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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

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.


23rd January 2014

Skiset, track your child deviceWorld-wide ski rental network, Skiset, has recently teamed up with Ma’Peite Balise to create a new mobile tracker for kids. From February (just in time for half-term) parents who want to keep tabs on their nippers, either on the mountain or in the resort, will be able to rent a Ma P’tite Balise GPS beacon from participating Skiset hire shops.


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.

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