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Austria Glacier Resorts Prepare to Open
Austria Glacier Resorts Prepare to Open

The glacier resorts in the Tirol are always amoung the first in the Alps to open, though some resorts like Zermatt/Cervinia and Hintertux have been....

World Class Snowsports Action In New Zealand
World Class Snowsports Action In New Zealand

The coronavirus pandemic prevented international snowsports athletes from travelling to New Zealand this year so there was no chance of the country staging what is....

Ski Resorts in New Zealand to Reopen but with Restrictions as Covid-19 is Back
Ski Resorts in New Zealand to Reopen but with Restrictions as Covid-19 is Back

Ski fields of Cardrona, Treble Cone, Mt Hutt and Coronet Peak on the South Island all shut on Wednesday as we reported in the PlanetSKI....

Visitors In The Scottish Highlands Urged To Be Responsible
Visitors In The Scottish Highlands Urged To Be Responsible

Visitors have flocked to some parts of the Highlands, blocking roads and leaving behind their rubbish, including dog poo and even human waste. Local authorities....

Glacier Collapse on Mont Blanc Threatens
Glacier Collapse on Mont Blanc Threatens

The ice is from the Planpincieux glacier, above the ski resort of Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley in Italy. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain....

Team Ski & Snowboard Competition To Replace Winter Games NZ
Team Ski & Snowboard Competition To Replace Winter Games NZ

Called Obsidian, the revamped team format will feature 21 of New Zealand’s top freeskiers and snowboarders. It takes place between 10th and 20th August. The....

Second Anniversary of First Ski Descent of K2
Second Anniversary of First Ski Descent of K2

On July 22nd 2018, a Polish ski mountaineer clicked into his bindings at an altitude of 8,611m to make skiing and mountaineering history. Red Bull....

Go Cycling In The Austrian Tirol This Summer
Go Cycling In The Austrian Tirol This Summer

Cycling in the mountains doesn’t have to been an uphill slog. You can always use an electric bike if you want to ease the strain.....

Epic Conditions at New Zealand Ski Resorts
Epic Conditions at New Zealand Ski Resorts

The weekend saw snow conditions described as ‘epic’. Wind-free, cloudless days, combined with school holidays, drew the crowds. There were tailbacks on roads leading to....

What will apres ski bars look like next season?
What will apres ski bars look like next season?

Ibiza, the summer party capital of Europe, has closed its nightclubs and heaving bars as the authorities have decided that social distancing simply can’t work....

Campaign Launched to Save The Ski Train
Campaign Launched to Save The Ski Train

Eurostar usually runs direct day trains to the French Alps on Saturdays between December-April as well as direct night trains on Fridays from January-April. It....

Signs of Life For Next Winter’s Skiing and Snowboarding Season?
Signs of Life For Next Winter’s Skiing and Snowboarding Season?

A swallow doesn’t make a summer and a rise in enquiries plus some bookings doesn’t make a winter – but it is a very welcome....

Nevis Range To Re-Open In July
Nevis Range To Re-Open In July

Staff have been working to put new safety measures in place, including thermal screening, increased cleaning procedures and social distancing. Opening day is expected to....

Austria To Open Its Borders To 31 Countries Next Week But Not The UK
Austria To Open Its Borders To 31 Countries Next Week But Not The UK

The UK will not be one of those countries, due to its high number of cases of coronavirus and its current position in battling the....

NZ Resort Opens For Skiing & Snowboarding
NZ Resort Opens For Skiing & Snowboarding

Mt Hutt had been expected to open later this month, starting out at just three days a week. It will now be up and running....

Austria opens its borders to 31 countries next week but not with UK
Austria opens its borders to 31 countries next week but not with UK

The UK will not be one of those countries, due to its high number of cases of coronavirus and its current position in battling the....

Treasure Hidden in Rocky Mountains Found After 10 Years
Treasure Hidden in Rocky Mountains Found After 10 Years

The remarkable story began when an art collector from New Mexico decided to secrete the treasure at an undisclosed location in the mountains north of....

UK Quarantine Measures Come into Force
UK Quarantine Measures Come into Force

From Monday 8th June, most people arriving in the UK are required to self-isolate for 14-days and give details of their accommodation. People who have....

More Ski Resorts in the Alps Open for Summer
More Ski Resorts in the Alps Open for Summer

“Following the decision of the Federal Council on Wednesday 27 May, we are pleased to inform you that we will open the ski lifts (Châble....

How To Drive To The Alps
How To Drive To The Alps

The coronavirus pandemic and the potential long-term ramifications have got us all thinking about what skiing and snowboarding will look like next winter. We have....

How I Got Into Travel Writing
How I Got Into Travel Writing

I went to Crete with my girlfriend at the time, and I wrote about that. It was about the time that my dad got published....

Air Bubble Linking Ski Fields of Australia & New Zealand
Air Bubble Linking Ski Fields of Australia & New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand have widely been judged to have done superbly in battling the coronavirus pandemic. Australia had 7,193 confirmed cases of covid-19 with....

Life after Lockdown…
Life after Lockdown…

We have been posting a highly popular rolling blog that we have been updating over the past few months, Life Under Lockdown. Our first contributor....

Summer Skiing Starts In Austria Tomorrow
Summer Skiing Starts In Austria Tomorrow

Hintertux prides itself on being Austria’s only year-round ski resort, closing only when weather and conditions force it. Not in 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic forced....

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