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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 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Skiing techniques'' | 0

Skiing in the backseat

Backseating is a common problem in many skiers. It refers to a stance where the skier is leaning back, putting too much weight towards the back of the ski. From this position, it’s much harder to control your skis, and it’s the reason a lot of people can’t nail down the perfect ski technique. To properly control your skis, you need to spread your weight over your entire boot by slightly bending your ankles, knees and hips. This will give you the control you need.... Read more ›

21 February 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0

Ski holiday resolutions

This year, you're starting your ski holiday off with the best intentions! Ahem, much like last year... and how did that go for you? From keeping the drinking in check, to mastering the toughest slope at the ski resort, we may mean well but it doesn't always work out that way! Which of these apply to you? ... Read more ›

20 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Val Thorens ski resort

The highest ski resort in Europe and with access to 600km of pistes in the sprawling Trois Vallées ski area, Val Thorens is no ordinary ski resort. Here, you'll find pistes for every level, modern lifts and a pedestrianised village centre with ski-in, ski-out accommodation. It's no wonder Val Thorens is one of the most popular ski resorts in France! This year brings even more to the table, with a second zipline and four new ski touring routes.... Read more ›

16 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Family tips for the Skicircus

With 270km 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 skier or sn... Read more ›

15 February 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0

Waiting on the slopes

We spend a lot of our time on the mountains waiting by the side of the slopes (snowboarders, we’re looking at you!). But although we complain about the wait, there’s really no excuse for being bored during these times. Dole out a bag of sweets, check out the other skiers or just breathe in and enjoy the mountain landscapes! If you find yourself whinging about how long your friends take to put on their bindings, check out our other ideas for what to do while you’re waiting on the slopes.... Read more ›

14 February 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0

Valentine

It's Valentine's Day today and what better way to spend it than on the slopes with your loved one? In the midst of a snowy winter wonderland, with the fresh mountain air and the endorphins flowing, this is the perfect chance to celebrate your relationship with the love of your life. Here are 5 reasons Valentine's Day is best celebrated with a ski holiday.... Read more ›

13 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Webcam showing fresh snow in Zauchensee

After a fresh bout of snow on Monday, skies are clearing in the Alps and sun is forecast for the rest of the week. Some ski resorts are even expecting temperatures as high as 10 degrees in the valleys and lower slopes! But there's no need to fear - as you can see from the pictures, there's plenty of fresh snow to go around.... Read more ›

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

Lindsey Vonn racing

Legendary American skier Lindsey Vonn went out with a bang this weekend, pocketing one more bronze medal in the last ski race of her career. She had previously crashed in a super-G race just a few days earlier, but true to form, she was back on her feet and even managed to complete the race after receiving medical attention. Vonn’s tenacity has inspired an entire generation of female skiers, including up-and-coming skiing superstars Sofia Goggia and Mikaela Shiffrin. Vonn is famous for always... Read more ›

9 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The Challenge piste map

Since acquiring Fieberbrunn in the 2015-26 ski season, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn has become one of the largest ski resorts in the world. Extending from Salzburg to Tyrol, the ski area boasts a total of 270 kilometres of slopes and 70 lifts, a good percentage of which you can discover for yourself with the day-long Challenge. With 7 hours of straight skiing, the Challenge leads skiers through the varied pistes of Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn. We'v... Read more ›

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

Ski-in, ski-out hotels in Austria

Once you’ve stayed in ski-in, ski-out accommodation, you’ll never go back. The luxury of waking up in the morning, stepping outside and having the ski area spread at before you without having to go any further than your front door... it’s pure bliss! Instead of running to catch the ski bus or lugging your gear across the entire village, all you have to do is strap on your skis and the ski day has begun! While ski-in, ski-out accommodation can be slightly more expensive, it’s worth it: no queu... Read more ›

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