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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 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Destinations'' | 0


Kitzbühel has just opened for skiing, making it the first non-glacier ski resort in the Alps to open for the 2019/2020 winter season. The Austrian ski area promises almost 200 days of guaranteed snow, traditionally opening in mid-October and staying open for skiing and snowboarding until early May. Kitzbühel shares its ski area with Kirchberg, Jochberg, Hollersbach and Pass Thurn to make up the KitzSki area, which boasts around 200km of pistes and excellent freeriding possibil... Read more ›

20 October 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0


If you haven't booked your trip yet, it's time to start thinking about your next ski holidays in the 2019/20 ski season! Snowplaza has made an overview of everything you need to plan your perfect skiing holidays. You’ll find links to main topics about skiing and ski holidays in the Alps. You can see the best ski resorts in France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland to help you decide where to go on your next ski holidays. You can find and book ski accommodation, check webcams and stay up-to-date wit... Read more ›

19 October 2019 from Nikki in 'Family/Children'' | 0


Small babies on summer holidays can sit and gurgle for hours in their buggy wearing simply a nappy and watching the world go by or playing happily in the sand under a sun shade! The mountains are a whole different ball game and it’s vital to take the cold seriously when taking the younger members of the family on a ski holiday. From weather conditions to childcare, there are many issues that need to be taken into account to make sure that every member of the family is happy and safe on their ski... Read more ›
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18 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Destinations'' | 0


The French skiing airport par excellence, Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter and welcomes hordes of British skiers and snowboarders. A short flight to this pretty little town will drop you right in the heart of French skiing territory, with access to almost every big French ski area including Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil. Chambéry Airport operates seasonal winter flights to more than half a dozen destinations in the UK, mostly with BA but also with the budget airl... Read more ›

17 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Events'' | 0


One of the best parts about the skiing pre-season is the chance to get your stoke on with ski films and ski talk with a group of like-minded skiers and snowboaders. And that's exactly what the Winter Opener is: basically an excuse to drool over sick ski films and socialise with other avid skiers and boarders who also can't wait for ski season. Are you in?... Read more ›

16 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0


Believe it or not, summer is a busy time for many ski resorts. Even when the Alps aren't covered in snow, there is plenty to do: lifts, piste bashers, and snow cannons must all be inspected and fixed where necessary, and preparations must be made for the upcoming ski season. Some ski resorts take advantage of the ski pistes being closed to instal new lifts! Here you'll find a quick overview of the major new lifts that will be inaugurated for the 2019/20 ski season.... Read more ›
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15 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Competition'' | 0


Not long now til the start of the 2019-20 ski season - and it's the perfect time to enter a contest! We've teamed up with our partner Sunweb to offer you a fantastic start to the ski season. All you have to do is fill out a quick form and give the correct answer to a question and you'll be entered to win a 5-day ski holiday for 2 people at the Vaya Resort in Galtür (Paznaun)! The prize includes accommodation and a 4-day ski pass for both people. Keep reading for more details!... Read more ›
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13 October 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0


Ski pass prices in the Alps are continuing to climb steeper, with an average increase of 4% in the most popular resorts this season. This means a 6-day ski pass in high season will cost you an average of £9.36 more than last season. It's becoming all too common to fork out more than £260 for a week of skiing. In this article we'll give a rundown of how ski pass prices have changed in the 2019-2020 ski season and provide data for some of the biggest resorts in the Alps.... Read more ›

12 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Destinations'' | 0


There's nothing more heartbreaking than arriving at your long-awaited ski holiday only to find brown hills and a couple of cows grazing! When you've scheduled holiday time, invested money and spent hours researching your ski area and accommodation, the last thing you want is a ski area with unreliable snow cover. The good news is that you don't have to be completely at the mercy of the elements this year. Switzerland is known for its especially high-altitude ski areas and the following ski areas hav... Read more ›
(Photo: © Jungfraubahnen 2019)

11 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Destinations'' | 0


Andorra has long been popular with British skiers and snowboarders looking to avoid the crowds in Austria or the expense of ski holidays in France. In recent years Andorra has also been strengthening its summer offering, making it a destination that's worth visiting year-round. There are no direct flights to Andorra, but the principality is served by the Seu d'Urgell airport just across the Spanish border. It's also easy to combine a holiday in Andorra with a city trip to Barcelona, which is jus... Read more ›
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