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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.

12 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Skiing techniques'' | 0

In skiing, carving refers to using the edges of your skis to “carve” a smooth path through the snow, without skidding or braking at every turn. It’s the natural progression after you master the basics of the snowplough and easy turns, and now that we have shaped carving skis with a generous sidecut, it’s much easier to perfect your carving technique. Check out videos of the pros and you’ll see them carving so well through the snow, they make it look super easy! If you pay attention to these t... Read more ›

10 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Webcam Mühlbach

This weekend winter arrived in all her glory! Mounds of snow fell across the northern side of the Alps in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and the ski resort towns are properly white now all the way down into the valleys. Up to half a metre more snow is expected tonight in many ski areas, with skies potentially clearing later in the week. The Alps are finally ready for the Christmas holidays!... Read more ›

9 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Family-friendly après-ski

Après-ski is inextricably linked to winter sports for many skiers and snowboarders. But once children appear on the horizon, suddenly it’s a completely different story! If you find your kids have cramped your style, try thinking outside the box for fun options that you can do with the kids in tow. There’s no harm in a night out once in a while... as a family!... Read more ›

8 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

There’s no better place to ski than the land of wine and cheese! Oh, and powder snow! Thanks to its massive linked ski areas, its world-class off-piste terrain and its lively ski villages, France is one of our favourite places to ski. Here are ten reasons why!... Read more ›

6 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Val Thorens

For those of us who like broadening our horizons, there’s nothing better than endless slopes to explore. If you’re a diehard skier looking to rack up the miles on your weekend away, or whether you’re determined to choose a ski area where you can stay for a whole week without skiing the same slope twice, then you’re sure to find some options on this list. Choose between Austria, Switzerland, Italy or France – or pick a cross-border ski area so you can boast about having skied in two countries! ... Read more ›

5 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Fresh snow at © Val Thorens

After a bit of a slow start to the ski season, temperatures across the Alps are finally dropping, bringing flurries of snow to ski resorts in France and Austria. Temperatures are expected to stay cold through the weekend, hopefully bringing more snow later in the week so we can kick off this ski season once and for all! ... Read more ›

4 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Skiing techniques'' | 0

Correct skiing posture

Was your last skiing video cringe-worthy? Did your image of yourself as a skiing god(dess) get totally shattered? Whether we’ve been skiing since childhood or whether we just started, almost all of us could stand to improve on our ski technique – it seems to be one thing that you never stop learning! Perfecting your carving, mastering the ideal stance and gaining control over your centre of balance is easier said than done. Start with these five tips and stay tuned for more skiing technique ... Read more ›

30 November 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Skiing and snowboarding dilemmas

Skiing and snowboarding bring some tough decision-making to the table. Rent or buy? Lessons or no lessons? And the all-time most important choice of all: to après-ski or not to après-ski? Before you get into the groove of your ski holiday – you know the point where every morning you can just sling on the same ski suit as the day before, pull your crusty socks off the radiator and click into your skis like you were born to do this – you have a lot of decisions to make. ... Read more ›

29 November 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

View of the mountains from L

Located right in prime skiing region, Lyon is one of the best gateways to the French Alps and, as luck would have it, many airlines offer flights from Britain to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Whether you’re looking for a quiet ski resort to spend ski holidays with the family, or a world-class ski resort with endless slopes and challenging terrain, there’s no shortage of ski areas within easy reach of Lyon Airport. It’s also tempting to spend a few days tooling around this attractive city on your... Read more ›

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