PlanetSKI is in Canada
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by James Cove
23h ago
Canada is known for its cold winters with some resorts closing when it gets too cold. Earlier this season Sunshine Village closed for a few days as the temperature fell to – 40c. Now it’s a balmy – 4c. “The snow is very skiable, enough coverage to be able to get some great skiing in on the groomers,” said PlanetSKI’s Marie Taylor. “However it does feel like April spring skiing with the average temperature being around – 4c degrees.” Sunshine Village, Canada. Image c/o Marie Taylor. Sunshine Village, Canada. Image c/o Marie Taylor. Sunshine Village, Canada. Image c/o Marie Taylor. Sunshin ..read more
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Snowsports Continue to Grow in China
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by James Cove
3d ago
The latest figures come from the General Administration of Sport of China and are reported in China Daily. Revenue from related sports and other activities reaching 6.46 billion yuan ($898 million), up 543% year-on-year. “This snow season has seen a 5 to 10 percent increase in both visitors and revenue compared to the previous year,” said CEO of Nanshan Ski Resort near Beijing, Hu Wei. “To accommodate the growing influx of visitors, we’ve expanded our fleet with eight new snow machines.” Since the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, there has been a growth in new participants joining winter sports ..read more
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Skis Deals for This Weekend & Ahead to Easter
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by Kisia Cove
4d ago
Get Cracking – Last Minute Deals from Inghams Ski: With huge snowfall forecast across the Alps this coming weekend, it’s the perfect time to get out to the slopes. For those looking to get that mountain feeling, Inghams Ski have some great last minute holiday deals up to half price on some departures. Top deals from Inghams Ski: FRANCE – SAVE £1,080PP: 7 nights self-catering at Hotel Les Arolles, Val Thorens.  Flying 24th February 2024 from London Gatwick from £749 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing. All flights and transfers included. FRANCE – SAVE £990PP: 7 nights chalet catering at ..read more
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Late Season Skiing in the Tirol
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by Jane Peel
5d ago
Even if the low altitude ski resorts are no-go areas in spring, there are five glaciers where conditions remain consistent until late in the year. Spring is also the time when lots of events of laid on so there’s plenty to do on and off the slopes. Glacier Resorts Sölden – open until 1 May Pitztal – open until 5 May Stubai  – open until 20 May Kaunertal – open until 20 May Hintertux – open year round Kaunertal, Tirol, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI Freeriding The Pitztal Wild Face, an extreme freeride event in March, has been held on the north face of the 3,159 metre high Mittagskogel sin ..read more
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Skiers Flock to Snowy Scandinavia
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by Jane Peel
5d ago
Airline CEO, Geir Karlsen, told Reuters the company had seen increased demand from European holidaymakers. He said the unusually mild winter had resulted in a move away from low-altitude ski areas in Switzerland, Italy and the French Alps and that some of the skiers may be heading north instead. “We are definitely seeing an increased demand … from Germany, Holland, from the UK,” he told Reuters, after delivering better than expected fourth-quarter financial results. He did not give any numbers on how many more people the airline had flown over the winter but said that, looking ahead to the fou ..read more
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PlanetSKI Snow Report
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by James Cove
6d ago
Sunday 18th February The mild temperatures are continuing in the Alps as the week gets underway, but the temperature is about to fall and there’s some snow in the forecast. Quite alot in fact. It is due to start snowing on Friday and all eyes will be on the temperatures as that determines where the freezing line will be – rain or snow? It looks like it could be a big storm with large amounts of snow coming down in many areas of the Alps. PlanetSKI reader, Adrian Lamb, is in currently Ischgl in the Tirol in Austria. “With the warm temperatures, over the last few days, the sun-exposed runs have ..read more
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It’s Silver for Zoe Atkin
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by James Cove
1w ago
On Saturday night Zoe Atkin won Silver at the second of the double-header Calgary Freeski Halfpipe World Cup competitions. In a high-scoring Final, Atkin’s score of 92.00 was enough to take second place behind Eileen Gu of China and ahead of Svea Irving from the USA. The result is Atkin’s fourth World Cup podium of the season and her fifth including her Silver from X Games Aspen. Atkin has now made the podium in every World Cup competition entered this season. Atkin remains third in the overall Women’s Halfpipe World Cup standings, behind Eileen Gu and Amy Fraser. Zoe Atkin competes a ..read more
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GB’s Zoe Atkin on the Podium Again
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by Jane Peel
1w ago
The latest success for the 21-year-old freestyler came in the Women’s Ski Halfpipe Snow Rodeo World Cup in Calgary in Canada. Atkin had gone into the night final as second seed. Her finals score of 88.00 was enough to secure third place behind Canada’s Amy Fraser and China’s Eileen Gu. Zoe Atkin competes at the Calgary Snow Rodeo World Cup. Image © Buchholz/@fisfreestyle Atkin now has three World Cup podiums from three World Cup competitions this season. She won bronze at both the Copper Mountain and Mammoth Mountain World Cups. She also won silver at X Games in Aspen last month. GB Wi ..read more
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French Train Conductors Strike Set to Impact UK Skiers
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by James Cove
1w ago
In one of the busiest weekends of the season France is experiencing major rail travel disruption. It is expected only half of high-speed TGVs will run over the weekend as up to 90% of ticket inspectors go on strike. Trade unions are taking action over what they claim is slow progress by SNCF’s management after an agreement for better benefits and pay. Management says it has increased wages, added extra jobs and introduced the agreed bonuses. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said that he respects the right to strike, but opposed the timing during winter holiday period. Strikes are starting on Frida ..read more
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February Skiing in Scotland
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by Jane Peel
1w ago
Last week saw some pretty consistent cold temperatures in the Highlands, and some decent snow falls in the west. Glencoe did a great job getting the hill prepped so that not just the upper mountain, but most of the lower slopes are now complete as well. We had a great ski there on Wednesday on sweet snow with very light winds and decent visibility. Glencoe. Image c/o Rod Frazer Glencoe. Image c/o Rod Frazer Glencoe. Image c/o Rod Frazer It was surprisingly chilled out considering it’s half term, so there were hardly any queues on the hill.   View this post on Instagram   A po ..read more
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