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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.

Liz Woods's picture
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

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.


16th December 2013

Erna Low are specialists in self drive ski holidays, here are a selection of their special offers in France for this week. The holidays all include Eurotunnel crossing, not flights, and have various start dates. See our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps if you are tempted to try it for the first time.


16th December 2013

Here is the latest snow report courtesy of J2Ski, for the weekn ending 15th December 2013. With the season kicking off across the ski resorts fingers are crossed for another great one.


12th December 2013

That smooth old crooner Robbie Williams is to close the season in Ischgl in April 2014 in a spectacular end of season spectacular. Read on for all the details..


12th December 2013

If you fancy swapping this miserable wet weather for a spot of lovely snow conditions why not treat yourself to a last minute pre-Christmas break? Here is a great deal from Flexiski, staying at our favourite Hotel Saint Louis in the lovely ski resort of Courchevel. The Three Valleys opened last weekend and the Flexiski overseas team are reporting good conditions for the start of the season. Please note these deals do not include any travel.


12th December 2013

Below are a selection of the lastest special offers from Erna Low - the self drive ski holiday company. Check out our Top Ten tips for driving to the Alps. All these deals include Eurotunnel Crossing with free upgrade and don't include any flights or transfers.


12th December 2013

Here are a couple of great deals from Ski Total and Esprit Ski. There is great ski in/ski out in Avoriaz and a fabulous family ski holiday in Saas Fee to choose from. Visit Saas Fee and Avoriaz on our site for more information about these resorts and make sure you are up to speed before you set off.


12th December 2013

The weather here may be miserable and rainy but across many of the ski resorts of the world the snow is starting to fall and hopes are high for another great season. Here are some deals from leading tour operators, all are for 4 star accommodation and flights can be arranged from all leading UK airports.


9th December 2013

Here is the latest weather report courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 7th December. The snow is falling and the sun is shining so what better incentive could you have to book your ski holiday?


4th December 2013

Here is a selection of discounted ski holidays for 2013/14 season. There are ski weekends and discounts for the next four weeks on bookings with Pierre & Vacances. With the snow already falling across the Alps this is a season you don't want to miss.


4th December 2013

Here are a couple of good ski holiday deals, one for fabulous Christmas in Tignes, France and the other a family ski holiday to the child friendly Italy. There are some great savings of up to £269 pp - what's not to love?

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