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Posted by Dan Scott 29th December 2010

"Please Santa can we have some snow for Christmas!”
Well, firstly I guess I should say Hello again to all you maddog blog readers and co-bloggers. I guess all of ya’ll in your various corners of the mountains have got impressive amounts of snow. We’re still waiting for our little flurry. That’s not to say it’s not on its way though, it looks like the next few days are set to bring as a nice metre at least and boxing day should be blue skies. So if the snow gods are with us, we’re set to have an epic day after Christmas to ease those hangovers and put a smile on everyones flushed faces!

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Posted by Jesse Howe 29th December 2010

Jesse in Jackson, Wyoming has sent us details on a Safety First programme they are running. Whislt we may not all get over the America for our skiing I am sure it will be of interest to us all.  If you are heading to Jackson and want more information or booking details contact Jesse here.

Kitrina H's picture
Posted by Kitrina H 29th December 2010

First there was a six hour drive from Shropshire to Milton Keynes to get the papers legalised. Next an 48 hour long wait in the airport. Then a three hour long bus ride and now I`m finally here.
 

Dave Burrows's picture
Posted by Dave Burrows 29th December 2010

Last week it was a delightful group of Kenyans all learning how to ski and generally ski teaching was fun and happy.  This week I’ve been plunged into Christmas week ‘cours collectifs’ and I’m grasping for the French, Dutch and German phrases for ‘get up yourself you lazy enfant, it’s the millionth time you’ve fallen over for no reason today’…

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Posted by Liz Woods 24th December 2010

We have been sent this lovely picture by Jez so we thought we should share.

John Barr's picture
Posted by John Barr 24th December 2010

That the holiday season is upon us is evidenced by the English, American and Dutch accents that are now common in mountain restaurants and on chairlifts. But the Föhn wind is blowing from the south bringing milder weather - not what the mountains need in the run up to Christmas. Anticipating soft snow this afternoon, I headed for St Jacob in Haus in the Pillersee valley, a small resort that will be fun for a day, but is not somewhere that an experienced skier would spend a week.

Liz Woods's picture
Posted by Liz Woods 22nd December 2010

Take a look at this great video of Santa on his skis.  19th December was officially 'Dress Like Santa Day' in Whistler and Santa gave the good old reindeers a day off and took to their skis and boards.  A sight like no other really!

Adam Bevan's picture
Posted by Adam Bevan 20th December 2010

Got into resort last Wednesday; one of the blokes I'm working for picked me up from Geneva. Not much snow as we headed up, and the same was to be said for resort.  I'm living in a place called Le Praz (pronounced Pra) which is at 1300. There are a few different resorts in Courchevel: 1850, 1650, 1550, Le Praz and Saint Bon - all well connected via a frequent bus service and also the 'bubble' lift. First week has been a lot of driving, mainly to Geneva but also Grenoble and heading all the way up to Val d'Isere! Couple of 13 hour days clocked in so far, with any luck that will even out into some nice days off.

Amie Postings's picture
Posted by Amie Postings 18th December 2010

Fantastic snow conditions continue in the Portes du Soleil and that’s before the amazing two foot of snow that fell overnight! Yesterday in Lindarets there was hardly another skier or snowboarder on the mountain and we were thrilled to find empty runs. Oh what a different story it will be this time next week… still, we can’t have it all and for many of us, without the masses of tourists, we wouldn’t be here at all! Morzine is getting set for a very busy Christmas week and the Office de Tourisme has today published its calendar of events.


17th December 2010

This is possibly the best deal for skiing in France so far... how fabulous to take off and spend Christmas on the slopes, knowing that you have bagged yourself a bargain!

A family of four can go skiing for Christmas week for just £516.00 - no hidden extras and includes flights and transfers but no lift passes - bargain or what?

Flying from either Gatwick, Edinburgh or Leeds Bradford to Chambery, France.


26th June 2014

Holidays are for chilling! Book your child a place on, quite literally, the coolest courses available this Summer.

The Snow Centre’s School Holiday courses and new Activity Days won’t blow the summer budget and will keep children cool, fit and active.

Weekdays

Children aged 4-16 can now be booked onto the Summer Holiday courses that will run from Monday 28th July until Thursday 28th August 2014.


22nd April 2014

Here is the latest ski report courtesy of J2Ski for week ending 19th April 2014. The season may be coming to an end but there are still some good snow dumps across the Alps.


14th April 2014

Skiplex, the UK’s continuous, indoor revolving ski slope specialists, are launching their Skiplex Academy Instructor Course this summer. Skiplex have three centres in the UK - Reading, Chiswick and Basingstoke - and this year they are offering enthusiastic skiers over the age of 18, the opportunity to complete their BASI Level 1 Instructor qualification free of charge!

This scheme forms part of their drive to recruit more instructors for their three UK ski centres after a very successful 2013-14 winter season.


8th April 2014

Here are some last minute ski deals for Easter and beyond.


8th April 2014

There are a variety of courses available in Canada so you can gain some qualifications in ski instruction. Once you have compeleted and passed there is even an opportunity of a new job. So, if you have always yearned to spend a winter on the mountain and get paid for it, here is your chance to change your life forever.  Read on for more details and how to book your place.


3rd April 2014

Easter is fast approaching and some schools are set to close tomorrow for the holidays. Val d'Isere have sent us a round up of their late ski deals from their top Tour Operators. Whether you want just a few days or a full blown family ski break there is still time to get yourself out on the slopes. Val d'Isere also offers plenty of other activities off the slopes such as ice-climbing, paragliding and a lot more - check our listings for more information.


2nd April 2014

It’s not too late for a snowy escape this Easter and Ski Club Freshtracks have some great offers. They also dismiss a few myths about late season skiing.


2nd April 2014

It isn't too late for that last ski fix of the season - feast your eyes on these deals. Spring skiing can be wonderful with lovely sunshine and a killer goggle tan to take home!


2nd April 2014

Why is now an ideal time to book your ski holiday? Because ski holiday companies are offering some great deals. There is always the big question, is it best to wait nearer the time or to book now? One thing is for sure, the earlier you book your holiday, the greater choice of accommodation and flights you have. Crystal Ski Holidays have sent this information through with some offers for early deals for 2014/15 ski season.


2nd April 2014

Here are some great end of season savings - great for a last budget ski holiday. Family skiing from under £300 pp to La Plagne or a indulgent ski holiday for two to Tignes... enjoy!

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