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Kitrina H's picture
Posted by Kitrina H 6th December 2010

Autumn. The worst season in the calendar for a snow slider. November and its problem child siblings September and October. The dreaded fall shoulder season. If your planning is on point, then November will be boredom at the beginning with shredding at the end. If you’re a bit behind in setting yourself up for the season November is boredom, watching your friends have fun in the snow while you wait some more. Waiting, for your pass to come through, job offers, for the snowbase to build up, then relief.


6th December 2010

If the thought of too many relatives and Turkey is making you shudder then maybe a few days skiing before Christmas is what you need.  Check out this deal from Ski Weekender to La Clusaz or Le Grand Bornand and charge your batteries before the onslaught...

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Posted by Dave Burrows 2nd December 2010

It’s been a grey couple of weeks here in Chatel. Not in terms of the atmosphere - it’s getting more lively by the day as more seasonaires arrive and locals return – but the weather has been snowing or about to snow for about 10-days straight now.  This isn’t a bad thing and is great news for getting the ski areas open early and for the season to come. Still, the one sunny day that we did have was a real treat and myself and the missus made sure that we made the most of it by taking the dog on an epic walk, wading through snow up to our knees!

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Posted by Amie Postings 1st December 2010

After clearing more than a foot of snow from the car, it seemed rather traitorous to be leaving Morzine for Val D’Isere on Friday morning. Despite the big dump (and those rumours…) neither Avoriaz nor Les Gets would open this weekend. We booked through the Val D’Isere Office de Tourism and took advantage of their ‘Premier Tracks’ special offer – €129 euros per person for 2 nights based on 12 adults sharing 2 apartments on a room only basis at the Jardin des Alpins including a 2 day lift pass, free lessons on both days, free skis or snowboards for testing, free entry to an extreme skiing movie premier on the Saturday evening and complimentary access to the new ‘Oxygen’ leisure complex.


17th March 2014

Here are a selection of resorts across the Alps with some great savings. All these offers are from Pierre & Vacances, their range of apartments across the French Alps are ideal for families and groups of skiers keen to take to the slopes this April. Contrary to popular belief April skiing and snow conditions are often fantastic with many high-altitude resorts boasting historically good snow records and some of the best snowfalls of the season. P&V are offering savings of up to 30% and free children’s lift passes in a variety of high-altitude destinations.


17th March 2014

Here is the latest ski report from around the globe, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 15th March 2014. There hasn't been much snow across Europe but conditions are still good and forecasts are promising for snowfall soon.


12th March 2014

The end of the ski season is nigh and here are a couple of great deals for the month of April. Both include Eurotunnel return travel, read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps if you have any reservations.


11th March 2014

Here is a selection of late season deals for the end of March and into April. They range from some long haul skiing to USA or a cheeky weekend in Val Thorens. If you are in need of a late snow fix before the season draws to a close then bag yourself a bargain...


11th March 2014

The weather is glorious in the mountains - as well as here in good old blighty. Get some late season skiiing in with these late deals, for a family trip in Italy or a fun break for two in St Anton.


11th March 2014

There are some great savings of over £200 pp with white hot ski chalet deals in March. Fish & Pips offer gourmet food and first rate service ensuring you get the most out of your ski holiday. They are also offering half price lift passes so you can make the most of the fantastic March snow.


10th March 2014

Powder White have selected some of their lovely chalets to offer exclusively to MadDog visitors. Choose from Verbier, Courchevel, Val d'Isere, Meribel and St Anton and from a week to a weekend stay. You just need to find your journey there and then you can enjoy the luxury of their well appointed and friendly chalet holidays. All holidays are over the Easter period.


10th March 2014

If you still haven't booked your ski break over Easter then here are some deals from Erna Low that could tempt you. There are various options for each resort - accommodation only, ski drive or fly - the choice is yours but there are discounts of up to 40% off accommodation.  If you are taking children for the first time then our guide on how to make sure they love it might be of help.


10th March 2014

With Easter around the corner the end of the ski season in most resorts is looming. Here are some great ski holiday deals with some great savings for family and luxury ski holidays, as well as some great events you can take part in.


7th March 2014

Fish & Pips have just sent us this great offer - save more than £200 pp for the week commencing 22nd March in both Meribel and Val d'Isere. They also have discounts on ski passes and ski hire. The lovely ladies at Fish & Pips will make sure you have a fabulous stay and their food is amazing... what's not to love?

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