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7th February 2012

Driving to your ski destination seems to be getting more and more popular so those lovely people at Peak Retreats have put together some deals for March, including Eurotunnel crossings. There are some great advantages of taking your car - least of all you don't have to pay ridiculous baggage allowances as you do with so many of the budget airlines.  See more deals


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Posted by Wendy Hollands 7th February 2012

Back in 2002, I was drawn to being a ski bum after working long days in London. An apartment in Brides-les-Bains near Méribel was offered to me so I flew to Geneva, then took four poorly-connected slow trains, requiring stair climbs at each interchange. The taxi ride from the station involved the driver asking “Où travaillez-vous?” (“Where do you work?”), which I thought had something to do with travel. I smiled and shrugged and said “No parlez” based on one of my mum’s Paul Young album titles.

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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!

25th April 2013

This Spring Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre is celebrating its 4th year as one of the UK’s top destinations for indoor skiing and snowboarding. They’ll be throwing a party over May bank holiday weekend, with all sorts of freebees, offers and special events.

24th April 2013

Here is the latest snow report from J2Ski and as the weather seems to be finally warming up in the UK there have been snowfalls in Europe, Canada and even Scotland. There are a number of resorts still open across Europe, to make the most of the late snow, and things are gearing up over in New Zealand and Australia.

18th April 2013

There is still snow falling in North American resorts and some French resorts are reporting fresh snowfall. Scotland is still open for skiing, this cold weather everybody is complaining about has some good side effects! Here is the full roundup from J2Ski for this weeks weather events.

15th April 2013

The wonderful weather over in Canada has meant the the resort will be open this year until 27th May - and with some great spring weather this results in some fabulous conditions. There are good deals to be had so if you have always hankered after a trip to Canada this might just the right time to take the plunge. Read on for more information about conditions and activities for the extended season.

9th April 2013

Traditionally the ski season ends after Easter but the weather has different ideas this year. The snow is still falling across the Alps and many operators are extending their season into May. Here are late ski deals, however it looks like they may not be the last!

8th April 2013

The snow is still falling in parts of the Alps and the season is far from over in many places. Chalets Direct have some great deals for this season including:

8th April 2013

If you are a fan of rock then this is an opening night you won't want to miss. The fabulous ski resort of Ischgl will have a wild rock night to kick off the season for 2013/14 with Nickelback. This current season will be closed by the legendary Deep Purple so dig out those old denims and head on out to Ischgl for the party of the season.

2nd April 2013

The snow may be on the way out and the season slowly sinking into Spring but there are still some great ski deals to be had. Go on, you know you want to....

30th March 2013

The conditions in the Alps are still great for a spot of Spring skiing and with fresh powder now falling in Courchevel 1850 here are some fabulous deals from

28th March 2013

The season is coming to an end with just a few weeks left but there is still snow on the hills so why not grab a bargain and head out for some super spring skiing? Here are some great discounts for spring skiing in France, you just need to sort out your travel and if you are flying why not check out our SkiFlightWizard for information on where you can fly to and fro.

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