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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!

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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.

17th September 2013

It's that time of year again.. the tour operators are desparate for you to book your ski holiday and are dangling many a carrot. Here are a few to whet your whistle, with some good discounts for early booking and January skiing in France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.


16th September 2013

Canada is fast becoming a popular destination with us Brits and if you book by the end of November you can get up to 50% early bird discounts. Ski Safari are offering 10 nights at the  4* Upper Village Condos Studio in Panorama, British Columbia, Canada.  The discounted price is £799 per person based on a family of four sharing a two bedroom condo including return flights from London to Calgary and either transfers or car hire. This package is based on travel in January 2014.

10th September 2013

Erna Low are specialsts in ski-drive holidays to Europe. There are some great offers here with discounts starting at 40% so read on and grab a bargain. See our top ten tips for ski-drive holidays and just make sure your car is up to the job!


10th September 2013

The ski industry is firing into life for the 2013/14 season and offers and deals for ski holidays are appearing in our inbox daily. Here are some offerings from, some great offers for skiing in France. So all you need to do is sort out your flights or get the car geared up for the drive and off you go. The Eurostar train is also a great option for a great relaxing start to your holiday.  Please note all these deals are accommodation only.

9th September 2013

The great BOAGOCLPF* offer is on from Crystal Ski Holidays - buy-one-adult-get-one-child-lift-pass-free - and in real terms that is a potential savin gof £172 per child. All you need to do is book your ski holiday before 30th September 2013 at selected accommodation in Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Bulgaria and save some valuable cash.  Nearly all arrrre 4-star hotels or apartments with family friendly facilities such as early dining and family bedrooms

5th August 2013

Eurostar are putting their Ski Train tickets on sale from 6th August 2013 for this coming season. So if you want to get ahead of the game and start booking your next ski trip this could be a good place to start. Train travel to ski resorts is increasingly popular, particular with people living in the south. Here is the information direct from Eurostar.

31st July 2013

If you are desparate to escape the heat of our long awaited UK Summer then have compiled a list of places to ski in August 2013

17th July 2013

The ski season may seem a long way off in this sweltering heat but the Snow Centre at Hemel has a great Bank Holiday offer. Ed Drake, UK hopeful at next year's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic, will be coaching and passing on some of the techniques that have made him so successful. The event takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August 2013 and is a one day only event. All skiers and snowboarders are invited, from enthusiastic new converts to budding Olympians. Read on for more information and details on how to book your place to make sure you don't miss this great opportunity.

15th July 2013

The weather outside may be sweltering but the next ski season is never too far from our thoughts. Here are some great early bird deals to cool you down and maybe spur you into action for booking your next ski break for 2013/14 ski season.

22nd May 2013

Last season was such a great season that we are already getting excited about the next one. Ski Indepence are offering 10% savings on some of their most popular four-star French residences. These luxury self-catering apartments offer spacious accommodation with fantastic facilities, making them a great choice for families and those seeking flexibility

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