7th May 2023
It is the question we are asked often at this time of year. We’re up to quite a few things – some to do with mountains, some not. NEW
The clue is in the name – PlanetSKI.
We usually go glacier skiing in the Alps and sometimes further afield.
Here’s the PlanetSKI editor, James Cove, up to a few summer activities:
And while in Australia is would be rude not to go sailing.
Then there’s hiking in the mountains.
And a spot of climbing.
Biking is an obvious activity – sometimes a gentle pedal and other times something a bit more extreme.
And sometimes biking with an engine.
We also take to water.
Again, some watery activities are more adventurous than others.
We take to the air too.
And then we have experienced summer golf with the ski legend that is Franz Klammer.
Plus we are reporting on all things that go on out of season in the snowsports world.
News never stops.
Seems people like it as we are still getting thousands of people looking at PlanetSKI each day this May.
On one day in the first week of May (Wednesday 3rd to be precise) 20, 134 people read PlanetSKI – even though skiing is over for most and attentions have turned to the summer.
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Many of our stories are read though google news searches, as we are ranked highly.
We have been reporting on the ski resorts still open and how in the USA they are continuing into the summer.
There remains so much snow in California that we are heading there on May 10th.
Mammoth Mountain has received an astonishing 18+m of snow this winter – it usually gets 10.1m.
That is going to take a time to melt and the resort is likely to have slopes open deep into summer.
As well as Mammoth we’re heading to Palisades Tahoe too.
Be rude not to.
At PlanetSKI we also report on skiing in the Southern Hemisphere.
The snow has already started falling in Australia:
There can be excellent skiing in Argentina and Chile in South America.
We currently don’t have plans to ski in the southern hemisphere, but we will have readers and reporters keeping us up-to-date.
Plans may change, as we haven’t been to South America for a decade or so.
Watch this space…
PlanetSKI’s chief reporter, Jane Peel, will be skiing on water.
Our editor, James Cove, has to finish off walking the South Downs Way.
He completed three quarters of it last year on day trips from London before others things came along – not to mention the temperatures heading in the 30s so he deemed it too hot to walk.
Then there was hiking in Scotland on the Isle of Skye.
And in sometimes PlanetSKI turns into PlanetBOAT.
We’re planning a spot of summer glacier skiing in early June in Hintertux in the Tirol after all the late-season snow.
Plus will be doing a host of other summer activities in the Tirol.
Mainly though we’ll be reporting news.
We have a brand new section on PlanetSKI to report all the updated news – Summer Ski News.
Here’s a sample of what we have:
– GB Snowsport Congratulates Dave Ryding
– Drone Pilot Captures Amazing Footage of Huge Avalanche
– Three Resorts Bid for 2028 & 2029 Alpine Ski World Championships
– First Fully Disabled Team Crosses Europe’s Largest Ice Cap
– Mammoth Bike Park Remains Shut – too much snow
Plus, we’ll be looking in-depth at the other issues that affect the world of snowsports.
Whether it is the continuing melting of the alpine glaciers in the summer or things more uplifting.
Then there are industry reports on how last winter went and looking ahead to all things new for the season of 2023/24.
There is plenty going on.
If you stay with us though the summer, then you are very welcome.
If not, then see you in the autumn as we ramp up to the winter of 2023/24.
It’ll be with us before we know it.