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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.

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

There’s nothing better than leaving a spray of powder in your wake as you carve out the first tracks off-piste. Freeriders and freestylers in search of that amazing sense of freedom and adrenaline will find paradise at Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, which boasts a plethora of on- and off-piste freeride opportunities. In March, you can watch the pros at the annual Swatch Freeride World Tour, which will make their only Austrian stop this year at Fieberbrunn’s Wildseeloder mountain. W... Read more ›

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

Ski season is well underway but it's never too late to plan a last-minute trip to the continent! From music festivals to international skiing and snowboarding competitions to traditional carnivals, there are still plenty of events to check out before the snow starts to melt in the mountains this spring. Snowplaza has done some digging to find those most worthy of your time and money... So, without further ado, if your calendar isn't full yet, here are some of the most exciting parties, competi... Read more ›

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

Taken out of context, it’s a situation no one would readily agree to: sat hip-to-hip with a stranger, wearing heavy plastic boots and a helmet and clutching several sharp objects so they don’t fall thirty metres into the abyss below. Sounds like the beginning of a video game or a sick horror movie, but no, it’s the reality if you’ve ever taken a ski lift. When you’ve finally braved your way through the queue of shoving skiers and poking poles, you find yourself about to board a very high chair... Read more ›

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

“You have to go to Saalbach Hinterglemm!” If you’re getting tired of your friends nagging you, maybe it really is time you checked it out for yourself. Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn boasts 270km of pistes, 60 mountain huts and modern lifts, providing access to a fantastic variety of terrain. You can discover it all with the Skicircus Challenge, which takes you on a tour of all four areas. With its acquisition of Fieberbrunn, the ski circus at Saalbach-Hinterglemm became one of Aus... Read more ›

13 February 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

It's a plane! It’s a train! It’s… an elephant! It might not be the cute, cuddly sculpture you were seeking for Valentine’s Day. But this giant white behemoth happily watches over bemused skiers and snowboarders at the popular Sölden ski resort in Austria, providing plenty of opportunities for photo ops and a few laughs. What exactly is the point of having a massive snow elephant dominating the slopes of Sölden? Read on to discover all about the upcoming performance of "Hannibal" that will ... Read more ›

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

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, I’m sure we’re all eagerly awaiting the romantic weekend that our better half will have orchestrated for us. If you’re that other half, however, you’re most surely in the throes of panic, wondering what you can possibly do to meet the expectations of your needy significant other. Why not consider a weekend of skiing for two in the Alps? You can’t possibly go wrong with mountain views, steamy jacuzzis and a delicious, aphrodisiac cheese fondue. Wi... Read more ›

9 February 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

This weekend marks the finale of the annual Art on Ice show, which played at Zurich and Lausanne earlier this week and is staging two more performances at Davos on February 10 and 11. The “most successful ice skating gala in the world,” Art on Ice attracts 80 000 spectators every year who gather from far and wide to watch an amazing show of musicians, figure skaters and more. From the beloved singer-songwriter James Morrison to Sarah Meier, 2011 European Ice-Skating Champion, this year’s lineu... Read more ›

6 February 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

As January draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the past month and assess how you’ve been doing on your New Year’s Resolutions. Ok, so maybe cutting down on alcohol and calories and upping the exercise isn’t going so well. But don’t panic, because there is good news! The new year coincides nicely with the heart of the ski season, and there are plenty of ways you can incorporate a ski holiday into the quest for the newer, better you. Read on to discover how skiing can help quell y... Read more ›

1 February 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Nestled in the Zillertal valley of the Austrian Alps, Mayrhofen encompasses several ski resorts plus the Hintertux Glacier and offers skiing as far as the eye can see. An authentic, traditional vibe and delicious Tyrolean cuisine round off any family holiday, while more diehard skiers and snowboarders can try their luck on the infamous Harakiri piste. Not for nothing is Mayrhofen famous for its après-ski scene - after a day on the slopes, rest your weary limbs over a pint or two at one of the ... Read more ›

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

Nestled at the end of the Stubai Valley, Austria’s Stubai Glacier is one of the most popular glaciers in Austria. In the preseason, when the picturesque green valley is still celebrating the vestiges of summer, the guaranteed snow from October to June draws massive crowds of snow-savvy skiers to the largest glacier in Austria. Discover top-notch powder and modern amenities at this glacier paradise. With a variety of pistes, family-friendly facilities and a challenging terrain park, there’s som... Read more ›

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