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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.


15th January 2013

Erna Low specialise in ski drive holidays - all packages include a Eurotunnel crossing for your car and passengers and accommodation. So, if you want to avoid the airport queues and take as much luggage as your car and carry then go ahead, grab a bargain and fire up the Quatro (sorry if you didn't watch Life on Mars!).


11th January 2013

This week’s headlines for a round up of snow conditions in ski resorts around the world:

    Alaskan resort reports 1.45m (4.5 feet) of new snow in past 7 days.
    4 of 5 Scottish ski areas closed by warm weather.
    Up to 60cm of new snow in Austria.
    Californian resort snow depths near 5m.


9th January 2013

Please see below for some of our latest Ski Apartments offers for the Easter week commencing 30th March 2013. All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel. For flights why not check out our SkiFlightWizard to check who flies where and when.

 


8th January 2013

The Italian resort of Livigno has been voted the Best European Resort 2012 by the recent World Snow Awards. There was a panel of 22 judges from the ski and snowboard world including Olympians Martin and Graham Bell, Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh among them.


3rd January 2013

Working a season in a ski resort is getting more popular with people of all ages and ski ability so here is a great opportunity to learn to teach. Head down to New Zealand during our summer and spend their winter on the slopes and learn to be a ski instructor.


19th December 2012

If you have you want to travel independently from a tour operator and just need a great deal on accommodation then Ski Apartments have some here. It does exactly what it says on the tin - just apartments - self-catered accommodation, no flights or transfers. If you need any help with your travel arrangements why not have a look at our handy FlightWizard to see where you can fly from and to.


18th December 2012

As another year beckons, thoughts turn to the familiar ritual of half-heartedly drawing up New Year’s resolutions. Make 2013 the year to travel and make resolutions you actually want to keep by shaping your travel plans to inspire you to succeed. Kick-start your most adventurous year yet with a skiing holiday to Switzerland and follow Ski Safari’s top five tips to help keep your New Year Resolutions on track.


12th December 2012

Enjoy a great ski trip to kick off the New Year with a great deal on a ski holiday. If you can't find something to tempt you here or have more specific requirements why not fill our JustAskOnce online form in and let us take the hard work out of searching for you.


12th December 2012

As the new ski season gets underway properly, Ski Solutions are proud to announce the opening of their own exclusive properties in St Anton, Méribel and Tignes. They have also extended their short breaks programme, taking in 14 resorts across France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria making it the most extensive on offer in the UK market. If you need more information on these or want to see some other offers just contact Ski Solutions directly and they will endeavour to find what you are looking for.


12th December 2012

We are pleased to share these Erna Low special offers, the specialist in ski drive holidays. Flights are not on the menu but if you are tired of the airport lounges and delays then this could the your answer. Driving to resort can have plenty of benefits, from taking as much stuff as you like to freedom to visit other resorts.

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