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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.

28 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''

Anyone who's ever skied on improperly waxed skis will recognise the importance of keeping your skis maintained. In addition to preserving your gear, tuned skis help your grip and help you slide better, letting you ski to the fullest of your abilities. Taking your skis in to get tuned professionally can be expensive, so some people prefer to wax them at home. ... Read more ›

28 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

After being plagued with alternating storms and warm temperatures this winter, Scotland's ski resorts finally had something to celebrate yesterday. It's no secret that skiing in Scotland is highly weather-dependant, with the last few years shedding doubt on the future of the ski industry. This winter saw some good snowfall, but interspersed as it was with the warm weather, the ski season got off to a rocky start. Yesterday was the first day all season that skiing in Scotland was going strong, wi... Read more ›
(Photo: © Instagram, @cairngormmountain)

27 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Who hasn't heard of The Challenge, the epic ski circuit that takes ambitious skiers and snowboarders through all four villages of the Skicircus? But that's not the only ski circuit waiting for you in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. Choose from gentle blue slopes, demanding red slopes or a mixture of everything - there's a ski circuit for everyone! These exciting and varied routes offer a fantastic opportunity to explore the spectacular mountain landscapes of the Skicircus... Read more ›
(Photo: ©, Mirja Geh)

26 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

In honour of this Wednesday we bring you... fresh snow! It's snowed in all alpine countries and snowfall is expected to increase over the next few days. Yesterday afternoon France and Switzerland saw fresh snow, which slowly spread to other areas of the Alps. This means we have some lovely webcam images to share with you this morning! ... Read more ›

25 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

This week the Kaunertal Glacier opened what is said to be the steepest slope in Austria. The "Black Ibex" has a slope of 41.3°, or a gradient of 87.85%. If these measurements are correct, that would make it even steeper than the legendary Streif, home to the Hahnenkamm races.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Kaunertal Glacier)

23 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Aside from skiing and snowboarding, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn offers a selection of different toboggan runs, a fun option for young and old! Go on an old-fashioned wooden sledge, speed it up with a modern coaster or experience the beauty of night tobogganing on floodlit pistes. Either way, you’re guaranteed to create some amazing memories! Here we give an overview of the different tobogganing options in the Skicircus. Have you tried tobogganing at the Skicircus? What... Read more ›
(Photo: © CB Photography)

22 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''

In the ski and snowboard world you'll see a bit of everything, from gearheads who wax their skis multiple times a week to laid-back people who don't seem to care at all about their equipment. While it's not necessary to freak out about caring for your gear, there are certain things you should avoid if you want to keep your beloved equipment in working condition. ... Read more ›

21 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''

The Run of Fame in the Arlberg is the most challenging ski circuit in Austria, with 85 kilometres of slopes and 18000 metres in altitude gained and lost. Skiers and snowboarders who tackle this route are guaranteed an unforgettable ski day on the pistes of Warth-Schröcken, Lech Zürs and St. Anton am Arlberg. Plus, thanks to the Flexenbahn lift, there is no more need to take a ski bus for this ski tour. In this article we'll share everything you need to know about the Run of Fame ski circuit in t... Read more ›
(Photo: © )

20 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

The ski resort of Luchon Superbagnères in the French Pyrenees has opted for drastic measures to ensure snow cover over the holidays: it's using a helicopter to move snow to its lower slopes, where it's needed to be able to run the ski schools. Needless to say, this move has brought heavy criticism from no shortage of people.... Read more ›
(Photo: © FranceInfo)

18 February 2020 from Nikki in 'General''

Whether your teenage children have recently become snowboarding fanatics and you felt like you just spent your recent ski holiday with 2 foreigners who speak an incomprehensible language, or you just fancy changing snow sport next year and you don’t want to sound like a complete idiot as well as look like one, we’ve put together a list of snowboarding jargon to help you in either situation… If you were ever a skateboarder in your younger years, or have skateboarding fans around the house, then s... Read more ›
(Photo: © Zwitserland Toerisme - Laax - Gaudenz Danuser)

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