Just another rainy interseason in the Alps, right? Wrong! Winter 2007/8 has kick-started with a gigantic snowstorm, news of new parks in the resorts around town, the descent of hundreds of Gore-Tex-clad seasonnaires from all around the world, and best of all, Mad Dog Ski here with you for another winter, keeping you up-to-date with every minute detail of winter life in Chamonix.
This week has pretty much seen perfect mid-winter skiing & riding conditions; tons of fresh snow lying around everywhere and beautiful blue skies overhead. We took a walk up to Lognan, the Les Grands Montets midstation, to see how much snow had fallen, and were quickly up to our knees! Fortunately we came across a friendly beagle halfway through the hike who was more than happy to show us the way. Having to call its owner later that afternoon and explain how we had accidentally taken her dog on an epic, marathon hike was slightly more awkward!
The Family Ski Company, the market leader in skiing for families, are offering a discount for the last week of their season. For the week commencing 11 April, properties in Ardent (Portes du Soleil), Reberty Village (Three Valleys) and Les Coches (Paradiski) willl be £299 per adult and £199 per child. The catered chalets, designed and operated with the family in mind, are reduced from £619 adult, and £519 per child.
The ski season is far from over and some ski resorts are open until mid-May...but the conditions are great now! Skiweekends.com has some great April ski deals on offer starting at just £239 per person.
The Skiplex slopes based in Chiswick, Reading and Basingstoke will be running childrens Easter activity camps from the 7-17 April. Kids aged 6-12 are welcomed. The day lasts from 9-3pm and is crammed full of skiing, snowboarding, sledging, art and crafts, games and races. Prices start from £40 for the day with late pick up options and discounts for multiple days. For more information click here.
Val d’Isère reported 30cm of snow yesterday and more is still to come this week so an end of season ski trip should be high on the agenda of any winter sports fan – and Ski Total have just the deal.....