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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!


13th November 2014

Les Arcs offers a great choice for a ski holiday- the slopes are snow sure, there are family friendly facilities and great selection of villages.  January is a fantastic time to visit the area due to the quiet slopes and great offers available. Please find below Erna Low’s special offers for the week commencing 17th January 2015.


13th November 2014

If you re looking to escape the madness of pre-Christmas shopping and parties then why not take an early ski trip? Here are a couple of great deals for 14th December 2014 departure dates. Either taking the family to the beautiful resort of Les Gets or party down in St Anton, Austria.


13th November 2014

Here are a selection of great deals and offers for the coming season, there are Christmas deals, free child places and short break offers and even a free night in Zermatt, read on for more information and how to book.


5th November 2014

Here are a variety of special offers and deals from across the ski world for the coming season. From a VIP weekend in Verbier to Christmas in Are, Sweden. 


5th November 2014

It's finally November and winter is starting to bite here in the UK but more importantly there is snow forecast for the Alps. Here are a couple of great deals from Esprit and Ski Total for some early ski holidays to France. 


4th November 2014

The 2014/15 season in Obergurgl is just 10 days away from it's grand opening. They have put together some great ski holiday deals for the opening few days. You can choose your length of stay from 2 - 7 nights, the grade of your accommodation as well as packages including lift passes and event passes.


4th November 2014

This lovely people running this chalet in Les Arcs have some great early bird offers for this coming season. The price is for accommodation for the week and includes cleaning service upon check out, towels and bedding and unlimited logs for the fire. The chalet is self-catering.


3rd November 2014

There is a long list of reasons as to why the Three Valleys would be an enchanting place to spend Christmas, including the fantastic snow record, variety of enchanting resorts and 600km of interconnected slopes on offer! Please find below Erna Low’s special offers for the Three Valleys during Christmas week… 


3rd November 2014

The snow is starting to fall and some resorts are already opening for weekends. Signs are promising for another great ski season.

Here's a full round up from around the globe, with thanks to J2Ski.com.


27th October 2014

If you are considering spending Christmas skiing then you could do well to check out these deals from Pierre & Vacances. The offers start in early December with savings for all the family. If you want to check out the individual resorts then look at our Ski Resort Wizard to compare.

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