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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.


2 June 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


Authentic Austrian villages and traditional charm define skiing in Austria. But that doesn’t mean the Austrians don’t know how to party – in fact, après-ski was basically invented here! The ski areas in Austria offer a wide variety of terrain for every taste and budget, from the glitzy slopes of St. Anton to the family-friendly resort of Mayrhofen. We’ve narrowed down the top 15 ski resorts so you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next ski holiday, whether it’s a family bonding trip or ... Read more ›

29 May 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


In the tiny 4-person gondolas of yesteryear, we cosied up with family and friends to enjoy the trip up the mountain in peace and quiet, making relaxed conversation with people we knew well. And we don't have any complaints about the huge mega-gondolas either. With 100 other people, nobody is looking each other in the eye. But what happens when you squeeze into a gondola at mid-station and it's already got three people in it? Do you carry on normal conversation with your friends and studiously ig... Read more ›

26 May 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


France is known for having a good number of the world’s largest linked ski areas, with some of the ski areas measuring over 600km of pistes at altitudes of more than 3000m above sea level. But that’s not all France has to offer, and skiers and snowboarders are starting to discover the smaller resorts whose pretty scenery, village atmosphere and varied terrain can easily compete with the biggest names in the Alps. In our list of the top 15 French ski resorts, we've selected some up-and-comers alo... Read more ›

23 May 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


Are you missing ski season? We are too! To help get through these long spring days, we've compiled a list of some of the best ski films made by Red Bull. Almost all of them take place in the beautiful Alps.... Read more ›

20 May 2020 from Danielle in 'Recipes''


Kaiserschmarrn is one of the most beloved Austrian dishes for a ski holiday. This shredded pancake dish was invented in the 14th century and is now ubiquitous in the mountain restaurants of the Austrian Alps. Topped off with caramelised sugar, a dusting of icing sugar and a side of apple sauce, it's the perfect thing to warm you up during your mid-morning break! It's also very easy to make at home. Here's our simple Kaiserschmarrn recipe!... Read more ›

16 May 2020 from Danielle in 'Recipes''


A fantastic day on the slopes is not complete with a delicious meal on a sunny terrace or cosy mountain hut. And if there’s a perfect après-ski dish, wiener schnitzel has got to be it! Digging into an enormous, mouthwatering slab of crunchy golden meat, accompanied by a generous portion of chips and maybe a side of Preiselbeere cranberry compote... it’s the perfect reward. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for your ski holidays before you can enjoy a scrumptious wiener schnitzel. Now, you can prep... Read more ›

13 May 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


Most skiers and snowboarders start getting crazy excited around August in anticipation of ski season. You, on the other hand, prefer a more relaxed, realistic attitude, and only start getting fussed when the first snowflakes fall from the sky. Around January you begin looking at ski holiday packages for the end of the season – a long weekend should be more than enough, right? If you recognise yourself in these traits, you probably aren’t a hardcore skier. But hey, that’s ok! Take this quiz to fi... Read more ›

10 May 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


We spend a lot of time sorting through prices, package deals, types of terrain, beginner vs. expert-friendly, snow conditions and the like. But how much thought do you put into whether your ski resort of choice is environmentally friendly? With the looming threat of climate change causing brown hills in the near future, it’s more important than ever to make sure our choices reflect our passion for the snow. It would pretty ironic to think that we are contributing to poor snow conditions and shor... Read more ›
(Photo: © saalbach.com, Daniel Roos)

6 May 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''


We all love a ski holiday, with its attendant adrenaline rushes, mountain views and fun in the snow. But there are certain problems that loom over every ski holiday, such as sore muscles and cold fingers. Follow these tips against common skier and snowboarder problems, and you're good to enjoy your ski holiday with no stress!... Read more ›

4 May 2020 from Danielle in 'Announcements''


Voting is over and the results for the Snowplaza Awards 2020 are in!  From December 2019 through April 1, 2020, thousands of skiers and snowboarders from all over Europe and the UK voted for the best ski resort of 2020. This year we asked readers to vote not only for their favourite ski resort overall, but also their favourite ski resort in several categories including beginner, après-ski and advanced. As thanks for casting your vote, we also entered each participant into a draw to win a pa... Read more ›

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