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.


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

Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is a beehive of activity in the winter. Millions of skiers choose to go to the Glemm Valley for their skiing holidays, and the dedicated, hardworking staff are kept busy around the clock ensuring each and every guest gets to experience a carefree vacation. Lena Gerbig went behind the scenes at the Skicircus to bring you the story of all the work that has to happen before you head up the first lift of the day! From the many lifties to the piste basher d... Read more ›

24 March 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 ›

23 March 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Germany’s Black Forest is a surreal cluster of dense forests and pristine lakes dotted over the mountains. In the heart of it all is Feldberg, which recently hosted several events for the FIS World Cup Ski Cross and is currently celebrating its 125th year as the region’s ski mecca. This family-friendly ski resort is nicely laid out, with a variety of pistes for all levels, an inviting snowpark and a smattering of mountainside restaurants. Snowplaza spent a day exploring everything the resor... Read more ›

22 March 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

A favourite ski resort in the Austrian Alps, Mayrhofen has it all - the steepest piste in Austria, a great variety of beginner and intermediate terrain and stunning views from the top of the Ahorn and Penken mountains. But Mayrhofen and the surrounding Zillertal Valley are not just for skiers and snowboarders - the region is equally as famous for its outstanding après-ski scene and popular festivals. Also on offer are a plethora of alternative sports and activities to satisfy even the most dis... Read more ›

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

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.... Read more ›

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

Freshly groomed pistes, exciting terrain, mouth-watering food and après-ski with good company… throw all the right ingredients in the blender and you’ve got the perfect ski day. With 213km of pistes and guaranteed snow, it’s no wonder Mayrhofen ski resort in the Austrian Alps is a top pick year after year among skiers looking for the best snow conditions and the greatest parties. With the recent opening of the new Penkenbahn Gondola, it’s now easier than ever to take full advantage of everythi... Read more ›

18 March 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

As the days get longer and the nights get shorter and shorter, many of us have already written off the ski season. But the winter is far from over! Cold nights mean good snow, so get out there and enjoy some laid-back spring skiing in the sunshine. At Saalbach-Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn the terraces are filled with skiers and snowboarders in short sleeves and sunglasses. They’re here for the White Pearl Mountain Days, which offers live performances and culinary highlights. Read on for ... Read more ›

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

It’s nearly March 17 again and time for everyone’s favourite holiday – St. Patrick’s Day! With festivities in every corner of the world from Buenos Aires to Tokyo, it would seem you don’t have to be remotely Irish to dress in green and enjoy this excuse for a big party. If you’ve booked your ski holidays for that week, don’t worry, there’s no chance of you missing out. While every self-respecting Irish pub in the Alps should be turning up the craic for this special occasion, here are Snowplaz... Read more ›

16 March 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Legendary for its après-ski, music and comedy festivals and Austrian hospitality, Mayrhofen is perhaps best known as one of Europe’s premier ski destinations. But if you’re dying for an alternative way to see the spectacular views from the very top of Ahorn Mountain, this is the perfect opportunity. With a Snow Limo Tour, you can take a seat and make yourself comfortable while your guide skis you down the piste. It’s the closest thing you can get to actual skiing - the only difference will be... Read more ›

12 March 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

After a week of powder and good times, there’s no better way to impress your friends and family back home than with the world’s perfect selfie. Whether at Austria’s Zillertal Arena or down in the 3 Vallées in France, your ski holiday is a time to make memories you will cherish forever. But how exactly do you go about upstaging the millions of selfies already on Instagram? Luckily for you, technology is getting better every day. From personalized videos to giant selfies, discover a few new in... Read more ›

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