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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!


23rd January 2014

February half term is the most popular time for family ski holidays so here are some fantastic late Feb half-term savers from Ski Collection. All are self drive with free flexiplus upgrade on Eurotunnel.


14th January 2014

Here is a great selection of ski holidays, all prices include flights, transfers and accommodation* for a week’s stay. Please contact the holiday provider for more information and to book. With some great savings of up to £495pp you can bag yourself a great bargain.


14th January 2014

Here are a couple of great savings on ski holidays in early February. Firstly there is a saving of over £2000 for a family going to St Anton, Austria with lots of added extras and then a brilliant ski in ski out property in Les Arcs 2000, France from just £499 pp. For more information check out the deals below and contact the relevant operators and grab yourself a bargain.


14th January 2014

If you like to book your holiday yourself then here are some great accommodation only ski holiday deals from Erna Low. You just need to arrange your own travel, whether that is by car, coach or plane. All these great deals have February departure dates and are in self catering apartments in various French resorts.


13th January 2014

Here are a bunch of ski holiday deals all for 7 days with various start dates in February 2014. All these deals are for self catering holidays with return Eurotunnel travel. Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps to help you plan your self-drive holiday.


13th January 2014

Here are a range of ski holiday deals with great savings, both in Europe and the US. For more information and to beook please contact the company offering the deal. There are luxury breaks, budget breaks, weekend deals and free lift passes on offer - a real mixed bag.


12th January 2014

Here is the latest weather resport courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 11th January 2014. The snow has been a bit scarce in the early part of the month but it seems to be making a better show as the month progresses, with most resorts having enough on the slopes to allow skiing.


10th January 2014

Half term in February is an ideal time for family ski holidays, the weather is ideal but often the prices are very high. Here are some ski holiday deals from Pierre & Vacances that won't break the bank. Remember though that demand is usually high for places so be quick if you want to snap up a bargain. These deals on offer are for accommodation only.


10th January 2014

Snow has been falling aplenty in the Savoie Mont Blanc ski region and here is a great selection of ski holiday deals from British Tour Operators. With savings of up to £270 pp there should be something for all budgets.  Please contact the relevant company who is offering the deal for full details and to book.


7th January 2014

Erna Low have now launched a new website which offers a wide range of flights and transfers, as well as the Eurotunnel flexiplus and ferry options. 
Please see below for some fantastic deals for the Half Term week commencing 15th February 2014.

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