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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 September 2021 from Gareth in 'Lists', Ski areas''

When thinking about winter sports, many people immediately think of Austria, France or Switzerland. But did you know that there are also beautiful ski resorts outside of Europe? In this article, we list some of the most beautiful ski resorts in the USA. In addition, we provide information about current entry restrictions and applying for an ESTA or visa.... Read more ›

14 December 2019 from Danielle in 'Lists''

Panicking about what to get for your skiing or snowboarding friend or family member? We've got you covered with the latest gadgets and useful skiing-related items. Here are some great gift ideas to make this the easiest person on your Christmas list!... Read more ›

7 December 2019 from Danielle in 'Lists''

It's finally time for your ski holiday with family or friends! You've been looking forward to it all year and you can't wait to be on your skis again. But what's this? You're still in the plane and people are already agreeing that of course, there's no need to catch the first chairlift up, it's nicer to have a relaxed breakfast and hit the slopes later in the day before stopping for a drink or two. As the best skier in the group, this holiday might take a bit of patience! Here are 10 signs you s... Read more ›

30 November 2019 from Danielle in 'Lists''

It's nearing the end of November and almost all ski resorts in the Alps should be open for skiing within the next month. Excited? So are we! Here are 12 things that you're liable to experience on your first day back on the slopes.... Read more ›

23 November 2019 from Danielle in 'Lists''

After skiing down yet another perfectly groomed piste, you skid to the bottom of the slope and breeze onto the chairlift with hardly any queue. In a jiffy you're headed up the mountain again, the sun shining and fresh powder below... time for a selfie! You rummage around in your pocket and extract your mobile phone but your fingers are a little cold and your grip slips... down goes your phone into the snow! How on earth are you going to get that back (and in what condition)? We've all been there... Read more ›

19 November 2019 from Danielle in 'Lists''

It just seems incredible that any sane person could be so fond of a sport that puts their body through such gruelling trials. From clunky, painful ski boots to severe hangovers and everything in between, our beloved winter sports of skiing and snowboarding are definitely not for the faint of heart. It goes without saying that we brave souls will continue putting up with it all in order to get our fix of glistening white mountains, fresh powder snow and pure adrenaline. But just for once, let’s a... Read more ›

10 November 2019 from Danielle in 'Lists''

It's no secret that skiing and snowboarding are the best sports in the world. It would be hard to find a better feeling than sailing down a slope on fresh powder snow with a group of your best mates. But there are a few things about our beloved sports that can get on the ol' nerves sometimes. Everybody can relate to the pain of cold, windy days and long lift queues - which is why you'll probably never hear us utter the following phrases.... Read more ›

23 November 2017 from Danielle in 'Lists''

We downhill skiers like to take the piss out of cross-country skiing, which has somewhat of a boring reputation. What's fun about a sport where you spend the whole time practically hiking instead of whooshing down the slopes? Well, we have to admit that sometimes cross-country skiing can have its appeal. Check out the videos below and you might just be inspired to give this sport a try, if only for the laughs...... Read more ›


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