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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.


17 September 2021 from Danielle in 'Tips''


It's no fun skiing when you’re afraid. And it happens to the best of us, whether you’re just starting out, whether you’ve been away from skis for a long time or whether you just don’t have a head for heights. Maybe you’re coming back from a bad fall and you’re brave enough to get back out on the slopes – but unable to completely overcome a slight sense of panic at the slippery ice and the steepness of it all. There’s no quick fix for anxiety while skiing, but it’s definitely worth putting the ti... Read more ›

9 September 2021 from Nikki in 'Recipes''


Can't wait until your next ski holidays to tuck into a delicious Fondue Savoyarde? Well, here's the answer - make one at home! Even though you're going to eat 4 days’ worth of calories in one meal, and you won't be burning them all off skiing like a demon the following day, it's got to be worth it - no? Why not share this wonderfully convivial experience with the friends or family that you went skiing with... Below you’ll find a simple recipe for Fondue Savoyarde.... Read more ›

8 September 2021 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 ›

7 September 2021 from Nikki in 'Skiing techniques''


The ability to ski safely on a mogul field is an excellent indicator of a skier’s level. We strongly advise beginners to avoid skiing bumps at all costs! However, what if you are an experienced skier with many years of slope time under your ski suit belt, but you do not have enough confidence in your skiing or physical abilities to venture onto those intimidating mogul fields? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you - you will find below some practical advice for skiing bumps without ruining your co... Read more ›

6 September 2021 from Gareth in 'Lists', Ski areas''


When thinking about winter sports, many people immediately think of Austria, France or Switzerland. But did you know that there are also beautiful ski resorts outside of Europe? In this article, we list some of the most beautiful ski resorts in the USA. In addition, we provide information about current entry restrictions and applying for an ESTA or visa.... Read more ›

5 December 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


With 270 kilometres of pistes, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of the largest linked ski areas in Austria. This makes it the ideal destination for a ski holiday with the family, whether it’s young kids just taking their first ski lessons or confident teens who can’t wait to show off their skills in the snow park. At the Skicircus you’ll find English-speaking ski instructors, specialised kids’ skiing zones, snow parks and ski circuits where almost every level of skie... Read more ›
(Photo: © saalbach.com, Mirja Geh)

28 November 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


Ski holidays and eating are inextricably linked in our books - what's a ski holiday in Austria without kaiserschmarrn, or a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps without fondue? At the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn there is no shortage of local specialties to try, from a nice hot bowl of goulash soup in the evening to a hearty wiener schnitzel with chips for lunch. If you were looking for authentic Austrian mountain food, you've come to the right place! In the Skicircus you'll find ... Read more ›
(Photo: © saalbach.com, Mirja Geh)

16 November 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of the largest and most popular ski areas in Austria, attracting thousands of skiers and snowboarders every winter. The Skicircus is known for its endless slopes, lovely villages and fantastic off-slope. In this article we've outlined some of the most interesting facts and figures about this enormous linked ski area.... Read more ›
(Photo: © saalbach.com, Daniel Roos)

2 November 2020 from Nikki in 'Recipes''


Just to really get you in the mood for this year’s ski holiday, I thought I’d tempt you into making your own mulled wine (or “vin chaud” if you’re off to the French Alps this winter). Although you can buy some very good mulled wine sachets in M&S or Holland & Barrett, there’s nothing better than the real thing, lovingly prepared, using freshly ground spices. Mulled wine was first concocted and enjoyed back in Roman times and the basic recipe has stayed pretty much the same since then. Wi... Read more ›

30 October 2020 from Nikki in 'Family/Children''


For you, there is absolutely no doubt that a ski holiday is the best thing since sliced bread! Skiing, snowboarding, sledging – just about everything you can do in a ski resort. The mountain is a wonderful snowy playground for you and life without skiing, would just not be possible. However, sometimes children do not share our passion for skiing. What, to you, is a dream ski holiday, can be quite simply a nightmare for your child if they do not enjoy skiing or snowboarding. To help prevent your ... Read more ›

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