Latest news on skiing and snowboarding

Read exciting travel reports live from the resorts, news and tips for preparing ski holidays and special weather and snow reports in the Snowplaza ski blog. The Snowplaza team reports regularly from the mountains and keeps you informed about the latest trends in skiing and snowboarding. In addition, you will find tips and news about interesting new products; skis, snowboards, gadgets, clothing and equipment as well as advice and ideas for your next ski holidays.

21 August 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 1

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. He... Read more ›

7 August 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

choosing skis

With so many different kinds of skis out there, how do you find the type that’s right for you? This depends on a few things. First, do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or expert skier? The next thing to ask yourself is whether you are more of a recreational skier or whether you plan to be skiing in competitions, and whether you prefer to take it easy or whether you’re a speed devil. Finally, consider whether you plan to do mostly on-piste or off-piste skiing. In this article w... Read more ›

31 July 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

It’s sport like no other, a sport that fills you with a rush of adrenaline as you sail down the side of a mountain in a whirl of white powder. Skiing has come a long way since its origins as a convenient mode of transport, and the Alps has almost always been at the forefront. Responsible for popularizing the sport and then making it accessible to the middle class, the Alps have overseen the rise of skiing from a rich person’s holiday novelty to one of Europe’s favourite pastimes. Today, horde... Read more ›

25 July 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Learning to snowboard

Congratulations, you’ve taken the leap and decided to try out snowboarding! I applaud you. Whether you’re a skier looking for a new challenge, or a budding snow sports enthusiast who has chosen snowboarding as their torture method of choice, you’re going to love it. And after some lessons with a good instructor and a few practice runs, you’ll be shredding the slopes like a pro! Nothing tops the sensation of whizzing down the mountain in a spray of white powder. In order to help you prepare ... Read more ›

19 July 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

It’s never too early to start planning your winter ski holiday! While the rest of us are basking in the summer sunshine, the dedicated staff at our favourite mountains are already busy preparing for another year of deep powder and good times. You might be surprised to know that there are some ski areas that start the winter season as early as September - when conditions permit, of course! If you're like us and you just can’t wait to grab some friends, get back on the slopes and test whether y... Read more ›

10 July 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Top ski areas in Italy

Italy’s ski resorts boast sunny pistes, family-friendly facilities and world-famous Italian cuisine. That’s not to mention the breathtaking panoramic views from the ski slopes, a good number of which are located in the Dolomites. Whether you haven’t been to Italy yet or whether you’re dying to go back, it’s worth looking into which ski resorts will suit you best. Are you an après-ski fanatic or are you planning a family holiday? Whatever your fancy, discover our picks for the 15 best ski are... Read more ›

3 July 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Exploring Switzerland

This alpine skiing paradise has a disproportionate amount of Europe’s biggest glaciers and highest mountain peaks - one could almost call Switzerland the pinnacle of Alpine skiing. Best-known for its jetsetters, who flock to the likes of St. Moritz and Zermatt to spend their millions, Switzerland also features its fair share of quaint villages and family-friendly ski resorts. The skiing is exceptional, with everything from wide cruising runs to fantastic off-piste terrain. Together with gourm... Read more ›

28 June 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

When is winter coming?

When can you expect a decent snowfall? What month is the absolute worst month to go skiing? And where can you go if you’re absolutely bent on skiing in the summer months? These questions and more are answered in our handy overview of skiing around the year. We’ll take you month by month and show you what to expect and how to plan your holiday in the Alps, whether you’ve set your sights on France, Austria, Switzerland or Italy. With just a little bit of research before you go, you can make i... Read more ›

19 June 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Authentic Austrian villages and traditional charm define skiing in Austria. But that doesn’t mean the Austrians don’t know how to party – in fact, après-ski was basically invented here! The ski areas in Austria offer a wide variety of terrain for every taste and budget, from the glitzy slopes of St. Anton to the family-friendly resort of Mayrhofen. We’ve narrowed down the top 15 ski resorts so you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next ski holiday, whether it’s a family bonding trip ... Read more ›

13 June 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

France is known for having a good number of the world’s largest linked ski areas, with some of the ski areas measuring over 600km of pistes at altitudes of more than 3000m above sea level. But that’s not all France has to offer, and skiers and snowboarders are starting to discover the smaller resorts whose pretty scenery, village atmosphere and varied terrain can easily compete with the biggest names in the Alps. In our list of the top 15 French ski resorts, we've selected some up-and-comers a... Read more ›

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