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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.

29 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

Just when you thought ski season was over, we have news for you: it isn't! The Stubai Glacier and several other glaciers in Austria are reporting up to a foot of fresh snow overnight, with the snow line falling to an altitude of 2000m, which is relatively low for this time of year. ... Read more ›

28 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Chamonix is a skiing destination for the bucket list if ever there was one. This renowned ski resort was the host village for the first-ever Winter Olympics in 1924. Today, Chamonix is a lively ski resort with not only fantastic ski slopes but also great shops, restaurants and plenty of alternate activities if you need a break from skiing. The winter sport possibilities in and around Chamonix are endless - in fact, Chamonix has a multitude of ski areas to its name! In this article we give a quic... Read more ›

25 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

It was the third worst ski season on record at most Scottish ski resorts. The lack of snow coupled with strong winds and warm temperatures made for abysmal skiing conditions. The total number of skier days across all Scottish resorts (Cairngorm, The Lecht, Glenshee, Glencoe and Nevis Range) was expected to total around 55 000, one of the worst years on record. This is in comparison with the 2017-18 ski season, when the total number of skier days in Scotland totalled almost 250 000 thanks to the ... Read more ›

21 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

One of Austria's most popular ski areas, the Hintertux Glacier boasts 60km of slopes with the most reliable snow cover in the country. The Hintertux Glacier is also linked to the Zillertal 3000 ski area, which offers almost 200km of slopes at ski resorts like Mayrhofen and Finkenberg. But do you know what actually goes on inside a glacier? Here are five fascinating facts about the Hintertux Glacier.... Read more ›

18 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

We all tend to zoom to the big names when it comes to planning ski holidays, but what if someone told you there was an easy way to discover some of the lesser-known ski resorts? Enter Snowpass, the biggest ski pass in the world. Started by a father-and-son team from Portugal, the Snowpass is the newest way to branch out into smaller ski resorts in the Alps and the rest of Europe. ... Read more ›

17 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

Austria had a great winter, with an unforgettable stint of record-breaking snowfall in January. Now, several months later and well past the date when most ski resorts have already closed for the summer, it's still a fully fledged winter wonderland in Austria! Over the past two weeks temperatures have been consistently cold and it's been snowing all the way down in the valleys. And although sadly most ski resorts will remain closed until the winter 2019-20 ski season, two Austrian resorts, Hochka... Read more ›

16 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

One of the biggest hassles about any ski holiday in the Alps is how to get there in the first place! Complicated transfers with long wait times are not the best way to start your ski holiday, so next time you book, why not choose one of these easy-to-reach resorts? We've avoided resorts that require costly private shuttles or car hire. All of the ski resorts on this list can be easily accessed from the UK using a combination of plane or train plus an easy shuttle bus or cable car. Remember to pr... Read more ›

14 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Family/Children'' | 0

Ski lessons with the family can be the highlight of the year, but not if your kids hate skiing and everything to do with it! From cold fingers to dripping noses and the classic have-to-pee-right-after-getting-my-one-piece-ski-suit-on, it's every parent's fear that ski holidays with the kids will quickly go from fun to being the world's worst nightmare. If you're an avid skier or snowboarder and you want to share this love of the snow with your children, then keep reading for some tips on how to ... Read more ›

11 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

While most resorts are investing in the newest gondolas and bubble chairlifts with heated seats, some ski resorts are quietly turning to renewable energy in a bid to keep our winters white. From Switzerland to Austria to America, these ski resorts have successfully installed eco-friendly solar-powered lifts.... Read more ›

9 May 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Located in the French ski resort of L'Alpe d'Huez, La Sarenne is the longest black piste in the Alps. Skiers and snowboarders descend 16km down from the Pic Blanc (3330m above sea level), following a winding path back through the valley to the centre of L'Alpe d'Huez. The piste represents an altitude drop of 1800m, and along the way you'll go from admiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks, to skiing through trees and shrub in the valley. However, good news for intermediate skiers: once yo... Read more ›

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