10 December 2014 from Nikki in 'Live from the slopes''

ski safari

Here at Snowplaza we like to give you up-to-date and reliable information about ski resorts and ski areas. Therefore, we regularly visit the Alps to test ski resorts and keep our online information up to date. This winter we have decided to go one step further. We're making a huge road trip to the most famous ski resorts in the Alps: The Snowplaza Ski Safari will be broadcasting live from the Austrian and Italian Alps over the coming weeks and starts right here! You can follow us here and on our Facebook page. Give us tips or maybe even ski along with us if you happen to be in the same area on your ski holidays.

So what’s the Snowplaza Ski Safari all about?

Two reporters, Miranda and Richard, will make a road trip through the most famous and most visited ski resorts in the Alps. They will supply live reports, photos and videos from ski resorts and their ski areas and you'll find all this information here in our weblog and on our Facebook page. They will collect the most important information, such as snow and skiing conditions as well as hot tips in every ski resort and of course share this information with you. Miranda and Richard will be tough on these ski resorts too and will report back with the downsides too! This way we hope to be help you when choosing a destination for your next ski holidays.

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Richard on the slopes

Flachau, Austria: first stop this weekend

Flachau is the first stop on the Snowplaza Ski Safari. Although winter has not really set in yet in the Alps with many ski resorts staying closed due to lack of snow, our team were really excited as there are lucky to have fresh snow waiting for them Flachau in Austria. They will spend 2 days, Sunday and Monday exploring the pistes and the ski resort itself. Do you have tips for Flachau? Is there something we absolutely must do, or certainly should not miss? Please leave your comments below…

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Miranda and her faithful camera

Kaprun, Zell am See and Saalbach and then onto Italy!

On Tuesday morning the Snowplaza Ski Safari will leave Flachau and drive on to Kaprun, Zell am See and Saalbach - Hinterglemm. The plans here will depend on snow conditions and the number of lifts that will be open. From Austria the Ski Safari will travel on to the Italian Dolomites from where we will receive regular updates throughout the season.

The Snowplaza Ski Safari itinerary

The Snowplaza Ski Safari itinerary so far includes the following resorts - some very well known and others to be discovered en route! Ellmau, Fieberbrunn, Kirchberg, Brixen im Thale, Gerlos, Mayrhofen, Seefeld, St Anton am Arlberg, Schruns/Montafon and the Pitztal. And the list is not yet complete ...

Join in the Snowplaza Ski Safari

Our team is thrilled to be able to be up there on the slopes broadcasting live and we hope you find it interesting and fun to follow the Snowplaza Ski Safari through the Alps. We look forward to getting your tips, comments and experiences for the ski resorts we plan to visit! And, of course, let us know if you plan to be in any of these resorts on your ski holidays - the team would be happy to meet up for a drink on the slopes!

Being lucky enough to have parents who were crazy about skiing, my love for the mountains started when I was 4 years old on our first family ski holiday to Austrian ski resort of Obergurl. One ski holiday a year was never enough and tears rolled down my face as I looked out the back window of the car on the drive down the valley on the way home!