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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.

30 March 2020 from Danielle in 'Recipes''

A ski holiday is not just an opportunity to enjoy the mountains and the fresh air, but also an excuse to indulge in our favourite traditional mountain food. After all, we spend all day burning calories, so we have to make them up somewhere! From apple strudel to tiramisu, the Alps are home to a plethora of delicious dishes that you must try on your next ski holiday. Here are some of our favourites!... Read more ›

20 December 2019 from Danielle in 'Recipes''

This delicious dessert is a classic après-ski favourite. The word “strudel” means “whirlpool” in German, an apt name for the tasty explosion of buttery layers of dough mixed with the sweet tang of fresh apples. Originally from the 1600’s, it’s no wonder this dish has stood the test of time. After a morning on the slopes, it’s hard to resist partaking in a warm slice of homemade apple strudel topped off with a dollop of ice cream. Learn how to make your own and bring this traditional Austrian des... Read more ›

10 July 2019 from Danielle in 'Recipes''

Can't wait another day to tuck into an extra-large Schnitzel on a mountaintop terrace, or devour a Käsespatzle as you warm yourself in front of a cosy log fire? Well, we've bad news for you: summer has just started and it's early days yet to be thinking about your winter ski holiday! Unless you have a getaway planned in one of the summer ski areas, you'll have to be patient before you can strap on your skis again. But luckily, this doesn't apply to your favourite winter sports dishes, because yo... Read more ›

18 November 2018 from Danielle in 'Recipes''

Tiroler Gröstl is classic après-ski food, the kind of dish skiers and snowboarders crave after we come off the slopes and shelter from the blizzard inside a cosy mountain restaurant. This traditional Austrian delicacy is actually fairly easy to make, giving you the option of whipping up a batch in the warmth and comfort of your hotel room instead of braving the elements to go to a restaurant and pay through the nose for your plate. Without further ado, here’s our recipe for Tiroler Gröstl.... Read more ›

2 October 2017 from Danielle in 'Recipes''


One of the best parts about a ski holiday is undoubtedly the mouthwatering food. I’ll admit that on some of the more wintery days, going skiing all morning is just an excuse to earn my cheese fondue in the afternoon! The French in Savoie have developed more than one rich and hearty mountain dish, designed to warm the belly after a long, cold day in the mountains. Most of these dishes are simple dishes that are easy to make at home, provided you can find the ingredients – try your local Sainsb... Read more ›

8 March 2013 from Nikki in 'Recipes''

After my recent article about Fondue Savoyarde, I felt guilty for not having dedicated an article to the more sophisticated Raclette! Both dishes are not-to-be-missed meals on any ski holiday.

The only 2 criteria are that you must love cheese and you mustn’t be on a diet! Just like most traditional mountain recipes, the main ingredients are not known for being low in calories – but hey, you earned the right – all those leg-burning black runs and carrying the kids skis back to the ... Read more ›


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