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31st October 2011

Chatel are offering 25% off season passes and 10% off passes of 3 days or more, for the coming season.  Just book online before 5th December 2011 to get this great offer. 

 

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Posted by Kitrina H 31st October 2011

I am dedicating this blog in the memory of Eric Rousseau. You probably didn't know Eric, although you might have, he did travel to Europe as a member and last year captain of the Canadian team at Interski, a collaboration held in Europe to unify the techniques of skiing and instruction. He would have been the funny Frenchman, charming any lovely ladies. He would have been the life of the party, making Donald Duck noises and exclaiming " Oh,la,la!" any time he was trying to emphasise something.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 21st October 2011

Les 2 Alpes's glacier is opening tomorrow, and there are a load of events lined up for the 22nd and 23rd October:
 
Enjoy the glacier


21st October 2011

Alp-Line have a 20% discount on all transfers booked from now until 31st October 2011. Go to their website to book your transfer and take advantage of this offer.

 


21st October 2011

Alpine Evolution has launched their new ‘Snow Bunnies’ package for this season. The package gives your free childcare, ski school and other extras per child. If you have pre-school little ones and want to take advantage of the quieter slopes outside school holidays then this might be for you.


16th October 2011

We're very excited about this! We've just confirmed that we'll be giving away a holiday to one lucky winner from the British Ski+Board Show in Birmingham, and it's not just any old holiday either - this really is the creme de la creme, worth around £2500!

Hotel Saint Louis

 

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Posted by Kitrina H 14th October 2011

It's October. Leaves are turning golden, the harvest moon will be rising soon, and six or so weeks until Whistler/Blackcomb chairlifts start turning! I'm starting to notice new faces in town, a sign the winter is coming. Second weekend in October also brings us Thanksgiving for us Canadians. A day dedicated to roasting a big turkey and spending the day in from the cold watching four hour long movies. One last feast with the family before the harvest is brought in and the fields are left bare, looking at a long winter of rationing the summer's crop. With my family 500 km's away, and without wheels of any kind to get there I celebrated Thanksgiving in a different way. Instead of mash potatoes and gravy I will be indulging in the Whistler/Blackcomb Turkey Sale!

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 14th October 2011

It's that time of year when the MadDogSki bloggers get to see the first snowfalls of the season, dusting the tops of the mountains and smelling all fresh and full of promise.


13th October 2011

Are your thoughts beginning to turn to all things snowy? Fancy really immersing yourself in it for a few days? If so, you should probably come and see us at the British Ski+Board Show in Birmingham. 

It's on Friday the 28th to Sunday the 30th of October, in the Birmingham NEC, and it's always fun. Get bargains, plan your holidays, see ski aerialists do scary things on the indoor ski jump and trampolines, get a ski lesson on the Skill Slope, watch an awesome ski film premier and... best of all come and see team MadDogSki.

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Posted by John Barr 10th October 2011

We’ve had a strange summer in Austria. There have been a few hot and sunny weeks, but also lots of rain. And when it rains in Austria – it rains. None of this damp, thin drizzle you get in the UK, but proper – bouncy – rain. My wife says it’s ok, it’s just practicing for the winter snow. And now the winter snow has arrived. It’s probably not yet ready to stay for the season, but we have a thin covering at village level, and two feet at the top of local mountains.


1st October 2014

Okay, so it's not a ski holiday but it is in the snow.. take the kids to see Santa and enjoy a snowmobile safari and make their dreams come true!


1st October 2014

If your thoughts are already turning to the coming ski season then here are a few great deals for some January 2015 skiing in France. There is a great couples deal to Flaine where you can enjoy the wonderful Grand Massif ski area or if you have little ones Esprit Ski have a great offer in the family friendly ski resort of La Rosiere.


23rd September 2014

Coast Blackcomb Suites offer in Whistler, Canada

With twinkling lights, horse drawn sleighs and roaring fireplaces aplenty, Whistler is a truly magical place to be at this time of year. The unique lodge-style setting of the Coast Blackcomb suites and its ski in/ski out location alongside Merlin’s ski run make it the perfect choice for a Christmas escape.


23rd September 2014

Get your skis on or you'll miss it!

- Book between 20th – 26th September for limited edition savings -


16th September 2014

Action Demo Day – Saturday 20th September

The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead is playing host to a gear demo day on Saturday 20th September to test out next year's snow sports kit. You’ll get to try out skis and snowboards, which are not yet available on the high street.

Headlining brands include, Salomon, Raven, Pathron, DOUK Snowboards, Smokin, Dupraz, Stepchild, Ride, Volkl, Endeavour, APO, Nordica, Blizzard, Atomic, Faction and Armada.


26th June 2014

Holidays are for chilling! Book your child a place on, quite literally, the coolest courses available this Summer.

The Snow Centre’s School Holiday courses and new Activity Days won’t blow the summer budget and will keep children cool, fit and active.

Weekdays

Children aged 4-16 can now be booked onto the Summer Holiday courses that will run from Monday 28th July until Thursday 28th August 2014.


22nd April 2014

Here is the latest ski report courtesy of J2Ski for week ending 19th April 2014. The season may be coming to an end but there are still some good snow dumps across the Alps.


14th April 2014

Skiplex, the UK’s continuous, indoor revolving ski slope specialists, are launching their Skiplex Academy Instructor Course this summer. Skiplex have three centres in the UK - Reading, Chiswick and Basingstoke - and this year they are offering enthusiastic skiers over the age of 18, the opportunity to complete their BASI Level 1 Instructor qualification free of charge!

This scheme forms part of their drive to recruit more instructors for their three UK ski centres after a very successful 2013-14 winter season.


8th April 2014

Here are some last minute ski deals for Easter and beyond.

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