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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 6th February 2012

Several days before the skies over London opened and froze the badly-attired Saturday night partygoers to the bone in nightbus queues across the capital, MadDogSki's founder Kate spotted this little bit of friendly graffiti.

I wonder whether it's a potent snowmaking symbol, since a few days after its arrival you could have crosscountry skied down Chancery Lane, if you weren't too worried about the state of your bases afterwards. And Per is clearly a reference to the Swedish god of generous snowfall*. Spooky!


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Posted by Tim Wilson 6th February 2012

Having travelled widely throughout the world, it should come as no surprise when I see dreadful mistranslations of the English lanuage. But after living in France for a long time, I still find it striking that one of our nearest neighbours sees little need to verify their handiwork before making posters and even basing whole advertising campaigns on their "Franglais". It's not like there aren't any English people around to ask whether offering "Steak and Ships" is a good idea for you official printed menu. (Seen in the Kilimanjaro restaurant in Arc 2000)

6th February 2012

Those lovely people Duncan and Alison at Chez Serre Chevalier have sent us details of some great offers for their chalets. So with the snow conditions so amazing over in Europe it has to be worth checking out. There is also a 20% that extends through to the end of the season - what's not to love?  See more deals


3rd February 2012

If you are planning a ski trip at Easter then you could be going to join in with some great celebrations in Chamonix, St Anton or The Three Valleys. 

3rd February 2012

Still searching for a bargain ski holiday - then look no further. Crystal Ski have announced their 'Wipeout Sale' and there are some great deals in there, with holidays starting at £165.00!!  Have a browse through their site and see what you can come up with...  See more deals

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Posted by Emma Whittaker 2nd February 2012

Hello! I’m Emma – a newbie to the ski season way of life! I am part way through a year out and arrived later than normal to start life as a chalet host in La Rosiere, having replaced someone who decided it wasn’t for them.

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Posted by Dave Burrows 2nd February 2012

Is missing a powder day a crime?  Some would say yes but I guess on some days, it’s a question of priorities.  When your estate agent from the UK rings you up while you’re riding a chairlift and tells you that he’s sold your house, I guess it’s inevitable that you spend the next day doing paperwork, concerned with getting rid of the millstone around your neck that is your remaining link to the UK.

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Posted by Jo Clinch 2nd February 2012

So how did you spend your Saturday afternoon?  Mine was spent racing over 120km in search of checkpoints cunningly hidden behind trees, lakes and buildings!

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 1st February 2012

Today's Wednesday Win is a pair of Shin Shields, shock absorbing foam pads that are made from this very clever substance. Check out their own video, demonstrating how good the substance PORON is at, well, absorbing shock!

We quite fancy the idea of spending our days conducting 'experiments' in warehouses with bouncy balls and tall platforms!



31st January 2012

There are some great savings here, upto £284 per person for a weeks half board skiing... tempted? Well you should be, with the fabulous skiing conditions over in Europe they have to be worth a second look!  See more deals


7th November 2013

Les3Chalets are a new company for 2013/14 season, launched by brothers Steve and Phil who founded Snowskool. They are offering some great deals here for their chalets, all in and around the beautiful Meribel village.

7th November 2013

The ski slope has been dismantled and the resorts are all packed up and gone home... the London Ski and Snowboard show is all over for another year. As always, the 2013 event was a great long weekend packed full of snow-related fun.

5th November 2013

Here are some great ski holiday deals on offer for early season in the Alps and including flights with BA from Heathrow. Featured here are a ski in ski out in Avoriaz and fabulous skiing in family friendly Les Gets. For other deals and special offers visit their websites as highlighted below.

5th November 2013

Christmas is less than 2 months away... the shopping days are counting down so we think it isn't too early for this mention. This is not the cheapest 2 nights away you may have but your little ones will love you forever if you take them to meet Santa in his home in Lapland!

5th November 2013

If you are planning to book all the elements of your ski holiday yourself then Ski Apartments might be able to help you with accommodation. Here are a few deals for skiing in February and March 2014 in France. if you are planning on driving to the Alps then read our Top Ten Tips first for some helpful information. Please note these deals must be booked by 15th December 2013.

5th November 2013

Skiing with the family can be a real treat, just make sure that you are well prepared and have your childcare arranged before you go. Read our handy tips on skiing with children to ensure you all have a good holiday. There is a great ski holiday deal here from Esprit Ski to the wonderful family friendly resort of La Rosiere. Also there is a great pre-Christmas ski holiday deal to the fabulously chic resort of Courchevel in 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.

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