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Posted by Laura Rees 7th December 2007

It’s official; tomorrow sees the official kick-off of the winter season here in Chamonix! From tomorrow (8/12), Chamonix is open for skiing every day, with Les Grands Montets, widely known as the most technical of the local areas, opening the majority of their terrain. Marmottons, Pierre A Ric and most importantly Bochard will be open, the latter of the three being the high-speed gondola that accesses some of the best terrain in Europe. We’re off!

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Posted by Laura Rees 14th November 2007

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.

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Posted by Laura Rees 1st November 2007

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!


31st March 2015

True to its Savoie roots the premium 4-star residence Les Crets in Mottaret-Meribel sits facing south.


31st March 2015

The annual Easter Egg hunt is always a highlight for children, so there is no reason why a bit of snow should get in the way of an age old tradition.


26th March 2015

The week of the 12 April, VIP SKI is offering half-price childcare in Alpe d’Huez, saving families up to £387. All of VIP SKI’s childcare team are highly qualified, dependable and there to make your family holiday as relaxing as possible for both parents and kids. A week’s stay in VIP SKI’s Chalet La Chappelle with two children, departing 12 April 2015 would cost usually set you back £1049 per adult, and £974 for children under 12, with parents saving up to £387 on childcare.


26th March 2015

Six days skiing in Meribel this Easter from just £249 with Skiweekends.com

Yes, for just £249 per person you can have six days on the slopes this Easter. This Ski Weekends trip departs from London Victoria on 4 April 2015 with travel onboard a luxury coach to the Three Valleys. Accommodation with bed and breakfast is at the 2-star Hotel Belevedere in Brides les Bains (Meribel).


26th March 2015

Erna Low has reduced the cost of a seven night self-catered stay at the Hameau du Mottaret in Meribel by 20%.


26th March 2015

End of season skiing can sometimes be seen as a bit of a gamble but not this year! The recent cold snap has enhanced the slopes and is sure to make a late ski break most enjoyable.Ski Total ( 01483 791933) have a range of late deals to their catered chalets to make the most of the last few ski weeks:


13th March 2015

Free child's lift pass and ski hireFamilies can save £188 on the cost of a holiday with Ski Weekends to


11th March 2015

There’s only two months left of the ski season but there’s still some great skiing to be had. Head to the Alps for the best deals, here guests can save up to £550 per person in Europe’s top resorts, including Val d’Isere, Meribel, St Anton and Courchevel, with Powder White’s late deals for March:


11th March 2015

If sledging fun is more your style, hop along with your family and friends to enjoy 30 minutes sledging on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Cost for aged four and over is just £7 (adults and Juniors).


11th March 2015

Mountain Heaven have selected catered chalets in a number of French resorts for just £299 per person (was £399) for the week commencing 11 April 2015.

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