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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!


9th January 2015

Fish & Pips are giving skiers and snowboarders a lift this January with savings of up to £250 on gourmet catered chalet holidays to Meribel and Val d'Isère. 

Those holidaying in Meribel Village can also take advantage of the newly upgraded Loze chairlift which has made it even quicker to access the vast 3 Vallees ski area from Fish & Pips’ prime chalet locations. 


8th January 2015

Skiing Whistler BC, Canada at least once in your life is a must. Come to think of it, with over 1190 acres of skiing across the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, you’ll probably need to go more than once. The Peak to Peak Gondola, that spans the 4.4km’s between Whistler and Blackcomb, is the longest and highest lift in the world giving guests 365 degree views of the mountains and the valley, there is even one lift with a glass floor!


6th January 2015

Free childcare with VIP Ski


6th January 2015

January is a fantastic time to hit the slopes – the pistes are quiet, the snow has arrived and Erna Low has some fantastic last minute deals available!

Save 30% on accommodation in Les Arcs…


30th December 2014

Spoil your family with a stay in the friendly resort of La Rosière in the French Alps. Espirit Ski is offering the Chalet Schatzi for just £224pp (was £468pp.) This chalet is enviably located at the foot of the slopes and houses a delightful, spacious interior.


30th December 2014

With over 50cm of fresh snow in the past 72hrs the Alps is once again shaping up for a great season.  One region that got hit especially hard with the new snowfall was the Paradiski and especially La Plagne.  The Paradiski area offers 425km of piste to explore including the option to take the Vanoise Express Gondola across the valley to Les Arc, which gives guests incredible views of the valley hundreds of metres below.  Guests can ski from the doorstep into this pisted paradise from Pierre & Vacances Premium residence Les Hauts Bois.&n


30th December 2014

Throughout the 2014/2015 season, Val d’Isere is treating winter sports lovers to two brand new all-inclusive packages. Skiers can book 6 or 7 nights apartment accommodation on a self-catered basis, with a 6 or 7 day Espace Killy pass from £538 per person, based on 6 sharing a two bedroom apartment. For those who don’t fancy doing the cooking themselves, the same offer is available, with 6 or 7 nights of hotel accommodation with a 6 or seven day Espace Killy ski pass and one free entry to the leisure centre swimming pool from £927 per person on a half board basis.


17th December 2014

Celebrate 2015 with a family ski trip


17th December 2014

Ski Val Thorens with a 10% discount in January


17th December 2014

Escape the January blues and head to the Alps for a snow-sure ski holiday. Powder White is offering great value deals on early January ski holidays with chalets in some of Europe’s top high-altitude resorts now available from just £349 per person per week.

 

3rd January: Chalet Hermine, Courchevel 1850

Now just £1299pp (was £3999pp) – saving £2700pp

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