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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.


22nd October 2014

There is news that heavy snowfall is about to arrive in the Alps, hopefully these ski deals will whet your appetite and turn your minds to snowy adventures with your little ones. Plus there are some great saving with Ski Total if you book before Halloween.


22nd October 2014

The weather certainly is getting autumnal here in the UK, Winter doesn't seem that far away. Here are some good deals with savings for your ski holidays as well as a BOGOF offer for lift passes from VIP Ski. If you want any more information about the resorts check out our resort information, or if you have a more specific question why not drop us an email.


21st October 2014
Here are some ski holiday deals from the lovely Fish&Pips, where the service and food is always incredible. They have chalets in both Meribel and Val d'Isere. These deals offer savings of up to £200.

15th October 2014

For most families, bound by school holidays, skiing during the Easter holidays represents the best value for money, in comparison to Christmas and half-term school holidays. With most schools breaking up on Friday 27th March and Good Friday falling earlier on 3rd April, the choice of where to ski is broader with many resorts at that time still looking forward to another few weeks of the season.


15th October 2014

Here's a variety of ski deals and offers for the coming season, from free lift passes to 15% off French ski holidays from Pierre & Vacances. October is the month of Ski Shows in London and Birmingham so the season is fast approaching. If you have more specific requirements for your ski holiday why not check out our Resort Wizard to narrow down your search.


15th October 2014

If your thoughts are turning to your next powder fix then here are a few deals to whet your appetite. There's a family trip in France in December and a wonderful spot of spring skiing in Val d'Isere next March. Leading up to and throughout the coming season we will keep posting up some great deals and offers. To make sure you don't miss any of our top deals and competitions sign up for our newsletter.


8th October 2014

Here are some ski holiday deals for early glacier skiing in December and great half term savings for one adult skiing with one child.


8th October 2014

Well our weather has finally turned autumnal and the leaves and falling fast... Winter is just around the corner. Here are a couple of ski deals to France for the coming 2014/15 ski season.


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.

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