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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


4th December 2013

Chamonix All Year are based in Chamonix all year round and their knowledge of the resort is second to none. Here they are offering a fabulous deal due to a cancellation - but be quick if you want to snap up the holiday.

4th December 2013

This coming ski seaon is promising to be a great one and here are some great offers for ski holidays in January 2014. There's a variety of resorts to choose from and savings of up to £200 pp.

4th December 2013

Erna Low are the specialists in self drive ski holidays and here are some great discounted deals to France for the coming season. If you haven't driven to the Alps before check out our Top Ten Tips - with up to 40% off a ski holiday it could persuade you to try something new.

2nd December 2013

For those of you who like to be ultra organised you will be pleased to know that Crystal Ski Holidays have launched their winter programme for 2014/15. They will have holidays to over 130 ski resorts in 13 countries and departures from 23 UK airports, St Pancras and Ashford rails stations as well as numerous ferry points.

2nd December 2013

It's December at last and the snow is falling across the Alps - all hopes are resting on the snowfall continuing for another great season ahead. Peak Retreats and Ski Collection have sent us these great ski holiday deals through with some luxury chalets for Christmas and some self drive holidays there should be something to whet your appetite.

2nd December 2013

December is upon us and now the advent calendars have been cracked Christmas is getting closer. Here are some great ski holiday deals for the holiday period in La Plagne, France. They really push the boat out in La Plagne to celebrate so you are sure to have a Christmas to remember!

27th November 2013

With snow already falling across the Alps there is a lot of excitement for a cracking season in 2013/14. Here are a couple of good deals for a bit of January skiing, with some fabulous savings and some great locations you are sure to kick of 2014 in style.

26th November 2013

Here are some great deals from the ski drive specialists, Erna Low. All these ski holidays include Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrade. There are some booking time restrictions on these though so if you want to make sure you get some of the great snow already falling across the alps, hurry hurry...

26th November 2013

Here are a range of deals from a number of the most popular tour operators. Departures from all major UK regional airports available.

26th November 2013

Ski Collection have a great selection of special ski holiday deals on offer, all with Eurotunnel crossing. The snow is already starting to fall across the Alps and laying a good base layer for what is hoping to be a brilliant 2013/14 season. One of our bloggers sent this report from Val Thorens - a spot of early season skiing, enjoy.

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