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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!


4th March 2014

Here are a selection of deals from Erna Low for the Easter week commencing 5th April 2014. Just choose your resort and then decide how you want to travel and then get in touch to book your holiday. Easter heralds the end of the ski season for many resorts so you haven't got long to get that snow fix in!


3rd March 2014

Here are some excellent deals from Ski Collection and Peak Retreats for a number of great resorts in France. All these ski holidays include Eurotunnel travel and self catering accommodation.


3rd March 2014

Here are some fantastic deals for some of our favourite ski resorts in France. From partying at La Folie Douce to an Easter holiday treat to Whistler in Canada there are plenty to choose from. The end of the ski season is between 5-10 weeks away, depending on the resort, so you still have time to get in a great ski holiday (or a second!)


3rd March 2014

Here is the latest ski report courtesy of J2Ski.com for week ending 1st March 2014. The snow is still falling in parts but no great volumes anywhere.


25th February 2014

Here are a few ski deals to a variety of some of the most popular ski resorts in France from Peak Retreats and Ski Collection. All have either March or April departures and have savings of up to 35% on accommodation.


25th February 2014

Here are a few bargain ski holidays with savings of up to £265 per person in Zell am See, Austria. All three have end of March departures so you can enjoy the snow with possibly a spot of Spring sunshine as well.


25th February 2014

Here are a couple of great deals with 23rd March departure. There is a family ski holiday to the friendly resort of Saas Fee in Switzerland or a week skiing in La Rosiere, France which is close to the Italian border. If you have been inspired by the Olympics then pack up your bags and hit the white stuff.


25th February 2014

The Winter Olympics may be over but the snow is still out there for us all to enjoy. Here are some great deals for some ski holidays for the next couple of months.


25th February 2014

The excitement of the Olympics lives on in La Plagne, France. Here are a selection of three events being held in La Plagne to help you relive some of the thrills, and hopefully not spills, of the last few weeks. For more information about the resort read our guide to La Plagne.  


24th February 2014

YSE have sent these three chalet deals to us, with savings of up to £240 per person they are definitely worth checking out. All the chalets are in the beautiful resort of Val d'Isere, France - for more resort information check out our Val d'Isere resort guide.

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