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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.

19 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Events''

The most notorious ski race in the world will take place once again this year in Austria. Starting tomorrow, thousands of spectators will flock to Kitzbühel to cheer on the professional skiers as they fly down the Streif at the 80th Hahnenkamm races. The FIS Skiing World Cup event will include super G, slalom and downhill races. Whether you’ll be watching live or on TV, here’s what you need to know about the legendary ski event.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Kitzbühel Tourismus, Michael Werlberger)

18 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

The Alps have suffered weeks of sunshine, but it's finally time to re-start winter again! Starting yesterday afternoon and continuing throughout the night, it's been snowing like mad in many ski resorts, bringing a much-needed coat of fresh powder to the slopes. This morning, skiers and snowboarders woke up to some beautiful wintery scenery. We're here to share the webcams with you!... Read more ›

18 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''

Mystified by the array of choices presented to you when all you want to do is just get a pair of skis so you can enjoy your ski holiday? In this article we've made a general outline of how to pick your hire skis based on height, weight and ability level. Please note, this article is intended as a quick overview of what to look for, not a comprehensive review of everything you need to consider when hiring skis. Insurance, etc. are not covered in this article.... Read more ›

16 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''

The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn boasts around 270km of pistes, making it one of the largest ski areas in Austria. The villages offer easy access to the slopes and from there, you have loads of possibilities! Since the majority of the slopes are blue and red, less experienced skiers will have no trouble getting out and exploring the ski area. We could make endless recommendations about which pistes to check out at the Skicircus, but here are the top 8.... Read more ›
(Photo: ©, Mirja Geh)

15 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''

Still haven't booked your ski holiday this year? Just got back from Austria and already dying to go again? Book through Sunweb and you'll have access to some of the nicest hotels in the Alps, many with ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes and all the comforts you need for a relaxing, carefree ski holiday with friends or family. Browse deals now and find your dream destination!... Read more ›
(Photo: © Sunweb)

13 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

The Alps are still mired in high-pressure areas that have brought calm weather with barely any fresh snow over the past few weeks. Luckily temperatures have remained cold with relatively low humidity levels, so the quality of the snow already on the pistes hasn't suffered too much. The rest of this week looks to remain about the same, but weather reports are predicting this weekend will bring fresh snow to the Alps.... Read more ›

13 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''

We're lucky enough to live within easy enough reach of the Alps, which offer some of the best skiing in the world. While there's no reason not to be content with freshly groomed pistes and a cosy selection of mountain huts, it's sometimes nice to take your ski holidays to the next level with a trip to a dream skiing destination. We've compiled a list of highest, biggest, steepest and most snow-sure ski areas in the world so you can start ticking them off your bucket list! Have you been to any of... Read more ›

13 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Skiing every month of the year? Sign me up! You might think ski holidays are only viable a few months of the year, but thanks to glaciers and high-altitude ski areas, the Alps actually offer year-round snow sports fun! While we always advise checking the snow report before booking a holiday, these ski resorts offer a fairly decent chance of snow cover and cold temperatures, even in the summer months. Here are our top 12 ski resorts for skiing every month of the year!... Read more ›

12 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

Are you reading this article on a rainy day at home, wondering why everyone else except you is playing in the snow? Time to do something about it! Head to the Sunweb website and you'll see loads of amazing deals to start off 2020 with ski holidays in Austria, Andorra, France or Italy and always including your lift pass! Val Gardena, Mayrhofen and Val d'Isère are waiting for you - what are you waiting for?... Read more ›

11 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

Local police in the small town of Nelson, British Columbia were alerted one afternoon when two 16-year-old snowboarders failed to return home after a day on the slopes. The pair had been skiing in Whitewater Resort, a Canadian ski resort that prides itself on its powder snow. As 9 centimetres of snow fell during overnight, the boys built a shelter and a fire to stay warm.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Instagram, @whitewaterskiresort)

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