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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!


20th March 2014

Skiing in the spring sunshine is amazing - here are a couple of great deals for some March and April ski breaks from Peak Retreats and Ski Collection. There is 40% off Les Deux Alpes and a saving of £250 to Flaine - both snowsure resorts. 


20th March 2014

Easter is fast approaching and the weather is heating up across Europe. However the ski resorts are working hard on keeping as many pistes open as possible as well as doing a few 'snow dances'.  The going may get a bit sludgy in parts but who can't love skiing in the spring sunshine?


20th March 2014

Make a last-minute hop to the ski slopes this Easter and save up to £300 per person. The Lapin (rabbit) run leads virtually to the door of Fish&Pip’s chalets in Meribel Village, where (hot) chocolate, delicious food and supreme service abound.


17th March 2014

Here are a selection of resorts across the Alps with some great savings. All these offers are from Pierre & Vacances, their range of apartments across the French Alps are ideal for families and groups of skiers keen to take to the slopes this April. Contrary to popular belief April skiing and snow conditions are often fantastic with many high-altitude resorts boasting historically good snow records and some of the best snowfalls of the season. P&V are offering savings of up to 30% and free children’s lift passes in a variety of high-altitude destinations.


17th March 2014

Here is the latest ski report from around the globe, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 15th March 2014. There hasn't been much snow across Europe but conditions are still good and forecasts are promising for snowfall soon.


12th March 2014

The end of the ski season is nigh and here are a couple of great deals for the month of April. Both include Eurotunnel return travel, read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps if you have any reservations.


11th March 2014

Here is a selection of late season deals for the end of March and into April. They range from some long haul skiing to USA or a cheeky weekend in Val Thorens. If you are in need of a late snow fix before the season draws to a close then bag yourself a bargain...


11th March 2014

The weather is glorious in the mountains - as well as here in good old blighty. Get some late season skiiing in with these late deals, for a family trip in Italy or a fun break for two in St Anton.


11th March 2014

There are some great savings of over £200 pp with white hot ski chalet deals in March. Fish & Pips offer gourmet food and first rate service ensuring you get the most out of your ski holiday. They are also offering half price lift passes so you can make the most of the fantastic March snow.


10th March 2014

Powder White have selected some of their lovely chalets to offer exclusively to MadDog visitors. Choose from Verbier, Courchevel, Val d'Isere, Meribel and St Anton and from a week to a weekend stay. You just need to find your journey there and then you can enjoy the luxury of their well appointed and friendly chalet holidays. All holidays are over the Easter period.

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