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.

19 June 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

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 ... Read more ›

13 June 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

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 a... Read more ›

22 May 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Are you suffering from cold feet? (no, we don’t mean that kind!) Tired of being covered in bruises after a day of snowboarding? Panicking about how to hide the scratch you made on the brand-new car as you were clumsily hoisting your skis off the roof rack? You might want to check out a few of these awesome new ski and snowboard gadgets in the upcoming 2017/2018 ski season. Hardcore athletes and pleasure skiers alike will appreciate the thought and effort that the inventors put into these tec... Read more ›

15 May 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Has the thought of taking a ski holiday in the summer ever crossed your mind? Now that it’s so late in the season and closing festivals are being advertised across the Alps, you probably think there are only a few more weeks of skiing left. But surprisingly, there is more than one ski area that stays open well into June and sometimes even all year long! If you’ve never experienced the thrill of glacier skiing under the summer sun, this is definitely the year to give it a try. Here are 8 reso... Read more ›

28 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Winter isn’t over! It seems that Mother Nature didn’t get the memo about it being spring, but you won’t hear us complaining! Ski resorts in Austria and Switzerland are preparing for round two of ski season after a dump of fresh powder on Thursday and even more expected over the next week. It’s pretty safe to say a lot of the powder should still be there, thanks to empty springtime slopes and silly people who think it’s summer. Here are a few photos to get you back in the mood for winter spor... Read more ›

20 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

This delicious dessert is a classic après-ski favourite. The word “strudel” means “whirlpool” in German, an apt name for the tasty explosion of buttery layers of dough mixed with the sweet tang of fresh apples. Originally from the 1600’s, it’s no wonder this dish has stood the test of time. After a morning on the slopes, it’s hard to resist partaking in a warm slice of homemade apple strudel topped off with a dollop of ice cream. Learn how to make your own and bring this traditional Austrian... Read more ›

19 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

End-of-season festivals, spring skiing in the sunshine, summer hiking trails opening soon… it’s hard to believe another ski season is coming to an end! Well, maybe that’s because it’s not. The Alps are great, but you can have (almost) just as much fun shredding the slopes at an indoor ski hall right in your own backyard. From Glasgow to Tamworth, these 5 indoor ski halls in the UK have real snow and even moguls and snow parks. And the good news is they’re open all year, so you can practise y... Read more ›

13 April 2017 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Spring skiing at Easter

With Easter weekend just around the corner, it’s time to start looking at your best options for this chocolate-filled holiday. And what better way to spend it than on a family getaway? From Easter egg hunts to outdoor music concerts to traditional Austrian festivities, ski resorts around the world have organized a ton of activities for all ages. Add in bluebird ski days and you’ve got the best of both worlds! There’s absolutely no need to give up skiing to have a great spring – here are nine... Read more ›

12 April 2017 from Nikki in 'Mountain weather'' | 3

weather report

The weather and snow conditions are, obviously, one of the most important factors when you go on your annual ski holidays and finding a reliable weather & snow report is not always easy. Will there be plenty of sunshine and/or fresh snow or will you be skiing in artic conditions or maybe on slushy snow? These are vital questions that you ask yourself in the run up to your ski holidays and Snowplaza has the answer to all these questions. If you want to know the weather forecast for the Alps and f... Read more ›

12 April 2017 from Nikki in 'Tips'' | 0

ski holidays 2018

It’s all over for the ski season and your ski holidays seem like a distant memory. However, you're already thinking about your next ski holidays in the 2018 ski season. Snowplaza has made an overview of everything you need to plan your perfect skiing holidays. You’ll find links to main topics about skiing and ski holidays in the Alps. You can see the best ski resorts in France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland to help you decide where to go on your next ski holidays. You can find and book ski acco... Read more ›

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