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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.


5th November 2013

Erna Low are specialist in ski drive holidays and there are some great discounts ski holidays below. There are a selection of dates, pre-Christmas, Christmas and end of the season in April to the wonderful Val Thorens. If you need any details about these resorts just click on the names and you will see our resort information along with listings for bars, restaurants and shops in resort. You will also find details of things to do in the resort when you can't or won't ski.


4th November 2013

The season will soon be upon us so here is the weekly round up of snow conditions across Europe and further afield courtesy of J2Ski for the week Ending November 2nd, 2013


4th November 2013

The ski season is getting ever closer and at the Ski Show in London last week there was lots of excitement about a good season ahead. Here are some sweet deals for Christmas and pre-Christmas to Val d'Isere and some others which include free lift passes or free child places... something to tempt everyone to start booking if you haven't already.  Make sure you are signed up to receive our newsletters - they include prizes, news, information and some great ski deals throughout the season.


27th October 2013

With snow falling across parts of the Alps and in the US there are resorts and glaciers opening up for the coming season. Here is the weather report courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 26th October 2013.


25th October 2013

London Ski and Snowboard Show Yes, you read it right. This year the excellent Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Shows in London and Manchester are giving away 20,000 free lift passes to attendees of the shows who book in advance.


22nd October 2013

Erna Low specialise in self drive ski holidays. Here are some of their latest special offers to some popular resorts in France, the deals include Eurotunnel crossing. If you haven't driven to the Alps before try reading our Top Ten Tips to see if that can persuade you.


22nd October 2013

The following offers are just for ski holiday accommodation - all you need to do is arrange your travel. For information on flighs why not check out our SkiFlightWizard to see who flies where and once you know which resort you are going to just go to that resort and find out the best transfer companies.


22nd October 2013

Ski Total and Ski Esprit have some weekly ski deals here from 15th December, Sunday flights giving you the advantage that the traffic will probably be lighter to resort and the airport may be slightly less hectic! With the snow already falling across the Alps the signs are good for another fabulous ski season. Great news but could mean that places will get booked up quickly.


21st October 2013

Peak Retreats have announced that they have added a new luxury apartment to their portfolio. It includes an indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room along with a fitness room to keep you fit for the slopes. What's more they are offering a special deal if you book before 15th November and take their ski-drive offer.


21st October 2013

The snow is falling in the Alps (yay!), and the ski industry is in full flow sending out some great deals and offers to tempt us all out into the mountains. Here are a selection of the best deals this week, from discounted ski holidays to free lift passes and free equipment hire. There should be something to suit everyone amongst this little lot!

 

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