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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.

24 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Winter isn’t over! It seems that Mother Nature didn’t get the memo about it being spring, but you won’t hear us complaining! Ski resorts in Austria and Switzerland are preparing for round two of ski season after a dump of fresh powder on Thursday and even more expected over the next week. It’s pretty safe to say a lot of the powder should still be there, thanks to empty springtime slopes and silly people who think it’s summer. Here are a few photos to get you back in the mood for winter spor... Read more ›

20 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

This delicious dessert is a classic après-ski favourite. The word “strudel” means “whirlpool” in German, an apt name for the tasty explosion of buttery layers of dough mixed with the sweet tang of fresh apples. Originally from the 1600’s, it’s no wonder this dish has stood the test of time. After a morning on the slopes, it’s hard to resist partaking in a warm slice of homemade apple strudel topped off with a dollop of ice cream. Learn how to make your own and bring this traditional Austrian... Read more ›

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

End-of-season festivals, spring skiing in the sunshine, summer hiking trails opening soon… it’s hard to believe another ski season is coming to an end! Well, maybe that’s because it’s not. The Alps are great, but you can have (almost) just as much fun shredding the slopes at an indoor ski hall right in your own backyard. From Glasgow to Tamworth, these 5 indoor ski halls in the UK have real snow and even moguls and snow parks. And the good news is they’re open all year, so you can practise y... Read more ›

17 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Has the thought of taking a ski holiday in the summer ever crossed your mind? Now that it’s so late in the season and closing festivals are being advertised across the Alps, you probably think there are only a few more weeks of skiing left. But surprisingly, there is more than one ski area that stays open well into June and sometimes even all year long! If you’ve never experienced the thrill of glacier skiing under the summer sun, this is definitely the year to give it a try. Here are 8 reso... Read more ›

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

Spring skiing at Easter

With Easter weekend just around the corner, it’s time to start looking at your best options for this chocolate-filled holiday. And what better way to spend it than on a family getaway? From Easter egg hunts to outdoor music concerts to traditional Austrian festivities, ski resorts around the world have organized a ton of activities for all ages. Add in bluebird ski days and you’ve got the best of both worlds! There’s absolutely no need to give up skiing to have a great spring – here are nine... Read more ›

12 April 2017 from Nikki in 'Mountain weather'' | 3

weather report

The weather and snow conditions are, obviously, one of the most important factors when you go on your annual ski holidays and finding a reliable weather & snow report is not always easy. Will there be plenty of sunshine and/or fresh snow or will you be skiing in artic conditions or maybe on slushy snow? These are vital questions that you ask yourself in the run up to your ski holidays and Snowplaza has the answer to all these questions. If you want to know the weather forecast for the Alps and f... Read more ›

12 April 2017 from Nikki in 'Tips'' | 0

ski holidays 2018

It’s all over for the ski season and your ski holidays seem like a distant memory. However, you're already thinking about your next ski holidays in the 2018 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 acco... Read more ›

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

Nothing can beat the vibe of spring skiing. With bright sunshine and flowers peeking through the snow, everyone seems to be in a good mood. Even après-ski is unrecognizable, with skiers and snowboarders kicking back and relaxing on outdoor terraces with panoramic views instead of huddling around a warm fire clutching hot cocoa. For some reason not everyone has clued in and it still remains the sport’s best-kept secret. So in case you were wondering, here are 8 reasons spring skiing rocks. S... Read more ›

6 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

If you thought this year’s ski season was over, you can think again! Ski resorts across the Alps are finally celebrating the arrival of bluebird days, warm weather and what is undeniably the best time of the year... It's time for spring skiing! That's right, there's absolutely no reason to put away all of your ski and snowboard gear just yet. From outdoor music festivals to crazy competitions and unique family-friendly carnivals, we've made a list of some of the best events in the Alps this s... Read more ›

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

Results are in: Snowplaza readers have selected the best 20 ski resorts in the Alps! A huge thank-you to the 55 000 skiers and snowboarders all around Europe who have cast their vote for the Snowplaza Awards over the last few months. What’s more, five lucky voters, to be announced soon, will win a six-day ski pass for their resort of choice. Check out the list and see how your favourite resort stacks up against the competition! Maybe you’ll get inspired to explore a few new ski areas next se... Read more ›

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