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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

Fancy a wild weekend partying on the slopes? Look no further than Winter Sessions to provide you with all the fun you will need with DJ's making the mountains rock. In Chamonix, Meribel and Val d'Isere this winter. There are a variety of events and weekends on offer, click here for full information.

25th February 2014

The Winter Olympics may be over but the snow is still out there for us all to enjoy. Here are some great deals for some ski holidays for the next couple of months.

25th February 2014

The excitement of the Olympics lives on in La Plagne, France. Here are a selection of three events being held in La Plagne to help you relive some of the thrills, and hopefully not spills, of the last few weeks. For more information about the resort read our guide to La Plagne.  

24th February 2014

YSE have sent these three chalet deals to us, with savings of up to £240 per person they are definitely worth checking out. All the chalets are in the beautiful resort of Val d'Isere, France - for more resort information check out our Val d'Isere resort guide.

24th February 2014

Erna Low have been in the ski holiday business since 1932 so you can be sure they know what they are talking about! Here are some great ski holidays which all give you the choice of accommodation only, including Eurotunnel travel as well as holidays with flights.

18th February 2014

Here are some great deals from them for a number of popular ski resorts in France from Erna Low. There are options for accommodation only, holidays with Eurotunnel travel or flights. Just pick your resort and what type of holiday you want. There are savings of up to 40% on accommodation.

18th February 2014

March is a lovely time for skiing, if you pick a high snow sure resort you can enjoy the snow and the sunshine. What's not to love about a long lazy lunch on the mountain basking in the spring sunshine? Here are a couple of great deals with savings of up to £400pp.

18th February 2014

Here are some great deals for next month - with savings of up to £330 pp on a week in France they might be hard to resist. The first two deals include flights, transfers and accommodation for a week’s stay, the last is just accommodation only.

18th February 2014

Sking with the family is a great adventure and can be fun for all if you plan ahead, see our tips on how to make sure the kids have a good time. Here are a couple of deals that should help with the cost of a family ski holiday.

18th February 2014

With the Olympics well under way bookings at UK indoor and outdoor slopes is on the increase. Why not have a look through these deals and see if you can get further afield. Go on... the snow is great out there! Wth up to £400 savings pp on a week chalet holiday now may be the time to grab a bargain.

17th February 2014

Here is the latest snow report for the week ending 15th February 2014 - courtesy of J2Ski. The conditions are looking good and Scotland is boasting 'best ever' with snow falling daily since Christmas.

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