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.

23 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Ski holidays are invariably sprinkled with common phrases. From complaints about the difficulty of the slope, to arguments about which direction to take, these comments are to be expected and, indeed, it wouldn’t be a true ski holiday without them! How many of these have you caught you or your friends saying?... Read more ›

20 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

If you’re flying to the Alps, luggage restrictions can seriously affect the price tag of your ski holiday. It’s something we sometimes don’t think about when booking a flight, but in some cases the checked luggage fees can be higher than the plane fare itself! That’s not to mention that many airlines just don’t accept ski equipment, or call it ‘special luggage’, make you book in advance and charge you an arm and a leg. Some airlines know where it’s at, however, and they’ve organised things to... Read more ›

19 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

The Skicircus is poised to become the biggest ski resort in Austria thanks to a recently announced merger with Zell am See – Kaprun. Scheduled to be complete by the year 2023 if all goes well, the merger would see a new gondola and new pistes linking the two ski areas. Skiers and snowboarders would be able to start a ski day on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier at an altitude of 3029m, head up the Maiskogel and into Kaprun, then take a short ski bus to Zell am See to join up with the Schmittenhöhe, ba... Read more ›

18 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Incredible jumps, first tracks through virgin powder, spectacular helicopter flights over snowy winter landscapes and the sheer delight of breaking out of the 9-5 office life: for the average skier among us, watching these skiing films is just about the closest we’ll ever get to paradise. In anticipation of the 2018/19 ski season, we’ve knocked together a list of the best ski films of 2018 so you can already start getting in the mood. What’s your all-time classic?... Read more ›

17 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

Top of the Mountain Closing Concert on the Idalp

Ischgl recently announced that rock legend Lenny Kravitz will grace the stage with his presence for their end-of-season Top of the Mountain concert on April 30, 2019. The legendary Top of the Mountain concerts are held in a breathtaking arena at an altitude of 2300m in the heart of the ski area, and admission is free upon presentation of a valid ski pass. Lenny Kravitz fans and ski bums around the world, this is the time to start planning your spring ski holidays!... Read more ›

14 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Whether you’re a new skier or an experienced shredder, everybody enjoys a nice blue run now and again. Carving out lush turns on a freshly groomed cruiser, pausing to enjoy the alpine views, it doesn’t get much better than that! Heck, if the mountain is fairly quiet, we’ve been known to whiz down the same blue run again and again... and again! There’s a lot of competition for the best blue piste in the Alps – blue pistes with few crowds or perfectly groomed snow or fall-line skiing or magnifi... Read more ›

12 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The Tirol Snow Card is your ticket to one of the largest groups of ski areas in the world. Just one ticket grants you unlimited skiing all season long throughout all of the ski resorts in Austria’s province of Tirol. This option is especially attractive if you envision escaping for more than one ski holiday this year, as it gives you the chance to discover a new ski resort each time you go on holiday. Keep reading for more information about pricing, which ski resorts are included, timeframes ... Read more ›

12 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Skiing at Fieberbrunn

Snowplaza readers across Europe participated in our Vaya Resort contest over the last few weeks, with hopes of winning a 5-day ski holiday at the luxurious 4-star resort in Fieberbrunn. Participants had to answer one question in order to qualify for the contest: ‘Fieberbrunn is part of a larger linked ski area. How many kilometres of pistes does that ski area have in total?’ Did you answer the question right? Then keep reading to find out if you’ve won!... Read more ›

11 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

There’s no denying it: skiing and snowboarding are expensive sports. A week of skiing can set you back a pretty penny, especially if you’re planning to ski with the whole family. Between accommodation, ski passes, ski lessons and rental equipment, the amounts can start to add up. That’s not to mention that if you’re restricted to travelling during half-term or Christmas, you’ll always have to pay high-season prices. Fortunately, there is a solution: many lesser-known ski resorts in Europe of... Read more ›

9 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The popular French ski resort of Tignes is planning to build an indoor ski slope at an altitude of 2000m to compensate for the melting snow and shorter ski seasons it’s been facing over the last few decades. Inspired by the indoor ski slope in Dubai, the “Ski Line” at Tignes would measure 420m and be located next to the Tichot lift on the Val Claret slalom slope. The proposal has met with backlash from local residents, who argue that an indoor ski slope would compromise the natural beauty of t... Read more ›

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