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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.


6 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


Zell am See - Kaprun has around 135 kilometres of pistes, spread out along the Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel. Thanks to the new zellamseeXpress, it's also easy to reach the Skicircus. Zell am See - Kaprun offers reliable snow cover thanks to the glacier pistes on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. But it's not just about the skiing here - in this article we've laid out 10 things you can't miss on your next ski holiday in Zell am See - Kaprun.... Read more ›
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5 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''


It's been snowing like mad in the Alps these past 24 hours, with the heavens opening up especially in Austria. Right now the cumulative snowfall is approximately half a metre and it's still coming down strong in many places. We've gathered ten of our favourite pictures of the amazing snowfall so you can enjoy the snow whether you're in the Alps or stuck in the office! [CUSTOM-HTML:6]... Read more ›

5 February 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


Some ski resorts just have an extra lil' something that other ski resorts are missing - Turracher Höhe is a great example. This pioneering ski resort in the Austrian Alps comes with an honest-to-god piste butler. Our Snowplaza reporters have been to check it out - here's everything you need to know!... Read more ›

1 February 2020 from Nikki in 'Destinations''


The tiny, unpretentious ski resort of Orelle in the beautiful Maurienne mountain range in Savoie, France, is not for those who like to eat in stylish restaurants and be seen in a different trendy bar every night. This low-key ski resort is for serious skiers who don’t want to pay the high prices in the neighbouring world-famous ski resorts or change for dinner every night, but who do want to have access to the endless ski slopes in the world’s largest ski area!... Read more ›

31 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Tips''


Taking off your ski boots at the end of the day is the best feeling in the world... until the stench overwhelms you! And it's no wonder they smell so bad - after all, you've been exercising and sweating in them for about 6 hours, and they're encased in hard plastic that's not at all breathable. Maybe you even had some snow fall in there and make things nice and moist. Bleagh! Following are some tips on how to reduce the stink of your ski boots.... Read more ›

30 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''


The Alps received a welcome pack of fresh snow this week, with ski resorts drenched in flurries down to village level. The much-needed snow was cheered on by skiers and snowboarders, although high winds and stormy conditions sent many alpine areas into a bit of a panic. Today, the clouds have cleared, leaving us to enjoy the snow in all its sparkling glory! Here are 10 webcam pictures of the sunrise this morning.... Read more ›

30 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Destinations''


First tracks in the morning, fresh mountain air and panoramic views... that's how every perfect ski day should start. But those aren't the only ingredients for a perfect ski day. In Tyrol's Zillertal you will also find authentic mountain restaurants, romantic day trips and plenty of action off the slopes. Keep reading for more inspiration for a perfect ski day in the Zillertal.... Read more ›
(Photo: © Zillertal Tourismus GmbH / Andre Schönherr)

29 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''


The fresh snow that started coming down in France, Switzerland and Italy yesterday moved on over to Austria as the night progressed, with accompanying winds and stormy conditions in many places. Snowfall reached down to village level and sporadic flurries are expected throughout the day today.... Read more ›

29 January 2020 from Danielle in 'General''


February half-term is coming up and it's almost time for the ol' ski holidays! The only problem? It's almost time for everybody else's ski holidays, too! Busy airports, busy roads, busy lifts... sometimes it's hard to believe you've forked out all this money just to spend the whole week queuing! Here are some of the thoughts that flit through your head while you waste your time in yet another lift queue.... Read more ›

29 January 2020 from Danielle in 'Latest news''


An incredible survival story from the Italian Alps: a rescue dog has showed up safe and sound after braving 16 days of freezing temperatures on the glaciers of the Matterhorn. Malice appeared home just in the nick of time, and it's possible she might have sensed the upcoming onslought of snow and wind that hit the Swiss Alps this week.... Read more ›

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