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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.


13 November 2019 from Danielle in 'Equipment''


Online ski hire is a new concept to many of us. How can you hire skis online if you need to pick them up in person? But after you've tried it once, you'll never want to go back to the traditional way. Online ski hire lets you beat the queue and pick up your skis in a flash, giving you more time on the slopes. What's not to love?... Read more ›

12 November 2019 from Danielle in 'Equipment''


Ski boots are the bane of us all, and we all know the frustration of getting a pair that cause sore pressure points all day long. While we wouldn't dare say it's at all possible to find comfortable ski boots, knowing how to choose a pair that fits right will help you feel more comfortable AND improve your technique. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about fitting ski boots for downhill skiing.... Read more ›

15 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Equipment''


Eco-friendly is all the rage right now, and for good reason. With the fluffy white snow of our beloved ski resorts under serious threat from global warming, it’s time to take action to preserve the environment! The good news is that more and more eco-friendly products are emerging every day in the ski industry. Exciting new developments in this field include the use of sustainably sourced woods and fabrics, plus a varied assortment of alternatives to plastic and harmful chemicals. Getting your h... Read more ›
(Photo: © Grown Skis)

10 October 2019 from Danielle in 'Equipment''


This season, ski clothing gets even more functional, with high-tech improvements that will make you more comfortable on the slopes. Top brands are also making an effort to design clothing that wouldn't be out of place in the city - no more neon colours and wacky puffy ski suits like in the 70's! And as always, there's an increasing focus on sustainability for the 2019/2020 ski season. Let's take a look at the state-of-the-art ski clothing that's been released this year!... Read more ›

10 April 2019 from Danielle in 'Equipment''


Have you always wanted to design your own pair of skis?  Get inspired by the artwork you see out there, but think you could do it better?  Atomic offers its customers the opportunity to design their own pair of skis with Atomic Custom Studio.  They have loads of designs to choose from so go ahead and let your imagination run wild.  You'll be the coolest person on the slopes! ... Read more ›

21 January 2018 from Danielle in 'Equipment', Ski areas''


Every skier or snowboarder knows that moment: you've finally arrived at the ticket window, fresh-faced and eager to start your ski day... and your heart plunges when you see the price of the lift pass. If you’re going to offer up an arm, a leg and your first-born child for the sake of a day of skiing, then you want it to be worth your while! By comparing the kilometres of pistes you’ll have access to with your ski pass, you can make sure you get the best deal for you and your family. It goes ... Read more ›

10 January 2017 from Nikki in 'Equipment''

ski wear

If you feel freezing while skiing, you’re not wearing the right ski wear. If you’re clothing is soaking wet on the inside at the end of a day’s skiing, you’re also wearing the wrong ski wear. If looking trendy is priority number 1, then you’re probably wearing the wrong ski wear too! If you fall into any of these categories, then you should definitely read our buyer's guide to ski wear. Ten tips on what’s important when buying ski jackets, ski pants, gloves and thermal underwear with information... Read more ›

29 November 2013 from Nikki in 'Equipment''

Escada ski wear

Shocking pink and green, camouflage prints and bold floral patterns are what you will see in the ski shop windows this year. However, you’ve surely noticed that not everyone dresses in the latest fashion. My father still skis and until recently sported tight navy blue racing ski pants that Italian ski instructors were wearing some 30 years ago. These tight-fitting ski trousers and jackets and all-in-one ski suits with padded shoulders are now so outdated that they are almost back in fashion agai... Read more ›

18 January 2013 from Nikki in 'Equipment''

helmet xray

The winter sports season is now in full swing, and with it comes the yearly debate; should skiers be forced to wear helmets?

Every year thousands of people head for ski resorts around the world, to indulge their passion for skiing and snowboarding. Interestingly, many snowboarders do wear helmets, maybe because it is part of the snowboarder ‘look’ or apparel, maybe because they tend to take part in more jumps and stunts, or maybe just because they are sensible. ... Read more ›

28 November 2012 from Nikki in 'Equipment''

Skis and boots

Does this question cross your mind every year when booking your ski holiday? There is no right answer as, to be honest, both options have advantages and disadvantages. The choice depends on how often you ski, your level and style of skiing and of course; your mode of transport, etc... We’ve put together a list of pros and cons to help you decide…... Read more ›

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