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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!


10th December 2014

Snow is in the air and powder on the brain! The recent snow storm that hit California laid the foundations for excellent skiing conditions in the Golden State! The top of Mammoth Mountain is now open and has a base up to 22 inches andtop to bottom skiing and riding. Fresh from the recent flurry, Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe has a total of 24 inches, whilst Mount Rose has been hammered with snow during the last week and has had over 3 feet of snow.


10th December 2014

Savings of up to £3500 per chalet...


3rd December 2014

Peak Retreats advise UK skiers to take advantage of Easter week, 28 March 2015, because…


27th November 2014

As December looms large thoughts are surely turning to grabbing a great ski holiday deal. Here are some to tempt you - from an adventure to Antartica and fine dining experience in Val d'Isere with VIP ski there is a lot on offer. Make sure you are signed up to our Newsletter so you get our Ski Deals Newsletters throughout the season.


20th November 2014

We’ve just heard about this very tempting long weekend in the Italian Dolomites, launching this December 12th – 15th. Combine full days of guided skiing with evenings of gourmet cuisine and wine tasting.

Ski in the Dolomites


19th November 2014

Here are a selection of great deals from the lovely ladies at Fish&Pips. They run fabulous chalets in Meribel and Val d'Isere and you can be sure of fabulous cuisine and a personal service throughout your stay. These offers include added extras from some of their partners in resort, if you have any queries don't hesitate to get in touch with them.


19th November 2014

As the snow starts to fall across Europe there are some great deals to be had, here is a selection from Ski Total. With 7 nights starting from only £299 per person they have to be worth checking out....


19th November 2014

The snow is starting to fall across parts of the Alps, Whistler is opening for the season early following some great skiing weather over in Canada so now is the time to snap up a bargain. There are some discounts and free places on offer here, have a browse and see if you can grab yourself a bargain. This week will see the first of our 'Deals Newsletters', they will be coming out approximately every 2 weeks over the season - make sure you are signed up to receive them.


18th November 2014

Here is the latest round up of snow conditions from around the ski resorts of the world, courtesy of J2Ski.com.

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