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Naeem Alvi's picture
Posted by Naeem Alvi 29th March 2010

Spring has completely arrived now. We haven’t seen any real snowfall for a good couple of weeks. Most mornings are usually bright and clear with temperatures gradually increasing as the day progresses. A lot of the snow has started to melt and the occasional spell of rain is only helping to make conditions more Spring like. The park is also open nearly everyday now with a typically chilled vibe that is typical of the area as the season draws towards its final month.

24th March 2010

The Chillfactore in Manchester has some great 2 for 1 offers on Ski/Snowboard taster lessons, Lift passes, Tubing, Luge and ice play.

Call 0161 749 2255 to book, quoting D2D241.



Dan Scott's picture
Posted by Dan Scott 23rd March 2010

Hello to everyone out there, mountain and lowland dwellers alike.

Duncan Smith's picture
Posted by Duncan Smith 22nd March 2010

The end of the world is nigh in St Anton...... or is it?

The last week has been a 'four seasons' in one week. We started out with thick whiteouts, low temperatures, storms and heavy snow, which led to waist deep off piste in sheltered areas. By Wednesday we had bluebird powder conditions and the sun shone all day so it was crisp in the morning and mild by the afternoon. Friday was hot hot hot; temperature in resort was in the high teens, people are walking around in shorts and the snow has been getting slushy and heavy - spring conditions. We had rain and clouds by Sunday. Top tip this week is to stay as high as possible as the freezing level is hovering around the 2000 - 2500m mark. I've attached some pics from this week as examples.

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Posted by Jon White 22nd March 2010

The quite time is drawing to an end, ahead lays a busy Easter. Spring snow has set in early this year and today’s rain really isn’t helping. Warm temperatures are forecast until mid week when the freeze level starts to go down again. As with most resorts in the Alps right now we need snow – along with cold temps so it’s not raining on half the mountain. On the plus side it’s spring snow already :) sugary turns and fresh tracks every day without snowfall. With the longer days it looks like the night sledging should be good, you just need to take some wax with you.

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Posted by Will Roberts 22nd March 2010

Spring is here and it’s a favourite time of mine for backcountry skiing. A few days ago we finished teaching an introductory course to backcountry skiing and ski touring which 4 participants, over 4 days, learnt the foundations of skills that will take them outside of the ski resorts and up into the peaks around them. The course took us to the top of the ‘Croisse Baulet’ in Combloux, and timed to perfection the descent was on lovely thawed soft spring snow before it had begun to melt.

Naeem Alvi's picture
Posted by Naeem Alvi 22nd March 2010

After having spent most of the season, exploring the infamous tree’s of Serre Chevalier, I decided it was time to step a little further out of bounds. Fortunately, a work colleague of mine, and Serre Che resident, was more than happy to show me some of the better open face off-piste that the area has to offer.

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Posted by Anne Smellie 22nd March 2010

With no real snow for the last two weeks, you would expect a proper ice rink around Val d’Isère. Although melting in resort is prolific, despair not, as the pistes are still in fantastic shape.

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 22nd March 2010

There are Igloos in La Plagne!

Will Roberts's picture
Posted by Will Roberts 12th March 2010

After last week throwing all four seasons at us the weather has returned to sunshine and the Terrain park on Mt Joux has been looking perfectly shaped for some fun in the air.

2nd October 2013

These lovely new chalets in Les 2 Alpes are available with some great savings, prices include flights and transfers as well as catered chalet accommodation. There is also a deal here for family Christmas skiing in the ever popular Val d'Isere, travelling on 22nd December from just £833pp. Read on and hopefully you can find something to suit you and your budget, If you need any inspiration why not have a look at our SkiResortWizard and find the right resort for your perfect holiday.

1st October 2013

Here at MadDogSki we recognise a good ski holiday company when we see one, and Powder White ticks all our boxes. They’ve been growing steadily over the last ten years and consistently add great new chalets and ski holiday ideas to their portfolio. Ideas like the Ski Safari program, where you get to ski the five resorts of the Three Valleys and Espace Killy in one week. The latest addition of 'Pure Ski Touring' is one we’ll think is worth checking out. Here’s the low down...

1st October 2013

Fancy a wonderful ski break in St Moritz? Then just enter this competition run by Ski Independence who have teamed up with White Stuff & the Nira Alpina Hotel. Read on for more information and how to enter.

30th September 2013

Christmas is a magical time to be skiing but if you want to make sure you the get the dates and resort of your choice then you need to be organised now. Here is a great deal for a two centre holiday to Austria - a night in Innsbruck to enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas markets and then 7 nights in Obergurgl. Just perfect to get you in the mood for the festive season, and even stock up on Christmas pressies at the same time.

26th September 2013

Erna Low are the specialists in self drive ski holidays and the following offers are available for booking until 31st October 2013. See our tips for driving to the Alps if you haven't tried it before, you just might like it!

26th September 2013

If you are booking your flights and accommodation separately then an apartment is always worth looking at. Great if you are on a budget as well or travelling in a group.
All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel.

23rd September 2013

The stunning ski resort of Livigno are tempting skiers to their resort with offers of free lift passes. We all love a freebee and for this one all you need to do is stay at least 4 nights in a hotel, or 7 nights in an apartment. The timing is restricted to the beginning or the end of the season, so to qualify you need to book from 1st -20th December 2013 and from 5th April - 1st May 2014.

20th September 2013

Skiing at Christmas is especially magical and here is a great deal from Ski Meribel. Prices start from £325 per person which is based on 4 people sharing a self catering apartment in Meribel, week commencing 21st December 2013. Your sleeper coach travel is included and you can take all the presents you like - there's no charge!

For more information visit SkiMeribel or call the team on 020 8668 8223



17th September 2013

We think this is a brilliant idea - special holidays aimed at singles who want to learn to ski. Friendship Travel are launching this product for this coming season and it is sure to be a hit. This holiday is based in Les Deux Alpes and everthing is included from transfers to lift passes. Check them out and if you know anybody who wants to learn but is wary of joining a large group being the only non skier this could be right up their street.

16th September 2013

Canada is fast becoming a popular destination with us Brits and if you book by the end of November you can get up to 50% early bird discounts. Ski Safari are offering 10 nights at the  4* Upper Village Condos Studio in Panorama, British Columbia, Canada.  The discounted price is £799 per person based on a family of four sharing a two bedroom condo including return flights from London to Calgary and either transfers or car hire. This package is based on travel in January 2014.

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