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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 June 2014 from Nikki in 'Adventure'' | 3

Kitzsteinhorn glacier

Are you one of those people that just can’t get enough of the mountains? Even while water skiing on your summer holiday, you’re actually imagining you are snow skiing! We've found the solution for you. Experience a winter wonderland even in summer up on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in the Zell am See-Kaprun ski area in Austria at over 3000 meters above sea level. Covered in snow for at least ten months of the year, skiers, snowboarders and mountain lovers from around the world come here to discover... Read more ›

14 February 2014 from Gareth in 'Adventure'' | 3

Ice paintball

Paintball is a very popular sport which consists of two teams, with players equipped with paintball guns that shoot balls of paint, fighting against each other on a closed-off field and a player is eliminated when hit by a paint ball! The "ice" version of paintball, also called winter paintball, is fairly new and offers the chance to share the thrills of this exciting sport during your skiing holidays. If, even after an intense day of skiing or snowboarding, your friends or family are still burs... Read more ›

2 January 2014 from Nikki in 'Adventure'' | 5

Sun Scoot

To meet the expectations of many tourists wishing to combine the pleasure of skiing or snowboarding with other activities on snow, many ski resorts now offer the opportunity to try snowmobiling. Snowmobiling tours often take place on the ski slopes early in the morning, before the ski area even opens, giving you the chance to appreciate the mountains at sunrise. However, originally, particularly in Canada where this machine originates, snowmobiles were used to reach inaccessible areas in winter ... Read more ›

15 May 2014 from Nikki in 'Adventure'' | 3

mountain lake

Ever thought about taking a summer holiday in the mountains but in the end you were too tempted by idyllic photos of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters and skies? Or you were really keen but you just couldn’t quite convince the rest of the family or your group of friends that they wouldn’t get bored on a summer holiday in the mountain? Well over the next few weeks I am going to change the way you and yours think about summer holidays and show you all the possibilities available to suit even... Read more ›

5 March 2013 from Nikki in 'Adventure'' | 3

snow biking

Many people pack away their mountain bikes and wait until the end of the winter season to go biking in the mountains. Are you one of those people? Do you want to try something new? Do you like a challenge? Then don’t wait for summer to go mountain biking, try snow biking! You’re certainly guaranteed a real adrenalin rush!

Of course it goes without saying that you must be careful and know your route! We’ll give you some helpful tips before you get started so you too can become addic... Read more ›

22 February 2013 from Nikki in 'Adventure'' | 5

The Swiss Wall

There’s something rather satisfying about being able to name one of Europe’s scariest ski runs – being able to ski one of them is quite a different snowball game! If you are one of that rare breed of skiers or snowboarders who has no fear, then you can probably name, and describe in detail, at least 10 of them...

If names like The Swiss Wall and The Saulire Couloirs intrigue you and the idea of skiing for 16km without stopping gets your adrenalin going, then read on... ... Read more ›

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