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Posted by Charlotte Maddrell 29th February 2012

There's something about a royal visit from the parents for focussing the mind on the finer things in resort. Maybe it's because you secretly want their approval or perhaps, as in my case, you just want them to have a lovely holiday...after all it's a long way from the Isle Of Man! Either way it has you dredging the dusty reaches of your mind for the friendliest bars (many), best value restaurants (few), gentlest green runs (fleetingly schussed across), and most interesting non ski related activities (errrrm).

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Posted by John Barr 28th February 2012

I recently skied with a friend from England who visited for a long weekend. We skied five resorts in four days, and had radically different weather each day.

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Posted by Tim Wilson 27th February 2012

When the snow is falling, most of us seasonaires are looking forward to laying down some fresh tracks with our skis or boards. But there is one mysterious fellow in Les Arcs who is just itching to get his snow shoes on and get artistic.

27th February 2012

Every Tuesday from mid February to the end of March 2012 you can take the first lift at 8am and enjoy a VIP breakfast at the top of the Tougnete chairlift.

24th February 2012

Heathrow Express workers have announced 24-hour strikes on 26th February and 11th March 2012, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) are offering a 10% discount on airport parking for passengers travelling to Heathrow Airport on these dates.


You must book before 9th March 2012 via their website.

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Posted by Emma Whittaker 22nd February 2012

We are now part way through the busy ‘half term’ period for the UK, France and the majority of Europe and don’t we know it in La Rosiere. The mood has definitely changed and the streets have a lively atmosphere during the day. While the resort has become noticeably busier it’s not in a ‘I can’t move’ kind of way, so don’t be too put off. The bars and restaurants are relatively packed at lunchtimes but the most obvious places to be affected by the high influx of people are the chair lifts.

22nd February 2012

We all know that are excellent almost everywhere now with most of the world’s major ski regions either enjoying sunny periods after huge snowfalls, brings you a breakdown of all the snowfall accross the world.  Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Pyrenees, Scandinavia and Western North America have all been reporting big accumulations of up to 1.2m (four feet) in the past seven days and the first season-extension announcements are starting to come in.

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Posted by Amie Postings 21st February 2012

I’ve been a bit rubbish on the old blog front, mainly because I haven’t been skiing. The week before last was ridiculously cold; I’d never felt temperatures like it. There were big signs at the bottom of chair lifts warning that the temperature at the top was a death defying minus 25 degrees. When presented with such information, what do you do? Turn around and go home? Or wonder what minus 25 degrees feels like? So on the lift we went and regretted it after about 0.7 seconds.

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Posted by John Barr 20th February 2012

I was away on business again last week, scheduled to return to Munich airport at 4pm, early enough to miss the worst of the rush hour. But my plane was delayed, and the minibus transfer was caught first in the Munich rush hour, then in the heavy traffic heading towards Austrian ski resorts for the weekend. There’s a lesson there. If you plan to spend a long weekend skiing in Austria and flying into Munich, arriving on Thursday makes for a much more relaxed transfer.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 20th February 2012

Half term may be over, but there are still months of the ski season left, and record-breaking snow depths right across the wintery world. If ever a season warranted a sneaky off-peak weekend trip, it’s this one. Although most tour operators still adhere to Saturday-to-Saturday trips, there are companies around who cater for the long weekend. Obviously, if you’re going all that way you might as well stay as long as you can but, if a weekend is all you can muster, here are few ideas.


20th March 2014

Make a last-minute hop to the ski slopes this Easter and save up to £300 per person. The Lapin (rabbit) run leads virtually to the door of Fish&Pip’s chalets in Meribel Village, where (hot) chocolate, delicious food and supreme service abound.

17th March 2014

Here are a selection of resorts across the Alps with some great savings. All these offers are from Pierre & Vacances, their range of apartments across the French Alps are ideal for families and groups of skiers keen to take to the slopes this April. Contrary to popular belief April skiing and snow conditions are often fantastic with many high-altitude resorts boasting historically good snow records and some of the best snowfalls of the season. P&V are offering savings of up to 30% and free children’s lift passes in a variety of high-altitude destinations.

17th March 2014

Here is the latest ski report from around the globe, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 15th March 2014. There hasn't been much snow across Europe but conditions are still good and forecasts are promising for snowfall soon.

12th March 2014

The end of the ski season is nigh and here are a couple of great deals for the month of April. Both include Eurotunnel return travel, read our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps if you have any reservations.

11th March 2014

Here is a selection of late season deals for the end of March and into April. They range from some long haul skiing to USA or a cheeky weekend in Val Thorens. If you are in need of a late snow fix before the season draws to a close then bag yourself a bargain...

11th March 2014

The weather is glorious in the mountains - as well as here in good old blighty. Get some late season skiiing in with these late deals, for a family trip in Italy or a fun break for two in St Anton.

11th March 2014

There are some great savings of over £200 pp with white hot ski chalet deals in March. Fish & Pips offer gourmet food and first rate service ensuring you get the most out of your ski holiday. They are also offering half price lift passes so you can make the most of the fantastic March snow.

10th March 2014

Powder White have selected some of their lovely chalets to offer exclusively to MadDog visitors. Choose from Verbier, Courchevel, Val d'Isere, Meribel and St Anton and from a week to a weekend stay. You just need to find your journey there and then you can enjoy the luxury of their well appointed and friendly chalet holidays. All holidays are over the Easter period.

10th March 2014

If you still haven't booked your ski break over Easter then here are some deals from Erna Low that could tempt you. There are various options for each resort - accommodation only, ski drive or fly - the choice is yours but there are discounts of up to 40% off accommodation.  If you are taking children for the first time then our guide on how to make sure they love it might be of help.

10th March 2014

With Easter around the corner the end of the ski season in most resorts is looming. Here are some great ski holiday deals with some great savings for family and luxury ski holidays, as well as some great events you can take part in.

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