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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!


7th January 2014

Here are some chalets from VIP Ski with some fantastic locations for every ski holiday. The departure dates are 19th January so you need to be pretty quick off the mark. Return flights are included as well as transfers and chalet board in the chalets.


7th January 2014

The snow is great once again this season and there are a few great ski holiday deals to be had. Here are a range of discounts and money off deals from Canada and Europe... enjoy.


6th January 2014

If it a spot of luxury you are looking for then you need look no further than the lovely people at Le Chardon. Their chalets and service are second to none. For those of you keen to bag a deal there are a few on offer for the coming season in some of their best chalets.


2nd January 2014

With Christmas behind us we all need cheering up - especially with this awful weather. Those lovely people at Erna Low have sent through these great deals with 45% and 40% discount off accommodation price. All the deals include ski drive Eurotunnel crossing and are self-catering holidays. Read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps to pick up some hints to help the trip run smoothly.


2nd January 2014

Here is the first ski snow report for 2014, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 4th January 2014. The snow is continuing to fall and conditions look good for a promising season ahead.


2nd January 2014

If the effects of all those mince pies and Christmas cake have got too much then a late ski holiday deal might just be what the doctor ordered. Flexiski have a selection of deals for January 2014 to tempt you...


22nd December 2013

Here is the latest snow report, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 21st December 21st 2013. The snow hasn't been very abundant but those who are in resorts that are high enough have enjoyed some great blue sky days for skiing. See the blog from John Barr based in Kitzbuhel, Austria.


18th December 2013

At last, a girlie ski weekend to rival any lads ski trip. Flexiski are offering packages to St Anton during their 'Ladies First! Feel-good weeks'  from £550 pp. All guests will receive a free book of vouchers from the Tourist Office. Read on for more information...


17th December 2013

If all the Christmas festivities are getting too much you may want to be looking ahead to January. Here are a couple of great ski holiday deals whic are a fraction of their original price and are guaranteed to blow away the festive cobwebs.


16th December 2013

Here are a selection of ski deals and other offers such as free lift passes from some of our top tour operators here in the UK. There are varying departure dates and resorts/countries to choose from.

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