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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.


22 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


Flying into Grenoble for the holidays? Your ski trip just got a little easier! With many airlines operating flights to the UK, Grenoble Airport is a logical choice. And once you get there, there are loads of ski resorts within easy reach. Rent a car or book a transfer and you'll be there in no time. We've put together a list of easily accessible ski resorts close to Grenoble Airport - whether you're flying with the family or with a group of mates, you're sure to find one that will tempt you. So,... Read more ›
(Photo: © Thijs Termeer)

16 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''


The usual ski holiday consists of nothing but good times. After all, what could go wrong? You're partaking in your favourite sport and you've been looking forward to this all year! But sometimes you'll have the bad luck to run across a nasty accident, or even be involved in one. When this happens, it's important to be prepared. Do you know how to act when an accident occurs on the slopes? Here we'll answer some common questions about accidents and first aid on the piste.... Read more ›

9 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


France is one of the best countries for finding ski-in, ski-out accommodation, with many ski resorts offering hotels and chalets right on the slopes. There are so many to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down, but here are some of our favourite ski-in, ski-out resorts in the French Alps.... Read more ›

2 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


The French skiing airport par excellence, Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter and welcomes hordes of British skiers and snowboarders. A short flight to this pretty little town will drop you right in the heart of French skiing territory, with access to almost every big French ski area including Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil. Chambéry Airport operates seasonal winter flights to more than half a dozen destinations in the UK, mostly with BA. This means it’s entirely fea... Read more ›

27 August 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


It's almost time for the kids to go back to school and you're suddenly faced with having loads of time on your hands. Before you know it you're on a ski holiday website. How did that happen? Well, since you're here, you might as well book already, right? Is it a good idea to book your ski holidays this early? ... Read more ›

20 August 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


One of the biggest hassles about any ski holiday in the Alps is how to get there in the first place! Complicated transfers with long wait times are not the best way to start your ski holiday, so next time you book, why not choose one of these easy-to-reach resorts? We've avoided resorts that require costly private shuttles or car hire. All of the ski resorts on this list can be easily accessed from the UK using a combination of plane or train plus an easy shuttle bus or cable car. Remember to pr... Read more ›

13 August 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


We've all skied on artificial snow - most notably at the end of the season when only a ribbon of white winds its way down through green pastures as the cows graze! But what exactly is the difference between artificial snow and natural snow? How harmful is artificial snow with regards to the environment? And which snow is better for skiing? We'll answer all this and more in our article! ... Read more ›

7 August 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... Read more ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

1 August 2020 from Danielle in 'Recipes''


Ski holidays in Italy are really just an excuse to pig out. The Italians are masters at creating dishes that explode with taste using just a handful of simple ingredients. From pasta to pizza, risotto to salads and antipasti, they know how to exploit the flavour of each ingredient to the fullest. As always, we recommend skipping the buffet during your ski holiday in Italy and heading to a smaller, more authentic restaurant for the best meals.... Read more ›

27 July 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


Having your own skis or snowboard is a blessing if you spend a lot of time in the mountains. Renting is fine but there's nothing like being able to glide onto the slopes without queuing at the rental shop, and skipping the boot fitting, and not having to worry about getting the proper-sized skis or the right style! The problem is, your own gear won't last forever, and it seems a shame to throw it away when it's no longer in condition for using on the slopes. With a little imagination and a tiny ... Read more ›
(Photo: © Pixabay, JerzyGorecki)

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