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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!


3rd February 2014

Here is the latest snow report from around the globe for the week ending 1st February 2014, courtesy of J2ski.com


3rd February 2014

YSE operate a wide range of wonderful chalets in Val d'Isere and they are offering this last minute one-week deal departing on Sunday 23rd February. Chalet des Pentes is in an ideal location for your ski holiday with a number of lifts just a short ski away from the door of this ski in ski out property.


29th January 2014

The lovely ladies at Fish & Pips have sent us some great last minute deals - for 1st and 8th February - so you will need to be quick to grab these bargains. You can be sure you will be treated like royalty and enjoy fine wines and dining as well as top notch accommodation. Enjoy!


29th January 2014

Here are some fantastic special offers on ski holidays available for dates throughout the season. Erna Low are the experts in self drive ski holidays so if you want to cut out all that airport hassle and hanging around why not try driving to your ski resort - think of all the extra baggage!  Read our top ten tips for driving to the Alps.


29th January 2014

Below ski holiday deals which include flights, transfers and accommodation for a week’s stay. With savings of up to £210 pp for February skiing in Norway they are well worth a look we reckon. Happy hunting...


29th January 2014

Here are a couple of great ski holiday deals from Esprit and Ski Total. Both the resorts of Saas Fee in Switzerland and Selva in the Italian Alps are beautiful resorts with some wonderful views and great skiing. Flights, transfers, free wifi, ski hosting are just some of the great things included in these packages.


27th January 2014

Please find below a range of deals and ski news for this week from various tour operators across the globe. There are some half term savings, luxury ski breaks and weekend offers to name but a few...


23rd January 2014

Here are some fantastic late availability for the Half Term week (15th February 2014) from Erna Low. All of these offers include Eurotunnel crossing with free Flexiplus upgrade and not flights - so you can take the car and not have to worry about the bun fight at the airport to collect your baggage/skis. No ridiculous surcharges for taking your skis or boots with you... why not give it a go if you haven't before ? Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps.


23rd January 2014

There are a number of advantages to going by train for your ski holiday, helping to save the planet is one of them but there are quite a few more - Avoid the airport hassle; ski for eight days; ski/board carriage included. As well as no weight restriction for your baggage - if you can carry it then you can take it on the train!


23rd January 2014

Here are a couple of great deals for family ski holidays to either Obergurgl or Avoriaz in the French Alps. Both depart on the 9th February and offer great savings of up to £2000. Snow conditions seem to be improving across Europe and hopes are high for an improved picture everywhere.

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