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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 December 2019 from Danielle in 'Snowboarding techniques''

You've just ended a beautiful run but now there's one of the dreaded flat bits facing you... for beginner snowboarders, this is one of the worst things about a winter sports holiday! You start to pick up speed but it only carries you so far before you find yourself stuck in the snow, trying to jump your way along or hoping that a friendly skier will lend you their poles. Anything to avoid actually having to take off your snowboard and walk! Here are some tips for how to survive the flat bits whi... Read more ›

4 April 2019 from Danielle in 'Snowboarding techniques''

Congratulations, you’ve taken the leap and decided to try out snowboarding! Whether you’re a skier looking for a new challenge, or a budding snow sports enthusiast who has chosen snowboarding, you’re going to love it. And after some lessons with a good instructor and a few practice runs, you’ll be shredding the slopes like a pro! Nothing tops the sensation of whizzing down the mountain in a spray of white powder. In order to help you prepare for your first day on the slopes, we’ve prepared some ... Read more ›

3 September 2013 from Nikki in 'Snowboarding techniques''


So you’ve been skiing since you were a kid and you think you’ve pretty much reached the peak of your abilities and you fancy a change… Why not go back to school on the slopes and learn a new winter sport ? If you’ve after more downhill sensations and off-piste possibilities, then snowboarding is the winter sport for you ! However, if you’re beginning to feel that you might need to slow down a little as you’re no longer really confident hurtling down black runs surrounded by crazy teenagers, then... Read more ›

9 April 2013 from Nikki in 'Snowboarding techniques''

snowboarding history

Often neglected and snubbed by winter sports purists, snowboarding has had to fight for the right to be considered a real winter sport. However, thanks to some determined fanatics, snowboarding has become a well-established winter sport with its own culture, international competitions and Olympic status. Snowboarding has evolved quickly over the years and now includes different styles such as alpine racing, freestyle, free riding and more. Most resorts now have snow parks and many other specifi... Read more ›


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