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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.

15 August 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0

So, you fell in love with a skier! Happens to the best of us. Skiers are sexy, smart and adventurous - what's not to love? Erm, well actually, these 8 things...... Read more ›

13 August 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

The Scandinavian Mountains Airport is also known as Sälen-Trysil for its location between the Swedish ski resort of Sälen and the Norwegian ski resort of Trysil. Both ski areas are the largest in their respective countries. The new airport will commence service on December 22, 2019, just in time for ski season in Sweden and Norway.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Spalder Media Group)

13 August 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

It's every skier's worst nightmare (apart from climate change)! Just before reaching the top, a four-seater chair was blown off the Gunbarrel chairlift in the Australian ski resort of Thredbo a few weeks ago, sending the sole occupant plummeting around 10 metres down into a thick snowbank. Ski patrol attended to the somewhat dazed man, who fortunately walked away with just bruising. This is the second incident to happen in the same spot on the same chair in the last few years, following an eeril... Read more ›
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10 August 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

If you find yourself pining after the Alps in summer, you're not alone. Every true skier and snowboarder can relate to the frustrating wait for winter, when it seems like the useless summer will never end! And while other people are content to go to the beach or on a city trip, you know it's not the same. There's just something about the mountains that calls to you. But there is a solution: visiting the Alps in summer! In the last century we've invented plenty of adrenaline-filled sports to keep... Read more ›

8 August 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Can't decide between a city trip and a ski holiday? Why not combine the two? The Alps have plenty of charming towns within easy reach of a ski area. We've chosen five of the most interesting and convenient destinations for a combined city-ski-holiday. What's your favourite one?... Read more ›

2 August 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

LEGO® bricks fans rejoice! The beloved toy company has brought us scenes inspired from NASA, Jurassic Park and Disney. Now it's finally fulfilling the fantasies of every skier who played with LEGO® bricks when they were a child. Following the previous release of a ski lift and a piste basher, this is the first time the toy company will present its fans with a full ski resort. Released as part of their City series, the set will contain 806 pieces and eleven minifigures. ... Read more ›
(Photo: © LEGO)

1 August 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

The Ski Club of Great Britain has announced that they will no longer be offering their Leading Service. Up until now, it was possible for members of the Ski Club to benefit from free ski hosting to any ski resort in Europe or North America where the Ski Club of Great Britain had a presence. The service was run by volunteer skiers - "Leaders" - based in those ski resorts. The Ski Club of GB has faced increasing pressure from the French authorities against the practice of ski hosting by skiers who... Read more ›
(Photo: © Miranda Muller)

31 July 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

The French ski resort of Tignes is one of the only glacier ski areas to remain open for skiing in the summer months. Traditionally, it was possible to ski every day of the year. Due to the glacier melting over the last few decades, the summer ski season has been reduced to just a few weeks. And this summer, Tignes announced it would be closing the glacier ski area ten days early in light of the heatwave that ravaged France this month. The ski area closed on July 25th instead of August 4th as was... Read more ›
(Photo: © © Tignes)

30 July 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

Tickets are now on sale for the Eurostar ski train. With routes from London-St. Pancras station directly to the heart of the French Alps, this is one of the most convenient and eco-friendly ways to start your ski holiday. Return tickets start from £84 one-way or £149 return for a standard ticket, and £129 one-way or £229 return for a standard premier ticket.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Head)

27 July 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

You might know Davos as the location of the annual World Economic Forum conference, but did you know it's also one of the most popular ski resorts in Switzerland? At 1560 metres above sea level, Davos claims the title of the highest city in Europe and skiers and snowboarders enjoy an international, cosmopolitan vibe on their holiday here. Together with neighbouring Klosters, Davos is part of a linked ski area with 6 parts and a total of more than 250 kilometres of slopes. Here are 7 reasons we l... Read more ›

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