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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.

16 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

In the wake of a visit to the Vallée Blanche at Mont Blanc, Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take greater steps to protect France's natural areas against the effects of climate change. Macron expressed concern over the damning effects of climate change on France's nature, describing the scene as "irrefutable proof of global warming." The mayor of Saint-Gervais les Bains has been requesting action from Macron since September 2019.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Chamonix)

15 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''

The Sella Ronda is on the bucket list for many skiers and snowboarders, and rightly so. Part of the Dolomiti Superski linked ski area, this beautiful ski circuit covers 40 kilometres across four different valleys in the impressive Sella massif. Along the way, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy incredible views, friendly Italian hospitality and a range of challenging slopes. It's the ideal ski circuit for any skier or snowboarder! In this article we'll tell you everything you need to know about th... Read more ›

14 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''

So you want to teach your partner to ski! Whether you’ve just started a new relationship or whether you’ve been nagging them for years to try your favourite winter sport, hopefully this is the year you’ll get the chance to share your love of skiing with the love of your life. There’s nothing like waking up at the crack of dawn and heading outside into the crisp mountain air to earn first tracks on the virgin powder snow. Finding myself in a new relationship with a non-skier, I was determined to ... Read more ›

13 February 2020 from Danielle in ''

High-altitude ski resorts have the best snow and the best views, whether you’re in the Alps or the Rocky Mountains. Glacier ski resorts in particular have the added advantage of being open during the summer months so you can pursue your love for skiing and snowboarding unhindered. If you’re hankering after panoramic vistas and guaranteed snow, you’ll ideally want to choose a ski resort that sits around 3000m or higher. To help you on your way, we’ve compiled a list of thirteen of the best high-a... Read more ›

13 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

The director of the Austrian ski resort of Großarl has officially resigned and the reason he stated for his resignation was the numerous drunken skiers who ski back to the valley every evening. Not only do they disrupt the work of the ski patrol and other staff members, they also regularly provoke dangerous situations and can cause serious accidents. The director claims he no longer wants to take responsibility for the drunken skiers.... Read more ›

11 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

Since the invention of artificial snow, there has been a raging debate over whether it's good, whether it's necessary, and what its effects are on the environment. In 2017 there was talk of artificial snow perhaps not being as bad as some people make it out to be, but researchers at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna have found that artificial snow is indeed harmful to the environment, as reported in Tirol.orf.... Read more ›

10 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

After a few beautiful days in the Alps, the weather is becoming more unstable. A strong western current is bringing disruptions and strong winds, meaning poor weather for many ski resorts. There is a significant chance that lifts will be closed from time to time due to the poor weather conditions.... Read more ›

10 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

Five Britons staying in a ski chalet in Les Contamines-Montjoie have tested positive for the coronavirus after interacting with a British man who stopped by the ski resort on his way home from a business trip in Singapore. The affected people include four adults and one child. The man who brought the virus home from Singapore returned to his home in Brighton and is currently at St Thomas' Hospital in London after having tested positive for the virus.... Read more ›

9 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

Nowadays we rely on our mobile phones for everything - calling, messaging, looking up videos, posting pictures... and soon, it may be possible to use your smartphone as a ski pass! Starting tomorrow, the Monte Popolo Eben (Snow Space Salzburg) is rolling out a week-long trial of smartphone ski passes.... Read more ›

7 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Beautiful Livigno is a must-see winter sports destination. A remote village tucked deep within the Italian Alps, this skiing paradise offers endless slopes, exciting activities and tax-free shopping. Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why you should book your next ski holiday in Livigno!... Read more ›
(Photo: © Livigno / Roby Trab)

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