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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.

12th November 2013

There are just a few apartments left for New Year from Ski Collection. They are all luxury accommodation and include Eurotunnel crossing for one car and passengers. Read our Top 10 tips for Driving to the Alps if you are considering taking you car across.

12th November 2013

Here are a couple of deals for ski holidays over the Christmas period in the Alps. So if you fancy a guaranteed white Christmas then check them out.

12th November 2013

If you have young children you can make all their dreams come true with a visit to Santa in his home in Lapland. Here is an offer from £399pp, a massive saving of £1000 for a family.

11th November 2013

Every season there are some great events taking place in ski resorts around the world, here are a few to whet your appetite with, as soon as we hear about more we will let you know. Last season the MadDogSki team had a fabulous week enjoying the delights of the Altitude Comedy festival in Mayrhofen, Austria. This year the Altitude team are returning to Mayrhofen 31st March – 4th April 2014. For more information visit their website and if you need more persuasion to go read our blog.

11th November 2013

The snow is falling across the Alps already and here are some great ski deals and ski holiday offers for the coming season across some of the top ski resorts. With free ferry crossing with VIP Ski and reductions on holidays booked before 27th November with Pierre & Vacances you may just find a ski holiday to suit your needs and budget. If you have more specific requirements fill in our JustAskOnce form and let us find some deals for you

11th November 2013

Erna Low are specialists in ski drive holidays and there are some deals here with discounts of up to 15% off accommodation price. Self catering accommodation is good if you are on a budget - giving you flexibility for what you eat and how much you spend. If you are planning on driving to your resort check out our Top 10 Tips for driving to the Alps - and if you have any extra tips please let us know.

11th November 2013

Here are a couple of good deals for discounted ski holiday apartments in France. With discounts of 25% and 10% off the price of accommodation you can bag yourself a bargain holiday, you just need to find your flights/travel out there. If you want information about flights from UK airports check out our SkiFlightWizard and if you are thinking of driving to the Alps we have our Top Ten Tips to help you.

7th November 2013

The winter is definitely on it's way across most of the main ski areas, so let's hope the 2013/14 season is as good as the last one. Here is the latest J2Ski Snow Report for the eeek ending November 9th, 2013

7th November 2013

Ski Indpendence are offering some fabulous deals and offers for skiing in Whistler for this coming season.  Whistler Blackcomb is a wonderful place to ski and many who have tried go back time and time again. It may be a bit more of a trek for us Brits than a quick hop across to the Alps but you are sure to be extremely well compensated. These offers need to be booked by 15th November 2013 so get your skates on and bag yourself a bargain.

7th November 2013

It is argued by many that driving to the Alps is a much 'greener' alternative so if you fancy giving it a go check out these great deals from Erna Low. All these deals include Eurotunnel crossing with a free Flexiplus upgrade.

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