September’s Skiing Snippets


– New Lift for Hafjell Ski Resort in Norway
– Details of New Gondola in Palisades Tahoe
– Sit Back & Enjoy
– Riding New Zealand’s Highest Mountain… LIVE

Here we cover anything that takes our fancy.

Short news stories, eye catching videos, amusing cartoons, things that make us smile/things that make us shout at the screen… in fact anything that catches our eye in the world of snowsports.

Check out all the ‘snippets’ from the past few months:

We’re mixing it up:


New Lift for Hafjell Ski Resort in Norway

The new 6-seater express lift will be installed in Hafjell South and replaces two of the older lifts –  Kringelåsheisen & Hafjellheis 3.

“With this, the capacity will increase considerably and add to a more efficient and enjoyable ski experience to all our customers,” said the CEO of Norway – Home of Skiing, Trevor de Villiers.

It will be in place for the 2023/24 season.

See here for more about Hafjell.

  • Accessible ski destination, just 15 minutes north of Lillehammer.
  • 3,474 feet elevation with stunning views and great slopes.
  • Winter Olympic Host: At the 1994 Winter Olympics Hafjell hosted the slalom and giant slalom events.
  • Terrain parks for everyone with a Frontyard and a Backyard, in addition to the main park.
  • Wide-open runs and technical challenges for experienced skiers on the Olympic runs.

Hafjell is one of our favourite smaller resorts in Norway.

PlanetSKI last visited a few years back.

Our chief reporter, Jane Peel, was last there in 2019 when she also visited Kvitfjell:

While our editor, James Cove, last passed through on one of his legendary road trips way back in 2014:


PlanetSKI in Hafjell. Image © PlanetSKI

PlanetSKI in Hafjell. Image © PlanetSKI

And staying with news about ski lifts…


Further Details of New Gondola in Palisades Tahoe Revealed

The Base to Base Gondola in the Californian resort is set to open for the 2022-2023 season and will connect the two valleys of the US resort.

It makes Palisades Tahoe one of the largest ski resorts in North America.

“A realization of the founders’ original vision, the Base to Base Gondola offers newfound convenience and accessibility to the resort’s 6,000 acres and full spectrum of lifts, terrain, dining venues and more,” said the resort in a statement.

It is one of the North American resorts on the Ikon Pass.

The Base to Base ride will offer scenic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, easy transit between the resort’s two base areas, and lift access for expert skiers & snowboards to the top of KT-22.

The Palisades Tahoe team has launched a website to share more about the Base to Base Gondola experience, which includes a video, map, statistics, and frequently asked questions:

Image c/o Palisades Tahoe

Image c/o Palisades Tahoe


Sit Back & Enjoy

Skiing the mini-spines in Bariloche, Argentina on 25th August 2022 – Miles Clark.

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Freeskiers Ride New Zealand’s Highest Mountain, Mount Cook

The Sky Piercer –  Sam Smoothy, Xavier De Le Rue, Nadine Wallner and Fraser McDougall take on the challenge of skiing down New Zealand’s highest mountain, the notorious Mount Cook (Aoraki).

Aoraki differs from bigger mountains in the Himalayas or the Alps as it’s exposed to whatever westerly weather systems the Tasman Sea throws at it.

That means strong winds, heavy snow, and thick cloud that can make visibility a serious problem.

This goes for the eastern side too if the wind changes.

The Sky Piercer director, Jase Hancox, says there has to be an understanding between the protagonists and the crew that cuts both ways.

“The film-maker needs to understand that the athlete isn’t an actor,” said Hancox.

“The athlete also needs to understand that it takes more than just skiing or action to create an engaging film.”

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Image c/o PlanetSKI

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