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Posted by Beth Alexander 3rd July 2014

If you’re happy to leave skiing for the winter months, and want to enjoy the mountains in full summer bloom instead, have a look at our top five things to do in the mountains this summer (without skis).

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Posted by Rob Freeman 9th May 2014

Sneakily, mischievously, gleefully - the ski season had a surprise in store. And on the very last day, well into May, it was like unwrapping an unexpected gift and finding it was just what you wanted - a fabulous bluebird perfect snow day. In Ischgl it was as good a day as I've experienced all winter. If only the season could go on another week. Or two. Or perhaps that's being greedy.

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Posted by Rob Freeman 1st May 2014

Lancashire's seamers sink Northants and Aldi has barbecues on sale at tempting prices - surely that must mean winter, and the ski season, is over.

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Posted by Alf Alderson 29th April 2014

I’m just back from a weekend in Switzerland, where along with my mate Simon I took part in the Susten Derby above Meiringen. This is a ski touring event which involves an 1100-metre ascent of the 2833-metre Obertalstock from the rustic Steingletscher Hotel on the Sustenpass, followed by a pell-mell descent back to the start point.

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 28th April 2014

The ski season here in La Clusaz ended last weekend, and work has already begun for next year’s ski season. Last October, a sign was attached to the lift ticket office at Bossonnet.

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Posted by Alf Alderson 22nd April 2014

With May just around the corner and Easter in full swing it may seem that the ski season is all but over, but here in Les Arcs it was snowing all day yesterday and the forecast is for more of the same all week. And even during the recent spell of warm and sunny weather it was still possible to get in some great skiing if you know the right people.

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Posted by Matt Lumb 17th April 2014

The Rock The Pistes Festival, held across the Portes du Soleil ski area between Tuesday 25th March to Friday 28th March 2014, celebrates its fourth year with an ‘Édition Spéciale UK’, which I suspect translates to ‘Special UK Edition’.

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Posted by Rob Freeman 17th April 2014

There is one type of skiing condition that eclipses all others. Spring snow. Or firn schnee in Austria. It is sought out by skiers with the same enthusiasm as a pig seeks outs truffles. In fact, taking the truffle parallel a little further, the great French food writer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin eulogised the truffle as 'the diamond of the kitchen'. In that case, spring snow is the sapphire of the slopes.

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Posted by Matt Lumb 14th April 2014

Matt, our intrepid blogger, took a trip to Ischgl for a spot of spring skiing - Sunday 16th March to Thursday 20th March 2014. Read all about his trip and for more information about Ischgl read our resort guide.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 13th April 2014

MadDogSki friend Guy Elson recently took on the challenge of the BASI ski instructor training course in Morzine - here's his honest account of a character-building five days in the mountains:


22nd October 2014

There is news that heavy snowfall is about to arrive in the Alps, hopefully these ski deals will whet your appetite and turn your minds to snowy adventures with your little ones. Plus there are some great saving with Ski Total if you book before Halloween.


22nd October 2014

The weather certainly is getting autumnal here in the UK, Winter doesn't seem that far away. Here are some good deals with savings for your ski holidays as well as a BOGOF offer for lift passes from VIP Ski. If you want any more information about the resorts check out our resort information, or if you have a more specific question why not drop us an email.


21st October 2014
Here are some ski holiday deals from the lovely Fish&Pips, where the service and food is always incredible. They have chalets in both Meribel and Val d'Isere. These deals offer savings of up to £200.

15th October 2014

For most families, bound by school holidays, skiing during the Easter holidays represents the best value for money, in comparison to Christmas and half-term school holidays. With most schools breaking up on Friday 27th March and Good Friday falling earlier on 3rd April, the choice of where to ski is broader with many resorts at that time still looking forward to another few weeks of the season.


15th October 2014

Here's a variety of ski deals and offers for the coming season, from free lift passes to 15% off French ski holidays from Pierre & Vacances. October is the month of Ski Shows in London and Birmingham so the season is fast approaching. If you have more specific requirements for your ski holiday why not check out our Resort Wizard to narrow down your search.


15th October 2014

If your thoughts are turning to your next powder fix then here are a few deals to whet your appetite. There's a family trip in France in December and a wonderful spot of spring skiing in Val d'Isere next March. Leading up to and throughout the coming season we will keep posting up some great deals and offers. To make sure you don't miss any of our top deals and competitions sign up for our newsletter.


8th October 2014

Here are some ski holiday deals for early glacier skiing in December and great half term savings for one adult skiing with one child.


8th October 2014

Well our weather has finally turned autumnal and the leaves and falling fast... Winter is just around the corner. Here are a couple of ski deals to France for the coming 2014/15 ski season.


1st October 2014

Okay, so it's not a ski holiday but it is in the snow.. take the kids to see Santa and enjoy a snowmobile safari and make their dreams come true!


1st October 2014

If your thoughts are already turning to the coming ski season then here are a few great deals for some January 2015 skiing in France. There is a great couples deal to Flaine where you can enjoy the wonderful Grand Massif ski area or if you have little ones Esprit Ski have a great offer in the family friendly ski resort of La Rosiere.

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