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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.

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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!

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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.


13th January 2015

Save up to £562 on accommodation in Val d’Isere…


9th January 2015

Receive 2 Free nights and 2 free ski days in Aspen in spring 2015. Ski Independence is offering eight nights at the Limelight Hotel from **£1899 per person (B&B), including a Buy 5 get 7 day lift ticket.

The price is based on 2 sharing a Standard King room, including United Airlines flights from London Heathrow to Aspen and complimentary Aspen Airport transfers. Now is your chance to check out the slopes of this classic US resort.


9th January 2015

Fish & Pips are giving skiers and snowboarders a lift this January with savings of up to £250 on gourmet catered chalet holidays to Meribel and Val d'Isère. 

Those holidaying in Meribel Village can also take advantage of the newly upgraded Loze chairlift which has made it even quicker to access the vast 3 Vallees ski area from Fish & Pips’ prime chalet locations. 


8th January 2015

Skiing Whistler BC, Canada at least once in your life is a must. Come to think of it, with over 1190 acres of skiing across the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, you’ll probably need to go more than once. The Peak to Peak Gondola, that spans the 4.4km’s between Whistler and Blackcomb, is the longest and highest lift in the world giving guests 365 degree views of the mountains and the valley, there is even one lift with a glass floor!


6th January 2015

Free childcare with VIP Ski


6th January 2015

January is a fantastic time to hit the slopes – the pistes are quiet, the snow has arrived and Erna Low has some fantastic last minute deals available!

Save 30% on accommodation in Les Arcs…


30th December 2014

Spoil your family with a stay in the friendly resort of La Rosière in the French Alps. Espirit Ski is offering the Chalet Schatzi for just £224pp (was £468pp.) This chalet is enviably located at the foot of the slopes and houses a delightful, spacious interior.


30th December 2014

With over 50cm of fresh snow in the past 72hrs the Alps is once again shaping up for a great season.  One region that got hit especially hard with the new snowfall was the Paradiski and especially La Plagne.  The Paradiski area offers 425km of piste to explore including the option to take the Vanoise Express Gondola across the valley to Les Arc, which gives guests incredible views of the valley hundreds of metres below.  Guests can ski from the doorstep into this pisted paradise from Pierre & Vacances Premium residence Les Hauts Bois.&n


30th December 2014

Throughout the 2014/2015 season, Val d’Isere is treating winter sports lovers to two brand new all-inclusive packages. Skiers can book 6 or 7 nights apartment accommodation on a self-catered basis, with a 6 or 7 day Espace Killy pass from £538 per person, based on 6 sharing a two bedroom apartment. For those who don’t fancy doing the cooking themselves, the same offer is available, with 6 or 7 nights of hotel accommodation with a 6 or seven day Espace Killy ski pass and one free entry to the leisure centre swimming pool from £927 per person on a half board basis.


17th December 2014

Celebrate 2015 with a family ski trip

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