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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!


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.


24th February 2014

Erna Low have been in the ski holiday business since 1932 so you can be sure they know what they are talking about! Here are some great ski holidays which all give you the choice of accommodation only, including Eurotunnel travel as well as holidays with flights.


18th February 2014

Here are some great deals from them for a number of popular ski resorts in France from Erna Low. There are options for accommodation only, holidays with Eurotunnel travel or flights. Just pick your resort and what type of holiday you want. There are savings of up to 40% on accommodation.


18th February 2014

March is a lovely time for skiing, if you pick a high snow sure resort you can enjoy the snow and the sunshine. What's not to love about a long lazy lunch on the mountain basking in the spring sunshine? Here are a couple of great deals with savings of up to £400pp.


18th February 2014

Here are some great deals for next month - with savings of up to £330 pp on a week in France they might be hard to resist. The first two deals include flights, transfers and accommodation for a week’s stay, the last is just accommodation only.


18th February 2014

Sking with the family is a great adventure and can be fun for all if you plan ahead, see our tips on how to make sure the kids have a good time. Here are a couple of deals that should help with the cost of a family ski holiday.


18th February 2014

With the Olympics well under way bookings at UK indoor and outdoor slopes is on the increase. Why not have a look through these deals and see if you can get further afield. Go on... the snow is great out there! Wth up to £400 savings pp on a week chalet holiday now may be the time to grab a bargain.


17th February 2014

Here is the latest snow report for the week ending 15th February 2014 - courtesy of J2Ski. The conditions are looking good and Scotland is boasting 'best ever' with snow falling daily since Christmas.


11th February 2014

There have been reports of good snow falls in the French Alps so Easter is lining up to be a great time for a ski break.  Here are a few deals to inspire you and tempt you to grab a bargain and dust off your ski gear.

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