Latest news on skiing and snowboarding

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.

20 February 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Every skier or snowboarder has that one friend who is totally obsessed with the snow, but has never been on skis or a snowboard. Much as you pester them to join you on your winter sports holiday, their answer is inevitably “No. And anyways, it’s too late for me to learn to ski now.” Hey, guess what? It’s NEVER too late to learn to ski or snowboard! If the 83-year-old I saw the other day can do it, then your friend can too. Plus, there are millions of reasons why learning to ski or snowboar... Read more ›

18 February 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

For many skiers and snowboarders, the size of a ski resort is one of the main factors to consider when planning a ski holiday. With its generous offering of linked ski areas, Austria is a great option for terrain-hungry winter sports enthusiasts. Over the past several years, various mergers between different ski resorts have created veritable ski area “giants” where the slopes of different ski resorts are directly joined to each other by lifts, eliminating the need for ski shuttles. In this a... Read more ›

15 February 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

It just seems incredible that any sane person could be so fond of a sport that puts their body through such gruelling trials. From clunky, painful ski boots to severe hangovers and everything in between, our beloved winter sports of skiing and snowboarding are definitely not for the faint of heart. It goes without saying that we brave souls will continue putting up with it all in order to get our fix of glistening white mountains, fresh powder snow and pure adrenaline. But just for once, let... Read more ›

13 February 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

It releases a flow of endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine. It eases tension and relaxes you, helping combat against stress, depression and anxiety. And when you sink like a stone into bed at the end of the day, you can be fairly sure you’re getting a nice, sound sleep which will fully recharge your batteries. What is this wonder pill? It’s skiing, of course! Our favourite sport is not only fun, it’s also a great way to stay healthy and happy. Of course, the fresh air and gorgeo... Read more ›

11 February 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Those endless ski lift queues in high season are something to be avoided at all costs, and we can’t think of a better way to do that than by choosing longer pistes and valley runs. By stringing together more kilometres, you’ll reduce the number of times you need to jump on a lift. Pure skiing or snowboarding with no need for stopping – it’s heaven! From a valley run in the shadow of the Matterhorn, to a piste that was featured in a James Bond film, the Alps offer plenty of opportunities to sk... Read more ›

10 February 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

35-year-old Candide Thovex is a legend in the freeriding world, coolly pulling off stunts that ordinary skiers and snowboarders can only dream of. In this sequel to a previous Audi Quattro advert, Thovex ups the stakes, travelling to the far reaches of Europe, Asia and America in search of new and challenging terrain. He floats along water, skis down the Great Wall of China and whizzes through the jungle – is there anything this French skier can’t do? This SkiTheWorld clip is promoting the Au... Read more ›

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

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea will kick off the events this year with an opening ceremony at 8pm KST today (11am GMT). With 102 events in 15 sports, this will be one of the most exciting Winter Olympics ever, particularly for Britain. UK Sport has invested over £30m in Team GB for the PyeongChang Olympics, more than double the budget for the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014, and is optimistic about delivering the best performance ever at PyeongChang 2018. As Korea is nine ho... Read more ›

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

The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is beloved in the skiing and snowboarding world as one of Austria’s top ski areas. Lengthy ski circuits, plenty of activities for families and a rousing après-ski scene place the Skicircus squarely on the alpine map. But all the skiing and other activities can get exhausting, and it’s important to take a break to refuel every now and again! With more than 70 mountain restaurants, the choice can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of o... Read more ›

7 February 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 1

Skiing is absolutely the best sport in the world but there’s no getting around it: you’re bound to experience some embarrassment and humiliation on your very first ski holiday. Not only are you learning a whole new sport, but you’ve chosen a sport with bulky equipment which takes place on a cold, hard and very slippery surface. Don’t worry, though, your mates are there to cheer you on! Well, they’re there and they’re smiling… oh, they appear to be laughing at you. Worse luck! Here are the 1... Read more ›

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