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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!

Jesse Howe's picture
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!

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

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.

28th November 2012

As the season is getting underway in Val d'Isere and Meribel, the snow cannons are working well and the seasonnaires are starting to arrive in resort for training. Those wonderful people at Fish & Pips have put together a few offers for First Tracks and early season skiing.


27th November 2012

With a range of savings from £180 for a ski holiday to Lake Louise in Canada to a free ski pass for Val d'Isere, there are plenty of offers here. If you need more help choosing the resort for your next ski holiday why not try our SkiResortWizard, just put in your requirements and let us do the leg work for you. When you have your selection you can read about each resort and compile a comparison list to whittle it down further.

22nd November 2012

If you are happy to sort out your own travel arrangements then here are some accommodation offers from As you can guess from the name they specialise in apartments for skiers! If you need any help with travel then try out our Flight Wizard to give you some help with locating a flight from your chosen airport.

21st November 2012

Ski Solutions have sent us a selection of their offers and discounts for the coming months. There is money off holidays, free child places, upgrades and lots more so read on and you may just bag yourself a bargain - or at least get your juices flowing.


15th November 2012

Make News Year’s eve 2012 one to remember in La Plagne with all the family and take advantage of FREE child ski pass!  Join the wonderfully icy festive merriment that is Red Pompom Night.

14th November 2012

The ski resort of Whistler in Canada will be opening early, on 17th November. There is a packed day planned with a some great events including the Wonder-Full Gondolas event - gifts for the first 1500 guests! The cool temperatures together with the natural snow and impressive snowmaking facilities means the Whistler resort can open 5 days early. With five lifts running, guests will have the option to upload from either the Whistler Village Gondola or the Creekside Gondola. Blackcomb Mountain will open, as scheduled, on American Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.

14th November 2012

Those lovely people at Ski Solutions are running a fabulous prize draw for the ultimate ski holiday to Canada.

13th November 2012

VIP SKI chalets are renowned for offering luxury and comfort, having been built to meet all the desires of the most discerning guests . . . and the very latest addition in the picturesque resort of Verbier is no exception. Welcome to the all-new Bois de Bay!

8th November 2012

if you are a keen off-piste skier and like to take on challenging slopes then this could be for you - an electronic finder that can locate skis buried up to 1 metre in the snow from 30 metres. The device was launched by Resqski at the London Ski and Snowboard show in London, October 2012. So you need never have the worry and danger of losing your skis under the powder, just turn to your transceiver to tell you where they are. Seems like a great idea to us so read on for more information from Resqski about their product.

24th October 2012

If the new film Skyfall has caught your imagination then SkiWeekends want to offer you a wild weekend of snowsports and 007 fun.

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