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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.

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

In recent weeks, winter sport lovers have been flooded with photo after photo of the incredible snowfall in the Alps. For four weekends in a row, ski resorts across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy have been doused in snow, right on cue for the season opening. Indeed, many ski resorts were able to open early, and the last of the ski resorts are receiving their fair share of snow as we write. Although the holidays aren’t for a few weeks yet, the outlook for Christmas is more pro... Read more ›

8 December 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The heavy snowfall that blessed Austria over the last few weeks has finally hit France, just in time for the ski season opening at Les 3 Vallées. From Courchevel to Val Thorens, the white stuff is coming down hard and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Méribel received 20cm of fresh snow overnight and the whole 3 Vallées ski area is expecting even more snow over the next week. If you’re in the neighbourhood this weekend, Courchevel will kick off the ski season opening with a “chamal... Read more ›

7 December 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

© Kärnten Werbung, Fotograf: Franz Gerdl

The sunny province of Carinthia, nestled on Austria’s southern border next to Italy and Slovenia, has a genuinely welcoming atmosphere. Therapeutic wellness spas, exquisite regional cuisine and peaceful nature walks form a wonderful backdrop to skiing holidays at world-class ski resorts such as Nassfeld and Bad Kleinkirchheim. This is the perfect place to spend a week relaxing with the family or with mates. To help spark your imagination, we’ve put together some suggestions on what to check o... Read more ›

5 December 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Austria’s Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn has a plethora of activities on offer for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. A dynamic ski area with terrain for every level and no shortage of ski-in, ski-out accommodation, the “Home of Lässig” is a favourite with both beginners and experts alike. This winter, don’t miss your chance to explore expansive freeride areas and challenging ski circuits, ending with trendy après-ski parties hosted by top DJs. Still need convincing? Keep... Read more ›

30 November 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Ski season is also party season! As soon as the fluffy white snow starts falling across the Alps, ski resorts come alive with rockin’ music festivals, spectacular fireworks, adrenaline-pumping ski and snowboard competitions, wild après-ski soirées and loads of other exciting events. During the 2017-2018 ski season, fans are once again eagerly anticipating the return of some of the hottest events in the Alps. Not quite sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top... Read more ›

28 November 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

© Kärnten Werbung, photo by Tine Steinthaler

Nestled on the border between Austria and Italy, Carinthia is known for its guaranteed snow and exceptional amount of sunny days. This is the perfect place for a family ski holiday or a romantic outing with your significant other, and thanks to the new direct flights from London to Klagenfurt, getting to Carinthia is easier than ever before. With the Top Ski Pass Carinthia & East Tyrol, you’ll have access to 30 ski resorts and over 800km of pistes. Skiing in Carinthia means undiscovered slope... Read more ›

21 November 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Stoked for the beginning of ski season? We are too! And so are many Alpine ski resorts, with event calendars jam-packed in anticipation of another great year. During the end of November and beginning of December as ski resorts continue to open for the season, there is no shortage of events in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to celebrate the start of the ski season. In addition to the traditional outdoor concerts and après-ski parties, be sure to check out unique events such as the fon... Read more ›

21 November 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

If you needed another reason to love Ed Sheeran, he’s just filmed the music video of the year at the Hintertux Glacier in the Zillertal Arena. The romantic wintry love story featuring the beautiful Zoey Deutch has us brushing away tears from the corners of our eyes as we wistfully follow along on his perfect ski holiday. There’s no doubt about it, Ed Sheeran has a certain je-ne-sais-quoi, and for teenage girls everywhere, ski holidays this year are going to be inextricably wrapped up wi... Read more ›

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

Mother Nature has brought more fresh snow to the mountains! Another cold front reached the northern side of the Alps on Sunday night and brought a dump of fresh snow with it, focused mainly in Austria’s ski resorts. The snow line is lower than 500m altitude meaning there’s snow in the valleys too, with many roads, trees and roofs inundated in powder. A good portion of the ski resorts are open already and several more are expected to open soon. Below you’ll find some lovely snowy pictures to ... Read more ›

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

Fancy a ski holiday with sunny slopes and guaranteed snow? Come discover Carinthia, Austria’s best-kept secret! Starting December 16, EasyJet is offering weekly direct flights from London Gatwick to Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia. Austria’s sunny southernmost state is in the heart of ski country, with easy access to 30 ski resorts in Carinthia and East Tyrol. If you’ve never been here before, now is the time to explore everything the region has to offer. From shredding powder to relax... Read more ›

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