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.

18 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Tips'' | 0

Summer is creeping around the corner and before you know it, it will be ski season again! It's time to start browsing chalets and ski areas in the Alps and, more importantly, it's time to think about getting in shape for your week in the snow. By staying fit over the summer, you can make your ski holidays much easier on yourself - trust us! In this article we've laid out ten summer activities that will help you stay fit for ski season. So when the hills turn white again, you can proceed directly... Read more ›

15 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Tips'' | 0

Doing a ski season in a ski resort is a fantastic way to improve your ski technique by leaps and bounds, not to mention spend all winter skiing for a very reasonable price. Many in-resort jobs throw in a lift pass, staff accommodation and discounts on ski or snowboard gear, vastly reducing your costs and effectively providing you with a paid ski holiday! There are plenty of positions that require extra staff during the winter, so don't hesitate to send out your CV and see if you can't snag somet... Read more ›

13 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is getting even easier to reach with the inauguration of the 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection in the 2019-20 ski season. Thanks to a new tri-cable gondola and a second monocable gondola, it will no longer be necessary to rely on the ski bus to reach the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski area. The first phase of the project was completed for December 2018 and saw the opening of the new MK Maiskogelbahn and multifunctional Kaprun Center. The 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection... Read more ›

12 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

In the run-up to next ski season, Ischgl has announced plans to further update its lift infrastructure. Last year saw the introduction of the Gampenbahn, a six-seat bubble chairlift with heated seats. For the 2019-20 ski season, Ischgl is investing in two new chairlifts, the Velilleck F1 and the Visnitz N2. The Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun continues to set the standard for comfortable ski holidays!... Read more ›

11 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The White Ring ski circuit at Ski Arlberg has been around for decades and has remained a popular way to explore different villages in the popular Austrian ski area. At 22km long, it's also home to one of the longest ski races in the world, The White Ring: The Race. And unlike most other ski circuits, The White Ring is accessible for almost any level of skier. It's mostly compiled of blue and red pistes, with a good smattering of cosy mountain restaurants and spectacular views along the way. Have... Read more ›

8 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Lyon is a gateway to the French Alps and, as luck would have it, many airlines offer flights from Britain to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Whether you’re looking for a quiet ski resort to spend ski holidays with the family, or a world-class ski resort with endless slopes and challenging terrain, there’s no shortage of ski areas within easy reach of Lyon Airport. It’s also tempting to spend a few days tooling around this attractive city on your way home – why not make a week of it?... Read more ›

6 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

The Jungfrau Region will inaugurate two new lifts for the 2019-20 ski season. The "V-cableway" - so called because both lifts will start from the same base station - will transport skiers and snowboarders to the Eiger Glacier and the Männlichen in record time. The lifts will make it much faster to reach the slopes of the Jungfrau Region. The new lifts will also facilitate access to the Jungfraujoch, otherwise known as the Top of Europe. Construction of the lifts was started in 2018 and the first... Read more ›

4 June 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Did you know Norway also has summer skiing? Usually when we talk about summer skiing, the first things that come to mind are the glaciers in the Alps or the faraway destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. But nearby Norway has multiple ski resorts that stay open during the summer months. In this article we'll do a rundown of summer skiing at Galdhøpiggen, Stryn and Folgefonna.... Read more ›

1 June 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0

For many skiers, driving a piste basher is the ultimate dream job. Spending every day in one of these impressive machines worth more than €300 000, with more than 450 horsepower, and with plenty of time left over for skiing - this just might be the best ski resort job there is! A while ago, our colleague Miranda was lucky enough to spend some time interviewing a piste basher driver. Find out more about this dream job below!... Read more ›

30 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Tucked in the interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia along the aptly named "Powder Highway" is a cluster of little-known ski resorts that are home to some of the best skiing on Earth. This stretch of the Kootenay Rockies is renowned for its light, fluffy "champagne" powder snow, and most ski areas here receive over 10 metres of snow annually. These ski resorts, which lie well off the beaten track far from Whistler or Banff, see only the most diehard skiers and snowb... Read more ›

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