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.


30 October 2020 from Nikki in 'Family/Children''


For you, there is absolutely no doubt that a ski holiday is the best thing since sliced bread! Skiing, snowboarding, sledging – just about everything you can do in a ski resort. The mountain is a wonderful snowy playground for you and life without skiing, would just not be possible. However, sometimes children do not share our passion for skiing. What, to you, is a dream ski holiday, can be quite simply a nightmare for your child if they do not enjoy skiing or snowboarding. To help prevent your ... Read more ›

23 October 2020 from Gareth in 'Destinations''


So who’s afraid of the Southern Alps? We all know that Brits love to spend their ski holidays in the French Alps. However, British skiers and snowboarders tend to head north to famous ski resorts such as Chamonix – and they have every reason to do so – going to the Northern Alps means great skiing, great snow and good après-ski! However, what they’re missing out on by not venturing to the Southern Alps is, great skiing, great snow and good après-ski! ... Read more ›
(Photo: © OT Vars)

14 October 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than by gloating over the misfortunes of others. And while après-ski can be a nice time to wind down with friends after a day of skiing, it also provides some of the best opportunities for making a fool of yourself in public. Pick a bar, take an apérol spritz and wash it down with some mulled wine and a few pints, add some classic après-ski music and you’ve all the makings of your very own viral Youtube clip!... Read more ›
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11 October 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


There are certain ski pistes that take on a quasi-mythical status, sometimes because of the challenge they offer, other times simply for the unbeatable views. And while every ski piste is special in its own way, some of them are so amazing that they become the subject of international renown. Today, we’re looking at five ski pistes that are the stuff dreams are made of, ski pistes that should be on everybody’s bucket list, from France to Scotland. Why not seize the opportunity to visit one of th... Read more ›

8 October 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


Lech and Zürs am Arlberg are part of Ski Arlberg, Austria's largest linked ski area. These two famous villages are a jumping-off point for more than 300 kilometres of slopes, accessed by 88 lifts. Highlights of the Lech Zürs am Arlberg ski area include the "Der Weisse Ring" ski tour, the Lech snow park and the unlimited off-piste possibilities.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Lech Zuers Tourismus / Daniel Zangerl)

2 October 2020 from Nikki in 'Ski areas''


If you're passionate about off-piste skiing, only the number of descents outside the marked pistes count when choosing a ski holiday. Reserved mainly for skiers and snowboarders with a high level of technical skills and good physical condition, off-piste skiing offers the chance to discover the mountain differently: the deep mountain countryside, away from crowds and noisy ski lifts. However, not all ski resorts have a ski area that lends itself to off-piste skiing. Therefore, we selected 5 Fren... Read more ›

29 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''


There are many things to consider when buying a new pair of ski goggles, from the different types of lenses to the way they fit your helmet. In this article we'll break down some of the most important considerations.... Read more ›
(Photo: © DAKA)

22 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''


Flying into Grenoble for the holidays? Your ski trip just got a little easier! With many airlines operating flights to the UK, Grenoble Airport is a logical choice. And once you get there, there are loads of ski resorts within easy reach. Rent a car or book a transfer and you'll be there in no time. We've put together a list of easily accessible ski resorts close to Grenoble Airport - whether you're flying with the family or with a group of mates, you're sure to find one that will tempt you. So,... Read more ›
(Photo: © Thijs Termeer)

16 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''


The usual ski holiday consists of nothing but good times. After all, what could go wrong? You're partaking in your favourite sport and you've been looking forward to this all year! But sometimes you'll have the bad luck to run across a nasty accident, or even be involved in one. When this happens, it's important to be prepared. Do you know how to act when an accident occurs on the slopes? Here we'll answer some common questions about accidents and first aid on the piste.... Read more ›

2 September 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


The French skiing airport par excellence, Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter and welcomes hordes of British skiers and snowboarders. A short flight to this pretty little town will drop you right in the heart of French skiing territory, with access to almost every big French ski area including Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil. Chambéry Airport operates seasonal winter flights to more than half a dozen destinations in the UK, mostly with BA. This means it’s entirely fea... Read more ›