUZZY LEADS THE WAY FOR GB Cross country skier Andrew Musgrave has achieved one of the best performances of his career at a World Cup. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11085 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 16:18:12 +0000 LAKE LOUISE FINED $2.1m AFTER CUTTING DOWN ENDANGERED TREES The Canadian resort is fined aftter pleading guilty to cutting down trees, including 38 endangered whitebark pine. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11079 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:05:04 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11078 Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:08:10 +0000 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/11076 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:34:08 +0000 DECEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF Shiffrin rules supreme, Vail Resorts eyes up more resorts in Australia + Swiss Rail Transfer Ticket ends. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11074 Sun, 30 Dec 2018 12:33:27 +0000 DECEMBER SKIING SECRETS Chairlift carnage, PlanetSKI tops the list, Xmas carvings, Cryo therapy + full-time avalanche dog for Glenshee. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11073 Wed, 26 Dec 2018 18:30:45 +0000 BRITS CHASING SUCCESS GB athletes are in three continents contesting World, Europa + Far East Cup competitions. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11072 Sun, 02 Dec 2018 22:00:50 +0000 WEEKLY SNOW REPORT Here's our first full Snow Report of the winter. Conditions in the Alps are polarised – good in the south,but less convincing in the north. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11070 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 18:42:49 +0000 CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN LTD GOES BUST The company that runs the Scottish ski area is in administration after suffering ‘unsustainable' cash flow problems. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11066 Sun, 02 Dec 2018 16:12:27 +0000 FIRST WIN IN FIRST RACE FOR NEW GB ATHLETE In her first race for GB Snowsport Charlotte Bankes wins a Europa Cup event in Pitztal. It bodes well for the future. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11064 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:56:13 +0000 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11063 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:40:37 +0000 SNOW CENTRE COMING TO SWINDON The operators of The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead are to open a second indoor real snow centre. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11062 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:26:20 +0000 BASE LAYERS FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY The new FLŌA technical base layer is designed for backcountry skiers & snowboarders. Its kickstarter campaign ends in a week. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11061 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:35:08 +0000 THE SEASON STARTS IN THE PYRENEES The 'other' mountain range in Europe has opened for snowsports. Resorts fired up their lifts at the weekend. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11060 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:44:23 +0000 TILLEY LEADS GB CHARGE GB athletes saw action in World Cup, Europa Cup and FIS competitions in Austria, Norway, Canada & USA. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11057 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:30:18 +0000 MORE RESORTS OPEN IN THE ALPS The ski season is underway with resorts opening & others set to follow. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11056 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:08:25 +0000 WORKING A SKI SEASON? Heading for the mountains and a season in the snow with some work thrown in? Don't forget to get insured. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11055 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:29:18 +0000 SHARP CRITICISM FOR CAIRNGORM REPORT DELAY Publication of the report into the closed furnicular has been delayed until at least mid-December. It's another blow for the resort. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11052 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:52:51 +0000 NZ RESORT TO OPEN AFTER SUMMER SNOW Cardrona opens for the summer with winter snowsports on offer. Not bad as it is the start of summer Down Under! NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11050 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 13:57:36 +0000 VAL THORENS OPENS PlanetSKI spends the weekend on the slopes as Europe's highest resort opens for the season. So what's it like? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11049 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:26:00 +0000 BUSY WEEK FOR GB ATHLETES Freestylers, alpine skiers, cross country skiers + our ski & snowboard cross athletes are in action. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11045 Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:20:41 +0000 GB SNOWSPORT IS BORN It was British Ski & Snowboard but now the sport's governing body has changed its name and image. Why? Does it matter? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11043 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:55:36 +0000 10 QUIRKY FACTS FROM 5 US RESORTS Steamboat, Winter Park, Deer Valley, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley. Here's what you may not know about them. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11042 Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:36:58 +0000 THE SKI SEASON STARTS The 2018/19 season has begun with more resorts opening in the Alps & North America. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11041 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 17:23:16 +0000 LINDSEY VONN TO MISS LAKE LOUISE The 34-year old US racer injured her knee in training. It's another setback as she tries to be the greatest ski racer ever. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11040 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 11:35:01 +0000 BLACK FRIDAY SKI DEALS EXTENDED... Go wild as Black Friday's ski offers roll on out through the weekend and beyond... UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11038 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:48:15 +0000 SNOW-CAMP PARTNERS WITH LUXURY SKI HOTEL Two young Snow-Camp apprentices have been selected to work in Val Thorens for the winter. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11037 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:30:56 +0000 GB POACHES TOP FRENCH ATHLETE Britain has got itself one of the world's best snowboard cross athletes as Charlotte Bankes joins the team. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11036 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 14:52:20 +0000 INVESTIGATION INTO SKI INSURER The company that provides travel insurance for the Ski Club GB and many other ski companies is said to be facing an investigation. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11034 Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:09:11 +0000 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/11033 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:32:51 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11032 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 18:27:43 +0000 BEN'S BUS FOR LOW COST TRAVEL Sensibly priced coach transfers in the French Alps so you can spend your Euros on the fun side of skiing... http://www.planetski.eu/news/11031 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 14:57:17 +0000 THE CANNONS ARE ON Snow making is taking place on an industrial scale as the temperatures fall. A handful of resorts open in next few days but snow is limited. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11029 Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:30:23 +0000 GLENCOE PROMISES SNOW The ski centre is the latest in Scotland to guarantee an opening and closing date after buying a snowfactory. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11028 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:36:20 +0000 RYDING IN 'FULL ON FIGHT' FOR 12TH Dave Ryding was 12th in his opening World Cup race of the season. There were mixed results for other GB athletes. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11027 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:43:16 +0000 MPI CHANGES INSURER The specialist snowsports insurer, MPI, is now working with Ageas Insurance Ltd. See here for its snowsports details. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11026 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:09:27 +0000 THE RIGHT SKI BOOT Why invest in a pair of ski boots professionally fitted & moulded to your feet? Well, here are all the reasons why. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11025 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:20:54 +0000 SKI CLUB GB AIMS TO DOUBLE MEMBERS Some think the oldest ski club in the UK has lost its way. Can an ambitious new strategy turn it around? If not it faces a bleak future. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11023 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:33:03 +0000 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/11022 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:49:48 +0000 SNOWBOARDER LANDS CAB TRIPLE UNDERFLIP Anna Gasser from Austria pulled off the trick at the pre-season Prime Park sessions at Stubai glacier in the Tirol in Austria. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11019 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:19:52 +0000 7 NOVEL SKI FEATURES Decathlon's ski game is strong. And to top it, here are 7 innovations to make skiing that bit more... exciting. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11015 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 15:01:31 +0000 WHAT'S YOUR SKI JAM? The party life or complete solitude? Soaking up the winter sun and beauty or skiing as much as the ski area will allow? http://www.planetski.eu/news/11013 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 15:05:38 +0000 VAL THORENS DELAYS OPENING Warm weather and a lack of snow has forced Europe's highest ski resort to abandon plans to open this weekend. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11012 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 12:42:08 +0000 BLACK FRIDAY Here we collect the best deals out there for the Black Friday deals for ski holidays: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11011 Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:35 +0000 RYDING READY FOR LEVI The first men's World Cup ski race of the season takes place in Levi, Finland on Sunday. GB's Dave Ryding will be in action.UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11010 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:39:00 +0000 NOT LONG TO GO... Ski 37 resorts in five countries next season for just £583 ($749). This IKON Pass special offer ends on December 13th. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11009 Sun, 25 Nov 2018 16:41:23 +0000 SIX BEST BASE LAYERS It's what you wear close to your skin that's important. Here are Six of the best base layers, tested by our reviewer. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/11008 Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:07:19 +0000 SIX BEST SKI JACKETS The right ski jacket is almost as essential as the right skis - here are Six of the Best. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11007 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:01:35 +0000 SIX BEST SKI PANTS You gotta have the right pants for a comfortable day on the slopes - here are six of the best. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11006 Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:25:19 +0000 SIX BEST SKI HELMETS Choose a helmet with ABS features, or one with built in speakers, or a photochromatic visor. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11005 Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:25:55 +0000 SIX BEST SKI GOGGLES You gotta be able to see where you're going to get the most from your skiing (and be safe) - here are six of the best goggle options. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11004 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:57:23 +0000 SIX BEST SKI GLOVES Keeping your mitts warm on the slopes with hi tech insulation. Check out our selection of the six best gloves on the market. http://www.planetski.eu/news/11003 Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:24:12 +0000 CALGARY REJECTS 2026 OLYMPIC BID Voters in a referendum voted 56.4% against hosting the Games in the Canadian city. It is another massive blow to the IOC. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/11001 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:19:17 +0000 WHAT TO WEAR ON THE SLOPES PlanetSKI selects the best baselayers, gloves, googles, helmets, jackets and ski pants. Which ones come out on top? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10999 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 14:21:24 +0000 SNOW NIGHT IN KENDAL Film premieres, Q & As with top snowsports athletes. It's Snow Night at the Kendal Mountain Festival. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10998 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:08:41 +0000 BASELAYERS FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY The new FLŌA technical base layer is designed for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10997 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:46:44 +0000 COMING SOON TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU Mountains On Stage tour starts. What films are on offer this year & where can you see them in the UK? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10996 Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:22:24 +0000 SKI SLOPE ON A RUBBISH CENTRE Copenhill in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the first ski slope in the world to be built on a waste management centre. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10995 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:35:49 +0000 INVESTIGATION AS CABLES CUT ON ANDORRA SKI LIFTS The cables on a chairlift & other lifts in Pal-Arinsal were cut with an electric saw. Police are investigating as speculation mounts on the motive. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10993 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:56:19 +0000 LEST WE FORGET Remembrance Sunday was marked in some of the ski resorts that are already open. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10991 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:21:28 +0000 NORTHERLY NEW LIFT IN EUROPE SET TO OPEN It will open next month in the Norwegian resort of Narvik deep inside the arctic circle. PlanetSKI plans to be in the first gondola. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10990 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:17:26 +0000 SKIING IN NORTH AMERICA If you want to find out about skiing & snowboarding across the Pond there's an event in London tonight you may want to check out. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10988 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:29:34 +0000 SNOWBOARD GOLD FOR SHARK ATTACK VICTIM Sean Pollard lost his left arm and most of his right arm in 2014. Now he is a medallist at the Parasnowsports World Cup in Dubai. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10987 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:27:21 +0000 CAIRNGORM - £27M VISION TO RESCUE RESORT An ambitious plan has been unveiled to boost winter & summer activities at the Scottish ski area. It involves new high-speed chairlifts. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10984 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:10:47 +0000 THE LECHT BUYS A SNOW FACTORY The Scottish ski area has splashed out after a successful trial last winter. It's planning to open up in early December. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10979 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:02:42 +0000 POW UK ADDS ANOTHER PARTNER The operator Ski Independence is to work with the environmental pressure group, Protect Our Winters. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10977 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:13:19 +0000 THE STORM PASSES The weather is calming down this week with milder temperatures after the first big storms of the approaching winter. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10976 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:14:46 +0000 AMERICA IS CALLING There have been historic autumn snowfalls with many resorts opening early in the US and Canada. We've been tracking the snow. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10975 Sat, 24 Nov 2018 13:52:57 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10974 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:13:39 +0000 ONE FOR THE SKI TEACHERS LEAD Camp is back & with a new line-up of industry experts hand picked to help us Learn: Explore: Aspire: Develop. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10973 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:51:11 +0000 A NEW COLOUR FOR WINTER Purple Ski runs 7 luxurious chalets in Meribel, located in its most exclusive corners. Tempted? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10972 Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:42:45 +0000 TEENAGERS SHINE IN BIG AIR The first World Cup Big Air contest of the season in Europe took place at the weekend with teenagers taking all four top spots in ski and snowboard. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10971 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:16:33 +0000 BIG MACS HIT THE BIG AIR The McCormick brothers, Matt and Chris, are in action for GB this weekend in the first Big Air World Cup of the winter in Europe. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10968 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:15:34 +0000 BOOST FOR DISABLED SKIERS The UK's leading disabled snowsport charity is to open an adaptive ski and snowboard school in England after receiving its biggest ever donation. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10967 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 01:34:10 +0000 NOVEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF Earthquake hits Alaska, Vail local dies in the backcountry, Ski Amis wins, A-Basin expands, Cairngorm report delayed + Canadian curlers disqualiifed for being drunk. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10964 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 19:21:57 +0000 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10963 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:06:36 +0000 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10962 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:07:16 +0000 CALGARY OLYMPIC BID GOES ON In a dramatic vote city councillors decided to press on with a bid to host the 2026 Games. It followed an 11th hour financial deal. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10961 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:31:00 +0000 CAIRNGORM: £1MILLION TO MAKE SNOW AT CRISIS-HIT RESORT The landowners of the Scottish ski area agree to spend the money in a last-ditch attempt to rescue Cairngorm's winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10956 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:29:52 +0000 CALGARY COULD PULL OUT OF 2026 BID The City Council is meeting now after Assessment Committee recommends withdrawing. However last minute fiance deal is put in place... UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10955 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:46:15 +0000 REINVENTING THE SKI HOLIDAY Winter holidays need to offer more than snowsports. That's the message going out to tour operators, travel agents and resorts. Why? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10951 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 01:27:15 +0000 CAIRNGORM CRISIS - LOCAL FURY Instructors at the Scottish ski area have been told there's no work for them this winter. Disabled skiing lessons are also in doubt & a festival is cancelled. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10950 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:38:26 +0000 THE KATIE ORMEROD INTERVIEW Dreams of Olympic glory turned into a nightmare for GB's top female snowboarder. 8 months on she is back on crutches after operation number 7. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10948 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:06:03 +0000 RACING STARTS... THEN STOPS The men's World Cup GS race was cancelled on Sunday due to the weather. The women were luckier on Saturday. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10947 Sun, 28 Oct 2018 13:18:53 +0000 THE 2019 TOUR DE FRANCE The race will have its last stage in the highest resort in the Alps: Val Thorens. The mountains are saved till last. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10946 Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:21:37 +0000 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10945 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:48:52 +0000 ELLIE SOUTTER FOUNDATION AWARDS FIRST GRANT The father of the GB snowboarder who took her own life on her 18th birthday has presented one of her teammates with £6,000. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10944 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 17:55:38 +0000 EVE OF SEASON MESSAGE FROM FIS As the World Cup ski racing season kicks off this weekend the President of the International Ski Federation worries about climate change. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10942 Sat, 27 Oct 2018 10:22:16 +0100 TEACHER JAILED FOR LES2ALPES AVALANCHE DEATHS A sports teacher has been sentenced to prison after two of his pupils died in an avalanche on a closed run in Les Deux Alpes. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10941 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 21:34:18 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10940 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:41:13 +0000 WHAT'S YOUR GOAL THIS WINTER? If it's working on your off-piste skiing or touring skills check out the Action Outdoors courses for this winter to whip you into shape: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10939 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:00:22 +0100 VERBIER SEEMS TO HAVE IT ALL From sports competitions to festivals, Michelin stars to yoga for athletes, the resort has a lot on the agenda this season. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10938 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:26:14 +0000 MORE RESORTS OPEN IN THE ALPS The first major storms have battered the Alps with up to 3m in places. Several resorts are already open with the glaciers in good shape. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10935 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:29:16 +0000 PLANETSKI HITS THE SKI TECH LAB Ski coach Warren Smith is touring the UK giving technique workshops to help skiers ready themselves for the season. We dropped by in London... NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10933 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 17:04:25 +0100 NORWAY - FAB FOR FAMILIES The Lewis family report for PlanetSKI from Trysil in Norway. So, what it makes it so special? Rather a lot it seems. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10932 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:42:50 +0000 GRANDVALIRA SKI AREA IN ANDORRA SAVED The two sides of the Grandvalira have agreed to stay together. It seems common sense and financial imperative have won the day. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10931 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:11:47 +0000 SWISS GLACIERS MELTING AT ALARMING RATE A new study claims they lost 2.5% of their volume over this summer. The melt is likely repeated across the other alpine nations. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10930 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:34:38 +0100 MAYOR OF VAL D'ISERE ARRESTED FOR DRUNKENNESS Marc Bauer spent a night in the cells after apparently insulting a policeman while allegedly drunk during a night out. He was in Colmar in Alsace to promote the resort. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10929 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:21:33 +0100 MARIJUANA IN SNOWSPORTS Should cannabis be taken off the list of banned substances in sport? Does it enhance performance? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10928 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:04:14 +0100 GLACIER WARNING AFTER CREVASSE FALL A man who fell 20 metres down a crevasse in the Alps was ill-equipped and should never have been on the glacier, according to a mountain guide. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10925 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 09:45:36 +0100 THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SKIING: PART TEN PlanetSKI is travelling back from skiing in Australia & New Zealand over the summer months. We've been enjoying the wetter version of snow - water. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10921 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:40:54 +0000 LE SKI TRAIN Here's a heads up for those wanting to travel by Eurostar + TGV: Indirect trains to ski resorts early this winter are now on sale. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10918 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:17:25 +0100 AWARD FOR MENNA & JEN GB's most decorated Winter Paralympians, the visually-impared skier Menna Fitzpatrick + her guide Jennifer Kehoe, pick up another gong. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10916 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:07:09 +0100 FANCY A NEW RESORT NEXT WINTER? 3 Zinnen, the Lyngen Alps, Crans Montana - some names for new ideas on where to ski this coming season. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10913 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:58:03 +0100 LES2ALPES CANCELS GLACIER OPENING FOR SECOND YEAR The French resort has been forced to delay its planned October opening for the second successive year because of high temperatures and lack of snow. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10911 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:20:16 +0100 SKI IN STYLE Inghams puts down its 'fab 5' fashionable ski resorts for those wanting to ski in style this winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10906 Thu, 01 Nov 2018 12:07:17 +0000 LINDSEY VONN TO RETIRE The Queen of Speed has announced that she'll hang up her racing skis at the end of the coming season. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10904 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:48:57 +0100 RISING PRICES IN SKI RESORTS In-resort prices have risen by up to 13% in Europe. A new survey makes grim reading for cash conscious skiers, but there is hope. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10903 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:50:30 +0100 IT'S STARTED WITH A BANG The Snowsport England initiative to get people skiing and snowboarding has seen 600 events take place this month and there's more to come. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10902 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:11:47 +0100 AUSTRALIA INVESTS FOR SNOWSPORTS SPORTING SUCCESS Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) is to spend over $500,000 per year to challenge for medals. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10901 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:18:05 +0100 FURTHER BLOW FOR 2026 WINTER OLYMPICS Stockholm's bid is now in doubt as political support is not given in Sweden. Only 3 candidates are in the race and all have serious doubts over them. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10900 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:36:43 +0100 RIGHT ROUND THE CLOCK Les Menuires launches a new event to celebrate the opening of the season - The Les Menuires 24 Hours. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10899 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:58:37 +0100 SCOTLAND LAUNCHES ITS ANNUAL SKI PASS It gives skiers & snowboarders unlimited access to all five mountain ski areas. There's also free slope time at the Snow Factor indoor slope in Glasgow. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10898 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:20:17 +0100 MORE RESORTS OPEN IN THE ALPS Tignes is the latest and we have reports from its slopes. Other glacier areas & some non-glacier ones have also opened. Many with the help of snow farming. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10896 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:46:54 +0100 LENNY KRAVITZ TO CLOSE ISCHGL The veteran rock star will play the Austrian resort's Top of the Mountain season closing concert next season. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10895 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:31:51 +0100 SELF-CATERING: THE FUTURE OF SKIING? Pierre & Vacances, the leading provider of self-catered chalets across Europe, advises on how to be savvy with self-catering. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10893 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:54:37 +0100 WINTER ARRIVES IN USA Snow and cold temperatures have come early to the States and three resorts opened at the weekend, in the East and West. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10887 Sat, 03 Nov 2018 16:22:52 +0000 FREERIDE WORLD TOUR The 2019 calendar of the Freeride World Tour is out - See here for where the different stages world's most spectacular skiing will stop: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10886 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:58:09 +0100 ROCKET RYDING ON A MISSION GB's top ski racer Dave Ryding says it's time to get back on the podium. In a frank interview with PlanetSKI he says last winter was 'tough' but his hopes are high for the season ahead. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10885 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:17:19 +0100 NEW RESEARCH INTO UK SKI MARKET A major study into the behaviour and views of skiers and snowboarders has concluded that there's much to be positive about despite economic and political uncertainty. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10883 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:06:01 +0100 DO YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER SKIER? Help is on hand and it's all happening in the UK this autumn. The Warren Smith Ski Academy Technique Lab is going on its annual tour. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10882 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:56:19 +0100 ANOTHER CITY OUT OF 2026 OLYMPIC CONTEST Erzurum in Turkey has been eliminated by the IOC. It leaves Calgary, Stockholm & a joint Italian bid in the contest. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10878 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:19:10 +0100 FRESH SNOW IN PYRENEES The first dustings have been falling, the seasons are changing with some resorts opening up their glacier ski areas. PlanetSKI reports. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10871 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:08:16 +0100 MEDALLIST ‘A LITTLE BIT BROKEN' The GB skeleton gold medallist, Amy Williams, has had to move to a bungalow, such is the damage to her body from her sport. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10870 Sun, 07 Oct 2018 17:34:25 +0100 CAIRNGORM IN CRISIS? Weeks before the ski season, the railway that transports skiers and snowboarders to the top of the Scottish mountain has been closed indefinitely. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10869 Sun, 07 Oct 2018 17:53:24 +0100 OCTOBER NEWS IN BRIEF Cancelled race is re-scheduled, new revolving carpet ski centre planned for UK + Mayor of Val d'Isere spends night in cells. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10867 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:48:38 +0000 OCTOBER SKIING SECRETS Big, big ramp for Big Air, WTF!, PlanetSKI's Vietnam adventures continue + what the Queen of snowboard halfpipe has just done.. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10866 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:35:24 +0100 ALL ABOUT SKI CHALETS How did the ski chalet industry fare last season? Where was the most popular resort & how many of us went by private jet? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10865 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:26:04 +0100 WORLD'S HIGHEST 3S LIFT OPENS IN ZERMATT A new attraction for the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt that will speed up lift journey times for skiers and snowboarders has been officially opened. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10863 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:18:30 +0100 THE WIZARD OF OZ We've been touring the ski fields of Australia. Our latest report comes from the largest resort and from the steepest. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10859 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:04:45 +0100 WHAT TO DO AFTER TEACHING SKIING... One of PlanetSKI's regular contributors, Rod Frazer, has been in the Alps for 25 years. He's a ski instructor & has now called it a day. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10853 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:12:13 +0100 SKI CLUB GB STALWART LEAVES Jonny Cassidy, the head of its On Snow Services, has left The Ski Club of Great Britain. He's been a key member of the team for 8 years. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10852 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:02:01 +0100 BANKS URGED: BE COOL ON CLIMATE CHANGE The campaigning organisation Protect Our Winters UK wants to save our snow and is calling on people to lobby their banks to stop financing fuels that damage the environment. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10849 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 22:10:33 +0000 COURT CASE OVER ABANDONED SKI VILLAGE New Age travellers occupying the old Sheffield Ski Village site have been taken to court by the council who want them moved on for a new development. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10848 Sun, 30 Sep 2018 08:23:36 +0100 WINTER OPENING EVENTS The long wait for the winter season is soon over - check out all the events, concerts and parties that the Tirol’s prime resorts are putting on. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10847 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:23:03 +0100 DID HEAD TRAUMA PLAY A PART IN ELLIE SOUTTER'S DEATH? The father of GB snowboarder Ellie Soutter, who killed herself on her 18th birthday, believes head injuries may have contributed to her suicide. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10842 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:29:42 +0100 KATIE SUMMERHAYES RUPTURES KNEE LIGAMENT The GB freestyler skier has suffered another serious knee injury. However another Katie is on the mend. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10841 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:30:08 +0100 WINTER GETS CLOSER The cows are returning to their sheds in the Alps, the first dustings have appeared + cannons are switched on in the USA. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10839 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 05:55:51 +0100 SKI TOURING IN ICELAND From the mountains to the sea - check this backcountry trip for experienced off-pisters that lasts 6 days through the most epic of environments. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10837 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:23:32 +0100 5 WAYS TO SAVE ON SKI HOLIDAYS Hesitant holidaymakers unsure of whether to ski this year, take this advice on how to save on ski trips. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10835 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:23:49 +0100 SNOG, MARRY, AVOID So which resorts would you chose for these three pastimes? And why? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10834 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:49:20 +0100 GAY SKI WEEK HEADS FOR LES ARCS The roaming LGBT winter sports and music festival will be held in the French resort in March 2019 & booking is now open. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10831 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 23:23:30 +0100 30 DAYS OF SNOW SPORT A month-long effort to get people to try snowsports for the first time - or simply get their ski legs back before the season - is about to begin. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10830 Sun, 30 Sep 2018 08:26:07 +0100 A FRESH GIFT FROM THE SNOW GODS As the season draws to a close in New Zealand, Mother Nature ends it with a massive snow bomb. PlanetSKI reports from Down Under. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10829 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:14:57 +0100 TIME FOR CHANGE AT BSS The UK governing body for snowsports has big plans for the future, as its new head tells PlanetSKI. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10828 Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:47:58 +0100 BUMPER SNOW IN OZ AS RECORDS BROKEN It's been the best snowfall in 14 years which is rather good as PlanetSKI has chosen this year to visit. So, what's the snow & skiing like in Oz in its epic winter? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10826 Sat, 29 Sep 2018 02:41:24 +0100 AUSTRIA'S NEWS FOR NEXT SEASON Five hot Austrian ski destinations with news to share this coming season; Check out what's new for winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10824 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:24:09 +0100 TROUBLE DEEPENS FOR 2026 OLYMPICS The Italian joint bid has descended into bitter rivalry & appears to be over. It follows the withdrawal of Japan in Sapporo earlier this week. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10823 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:21:34 +0100 INVESTIGATION INTO ANOTHER CABLE CAR ACCIDENT This time it's the Zugspitzbahn in Germany that is involved in a crash. It follows a fire at the the main lift to the Grands Montets in Chamonix. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10822 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:10:50 +0100 SWISS SNOW SHRINKS SHARPLY A new study paints a depressing picture. It comes as skier numbers fall in Switzerland and ski schools report a reduction in the numbers of learners. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10821 Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:47:11 +0100 WHAT NOW AFTER HUGE CHAMONIX LIFT FIRE? Investigations & clearing up are underway after fire destroyed the cable car lifts to the Grands Montets. PlanetSKI reports with updated information. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10820 Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:33:36 +0100 HOW WILL LAST WINTER IMPACT NEXT SEASON? Huge amounts of snow in Europe helped the UK ski industry to a successful season after a poor start, according to one of the leading operators. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10819 Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:34:36 +0100 THE TIROL'S WINTER ADDITIONS The big resorts of the famous Austrian ski state has new lifts, hotels and flights to get you riding faster, further, more often and in comfort. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10816 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:24:48 +0100 WINTER IS COMING It's official. PlanetSKI can confirm that the snowy season in Europe is getting close as we attend 5 winter launch events in just 3 days. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10815 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:09:00 +0100 AND SO IT ENDS: OUR SUMMER SKIING IN NZ Seems we've saved the best till last as the PlanetSKI RV trip in the South Island in New Zealand comes to an end. Last stop: Mt Hutt. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10814 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:21:39 +0100 SKI MILEAGE Where to get the most miles for your buck as Skiworld comes up with a novel ski-equation. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10813 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:57:51 +0100 MAJOR CHAMONIX LIFT STATION DESTROYED BY FIRE The mid-station of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley has been gutted by a huge fire. How will it affect next winter? PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10811 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00:04 +0100 ERNA LOW TO FOCUS ON FRANCE One of the oldest ski holiday companies in the UK is to change its focus for next season and rebrand itself as The Ski Specialist to the French Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10809 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:40:35 +0100 SKI COMPANY GOES WILD IN SCOTLAND The winter sports operator, Ski Solutions, is joining forces with the Cairngorms-based adventure company Wilderness Scotland. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10806 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:40:51 +0100 CAP ON MONT BLANC CLIMBERS NEXT SUMMER Only 214 people per day will be allowed on the mountain next summer following over-crowding and safety fears. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10805 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:57:09 +0100 EPIC DREAM JOB Get paid $10,000 to ski for 2 months in 18 resorts in 7 countries on 3 continents. One lucky soul will have the winter of a lifetime. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10804 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:06:28 +0100 SEASON CUT SHORT IN SOUTH AMERICA It's been a rough season in the Andes. Now, lack of snow and unusual weather means big resorts have closed early. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10800 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:54:26 +0100 BEST VALUE SKI RESORTS Where the price of a beer doesn't break the bank and you don't start the holiday cringing at the prospect of all the added extras. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10799 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:12:12 +0100 SNOWSPORTS INSTRUCTORS GIVEN BREXIT WARNING A French outdoor sports body is warning UK ski instructors to act now if they want their qualifications recognised in France after Brexit. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10798 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:04:30 +0100 RV LIFE IN NZ PlanetSKI is in a motorhome touring the ski resorts of New Zealand & much see besides. So, what's life like on the RV road? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10796 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:11:28 +0100 IKON PASS: FOREVER EXPANDING The collaborative ski pass that gives holders the chance to ski dozens of the USA's most famous resorts now extends to Japan & Australia. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10789 Sun, 09 Sep 2018 18:35:56 +0100 TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF GROUP SKI TRIPS Skiing is THE social activity. So why not make the entire process of getting there match? Skiworld launches a new, easy booking system for groups. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10788 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:02:44 +0100 WHAT'S THE TRUTH ABOUT 2018 WINTER GAMES? The Pyeongchang Olympics made a profit + had huge debts. There's no legacy + there's a bright future ahead. What's the truth about the Olympics that nearly didn't happen? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10787 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:06:16 +0100 GB 4TH AT FREESTYLE JUNIOR WORLDS British freeskiers have wrapped up the Championships in New Zealand with four more top 10s to finish 4th overall. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10782 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:02:26 +0100 THE JAMES BOND HOLIDAY Fancy yourself a Bond, or maybe you just fancy a winter break with exhilirating skiing and pure luxury? Ski Solutions have you sorted. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10778 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:52:56 +0100 THERE IS MORE TO NEW ZEALAND THAN SKIING Much more as PlanetSKI leaves the ski fields to enter the fiords. Check out our updated blog as we see other parts of NZ. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10775 Sun, 09 Sep 2018 18:41:45 +0100 SEPTEMBER SKIING SECRETS Skiers start a road marathon, how US freestyle skiers train in summer, keeping safe on the slopes + T-bar boomerang effect. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10774 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:43:39 +0100 SEPTEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF Abramovich denied Swiss residency in Verbier, World Snow Day is coming, big increase in Swiss Alps deaths + British backcountry event comes to Edinburgh. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10773 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:40:15 +0100 THE COUNTDOWN We're on winter watch as we hit 100 days until the 2018/19 ski season begins. So far, we're seeing snow. It's looking good. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10772 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:59:07 +0100 SHANGHAI PLANS WORLD'S BIGGEST SNOW DOME China opened the world's largest indoor snow centre in 2017. Now it's planning an even bigger one to open as the country hosts the Winter Olympics. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10769 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:04:56 +0100 QUEENSTOWN: PLANETSKI HITS THE TOWN & ITS SKI RESORTS The PlanetSKI RV trip in NZ arrives in Queenstown. After some chilling it's time for the slopes of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10759 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:09:11 +0100 GO ALL OUT THIS WINTER SNO not only has a huge catalogue of luxury accommodation but has also collected the best brand new, high-end hotels opening this winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10757 Sat, 08 Sep 2018 10:20:55 +0100 SKI HOLIDAY DEALS SNOWING DOWN The snow train's-a coming and here we update our rolling article with the best ski offers out there for you so you need not look any further... UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10756 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:34:53 +0000 VERBIER X TRI It's triathlon season and Switzerland is buzzing with the joys of swim, bike, run. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10752 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:45:42 +0100 SNOW HEAT SNOW Last week saw 30+cm of snow fall in places in Austria and Italy, then it was back to extreme heat & now some more snow. It's the 'whiplash effect'. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10750 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:24:52 +0100 THE STUFF OF DREAMS The PlanetSKI RV trip in NZ gets underway in Cardrona. Good snow, decent terrain & adventures a plenty... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10748 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:55:33 +0100 SAALBACH RECOVERS AFTER FLOOD Summer has returned to the Austrian ski area after up to 300 people were left stranded when flooding and mudslides swept through the valley. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10745 Sun, 02 Sep 2018 11:00:40 +0100 MORE TOP 10 RESULTS FOR GB SKIERS IN NZ The Freestyle Junior World Championships at Cardrona have delivered 12 top 10s for the Brits, including two medals. We have the latest results. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10743 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:00:58 +0100 IOC CAME CLOSE TO SCRAPPING PYEONGCHANG The International Olympic Committee has revealed that the 2018 Winter Olympics & Paralympics were 'very close' to being cancelled over security fears. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10742 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 12:12:52 +0100 HELLO NEW ZEALAND! PlanetSKI arrives in a country it's been wanting to ski in for years. To say we're excited is a bit of an understatement. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10739 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:43:57 +0100 £1 MILLION FOR A SKI TRIP Is this the most expensive ski holiday ever? It's being touted as the ultimate heliskiing trip but will anyone book it? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10738 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:52:30 +0100 BUDGET SKI HOSTEL FOR THE FRENCH ALPS A hostel offering low-cost accommodation will open in Les2Alpes this winter. Is this the way ahead? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10734 Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:52:46 +0100 SKIING IN DUBAI: PART TWO PlanetSKI is on its way to the ski resorts of Australia & New Zealand. We're going via Ski Dubai which has one of the largest indoor ski centres in the world. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10732 Sun, 26 Aug 2018 09:54:06 +0100 SKIING IN DUBAI: PART ONE PlanetSKI heads to the ski fields of Australia & New Zealand. We've had a stopover in Dubai where there's skiing to be had. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10727 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:28:40 +0100 NASA TO STUDY SNOW The US space agency has turned its attention to snow & is leading efforts to work out exactly how much snow there is in the world http://www.planetski.eu/news/10722 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:44:36 +0100 GO AHEAD - IT'S TIME TO DREAM OF WINTER It's now a reasonable time to get more than a little excited about the coming winter. So here are four little bits to get you thinking. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10720 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:54:04 +0100 PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED This man is the only Brit to have climbed all 14 of the world's highest peaks. Respect. Fancy hearing his tales? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10719 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:18:57 +0100 BIG INDOOR SKI CENTRE FOR AUSTRALIA Plans to build Australia's first mega indoor ski centre have been announced. A British former Olympic skier is involved. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10718 Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:46:09 +0100 MELTING SWISS GLACIER REVEALS WORLD WAR II PLANE The American Dakota crash-landed 72 years ago on the Gauli glacier but now large parts of the aircraft have been uncovered for the first time. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10717 Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:46:46 +0100 DON'T FORGET YOUR TOOTH BRUSH Or ski jacket, Hawaiian shirt, swimming trunks, ski thermals, sun hat, & inner ski gloves... What to pack for a 2-month mountain, jungle & beach trip? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10716 Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:23:05 +0100 SUMMER V WINTER IN MOUNTAIN RESORTS It's something we've overlooked a little in Europe, but North America has it right with skiing during winter to summer in the hills, too. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10713 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 17:18:24 +0100 SKIERS STAY CALM AS VOLCANO ERUPTS A volcano erupts at a ski resort. What to do? Keep calm and carry on skiing, of course. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10712 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:16:43 +0100 ANDES BATTERED WITH SNOW When it's on in the mountains in South America, it's really on... And a storm has brought a good batch of snow to Chile. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10707 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:23:08 +0100 GB SKELETON SUPREMO CALLS IT A DAY The performance director, Andi Schmid, is leaving after 17 years with British Skeleton. He has masterminded multiple Olympic medals. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10706 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 15:15:20 +0100 GB CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TEAM ANNOUNCED Nine British skiers have been named in the three cross-country squads competing next season. So, who's in? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10705 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:25:48 +0100 AVI ANIMATES: COULD HELP CUT RISKS A young researcher has created a 3D animation of an avalanche that could help improve mountain safety for skiers and snowboarders. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10701 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:26:36 +0100 PLANETSKI HEADS SOUTH It's a bumper season Down Under & easily the best in a decade. They're tripling their average snowfall and it's not over yet... So, that's where we're heading: UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10700 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:14:59 +0100 SPORTS ACTION DOWN SOUTH A glimpse at the alpine ski racing season 18/19, already underway in the Southern Hemisphere. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10699 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:30:19 +0100 TEEN RECOVERS FROM SKI ACCIDENT & IS BACK ON TOP The boy who suffered a severe head injury in ski accident & given 1% chance of recovery has achieved 7 As in exams - and is still skiing. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10697 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 11:44:53 +0100 GRANTS AWARDED TO YOUNG SNOWSPORTS ATHLETES A record 13 young British skiers and snowboarders are to get help with their costs for the coming winter season. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10696 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:17:33 +0100 WELCOME TO EDEN Luxury ski chalet company, VIP SKI, adds two new ones to its Alpe d'Huez portfolio & is looking forward to winter in situ. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10693 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:11:21 +0100 EXTREME WEATHER IN EUROPE'S PEAKS Flash floods, melting glaciers and shrinking mountain tops are the result of some wild summer weather. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10691 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:28:49 +0100 SKI HOLIDAY PRICES 'TO RISE 31%' A survey of 130 firms suggests Brexit will see the cost of ski holidays rise sharply with jobs at risk. Is it scaremongering or reality? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10689 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:25:55 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10688 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:26:14 +0100 NEILSON IS SOLD The holiday company that has a winter & summer programme has been sold to the same investors that have a stake in Iglu Ski. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10686 Sun, 05 Aug 2018 18:36:47 +0100 FLASH FLOODS IN THE ALPS Rivers have burst their banks with trees uprooted and people fleeing the rising waters. Check out the video. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10685 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:55:44 +0100 JOINT ITALIAN 2026 OLYMPIC BID After debates and delays a joint bid from Turin, Milan and Cortina has emerged. Will it prove successful? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10683 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:25:19 +0100 ELLIE SOUTTER FUNERAL TAKES PLACE 100s of people attended the service in Les Gets, France. The GB snowboard athlete took her own life on her 18th birthday. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10680 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:38:18 +0100 WILDSCHONAU: 3 THINGS TO DO Peace, quiet, wonderful walks and good food in the Wildschönau Valley, a hidden treasure in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10679 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:42:37 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10678 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 11:38:37 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10677 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:11:56 +0100 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10674 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:55:23 +0100 FOUNDATION SET UP IN ELLIE SOUTTER'S NAME The father of the British snowboarder who took her own life on her 18th birthday has set up a foundation to raise funds for young winter athletes. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10672 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:40:45 +0100 SUMMER HEADY TO WINTER READY As August begins Ski Amis turns its attentions to winter. The temperature is set to hot up but Ski Amis has some cool winter thoughts. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10671 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:14:15 +0100 WILDFIRES BURN IN NORTH AMERICA Some ski resorts are under threat and others are covered in smoke as fires rage. PlanetSKI reports from Whistler, Canada. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10670 Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:15:24 +0100 MYSTERY OF DEAD SKIER SOLVED A skier who disappeared in the 1950s has been identified as the man whose remains were discovered on the Matterhorn more than 50 years later. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10664 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:24:36 +0100 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10663 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:33:28 +0100 NEW SKI SLOPES FOR THE TATRAS There are plans to put in the new lifts and slopes at Strbske Pleso in Slovakia. Not everyone is happy. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10662 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:41:36 +0100 INVESTIGATION INTO FATAL SKI BUS ACCIDENT IN NZ An 11-year old girl has died and 20 people have been injured after the brakes apparently failed on bus leaving the resort of Turoa. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10661 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:24:10 +0100 K2 SKIER SAVES SCOTTISH MOUNTAINEER Andrzej Bargiel helps rescue a climber while preparing to ascend & ski K2. Further details are emerging. He's also been describing what it was like to be the first person to ski down K2. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10660 Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:35:45 +0100 LOOKING AHEAD Val Thorens shares what's new with us for the fast approaching season (oh it will!); Here's looking at Winter 18/19. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10657 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:22:29 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10656 Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:10:25 +0100 TRIBUTES CONTINUE FOR ELLIE SOUTTER The snowboarder took her own life on her 18th birthday. Tributes have been pouring in from across the snowsports world. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10654 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:18:46 +0100 COST OF KIDS' LIFT PASSES RISING The price of children's ski lift passes globally is continuing to rise, according to a study by FIS, the International Ski Federation. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10653 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:00:24 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10650 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 02:20:39 +0100 SAFARI THROUGH NORWAY Ski Safari has been offering ski holidays in Norway for many years. Now it has come up with four different winter package adventures. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10648 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:30:15 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10644 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:22:05 +0100 SUMMER IN THE TIROLER ZUGSPITZ ARENA The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is an area in Austria around Germany's highest peak. It offers the full range of summer outdoor activities. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10643 Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:46:35 +0100 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10641 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 18:16:26 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10638 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 06:45:52 +0100 COLD SNAP ACROSS OZ Wintery weather brings hail, snow, thunderstorms and blustery winds across south east Australia. Check out the photogallery from ski areas. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10637 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:34:34 +0100 TOBLERONE RESTORES ITS PEAKS No more wide gaps. The news will delight fans of the Swiss chocolate who had reacted angrily to the shape change back in November 2016. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10636 Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:11:36 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10634 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:35:55 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10633 Sat, 21 Jul 2018 19:52:07 +0100 CRYSTAL SKI HEADS TO FINLAND The resort of Suomo in Finland is new to Crystal Ski's Winter 18/19 portfolio... and to us. So what's it like? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10630 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:42:08 +0100 SKI BIG AIR AMONG NEW EVENTS AT BEIJING 2022 It's one of five new ski and snowboard disciplines to be included at the next Winter Games, but there's no place for Telemark skiing. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10627 Sat, 21 Jul 2018 11:50:29 +0100 SEASONAIRES: BREXIT THREAT CONTINUES The White Paper on Brexit fails to tackle the fate of seasonal workers in the EU. Ski travel operators & ABTA want action. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10621 Sat, 04 Aug 2018 10:18:46 +0100 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: http://www.planetski.eu/news/10620 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 18:02:07 +0100 WORLD CUP WATCHING IN FRENCH SKI RESORTS Our readers in France were watching the World Cup final on Sunday. Enjoying the result & celebrations. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10618 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:53:56 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10614 Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:47:15 +0100 HELICOPTER RESCUE ON MT HOOD The Chinook did a 2-wheel landing to reach a stranded climber who was threatening to kill himself in the Oregon ski area. PlanetSKI reports from neighbouring Idaho. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10613 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:49:38 +0100 007 CENTRE OPENS IN SOELDEN As the James Bond actress Naomie Harris opens the new 007 centre in the Tirol we look at the legacy of Bond in the Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10611 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:05:32 +0100 DRY SKI SLOPE SAVED One of the UK's oldest dry ski slopes has been saved from closure after plans for a housing development were withdrawn. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10609 Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:46:51 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10608 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:02:32 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10607 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:18:38 +0100 FANCY SEEING THE TOUR DE FRANCE? And not just any old stage, it's the iconic climb to Alpe d'Huez: Stage 12. One of our ski partners has a few rooms left in town... NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10605 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:16:57 +0100 INGHAMS WINS SUMMER AWARD The tour operator's summer programme Lakes & Mountains has won the first Silver-i Award for a certain Austrian adventure. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10603 Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:55:24 +0100 WHY EVERY SKIER SHOULD WATERSKI It's summer and, as she does every year, our chief reporter has swapped snow for water. Here's her (updated) account of why you should too. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10602 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:18:11 +0100 THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN CITY? Innsbruck is the best of both - alpine & urban, magical mountain scenery and traditional Tirolean charm. It's a top summer destination. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10599 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:11:01 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10597 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:40:12 +0100 BECOME A SKI CLUB LEADER - FOR FREE The Ski Club of Great Britain has announced a Young Leader Award, giving the under-25s a chance to win a free place on its leaders' training course in the Alps this winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10595 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:16:11 +0100 MATTERHORN RIDE IS COMING Zermatt's latest lift, The Matterhorn Glacier Ride, is scheduled to open at the end of September. It's quite a project. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10592 Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:53:15 +0100 CRYSTAL SKI HEADS TO GERMANY The UK's largest ski tour operator is offering Garmisch Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps. So, what's it like? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10591 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:28:04 +0100 CALM CONDITIONS & CRYSTAL SKIES Australia & New Zealand have got off to a cracking start. The best in recent years, which is good news as PlanetSKI is heading there next month. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10590 Sat, 21 Jul 2018 12:16:00 +0100 DECISION DELAY ON ITALIAN 2026 OLYMPIC BID The Italian government will support one of three cities considering a bid, but the choice by the National Olympic Commitee has been postponed. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10589 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:40:58 +0100 GB SQUAD ANNOUNCED Athletes and coaches are announced for the British ski cross and snowboard cross team for next season. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10588 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:58:40 +0100 TOP WOMEN SKIERS EARN MORE THAN MEN Gender pay gap? Not in ski racing. The top 18 female alpine racers all earned more than their male counterparts last winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10587 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:44:48 +0100 MORE TROUBLE AHEAD FOR 2026 OLYMPIC BIDS? Bad news this week for potential bidders for the next but one Winter Games. One has announced a referendum and another has seen a fall in public support. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10585 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:12:31 +0100 SKI AMIS NOMINATED FOR AWARD The company is up for the Best Winter Sports Accommodation Provider in the British Travel Awards 2018. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10583 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 22:26:33 +0100 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10582 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:54:40 +0100 JUNIOR WORLDS: YOUNG GB RIDERS ARE OFF A big team of young British skiers and snowboarders is off to New Zealand next month to compete in the Junior Freestyle World Championships. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10581 Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:27:02 +0100 ALL CHANGE AT THE TOP Britain's Olympic and Paralympic ski and snowboard teams are to be merged into one world-class programme in a big change for the sport. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10580 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 19:00:13 +0100 FUNDING UP FOR GB ATHLETES British ski and snowboard athletes are set to benefit from a big boost in funding ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10579 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:40:32 +0100 MYSTERY OF DEAD SKIER: WHO WAS MR M? It's baffled Italian police for a decade. Now they're getting closer to identifying human remains thought to have lain undiscovered in a glacier for 50 years. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10578 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:23:50 +0100 ANDORRA TRIES TO REASSURE The Grandvalira area is set to split up in May 2019 but it's being emphasised that it's business as usual for next winter. Fine, but what about the future? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10577 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:36:49 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10576 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:02:18 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10575 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:17:12 +0100 LUCKY ESCAPE Two snowboarders were carried 130m by an avalanche in New Zealand, but survived the ordeal. Safety warning have been issued after heavy snowfall. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10574 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:43:42 +0100 SKIING IN SOUTH AMERICA It's all about the adventure. Argentina, Chile, anybody? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10572 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:53:34 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10571 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:53:53 +0100 RISING FROM THE ASHES The consortium behind plans to revive the famous Sheffield Ski Village in South Yorkshire has issued the first images of how it will look. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10570 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:55:18 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10567 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:45:41 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10566 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:32:21 +0100 THE BATTLE OF OZ The US ski company Alterra has added Thredbo in Oz to its Ikon Pass. Vail Resorts already owns nearby Perisher. The battle for Australian skiers begins. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10562 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:55:09 +0100 HELMETS FAIL TO PREVENT SERIOUS BRAIN INJURY Wearing a helmet for snowsports has no significant effect on your risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury, according to the latest research. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10558 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:49:18 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10555 Sat, 21 Jul 2018 11:47:38 +0100 SINGLE TRACK TRAILS: THE 5 BEST From rocky, rooty old-school gnarl to expansive Alpine singletrack, here are the five best mountain bike trails in the Tirol. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10554 Sun, 08 Jul 2018 22:57:34 +0100 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: http://www.planetski.eu/news/10550 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:03:57 +0100 WILDFIRES RAGE IN USA Red flags in place as fires burn through western states. A dry winter and current weather conditions cause concern. Summer is young... NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10548 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:42:49 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10547 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:57:26 +0100 THE NEXT BILLY MORGAN? He's 15 and already ranked just below the Olympic Big Air medallist in the UK snowboard rankings but who is Gabe Adams? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10545 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:21:51 +0100 SNOW CLOUDS VISIT NZ & OZ The snow is coming down in New Zealand & Oz that's bringing in the crowds, but avalanche risk is high. V. close call at Mt Ruapehu: UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10544 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:01:32 +0100 PYEONGCHANG PARALYMPIANS PRAISED BY PIPPA Pippa Middleton, the Patron of Disability Snowsport UK, has highlighted the achievement of GB's athletes at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10542 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:08:29 +0100 THAT'S ALL FOLKS California resort Mammoth Mountain turned off its lifts this weekend after 220 days of skiing. 'Til next November... UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10541 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:07:55 +0100 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10536 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:28:53 +0100 UK CHALET FIRMS: HOW TO STAY LEGAL As French authorities clamp down on catered chalet companies a new Code of Conduct has been issued. The traditional chalet business model is under threat. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10535 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:17:44 +0100 CONDOLENCES FOR BODE MILLER AFTER DEATH OF BABY DAUGHTER 911 call released of the swimming pool accident that took the life of 19-month old daughter of US Olympic gold medallist Bode Miller. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10532 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 21:15:13 +0100 WILL OLYMPICS COME TO EUROPE AGAIN? As the voters in Switzerland reject a bid for the 2026 Games in Sion it seems very unlikely any time soon. Significant reforms are neeeded to the bidding process. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10531 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:25:00 +0100 REFLECTIONS ON SION 2026 OLYMPIC DEFEAT In a referendum in the Swiss Valais canton people voted 54% against. It's another sharp blow for the IOC that is now assessing the future. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10529 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:03:55 +0100 SION OLYMPIC REFERENDUM UNDERWAY Votes are being cast and counted in the Swiss canton of Valais over the fate of a 2026 Winter Olympic bid. The outcome is too close to call. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10527 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 16:57:23 +0100 HONOURS FOR MENNA & JEN Paralympic ski champion Menna Fitzpatrick & her guide Jen Kehoe are made MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Others in snowsports are recognised. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10526 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 13:05:50 +0100 WOODSY IN WHISTLER The Horstman Glacier is looking good & ski camps are in full swing. Big name riders are in town for training, incl. our own freestyler UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10525 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:57:33 +0100 MORE RESORTS STORE SNOW OVER SUMMER After the huge snowfalls in Europe last winter, more ski areas are going in for snow farming bandwagon. Why not save it for next season? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10523 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:42:42 +0100 WINTER OLYMPICS MAKE PROFIT The Pyeongchang Games made a multi-million dollar surplus, according to the man responsible. Could it encourage more Olympic bids? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10521 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:15:28 +0100 THE LEGEND LIVES THROUGH SUMMER Kitzbühel has a zest for sport. World famous for its downhill ski race course, the energy extends through summer, too. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10519 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:40:12 +0100 FANCY A SKI COURSE THIS SUMMER? Snoworks has launched a brand new course that will run on the Tignes glacier during Summer '18. Why wait for winter to ski better? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10518 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:12:22 +0100 SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG GB SKIER 14-year-old freestyler Kirsty Muir is heading for a Momentum Ski summer camp on Whistler's glacier after beating off some tough competition. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10517 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 12:57:21 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10516 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:02:54 +0100 SUMMER'S ZENITH June is here and after enjoying some great weather in the UK, we can turn our attention towards a holiday abroad. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10514 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:08:53 +0100 REVIEW OF FUNDING FOR GB OLYMPIC TEAM Do you want a say in how the UK's elite winter athletes are funded in future? Now's your chance. Change may be a-coming. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10513 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:37:25 +0100 LIVE THE DREAM - TEACH SKIING Ski Instructor Internships: the ultimate way to do your first season? Qualify as an instructor and have a guaranteed job offer. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10509 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:18:49 +0100 VAL D'ISERE OPENS FOR SUMMER SKIING It's ski history for the resort as non-glacier areas have opened. 200 people were at its opening this week & we have new reports from the slopes. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10507 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:09:21 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10505 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 14:00:56 +0100 JUNE NEWS IN BRIEF British man dies on mountain path above Chamonix, climber dies in Matterhorn fall + fancy naming a ski lift? NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10504 Sat, 30 Jun 2018 22:50:11 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10503 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:23:52 +0100 EU TIGHTENS RULES ON SEASONAL SKI WORKERS The EU has approved new rules to give seasonal workers fair pay + better working conditions. It will cost. What now for the traditional chalet holiday? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10501 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:28:18 +0100 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10500 Sat, 30 Jun 2018 11:28:37 +0100 SKIING DOWN THE MATTERHORN The Italian mountaineer & skier, Edmond Joyeusaz, has skied down the mountain from top to bottom. He needed to use ropes in two places. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10498 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:43:19 +0100 WINTER 18/19 SKI BREAKS ON SALE Early booking offers for next winter ski holidays are now available to book with Pierre & Vacances and savings of more than 20% NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10496 Wed, 30 May 2018 22:12:50 +0100 HUGE AMOUNTS OF SNOW HIGH UP IN THE ALPS There's a lot of melt to go after the huge snowfalls of last winter. Many mountain passes remain closed and teams of workers are out. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10495 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:07:14 +0100 BODY OF MISSING BRITISH SNOWBOARDER FOUND John Bromell disappeared in poor weather in Tignes last January. It allows the family to have closure, but others remain missing in the Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10492 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:17:13 +0100 IT'S D-DAY That's D for Data Protection. New regulations have come into force and not everyone in the travel & ski world is ready. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10491 Sat, 26 May 2018 00:35:41 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10489 Thu, 31 May 2018 14:43:55 +0100 FURTHER SKI AREAS OPEN DOWN UNDER Snow is arriving in Australia as resorts open this weekend. New Zealand has been rolling a little longer - PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10488 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:42:57 +0100 LAST STANDING Memorial Day was the end of winter for the few US resorts still skiing. Just a handful left open in North America enjoying the remaining snow. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10486 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:41:29 +0100 GB ALPINE SKI SQUAD NAMED 37 athletes are selected across three squads as Team GB hopes to build on the success of last season. So, who's in? UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10482 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 15:03:26 +0100 TELEMARK STEPS CLOSER TO THE OLYMPICS Skiing's world governing body is to recommend that Telemark be included in the Winter Games at Beijing in 2022. It's a big moment for the world's oldest ski discipline. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10479 Mon, 21 May 2018 08:53:08 +0100 'SHAMEFUL' AMOUNTS OF RUBBISH LEFT AT EVEREST Trekkers and climbers have left behind huge quantities of rubbish, including bags full of human waste, tents and garbage. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10478 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:46:21 +0100 WINTER RETURNS TO EUROPE Will it never end? Heavy snow has been falling in parts of the Alps and Pyrenees. Enough. It's time for some sunshine. Please. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10474 Fri, 18 May 2018 09:57:08 +0100 STORING SKI KIT OVER THE SUMMER What to do with all your gear now the season is over? Read on for advice on how to ensure it's in tip-top shape come next winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10473 Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:01:01 +0100 HOW TO DO A GROUP SKI TRIP Here are eight tips by ski holiday specialist Skiworld on how to successfully manage & book your group ski holiday. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10469 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:13:10 +0100 FIRST SNOW DOWN UNDER The first falls have come down in Australia with the season kicking off next month. It's early days but signs are promising there and elsewhere in the southern hemisphere. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10467 Mon, 14 May 2018 11:55:52 +0100 CRUNCH TIME FOR TELEMARK OLYMPIC BID It's the world's oldest ski discipline and is growing in popularity but Telemark is not in the Olympics. This week there's an attempt to change that. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10466 Fri, 18 May 2018 09:43:52 +0100 MOUNTAINEERS WHO SKIED EVEREST IN TROUBLE Two American climbers who skied down the Lhotse Face of Everest, failed to obtain skiing permits, claims Department of Tourism. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10465 Wed, 16 May 2018 13:51:59 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10464 Wed, 30 May 2018 21:27:14 +0100 US SKIER NUMBERS DOWN An estimated 1.5 million fewer skier visits were recorded in the USA last season compared with the previous winter. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10462 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:28:23 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10461 Wed, 30 May 2018 21:28:20 +0100 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10460 Wed, 30 May 2018 21:28:51 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10459 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:54:34 +0100 COW FIGHTING IN SION Massive beasts vie for herd dominance in the Swiss Alps as their owners indulge in cow-fighting as a local pastime. It's a growing sport attracting big crowds. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10458 Thu, 10 May 2018 11:16:22 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10456 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:04:19 +0100 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! http://www.planetski.eu/news/10455 Mon, 14 May 2018 13:48:48 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10454 Mon, 14 May 2018 13:49:23 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10453 Sun, 13 May 2018 17:40:59 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10452 Sun, 13 May 2018 17:41:33 +0100 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10451 Thu, 10 May 2018 17:56:02 +0100 THAT'S ALL FOLKS Tignes & Val Thorens closed last weekend ending the epic winter of 2017/18. PlanetSKI was in both resorts last week. Others remain open. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10450 Thu, 10 May 2018 13:17:30 +0100 LAAX GOES GREENER Europe's leading freestyle resort is making new strides in its effort to become the first self-sufficient ski resort. It's given itself 12 years to do it. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10446 Wed, 09 May 2018 13:42:29 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10444 Mon, 14 May 2018 13:44:13 +0100 'HELL' IN THE ALPS AS 7 DIE Seven ski tourers dead in the Swiss Alps and a survivor tells his story. It's the worst incident in the mountains this season as an investigation gets underway. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10443 Fri, 04 May 2018 08:55:38 +0100 THE WORLD'S TOP RESORTS They welcome more skiers and snowboarders than all the rest, so which resorts do you think have made it into the Top 50? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10442 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:20:07 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10441 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:35:47 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10440 Sat, 26 May 2018 09:44:17 +0100 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10438 Wed, 02 May 2018 11:21:26 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10434 Fri, 04 May 2018 12:49:33 +0100 POND SKIMMER CHARGED A skier who tried to jump the crowd at the Copper Mountain pond-skimming event is charged with third-degree assault and reckless endangerment. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10432 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:04:22 +0100 IS SKIING FINALLY ON THE RISE? The annual International Report on Snow and Mountain Tourism is out and, for once, there's a bit - just a bit - of good news. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10431 Wed, 02 May 2018 20:00:00 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10430 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:23:15 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10429 Sun, 29 Apr 2018 21:28:17 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10426 Tue, 01 May 2018 13:26:57 +0100 AVALANCHE SEASON IN THE ALPS Warm spring weather plus a deep & unstable snowpack means the avalanche risk rises. Check out our videos of the HUGE slides now happening. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10425 Mon, 07 May 2018 20:50:57 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10424 Tue, 01 May 2018 13:33:11 +0100 EXPEDITION OR WHAT?! Crossing the Alps in 36-days by ski touring 1,721km over the main Alpine ridges of Austria, Switzerland & Italy. Then ending up on a beach in Nice. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10422 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:48:02 +0100 HALF A BILLION DOLLARS FOR NORTH AMERICAN RESORTS Twelve ski areas in five US states and three Canadian provinces are to see a $555 million investment over the next five years. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10420 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:10:49 +0100 SUMMER FUN IN THE AUSTRIAN TIROL Think hiking instead of snow shoeing, biking instead of skiing or snowboarding and climbing up, instead of sliding down. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10419 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:39:06 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10418 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:58:19 +0100 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN HONOURS ITS OLDEST SKIER At the age of 107, Lou Batori was possibly the oldest skier on earth, whose life was commemorated at the weekend. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10417 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:54:22 +0100 THE FUTURE IS FUN You may be packing away your skis for the summer but young snowsports fans are being urged to look to the future - the Futures Project, that is. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10416 Sun, 29 Apr 2018 13:49:19 +0100 SO MUCH SNOW AT ALTITUDE IN THE ALPS Most resorts have closed after an epic season. On May 1st PlanetSKI was in Chamonix to see the end of winter & 15cm of fresh snow fell. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10415 Mon, 21 May 2018 12:26:05 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10414 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:10:15 +0100 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10410 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:17:24 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10409 Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:34:14 +0100 A HIKER'S PARADISE Alpbachtal in the Tirol has gorge walks, black hikes and easy going trails to tempt any kind of walker this summer. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10405 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:39:45 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10402 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:52:06 +0100 AVALANCHE WARNINGS FOR SKI TOURERS Ski tourers are being urged to be cautious if they plan to head out touring to take advantage of the huge levels of snow still across much of the Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10401 Thu, 10 May 2018 13:37:14 +0100 SKIING TO THE BITTER END A number of big name resorts close this weekend but there's still a few weeks left in the season if you know where to go... UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10398 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:01 +0100 SHERPAS IN VERBIER Two Nepalese Sherpas with multiple Everest summits under their belts, visit Verbier to hone their skiing skills. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10397 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:18:39 +0100 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... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10394 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:10:44 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10390 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:52:32 +0100 ST ANTON, SUMMER MOUNTAIN RESORT St Anton closes for winter and skiing this weekend, 22nd April. When the snow melts and the temperature rises, where will you be? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10389 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:36:06 +0100 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. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10388 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:53:44 +0100 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? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10387 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:55:48 +0100 PLANETSKI GOES UNPLUGGED: DAY THREE 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… NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10385 Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:59:32 +0100 FAMILY GIVES UP HOPE FOR MISSING BILLIONAIRE 58- year old Karl-Erivan Haub went missing in Zermatt last weekend but his family accept he is dead. PlanetSKI reports from the resort. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10383 Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:00:34 +0100 SPRING IS HERE PlanetSKI is out enjoying some of the best April skiing for many years. The temperatures have shot up as spring takes hold but there's still great skiing to be had. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10381 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:10:06 +0100 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… http://www.planetski.eu/news/10379 Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:11:50 +0100 NEW BOSS FOR BRITISH SNOWSPORTS A former RAF officer has been appointed as Chief Executive of British Ski and Snowboard. She's Victoria Gosling and she replaces Dave Edwards. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10378 Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:37:35 +0100 CALGARY OLYMPIC BID WILL GO AHEAD Calgary city council has voted to continue with Winter Olympic & Paralympic bid process following concerns last week. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10377 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:48:14 +0100 SEASONAIRES FRESH BREXIT WARNINGS Worries are mounting that British seasonal workers in the Alps could become a thing of the past. An organisation formed to lobby the government is stepping up its campaign. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10375 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:57:31 +0100 PLANETSKI GOES UNPLUGGED: DAY ONE 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… http://www.planetski.eu/news/10374 Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:12:33 +0100 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 http://www.planetski.eu/news/10371 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:06:06 +0100 TWO OF THE BEST Tiny, talented and tipped for the top. PlanetSKI meets Mia Brookes and Kirsty Muir, the freestylers who have what it takes to be the best in the world. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10369 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:40:52 +0100 THE FASTEST MEN ON SKIS The Speed Skiing World Cup ends with a Brit coming 5th overall as they reach speeds of 200 km/h. PlanetSKI looks at the sport. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10368 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 16:45:23 +0000 BRIT TEENS IN AUSTRIAN SKI LIFT BRAWL A fist fight broke out in Obertauern as 7 teenagers fought with a German man and his son after a row about who should get on a gondola first. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10367 Sat, 07 Apr 2018 20:21:35 +0100