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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.


28 November 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


Ski holidays and eating are inextricably linked in our books - what's a ski holiday in Austria without kaiserschmarrn, or a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps without fondue? At the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn there is no shortage of local specialties to try, from a nice hot bowl of goulash soup in the evening to a hearty wiener schnitzel with chips for lunch. If you were looking for authentic Austrian mountain food, you've come to the right place! In the Skicircus you'll find ... Read more ›
(Photo: © saalbach.com, Mirja Geh)

16 November 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of the largest and most popular ski areas in Austria, attracting thousands of skiers and snowboarders every winter. The Skicircus is known for its endless slopes, lovely villages and fantastic off-slope. In this article we've outlined some of the most interesting facts and figures about this enormous linked ski area.... Read more ›
(Photo: © saalbach.com, Daniel Roos)

2 November 2020 from Nikki in 'Recipes''


Just to really get you in the mood for this year’s ski holiday, I thought I’d tempt you into making your own mulled wine (or “vin chaud” if you’re off to the French Alps this winter). Although you can buy some very good mulled wine sachets in M&S or Holland & Barrett, there’s nothing better than the real thing, lovingly prepared, using freshly ground spices. Mulled wine was first concocted and enjoyed back in Roman times and the basic recipe has stayed pretty much the same since then. Wi... Read more ›

30 October 2020 from Nikki in 'Family/Children''


For you, there is absolutely no doubt that a ski holiday is the best thing since sliced bread! Skiing, snowboarding, sledging – just about everything you can do in a ski resort. The mountain is a wonderful snowy playground for you and life without skiing, would just not be possible. However, sometimes children do not share our passion for skiing. What, to you, is a dream ski holiday, can be quite simply a nightmare for your child if they do not enjoy skiing or snowboarding. To help prevent your ... Read more ›

23 October 2020 from Gareth in 'Destinations''


So who’s afraid of the Southern Alps? We all know that Brits love to spend their ski holidays in the French Alps. However, British skiers and snowboarders tend to head north to famous ski resorts such as Chamonix – and they have every reason to do so – going to the Northern Alps means great skiing, great snow and good après-ski! However, what they’re missing out on by not venturing to the Southern Alps is, great skiing, great snow and good après-ski! ... Read more ›
(Photo: © OT Vars)

20 October 2020 from Nikki in 'Skiing techniques''


The ability to ski safely on a mogul field is an excellent indicator of a skier’s level. We strongly advise beginners to avoid skiing bumps at all costs! However, what if you are an experienced skier with many years of slope time under your ski suit belt, but you do not have enough confidence in your skiing or physical abilities to venture onto those intimidating mogul fields? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you - you will find below some practical advice for skiing bumps without ruining your co... Read more ›

19 October 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''


So, you hit the jackpot and found a budget flight straight to the heart of the Alps. You were thinking ahead, so you’ve already booked an affordable hotel and looked into lift passes. Looks like your relatively cheap holiday in the Alps is all lined up! Or is it? Sorry, EasyJet, did you say ONE carry-on bag? As in… no personal items? With fees for sports equipment starting at £35, it’s worth thinking hard about what items you absolutely need to take, and which ones might be better to rent. Here ... Read more ›

14 October 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than by gloating over the misfortunes of others. And while après-ski can be a nice time to wind down with friends after a day of skiing, it also provides some of the best opportunities for making a fool of yourself in public. Pick a bar, take an apérol spritz and wash it down with some mulled wine and a few pints, add some classic après-ski music and you’ve all the makings of your very own viral Youtube clip!... Read more ›
(Photo: © )

11 October 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


There are certain ski pistes that take on a quasi-mythical status, sometimes because of the challenge they offer, other times simply for the unbeatable views. And while every ski piste is special in its own way, some of them are so amazing that they become the subject of international renown. Today, we’re looking at five ski pistes that are the stuff dreams are made of, ski pistes that should be on everybody’s bucket list, from France to Scotland. Why not seize the opportunity to visit one of th... Read more ›

8 October 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


Lech and Zürs am Arlberg are part of Ski Arlberg, Austria's largest linked ski area. These two famous villages are a jumping-off point for more than 300 kilometres of slopes, accessed by 88 lifts. Highlights of the Lech Zürs am Arlberg ski area include the "Der Weisse Ring" ski tour, the Lech snow park and the unlimited off-piste possibilities.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Lech Zuers Tourismus / Daniel Zangerl)

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