PlanetSki.eu - NewsPlanetSki.eu brings you news and weather reports straight from the mountains.http://www.planetski.eu/news KATIE SUMMERHAYES RUPTURES KNEE LIGAMENT The talented British freestyler skier has suffered another serious knee injury while skiing in New Zealand. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10841 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:38:40 +0100 WINTER IS GETTING CLOSER How do we know? The cows are coming down from their high alpine pastures in Europe and the cannons are being switched on in the USA. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10839 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:36:55 +0100 SNOG, MARRY, AVOID So which resorts would you chose for these three pastimes? And why? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10834 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:10:05 +0100 EUROPEAN 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. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10831 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:06:18 +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. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10830 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:44:49 +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. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10828 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:27:43 +0100 BUMPER SNOW IN AUSTRALIA 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 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:15:54 +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. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10824 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:11:07 +0100 TROUBLE DEEPENS FOR 2026 OLYMPICS The Italian joint bid has descended into bitter rivalry & appears to be over. It follows the withdrawl of Japan in Sapporo earlier this week. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10823 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:32:24 +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 DECREASES 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 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:40:20 +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. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10816 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:11:28 +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 Pyeonchang 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 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 04:04:51 +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 Keeping safe on the slopes? T-bar boomerang effect, Liverpool FC teams up with Verbier + NZ mountains from the air. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10774 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:05:52 +0100 SEPTEMBER NEWS IN BRIEF World Snow Day is coming, big increase in Swiss Alps deaths, British backcountry event comes to Edinburgh + IOC checks up on Beijing 2022. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10773 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:49:16 +0100 LESS THAN 100 DAYS TO GO We're on winter watch as the countdown to the 2018/19 ski season begins. So far, we're seeing snow. It's looking good. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10772 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:04:02 +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 Here we start what's going to be a long, rolling piece with the best ski offers out there we've found for you early bird bookers. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10756 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:52:16 +0100 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 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:03:14 +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 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:53:46 +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 Sun, 01 Jul 2018 14:09:59 +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 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:32:45 +0100 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 THE BRITS WRAP UP It was a bluebird day in the Swiss resort of Laax for the final two events of the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships. PlanetSKI was slopeside. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10365 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:05:57 +0100 DIRNDL DAY Gotta love spring skiing celebrations... Dust off your dirndl and lederhosen, and get yourself to the Arlberg pronto. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10364 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 13:57:36 +0100 GB SNOWBOARDER SUFFOCATES TO DEATH IN SNOW The 25-year old man died in Meribel after falling head first into deep snow. It follows a similar accident in St Anton last month. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10363 Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:05:17 +0100 WHAT BILLY DID NEXT PlanetSKI catches up with Billy Morgan on day three of the BRITS to find out how life is treating him after his Winter Olympics bronze medal. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10361 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 13:57:52 +0100 PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT It's a time of unsettled weather across the Alps. The huge amounts of snow and warmer temperatures have led to some massive controlled avalanches. Check out the latest. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10359 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:17:18 +0100 CRANS-MONTANA REOPENS A row over money led to the lift company closing the lifts this week in an unprecedented move. Talks between the various sides have resolved the issue. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10357 Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:28:40 +0100 THE BEST LAID PLANS... Our father and son team in Les2Alpes, 45-year old Ross and 12-year old Fynn, had a plan.... At the moment it is on hold. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10354 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:41:08 +0100 PLANETSKI WINS SILVER AT THE BRITS Surely some mistake? Our chief reporter is runner-up in the masters category of the British National Skiercross Championships at the BRITS. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10353 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 13:58:20 +0100 THE BRITS 2018 - DAY 1 The first day of the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships saw tough fought contests in ski big air and snowboard cross with the young and not so young taking part. PlanetSKI is there. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10352 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 10:43:09 +0100 GREAT RESORTS FOR NON-SKIERS Here's something different: Where is good to not ski - and a unique chalet you'll have to act on quick to bag for next season: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10351 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:43:42 +0100 SKIING IN SCOTLAND INTO MAY What a week: A spat of spring snow - high winds affect skiing - sun for the weekend. Pack up, get going, it's ski Scotland time... UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10350 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:44:40 +0100 LIKE FATHER LIKE SON? 45-year old Ross Young & his 12-year old son Fynn have arrived in Les2Alpes to sample the other's skiing style. What could possibly go wrong? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10349 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:29:01 +0100 FRESH WARNINGS AS 6 DIE IN AVALANCHES 3 died in a single incident in Switzerland, a mountain doctor was caught in an avalanche near Chamonix in France and two men have perished in Scandinavia. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10347 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:43:20 +0100 OLYMPIANS IN LAAX FOR THE BRITS Snowboarding Olympic medallists are in Europe's top freestyle resort this week as the 2018 BRITS gets under way. PlanetSKI is there. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10346 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:40:08 +0100 APRIL FOOL SPOOFS We've spotted a few in the ski world from snowblading entering the Olympics, drones delivering skis, e-touring, sand ski resorts & maybe a few more... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10345 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:05:20 +0100 APRIL NEWS IN BRIEF IOC claims credit for Korean talks, Crystal Ski launches 2018/19 holiday guide + 10 winter deaths in Scottish mountains. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10344 Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:24:02 +0100 APRIL SKIING SECRETS White Thrill in St Anton, Salmon & horse for dinner, pond skimming in Georgia + Japanese snow-wall walk. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10343 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:05:01 +0100 SKI TOURING: JUST AN UPHILL SLOG? No. There is far more to it, especially if it means skiing down the north face of the mighty Bellecote at 3417m. PlanetSKI skins up. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10341 Tue, 01 May 2018 10:37:14 +0100 WARM, WET & WINDY IN THE ALPS It's mild across the Alps and remains unsettled with some snow at altitude and high winds. Snow depths remain exceptional for the time of year. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10338 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:07:50 +0100 HOW VERY BRITISH Les Arcs holds its second annual celebration of all things British and one of GB's most famous snowsports stars (and PlanetSKI) are invited along. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10337 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 22:19:44 +0100 DRAMA AVERTED ‘TWICE' AT ST BERNARD'S MONASTERY Not one, but two disasters have been narrowly averted at the St Bernards' Monastery in Switzerland. Read on... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10335 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:57:46 +0100 HAVE YOU GOT A HEAD FOR HEIGHTS? You'll need one at the Pic du Midi if you venture out on to its glass based Pontoon in the Sky. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10334 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 13:58:50 +0100 VORARLBERG FAMILY HOTEL The Alphotel is completely geared towards meeting the needs of families on holiday, for winter ski trips & summer stays. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10333 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:19:14 +0100 WHAT HAPPENED AT GUDAURI? A dramatic chairlift rollback occurred in Georgia on 16th March. Preliminary findings blame a combination of a mechanical failure compounded by human error. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10331 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:57:55 +0100 SNOW IS FALLING! Just as we thought spring was starting winter is back with snow falling in the Alps. Up to 50cm is forecast in places over the next day or so. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10330 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:58 +0100 DECATHLON SKI TESTS It's not just value ski gear that Decathlon is developing; it has skis & touring equipment for next season & we've been seeing what they're like. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10329 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:44:12 +0100 A SMASH OF SPRING DEALS It's time to hit the slopes again in what are the best spring conditions in years; Here's a nudge to get you out there. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10326 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 13:59:15 +0100 TWO DEAD AFTER AVALANCHE IN FRANCE Three female ski tourers were hit by an avalanche in near Modane in the Savoie region. It appears they triggered it themselves. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10325 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:15:00 +0100 HELISKIING IN REVERSE Our correspondent Alf Alderson is a Les Arcs 'ambassador'. Sadly his latest communique does not make happy reading. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10324 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:15:18 +0100 INVESTIGATION AFTER GONDOLA FALLS ONTO PISTE The accident happened in the resort of Praloup in the French Alps & it crashed onto a ski slope. There are no reported injuries and a full investigation is underway. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10323 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:28:20 +0100 SNOWBOXX - DAY FIVE As the 6th edition of Snowboxx Festival ends in Avoriaz we look back on a tremendous week in the French Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10322 Sun, 25 Mar 2018 22:57:52 +0100 NORWAY SEES SHARP INCREASE IN SKIERS There has been a 15% increase in lift pass sales this winter with more visitors from the UK heading to the Scandinavian country. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10320 Sun, 25 Mar 2018 21:32:27 +0100 IT'S A WRAP As they prepare to hang up their skis at the end of the season, two of GB's Olympic skiers have been talking to PlanetSKI at their final World Cup in Tignes. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10319 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:46:16 +0100 RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX - DAY FOUR For one day only, James Rampton is not the roving reporter for PlanetSKI. Instead, he's special correspondent for PlanetEFATBIKE. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10317 Sat, 24 Mar 2018 22:54:26 +0000 PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT With Easter approaching there remains huge levels of snow at altitude in the Alps. And guess what? More snow is on its way. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10315 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:37:11 +0100 WHAT A WEEKEND! PlanetSKI takes a 4-day trip to France with Skiweekender to sample the pros & cons of a short ski break. Fancy following our footsteps? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10313 Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:02:02 +0000 MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLE 4* Das Kronthaler hotel at Lake Achensee in the Tirol for skiing and relaxing quite simply gets it right. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10312 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:49:55 +0000 THIRD BODY FOUND AFTER VERBIER AVALANCHE One person remains missing as the authorities consider calling off the search. It was the deadliest avalanche in Switzerland this winter. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10311 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:14:32 +0000 BIG AIR BILLY IN SCOTLAND The GB Winter Olympic bronze medalist Billy Morgan was visiting some of Scotland's ski resorts last weekend. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10310 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:51:46 +0100 MOUNTAIN KIDS Crystal Ski childcare takes a fresh turn for next winter; introducing the Beanie Bear Club for kids NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10309 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:07:06 +0000 RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX - DAY THREE PlanetSKI's roving rampaging reporter is in Avoriaz. Hold on, No! He's at a pop up stage across the border in Champery, Switzerland. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10308 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:00:06 +0000 CASTING CALL Calling all wannabe actors: Spring filming in Val d'Isere needs stars for a video. Guaranteed fun, laughter & celebrity treatment. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10307 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 13:59:48 +0100 THE BRITS IN TIGNES The ski racing reason ends but there's one big date left for GB skiers. The British Alpine Championships get under way this week. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10305 Sun, 20 May 2018 15:43:36 +0100 RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX - DAY TWO PlanetSKI's roving & ramping reporter is in Avoriaz. A great day on the slopes in powder snow was followed by some jaunty gyrations to Fatboy Slim with 6,000 other euphoric fans. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10302 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:34:22 +0000 CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? PlanetSKI's 4-day weekend ski trip to France with Skiweekender comes to an end. With a surprise. Sssshhh... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10301 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:42:06 +0000 WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 3 They are growing in popularity & PlanetSKI is out with Skiweekender in France. Day 3 and we're off to St Gervais. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10298 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:46:28 +0000 AND SO IT ENDS... PlanetSKI completes the Super Three races. The final event took place in Saas- Fee last weekend where it was super snowy. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10297 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:34:32 +0000 RAMPAGING RAMPTON AT SNOWBOXX DAY ONE PlanetSKI's roving & rampaging reporter is in Avoriaz. Enjoying the music line-up & taking a turn or two. Here's his first report on what's going on. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10296 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:14:32 +0000 IT'S GOLD! Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe are top of the podium in the women's visually-impaired slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10294 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:19 +0000 WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 2 They are growing in popularity as some people don't have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10292 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:01:39 +0000 SKI HISTORY HANDED OVER A big collection of artefacts charting 100 years of skiing history has been presented at its new home. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10291 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:46:55 +0000 GB OLYMPIC SKI STAR MEDALS AGAIN Izzy Atkin picks up another medal - silver at the slopestyle World Cup in Italy. James 'Woodsy' Woods also gets on the podium. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10290 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:22:04 +0000 HOPES FADE FOR MISSING SKIERS A further two people remain missing in Verbier after an avalanche on Friday. PlanetSKI has pictures & video of the immediate aftermath. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10289 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:38:55 +0000 WHAT'S ON... Easter is upon us, and so is Spring. But skiing & snowboarding is far from over: Here's what is to come for the rest of this sweet season. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10288 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:07:50 +0100 INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO CHARLIFT CARNAGE The lift in Georgia started rolling backwards, then accelerated & became out of control. It was utter carnage, but amazingly no-one was seriously injured. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10286 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 22:11:29 +0100 WEEKEND SKI BREAK: DAY 1 They are growing in popularity as some people don't have time for a full week or want to squeeze a bonus trip in. PlanetSKI is with Skiweekender. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10285 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:05:06 +0000 MORE SNOW IS FALLING Our updated snow report is out & it seems winter is continuing in the Alps. Especially the southern Alps. And it's about to get cold... UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10279 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:37:24 +0000 PARENTS FINED £24m FOR TERM-TIME ABSENCE Some parents are budgeting for the cost of school fines for taking their children on holiday in term-time, according to a new report. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10278 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:29:38 +0000 DECATHLON OPENS NEW LONDON STORE The outdoor sports retailer has opened a new shop in Kensington this week. 'So, what?' you may well ask. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10276 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:36:54 +0000 MIDWEEK WORLD CUP ACTION The competition season is reaching its climax but several GB skiers & snowboarders are still hoping to make their mark, including an Olympic medallist. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10273 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:30:08 +0000 A TALE OF TWO MOUNTAINS PlanetSKI's chief reporter visits the two peaks that give Aspen Snowmass its name. Each has its own unique character. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10271 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:08:21 +0000 PLANETSKI SPEAKS TO NEW BOSS OF SWISS TOURISM Martin Nydegger has much on his plate as overnight stays fall and the exchange rate bites. But the Swiss tourist industry is fighting back. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10270 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:05:24 +0000 DECATHLON: A SKI BRAND TO REMEMBER It's not a new brand, in fact it's a classic French one, but the outdoor sporting goods retailer Decathlon's own range Wed'ze is full of surprises. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10269 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:58:28 +0000 SKI, SPA & SUN IN AX In the rugged Pyrenees the French town of Ax-les-Thermes and the 3 Domaines ski area offer a charming alternative to the glitzier versions in the Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10267 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:25:59 +0000 JET LAG & ALTITUDE They can impact significantly on a North America ski trip. On your return jet lag tends to kick in worse. However, there are ways to minimise the impact. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10266 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 22:46:25 +0000 BRITISH SNOWBOARDER SUFFOCATES IN THE SNOW The accident happened in St Anton in Austria as he became stuck head first in deep snow. He was pronounced dead at the scene. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10264 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:14:53 +0000 POSTCARD FROM ANDORRA It's been a while since we've heard from our friends in Andorra. Seems they've had good snow, the FWT and there's a possibility the season may be extended. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10263 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:19:44 +0000 HOLD ON TIGHT It's not all about the skiing in Copper Mountain. There's a lot more to get the heart racing and entertain the kids and wannabe kids. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10262 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:53:01 +0000 THE GLOVES ARE OFF Most of the major ski resorts in the USA & Canada are now associated with two companies and the competition for dominance in Winter18/19 is amping up. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10261 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:08:28 +0000 CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED SNOW REPORT Further snow is falling across the Alps. The southern Alps has seen up to 50cm with decent falls elsewhere. PlanetSKI reports from Switzerland. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10260 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:59:36 +0000 GB SPEED SKIER ON THE PODIUM Jan Farrell takes bronze at a World Cup event. It's the first British podium in Speed Skiing since 2004. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10259 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:48:36 +0000 THIRD MEDAL FOR MENNA AND JEN Another day, another medal for GB at the Paralympics as visually-impaired skier Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe take silver in the giant slalom. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10258 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:16:44 +0000 TOP RESORTS FOR GROUPS Ski Total reveals its 5 best European resorts for group ski trips for great skiing, entertainment and ease: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10257 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:10:57 +0000 MOUNTAIN TRACKS: TOURING TRIPS It's the season for ski touring and it's going to be a fantastic one. Have you got the basics covered to stay safe this spring? Are you looking for a challenge? UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10256 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:41:51 +0100 TO THE SNOW Easter is here & with this snow it could be the best in recent years. Here are some hot deals to get you to the mountains. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10254 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:09:04 +0100 EUROPEAN CHALET EXPERIENCE IN THE USA Skiworld is the only UK tour operator that offers a genuine ski chalet experience in the US. PlanetSKI joins in the house-party at Breckenridge, Colorado. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10252 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:16:57 +0000 COLORADO'S SKIING SECRET It's just 75 miles from Denver and not far from Vail but as PlanetSKI discovers, there are good reasons to visit the less well-known Copper Mountain. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10251 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 11:36:13 +0000 AVALANCHES & ACCIDENTS IN USA There have been a spate of avalanche deaths in the western United States. PlanetSKI reports from the USA. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10248 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:37:57 +0000 HELLO COWBOY! Our editor is reasonaby adept on skis, but in the saddle...? James Cove has just had the time of his life in cowboy country near Steamboat. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10246 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:47:32 +0000 FURTHER AVALANCHE FATALITIES IN FRANCE Another two people have died and three people are missing. It follows 7 deaths in France last week after heavy snow. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10243 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:50:55 +0000 STEAMBOAT IN 48-HOURS PlanetSKI continues its winter ski road trip in North America as we head through Colorado. Next up it's the cowboy resort of Steamboat.... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10242 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:51:05 +0000 SNOW-GO It seems the struggles with warmth and lack of snow are over in the USA and winter has started: Avalanche warnings are high NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10240 Sat, 03 Mar 2018 18:18:36 +0000 THRILLS & SPILLS OF MOGULS PlanetSKI's Kisia Cove gets some mogul time & then tackles a halfpipe. Do you want to learn to ski the bumps better? Read on... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10239 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:23:06 +0000 CAN GB BE TOP 5 IN SNOWSPORTS? In 12 years' time Britain is wants to be up there with the world's best ski & snowboard nations. With two medals from Pyeongchang, is that even possible? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10238 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:33:05 +0000 THE ALTITUDE PREVIEW It's time to send in the clowns. The hills are about to be alive with the sound of merriment. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10237 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:29:11 +0000 THE STEEPS OF WINTER PARK The Colorado resort is perhaps best known for its wide groomers & intermediate terrain. Not so. PlanetSKI tackles the steeps. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10236 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 23:54:43 +0000 PLANETSKI VISITS WINTER PARK, COLORADO It's the 4th biggest ski area in the state, the nearest to Denver & has an army of fans. We visit for the first time with our eyes wide-open. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10235 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:37:52 +0000 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: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10234 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:44:15 +0000 OLYMPIC INJURY RATES REVEALED The most dangerous sports in the Winter Olympic Games revealed. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10233 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:33:42 +0000 BIG TURNOUT FOR LECHT WINTER GAMES Scotland's mini Winter Olympics has been declared a huge success with thousands of people taking part. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10232 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:39:41 +0000 MERIBEL'S BIG BASH The French resort at the heart of the Three Valleys has marked its 80th birthday with a massive celebration. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10231 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:34:23 +0000 PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT Snow conditions remain excellent across most of the Alps with fresh snow in places, especially in the south and west. And it's warming up a little in the Alps. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10230 Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:31:25 +0000 MARCH NEWS IN BRIEF Trump tariffs impact outdoor gear, May skiing in Mammoth, man dies in avalanche in Sweden + Shiffrin tops the prize money. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10229 Sun, 25 Mar 2018 15:49:08 +0100 MARCH SKIING SECRETS Moose, skijoring cowboy style, scary snow overhang, orange snow, now that's a snow slide! Taking a Tesla to the slopes, skis or snowboard? NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10228 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:27:57 +0100 KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY A resort that works for Kids, Tweens and Teens plus a skiing Grandad at Half Term: Wengen in Switzerland. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10224 Tue, 01 May 2018 10:52:16 +0100 BEAST FROM THE EAST Extreme cold weather has been affecting Europe with temperatures plummeting into big minus numbers. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10223 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:35:38 +0000 PLANETSKI HITS WINTER PARK Resorts are offering alternatives to skiing & snowboarding. In Winter Park, Colorado, we've been ski-dooing and a few other things besides. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10222 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:27:29 +0000 AND ANOTHER THING... Our correspondent Alf Alderson is, apparently, a Les Arcs 'ambassador'. Here's what's going down at the Ambassador's Residence this week... http://www.planetski.eu/news/10221 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:05:25 +0000 HOW TO KEEP WARM WHEN IT'S -26C It is bitterly cold in the Alps at the moment as an arctic blast sweeps down. There are similar temperatures in North America. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10220 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:31:17 +0000 THAT'S ALL FOLKS The PlanetSKI Idaho road trip comes to an end. What a week of adventures on the road & in the mountains... next stop Colorado. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10219 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:09:50 +0000 WELCOME HOME! PlanetSKI was at Heathrow to meet Team GB's record-breaking Winter Olympians as they arrived home (and get our hands on a medal!) http://www.planetski.eu/news/10218 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:51:14 +0000 THE JOURNEY TO WINTER PARK If there is a better way to arrive in a ski resort then we can't think of one. By train from Denver to the Colorado ski resort of Winter Park. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10216 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:23:02 +0000 WE LOOK BACK AT WINTER OLYMPICS It's all over with Team GB home. Billy Morgan, wielded the flag for GB as the 23rd Winter Olympics closed. We review the best & worst bits. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10213 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:48:14 +0000 BRONZE FOR BILLY MORGAN The snowboarder has taken the bronze medal in the inaugural Olympic Big Air competition. It's officially GB's most successful Winter Games. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10208 Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:11:36 +0000 BACK ON THE ROAD: McCALL TO SANDPOINT The PlanetSKI Idaho road trip heads north to Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Check out the journey & our live blog from the largest resort in Idaho. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10207 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:33:35 +0000 GRIMENTZ IS MOUNTAIN HEAVEN In the Val d'Anniviers is the 15th Century village of Grimentz, known for its extensive off piste skiing, touring terrain & varied pistes. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10206 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:36:59 +0000 EMILY DEFIES THE RANKINGS Britain's ski cross racer Emily Sarsfield got to the Olympics at the third attempt and she's made it count, getting through to the quarter finals. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10204 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:25:44 +0000 IT'S COLD IN THE ALPS! Snow conditions in the Alps remain good, especially on-piste. It is however bitterly cold. -32C in places. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10200 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:04:02 +0000 FASTEST BOARDER ON EARTH The Guinness World Record is broken for the fastest ever speed on a snowboard by Brit, Jamie Barrow. And towed by a Maserati. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10198 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:33:11 +0000 IT SNOWS IN USA It seems the struggles with warmth and lack of snow are over in the USA. Now it looks like winter: UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10196 Sat, 03 Mar 2018 06:14:52 +0000 RYDING TOP TEN IN SLALOM FULL OF SHOCKS Britain's best alpine skier Dave Ryding came 9th at the Olympics but the big shock is that both Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen skied out. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10192 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:27:13 +0000 BIG AIR BILLY IN OLYMPIC FINAL Snowboarder Billy Morgan is through to the final of the first men's Olympic Big Air competition. Also on day 12, Lindsey Vonn misses out on gold. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10191 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:14:10 +0000 Z CARD What is this card? Well, essentially a pocket-sized guide by Ski Total on how you can save bucks skiing next season. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10190 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 14:00:52 +0100 YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE PlanetSKI's Clare Meaney finally gets back on her skis on after the worst three years of her life. We salute you Clare! http://www.planetski.eu/news/10189 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:49:28 +0000 CHESHIRE'S COMEBACK British halfpipe skier Rowan Cheshire finishes 7th in the Olympic final - a huge achievement after the heartbreak of Sochi and an injury-hit four years. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10186 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:27:56 +0000 IDAHO SKI ROAD TRIP MOVES ON We're heading from Boise to McCall in deepest Idaho and the ski resorts of Brundage Mountain & Tamarack. The journey itself proved an adventure. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10185 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 05:14:06 +0000 BRITISH SEASONAIRE WHO DIED IN ALPE D'HUEZ IS NAMED He is 23-year old Jordan Waugh and he worked for VIP SKI. Elsewhere a 12-year old boy died when he fell over a cliff in Avoriaz & a woman has died in an avalanche in Switzerland. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10184 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:26:36 +0000 BIG AIR LANDS The newest and most spectacular sport to be included in the Winter Olympics has landed. It's Snowboard Big Air and Austrian Anna Gasser is a hot favourite. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10181 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:06:09 +0000 ON THE ROAD AGAIN PlanetSKI is on a US ski road trip around Idaho. Adventures await, but it helps to have some skis. And now we have a knowledge of potatos. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10178 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:45:37 +0000 WOODSY JUST MISSES A MEDAL Britain's James Woods put on a superb display in the ski slopestyle Olympic final but finished just out of the medals in fourth. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10173 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:12:11 +0000 PROTECT OUR WINTERS GIVEN $50K The campaigning environmental group has received the money from Ikon Pass. Read more here about POW. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10172 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:11:23 +0000 SCOTLAND DEFENDS ITS RECORD Ski Scotland and the Association of Scottish Ski Areas have come out fighting after accusations of spending too much on snowmaking. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10171 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:10:50 +0000 INVESTIGATION & WARNINGS AFTER AVALANCHES & DEATHS A 44-year old man and his 11-year old daughter have died in an avalanche in Val d'Isere. A man perished in a fall in a couloir in La Grave. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10170 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:46:21 +0000 THREE DAYS IN BANFF PlanetSKI returns to one of its favourite ski towns: Banff in Alberta Canada. So, what makes it special for us? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10169 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:34:47 +0000 PLANETSKI OLYMPIC DIARY The greatest show on earth has taken place & we've been looking at anything quirky, off beat or newsy that's caught our eye in PyeongChang. Here's Week Two. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10168 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 01:24:08 +0000 HISTORIC DAY AT OLYMPICS FOR GB Izzy Atkin is the first British skier in history to win an Olympic medal. Her bronze in the slopestyle kicked off Super Saturday with GB winning a gold and another bronze. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10165 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:36:37 +0000 GB GETS ITS FIRST MEDAL It's bronze for Dom Parsons in the skeleton - the first time Britain has won an Olympic medal in the men's skeleton for 70 years. But Andrew Musgrave has a shocker. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10159 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:57:00 +0000 WILL YOU ENDURO IT? Easter Sunday competition open to EVERYONE will take place throughout Les3Vallees - Pros, families, mates.... get racing. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10158 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:17:49 +0000 THE JONES FAMILY CHANNEL The joys of learning to ski are perfectly captured in the video diaries of one active family taking a winter holiday in Les3Vallees. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10156 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:10:18 +0000 MOUNTAINS & MUSIC At PlanetSKI, these are two of our favourite things in the entire world. Check out the details on the Snowboxx festival in Avoriaz. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10155 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:47:01 +0000 PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT The excellent conditions continue across the mountains in Europe and parts of North America. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10152 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:27:52 +0000 SHIFFRIN SLIPS UP IN SLALOM The American Mikaela Shiffrin failed to get on the podium in the Olympic slalom a day after her gold in the giant slalom. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10150 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:08:44 +0000 PLANETSKI IS BACK IN BANFF It's one of our favourite ski towns and we're in Banff in Canada this week. Next up - Delirium Dive, the signature run of Sunshine Village. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10148 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:24:32 +0000 MASSIVE SNOWFALL IN SCOTLAND (AND SOME IN ENGLAND) But there is almost too much snow with resorts, roads and runs closed by the weather. It is going to be pretty special when things open up. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10145 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:25:30 +0000 SHAUN WHITE MAKES HISTORY The American superstar was in tears as he became the first snowboarder to win three Winter Olympic golds in the toughest competition of his life. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10139 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:09:06 +0000 MECCA FOR GOURMETS Ischgl has been described by gourmet guides as a food Mecca in the Tirol. How long have you got to try the glut of fine restaurants? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10138 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:13:12 +0000 UNFORTUNATE SERIES OF EVENTS Three years ago PlanetSKI reporter, Clare Meaney, was involved in a ‘hit and run’ accident in Val d’Isere. Finally she is back on snow. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10137 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:18:54 +0000 DESPAIR AS GB'S CHRISTIE CRASHES It's heartbreak at the Winter Olympics for short-track speed skater Elise Christie as she crashes out in the 500m final. She'd been tipped to take GB's first medal. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10136 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:58:05 +0000 PLANETSKI POPS ACROSS THE POND February is our time to head to North America. All of us in the full-time staff are heading out & we'll be visiting around 20 different resorts. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10134 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:18:54 +0000 BRITISH WEEK IS BACK IN LES ARCS It saw its first year last season and is back for 2018 with backing from none other than Jenny Jones, GB bronze Olympic medalist. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10133 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:02:23 +0000 ALPENGLOW An agency specialising in catered ski chalet holidays NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10132 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:48:40 +0100 PYEONGCHANG WIND CAUSES HAVOC With more alpine ski races postponed and snowboarders taking hard falls in the Olympic slopestyle final, are the gusty conditions ruining the sport? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10129 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:10:37 +0000 MPI SKI SUPPORT The leading specialist ski insurer sponsors events that foster a spirit of competition NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10128 Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:39:51 +0000 SENSATIONAL MUSGRAVE Andrew Musgrave has come 7th in the best ever Olympic result for a British cross-country skier - and his favourite event is yet to come. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10127 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:15:08 +0000 SNOWBOARDERS CRASH OUT Britain's three men all fell in Olympic slopestyle qualification and failed to make the final but was Jamie Nicholls' robbed by the judges? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10124 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:10:11 +0000 SKIING INTO SPRING The formula is simple: Spring means sun, sun makes us happy; Mountains are therapy, skiing mountains is the king of all activities. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10122 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:55:32 +0000 PLANETSKI IS BACK IN ANDORRA PlanetSKI's Katie Bamber has just returned from the slopes of the Pyrenees. She blogged live and here is her piece in chronological order. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10121 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:35:16 +0000 PLANETSKI OLYMPIC DIARY The greatest show on earth is underway & we look at anything quirky, off beat or newsy that catches our eye in PyeongChang. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10120 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:05:27 +0000 IT'S LEGENDARY A ski resort with a big reputation: What's there to do in Kitzbühel that raises the ski game? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10118 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:18:08 +0000 ORMEROD 'GUTTED' TO MISS OLYMPICS Snowboarder Katie Ormerod had a real chance of two medals for Team GB but has been ruled out after suffering a serious injury. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10117 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:48:53 +0000 HALF-TERM'S LOOKING GOOD! Conditions remain very good across the mountains as the busy half-term week is underway. It's cold, but not excessively so, with blue sky to come. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10116 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:17:30 +0000 PARALYMPIC CHAMPION MAKES THE TEAM FOR KOREA GB's first Winter Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher will be in the squad for the Pyeongchang Games after initially failing to be selected. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10115 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:57:36 +0000 LET THE GAMES BEGIN We've been talking about the Winter Olympics for months, years even, but now they're here. Read on for all you need to know. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10113 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:16:40 +0000 P&V GOES FLEXIBLE For some ski holidays the customer has to adapt to fit in with the schedule of a holiday. Not so at Pierre et Vacances as the customer goes first. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10112 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:07:40 +0000 COLORADO: WHAT'S NEW THIS WINTER? It has some of the best resorts in the USA and PlanetSKI will be visiting next month. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10111 Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:07:25 +0000 POSTCARD FROM REBERTY We report from the hamlet of Reberty that sits above Les Menuires in the mighty Les3Vallees. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10110 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:47:45 +0000 USE THAT OLYMPIC BUZZ If the Winter Olympics inspire you then see here for where you can try the sports you'll be watching. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10108 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:06:56 +0000 TRY A NEW SKI AREA How about Carinthia or the Zillertal in Austria? Have you had a chance to explore them in winter? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10107 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:59:10 +0000 WATCHING THE FWT Our correspondent Alf Alderson is, apparently, a Les Arcs 'ambassador'. Here's what's going down at the Ambassador's Residence this week. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10106 Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:41:12 +0000 ANDORRA SHOOTS ITSELF IN THE FOOT The Grandvalira area has had its busiest January ever. Most resorts would build on that but instead the area is tearing itself apart. Literally. PlanetSKI reports. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10105 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:33:25 +0000 BUMPER SNOW FOR SCOTLAND It bought three snow factories after poor snow last winter. Seems they aren't needed as Mother Nature provides and skiing booms. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10103 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:05:41 +0000 RUSSIA OLYMPIC BAN REMAINS Russian athletes & coaches that have been cleared of doping offences by the Court of Arbitration for Sport will not be allowed to take part at Pyeongchang. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10100 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:42:18 +0000 ANDORRA AFTER 10 From the French Pyrenees to Soldeu in Andorra: SNOW, skiing and atmosphere. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10099 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:53:55 +0000 CHAMONIX TOP OF THE LEAGUE A specialist mountain property agent has ranked the French resort as the best place to buy a property, based on its points system. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10098 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:17:54 +0000 SKIERS MAY SUE OVER CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING A British family has instructed lawyers after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during a Christmas trip to the French Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10096 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:38:33 +0000 THE LECHT WINTER GAMES The Scottish resort is holding its own version of the Winter Olympics this month to capitalise on Olympic fever. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10094 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:26:45 +0000 28 RUSSIANS HAVE OLYMPIC BAN OVERTURNED The winter athletes who were banned from the Olympics for life for doping offences at Sochi have had their suspensions overturned. The IOC has condemned the decision. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10093 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:39:50 +0000 PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT Snow conditions in the Alps remain largely excellent, especially on-piste. And it's none too shaby in the Pyrenees where PlanetSKI is. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10092 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:56:45 +0000 SKI VIDEOS: THE FEBRUARY EDIT There are some insane mountain & extreme action videos out there. Check out some of the best on this rolling Vlog. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10091 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:02:18 +0000 FEBRUARY NEWS IN BRIEF Changes to airline security checks, new Ikon Pass soon out, skier survives Scottish avalanche + Presidents' Day in US. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10090 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 04:22:33 +0000 FEBRUARY SKIING SECRETS Siberian village of Oymyakon warms up, managing snow in Brač, snowboarding in Rome, backflip off a chairlift + vintage snowcats. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10089 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:26:07 +0000 PLANETSKI HITS THE PYRENEES It is a favourite mountain range of ours & this time we're visiting by train. Check out our rolling blog of one of the best PlanetSKI trips of the season so far. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10088 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:12:16 +0000 SKI CLUB GB HERITAGE STORED Historical items charting more than 100 years of British snowsports are to be taken on by a leading sport heritage centre. But how can we see them? UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10087 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:48:40 +0000 PLANETSKI HEADS TO THE PYRENEES We arrived just after 8AM on the overnight sleeper train from Paris. Check out our live & updated rolling blog across today... NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10082 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:22:54 +0000 TARTAN ON TOUR Scottish snowsports have received a big financial boost to promote Scotland as a destination of choice for skiing and snowboarding. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10080 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:18:48 +0000 TRIBUTES TO BRITS WHO DIED IN CHAMONIX Tributes have been paid to two skiers who fell to their deaths in a steep couloir. Futher details of the accident have been revealed. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10078 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:40:49 +0000 SPRAINS & STRAINS PlanetSKI arrives in Aosta. Disaster strikes even before we reach the ski slopes! So, how do we cope? http://www.planetski.eu/news/10077 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 09:28:47 +0000 STORM COMING TO THE USA Finally... Snow is expected so now, with our fingers still crossed, we might see the season really get going. It has been a poor one so far. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10076 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:51:39 +0000 GB MAKES THE X GAMES PODIUM Izzy Atkin takes silver in the women's Ski Slopestyle and James Woods bronze in the ski Big Air. Check out how other GB athletes did too. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10074 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:53:54 +0000 TORD'S TURNS IN THE TIROL There are turns to be made in St Anton & its fellow Arlberg resorts after all the snow. PlanetSKI's Tord Nilson drew the lucky straw. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10073 Sat, 27 Jan 2018 14:09:02 +0000 LIFT PASS WARS IN NORTH AMERICA Introducing the Ikon Pass - a collective ski pass covering 23 ski resorts to rival Vail Resort's Epic Pass. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10070 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 09:29:30 +0000 ANALYSIS: GB AT WINTER OLYMPICS GB's squad of Winter Olympian skiers and snowboarders is pretty much as expected, but there'll be a few disappointed athletes out there. We look behind the headlines. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10069 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:57:00 +0000 THE SUN FINALLY COMES OUT! There are record-breaking depths for January in a number of high resorts. However it's been mild in the Alps with rain on some lower slopes. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10068 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:48:45 +0000 BULLYING INVESTIGATION INTO BRITISH PARASNOWSPORT An independent investigation has been ordered after a female snowboarder made allegations of bullying and discrimination in British Parasnowsport. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10067 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:24:29 +0000 TRIBUTES TO WARREN MILLER The legendary and pioneering US ski film maker has died aged 93. Tributes are coming in. PlanetSKI looks at his life & legacy. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10064 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:25:45 +0000 GB TEAM FOR WINTER OLYMPICS The skiers & snowboarders have been announced. It's a record number: 25 athletes will compete across alpine, cross country + freestyle. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10063 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:07:47 +0000 RACING: SKI MOUNTAINEERING On a wild and windy weekend in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, the second leg of the ISMF took place. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10060 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:08:07 +0000 PLANETSKI GOES EAST With much of the Alps hit by a cycle of storms, we made our way to the Low Tatras. Where? A mountain range in Slovakia. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10058 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:25:31 +0000 BOBBING ALONG IN ST MORITZ Along with football hooliganism, bobsleigh is one of GBs most successful exports‎. Read on with our roving reporter: NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10057 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:22:11 +0000 WHAT TO WEAR Are you new to skiing or snowboarding, or a little rusty on what you need to stay cool, or warm, on the slopes? Iglu's here to help: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10056 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:58:17 +0000 HUGE CLEAR UP UNDERWAY Road/rail links are opening, resorts are being dug out and ski areas cleared. The 4th & largest snowstorm of this month has left over 2m in places.UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10055 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:23:55 +0000 THE WAITING IS NEARLY OVER The selectors have met and on Thursday we'll know which skiers and snowboarders will represent Team GB at the Winter Olympics. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10051 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:57:26 +0000 BUCKLING UNDER THE SNOW Want to see how much snow has fallen this winter? Check out our images of roofs and buildings in the mountains: UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10049 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:50:40 +0000 INFERNO IN THE SNOW It was first organised by a group of ski-crazy brits in 1928, & today it's the world'd largest amateur ski race. PlanetSKI partakes. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10048 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:36:31 +0000 SERENE ONCE AGAIN PlanetSKI's roving reporter James Rampton revels in the peaceful ‎delights of St Moritz. One of the few major resorts not battered by wild weather. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10046 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:56:36 +0000 MICHELIN STARS IN THE MOUNTAINS Here's the second report from St Moritz by PlanetSKI's roving reporter, James Rampton. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10044 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:45:13 +0000 RYDING RACES AGAIN The GB slalom racer was in action in the night race at Schladming. It follows a Top 10 in Kitzbuehel including the fastest run of any racer. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10043 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:46:26 +0000 NORTH KOREA TO SEND 22 ATHLETES TO WINTER OLYMPICS They'll compete in 5 disciplines & 3 sports including alpine skiing. The two Koreas will march together at the Opening Ceremony with a joint ice hockey team. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10042 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:35:59 +0000 SKIING WITH A BOND STUNT-MAN Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I would ski with a Bond Stunt Man. Yet here I am in Wengen skiing with him & hearing about his Bond adventures. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10039 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 03:03:25 +0000 TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? Is there such a thing as too much snow in a ski resort? After the fourth huge storm this month some are wondering. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10038 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 23:02:10 +0000 SERENE ST MORITZ As Biblical storms batter parts of the Alps again, PlanetSKI appears to have got lucky. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10037 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:58:22 +0000 48-HOURS IN HEAVEN Technically it was 48-hours in Zermatt but for our editor, James Cove, it is one and the same thing. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10036 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:37:47 +0000 WE VISIT SERRE CHEVALIER... A truly authentic French gem of a ski resort. PlanetSKI passed through the resort this week with superb conditions. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10035 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:14:08 +0000 PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT The weather is causing havoc in parts of the Alps. When it calms down by the end of the weekend some areas may see close to 2m of fresh snow. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10034 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:09:01 +0000 HAPPY 80TH MERIBEL The ski resort at the heart of the Three Valleys is celebrating a big birthday this year. PlanetSKI hits its slopes and delves into its history. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10033 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:42:00 +0100 AND SO IT ENDS... The PlanetSKI Swiss road and rail trip draws to a close. We look back on a week of some fabulous skiing & great adventures. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10029 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:37:19 +0000 PLANETSKI ATTEMPTS TO SKI The storm is battering Zermatt with most of the lifts closed, but not all. Our editor heads out to try to make a few turns. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10027 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:18:41 +0000 POSTCARD FROM BELALP In Belalp, above the village of Blatten, PlanetSKI's Vanessa Fisher took part in the “Belalp Hexe” race, the first in the ‘Super 3’ series. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10026 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:55 +0000 WHERE NOW FOR THE SKI CLUB GB? A new CEO has been appointed. Our editor, James Cove, has been closely involved with the Club over the years & looks at the challenges ahead. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10024 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:46:31 +0000 THE STORM PASSES The Alps has been battered by yet another massive snowstorm. It's eased off & a huge clear up operation begins. Now there is the small matter of skiing! UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10023 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:03:34 +0000 SKI CLUB OF GB HAS A NEW BOSS He's Darren Neylon, a businessman originally from Australia and a keen skier. He takes up his post in March at a vital moment for the Club. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10022 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:38:09 +0000 50 YEARS ON The Engadine Ski Marathon is 50 years old .The cross-country race takes place in March. Read the story of its most loyal competitor: NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10020 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:50:37 +0000 PICK UP THE PACE IN LA PLAGNE Think you know all about the French ski resort of La Plagne? PlanetSKI has been in town this week to see what's changing. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10019 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:35:01 +0000 WHAT A HOTEL! James Rampton has been raving about Nassfeld in Austria. One of the reasons is the Franz Ferdinand hotel. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10018 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:23:36 +0000 FOUR MEDALS FOR GB SKIERS Freestyle skier Izzy Atkin and Telemark's Jasmin Taylor picked up a pair of podiums each at the weekend. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10015 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:19:28 +0000 PLANETSKI ROAD TRIP HEADS TO NAX Our editor is doing what he loves most: roaming round the Alps visiting resorts he's barely heard of. Next stop Nax. Where? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10014 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:37:42 +0000 PLANETSKI IN NASSFELD PART III Our roving reporter James Rampton goes all Tour D'Austria on the slopes of Nassfeld. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10010 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:36:57 +0000 A SKI TEACHER EXPLAINS How does an instructor ensure a nervous beginner has a good experience? Our own novice finds out. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10009 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:21:22 +0000 RYDING MAKES 'ROOKIE ERRORS' The GB slalom specialist Dave Ryding blamed only himself after a bad day racing in Wengen on Sunday. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/10008 Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:36:24 +0000 SNOW TRAIN TO THE ALPS We're off to La Plagne on the snow train from London - see how the journey went. http://www.planetski.eu/news/10006 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:24:24 +0100 NIFTY NASSFELD PART II The literal translation of the Austrian ski resort Nassfeld is 'Wet Field.' Let's be honest it doesn't sound too enticing! Read our second instalment from Nassfeld. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/10003 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:31:44 +0000 THE PLANETSKI ROAD TRIP ACCELERATES Our editor is doing what he loves most: roaming round the Alps visiting resorts he's barely heard of. Next stop Chandolin/St-Luc in the Swiss Alps. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9999 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:36:17 +0000 GB ON THE PODIUM Izzy Atkin takes bronze in the Slopestyle at Aspen as World Cup events across the discipines continue. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/9995 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:56:39 +0000 3V CAFE Les3Vallees has a new cafe by the station in Moutiers to welcome weary travellers. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9993 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:01:16 +0000 A WEEK IN LES ARCS Six days and every kind of weather imaginable as PlanetSKI's chief reporter pounds the pistes and the powder in the French ski area. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9992 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:40:06 +0000 INGHAMS WINS AGAIN Inghams has been awarded Best Operator for Activities in the Globe Travel Awards 2018 for the third time running NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9991 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:51:22 +0000 PLAN IN YOUR PJS 125 resorts are covered in the upgraded Ski Explorer app so you can plan your route, research mountain must-sees and look forward to lunch. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9990 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:18:35 +0000 WHAT A WEEK! More snow has started to fall in parts of the Alps after a clear period of weather. Winter is well and truly upon us in the Alps. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/9987 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:59:41 +0000 ON THE ROAD AGAIN Our editor, James Cove, is doing what he loves the best. Roaming round the Alps visiting a bunch of resorts he's barely heard of. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9986 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:47:13 +0000 PLANETSKI LANDS IN NASSFELD PART I The ski gods have been smiling on PlanetSKI, at least those of us lucky enough to be in Nassfeld. It has charm coming out of its ears. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9985 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:42:17 +0000 NAMED AT LAST Alterra Mountain Company is the new name in the ski industry to know; The partnership & resorts that include Aspen NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9984 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:48:40 +0000 PLANETSKI AT EMTS We've been at the European Mountain Travel Summit in Crans-Montana as senior people from the global snowsports industry look into their crystal balls. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9983 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:15:33 +0000 SNOW IN THE SAHARA Do not adjust your screens, this is not a mirage. Look at these amazing photos from the desert. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9982 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:41:15 +0000 CLUB MED LIFE A very different ski trip to the traditional chalet break but fun, easy and a kid's dream holiday it is for sure NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9981 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:07 +0000 NORTH KOREA AT THE OLYMPICS An 'Olympic participation meeting' for North and South Korea has been called by the IOC. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9980 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:07:26 +0000 WORLD SNOWSPORTS INDUSTRY GATHERS IN SWITZERLAND The 2nd annual European Mountain Travel Summit is taking place in Crans-Montana. On the agenda is future of the industry. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/9978 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:31:17 +0000 GB WINTER OLYMPIC MEDAL TARGETS SET Great Britain is aiming for its most successful Winter Olympics ever and has set a target of two medals for snowsports. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9974 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:17:10 +0000 ANDORRA - WHAT A BLAST! I was in Andorra for three days and I wondered what had changed since my last visit. I guessed quite a lot, but hoped not too much to spoil my memories. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9973 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:07:18 +0000 NORTH KOREA TO ATTEND THE WINTER OLYMPICS The announcement was made during talks between North & South Korea. It's seen as a major breakthrough. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/9972 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:39:15 +0000 SNOW & HARD BLOW ON THE EAST COAST America's East Coast has experienced seriously cold temperatures that shut down ski resorts, kept folk inside & iguanas in slumber. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9966 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 04:23:23 +0000 ROCKET RYDING COMES 12TH GB's No1 ski racer continued his busy start to 2018 with a World Cup race at Adelboden in Switzerland. Other Brits were also in action. NEW & UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/9961 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:54:37 +0000 WE'RE IN ANDORRA After a 10 year gap I wanted to find out what had changed in the tiny Principality in the Pyrenees. I downloaded an App to help me along. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9960 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:54:59 +0000 THE BACK DOOR CREW You will no doubt have heard of Alpe d'Huez - it's one of the most famous resorts in the French Alps. But what about Oz-en-Oisans? NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9959 Sun, 07 Jan 2018 15:43:58 +0000 SKI RESORTS OPEN The huge storm has passed with access by road & rail opening after 2m of snow fell in 48-hours. PlanetSKI has been in the thick of it. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9957 Thu, 24 May 2018 16:27:43 +0100 I WILL NOT FAIL! She could have been put off skiing for life, but nervous novice Philippa Young is back on skis for more punishment. Part 2 - Austria. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9952 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:29:38 +0000 BRITS ON THE BOOZE Some skiers and snowboarders consume the advised weekly alcohol allowance in one day on the slopes. So says a new report. http://www.planetski.eu/news/9951 Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:50:58 +0000 GB SNOWSPORT PARALYMPIANS ANNOUNCED Nine skiers and snowboarders have been selected to represent GB but there's no place for Britain's first Winter Paralympic gold medallist, Kelly Gallagher. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9947 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:03:07 +0000 PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT The weather and snow situation in the Alps is very chaotic right now. Over the last couple of days there has been a lot of snow and a lot of wind. Here's the full report country by country. NEW http://www.planetski.eu/news/9946 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:18:49 +0000 IMAGES OF THE SNOW It's one of the largest snowfalls in recent years - at altitude at least. And with many resorts closed people have been out taking photos. UPDATED http://www.planetski.eu/news/9945 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:01:09 +0000