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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!


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.


7th January 2014

Here are some fabulous ski holiday deals for this weekend from £339pp - Two for One Prices! These are brought to you by Ski Total  and all are departing on 12 January 2014.  Take this opportunity to experience one of their high quality chalets at greatly reduced prices: