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Posted by Amie Postings 29th March 2012

It’s quite sickening to hand over the €630 at the start of the winter season for your full area Portes du Soleil lift pass. But at the time, when asked if I wanted the ‘extra area passes’ for just an extra €2, I was too shocked to say no.

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Posted by Skiinfo.com 28th March 2012

Many of the world’s lower altitude ski areas have closed a week or two early as record-breaking warm temperatures in March in large parts of Europe and North America – approaching the high 80s Farenheit/20s Celcius has led to melt down on their slopes.  At the same time the summer-like weather has meant many people have turned early to biking and golf.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 28th March 2012

Which is better, France or Austria? Sure, variety is the spice of life, but mostly because you can use it to inspire vigorous arguments over strongly held preferences.

MadDogSki's founder Kate is a long-time fan of France, while Austria has my heart (and a down-payment on my liver, probably). Want to get your tuppence-worth in? Answer our straw-poll here

 

Kate, what's so good about France?

 

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Posted by Charlotte Maddrell 26th March 2012

The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray! It's a wonderfully balmy 10'C in the village,  birds are singing, windows are flung wide and every square inch of pavement is taken up with bar and cafe tables and chairs. Moreover, everyone is walking around with a dopey but contented grin on their face. Spring is in the air and it (almost) feels like a holiday!

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Posted by Emma Whittaker 23rd March 2012

In my last blog I mentioned that it is possible to ski over to Italy. I found it quite exciting to be able to say that I had skied across a European border without a passport. However, for those of you who are not so easily excited, or have done it all before, why bother?


23rd March 2012

Between 9th to 15th April, 2012 la Plagne will be hosting the 5th Winter Urban Plagne Festival and it promises to be more dynamic than ever this year.  Combining a film festival, pro-rider competition, along with ski tests, concerts and parties, it is set to be an action packed week.

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Posted by John Barr 20th March 2012

On a Saturday morning in Reading - where I used to live before emigrating to Austria - you’d find “the youth” hanging around the Oracle shopping centre or on street corners in the centre of town.


19th March 2012

Profeet on the Fulham Road, London have just launched their ski boot sale with up to 30% off ski boots, up to 50% on touring boots plus up to 40% on Patagonia clothing online.

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Posted by Tim Wilson 19th March 2012

Since their launch in 1995 the Winter X Games have come to be known as one of the biggest freestyle skiing and snowboarding events on the calendar. Until recently they had never been hosted in Europe, but Tignes is holding them for the 3rd time this year from the 14th to the 16th March.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 19th March 2012

...a combination of buses, trains and a lift in a friend’s car and I arrived relatively painlessly in La Tania on Christmas eve. You could sense the excitement as everyone was looking forward to skiing on a sunny Christmas day after two weeks of almost continuous snow.


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.


8th April 2014

There are a variety of courses available in Canada so you can gain some qualifications in ski instruction. Once you have compeleted and passed there is even an opportunity of a new job. So, if you have always yearned to spend a winter on the mountain and get paid for it, here is your chance to change your life forever.  Read on for more details and how to book your place.


3rd April 2014

Easter is fast approaching and some schools are set to close tomorrow for the holidays. Val d'Isere have sent us a round up of their late ski deals from their top Tour Operators. Whether you want just a few days or a full blown family ski break there is still time to get yourself out on the slopes. Val d'Isere also offers plenty of other activities off the slopes such as ice-climbing, paragliding and a lot more - check our listings for more information.


2nd April 2014

It’s not too late for a snowy escape this Easter and Ski Club Freshtracks have some great offers. They also dismiss a few myths about late season skiing.


2nd April 2014

It isn't too late for that last ski fix of the season - feast your eyes on these deals. Spring skiing can be wonderful with lovely sunshine and a killer goggle tan to take home!


2nd April 2014

Why is now an ideal time to book your ski holiday? Because ski holiday companies are offering some great deals. There is always the big question, is it best to wait nearer the time or to book now? One thing is for sure, the earlier you book your holiday, the greater choice of accommodation and flights you have. Crystal Ski Holidays have sent this information through with some offers for early deals for 2014/15 ski season.


2nd April 2014

Here are some great end of season savings - great for a last budget ski holiday. Family skiing from under £300 pp to La Plagne or a indulgent ski holiday for two to Tignes... enjoy!

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