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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 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0

Skateline ice skating route

Graubünden is taking ice skating to the next level with Skateline, Switzerland's first ice path. The magical trail winds through the forest along the Albula river, combining the concepts of ice skating, cross-country skiing and winter hiking. Interested? Read on to find out everything you need to know about this beautiful route through a winter wonderland.... Read more ›

5 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Skiing techniques'' | 0

Skier on the ground

We don’t hesitate to enrol our kids in ski school, not only for the first time but also every ski holiday after that, to keep up their technique. Shouldn’t it go without saying that adults also need periodic refreshers of their skiing and snowboarding technique? But for some reason, we tend to relax once we attain a certain level, and ski and snowboard lessons fall by the wayside. If you’re exhibiting any of these telltale signs, it’s an indication that you should consider booking yourself so... Read more ›

2 February 2019 from Danielle in 'General'' | 0

Most recognisable fears on a ski holiday

When we reminisce about our ski holidays, we tend to remember nice things like the sunshine, the freshly groomed slopes, the mountain terraces where we enjoyed a cup of hot cocoa... But there are plenty of little details that can add unwanted stress to your ski holiday. Fear of heights? Fear of icy slopes? Hate moguls? Then ski holidays aren’t always as easy and wonderful as we make them sound! Hats off to you for persevering anyways!... Read more ›

1 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Après-ski'' | 0

Après-ski in the Alps

An après-ski hangover is as good a time as any to discover that après-ski is not always the... healthiest choice. But that doesn’t stop us from wanting to have some fun after a day on the slopes! So, given that you’re dead-set on indulging in a little après-ski every single night of your week-long ski holiday, is there a way to come out alive at the other end? We think so! Here are our tips on how to survive a week straight of après-ski.... Read more ›

29 January 2019 from Danielle in 'Family/Children'' | 0


Nothing cuter than a little tot wobbling their way down their first nursery run! Not to mention the feeling of pride that you as a parent experience when you see your little darling out there on the slopes. But how young is too young for teaching your kids how to ski? We asked several experts for their opinions on the best age for teaching children how to ski.... Read more ›

28 January 2019 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Cars buried under snow

The French and Swiss Alps are due to get another dump of snow this week, with heavy snowfall expected through Wednesday. Some ski resorts are due to receive as much as 40cm of snow. Meanwhile, the strong winds and snowstorms mean that avalanche risk will increase in certain areas, and some lifts will have to close. The northern Alps will also receive some powder, but not as much as in France and Switzerland. Are you going on a ski holiday soon? Keep up-to-date with the latest weather reports... Read more ›

26 January 2019 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Skiing every month of the year? Sign me up! You might think ski holidays are only viable a few months of the year, but thanks to glaciers and high-altitude ski areas, the Alps actually offer year-round snow sports fun! While we always advise checking the snow report before booking a holiday, these ski resorts offer a fairly decent chance of snow cover and cold temperatures, even in the summer months. Here are our top 12 ski resorts for skiing every month of the year!... Read more ›

24 January 2019 from Danielle in 'Skiing techniques'' | 0

Black piste 44 in Montafon

Making it down a black slope is one thing, but doing it attractively takes a lot more practice. Generally, you’ll need to dig your edges in to grip the steeper slope, using shorter turns to slow you down. If you’re interested in learning how to be the picture of grace while skiing black slopes, then this article is for you.... Read more ›

24 January 2019 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Snowing in Grandvalira

The snow dumped all over Austria, did a pretty good job of covering the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, but was avoiding Andorra and the Pyrenees this winter. That is, until now! It started snowing earlier this week in the tiny Pyrenean country and the linked ski areas of Grandvalira and Vallnord have received almost a metre of snow so far! After a fairly dry winter to date, this week’s whiteout means they can finally open the entire ski area for the weekend. ... Read more ›

23 January 2019 from Danielle in 'Family/Children'' | 1

How to ride the chairlift with kids

We’ve all had trouble taking the lift, whether we learned to ski or snowboard as adults or children. I personally took out my fair share of people who were unfortunate to stand on my left side when I was learning to snowboard. Occasionally you even hear the odd story about someone falling right off the chairlift (and who can forget the horror show in Georgia last year when the chairlift started going backwards?). While it’s one thing for adults to struggle, it’s even more difficult to board t... Read more ›

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