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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


12th November 2013

There are just a few apartments left for New Year from Ski Collection. They are all luxury accommodation and include Eurotunnel crossing for one car and passengers. Read our Top 10 tips for Driving to the Alps if you are considering taking you car across.

12th November 2013

Here are a couple of deals for ski holidays over the Christmas period in the Alps. So if you fancy a guaranteed white Christmas then check them out.

12th November 2013

If you have young children you can make all their dreams come true with a visit to Santa in his home in Lapland. Here is an offer from £399pp, a massive saving of £1000 for a family.

11th November 2013

Every season there are some great events taking place in ski resorts around the world, here are a few to whet your appetite with, as soon as we hear about more we will let you know. Last season the MadDogSki team had a fabulous week enjoying the delights of the Altitude Comedy festival in Mayrhofen, Austria. This year the Altitude team are returning to Mayrhofen 31st March – 4th April 2014. For more information visit their website and if you need more persuasion to go read our blog.

11th November 2013

The snow is falling across the Alps already and here are some great ski deals and ski holiday offers for the coming season across some of the top ski resorts. With free ferry crossing with VIP Ski and reductions on holidays booked before 27th November with Pierre & Vacances you may just find a ski holiday to suit your needs and budget. If you have more specific requirements fill in our JustAskOnce form and let us find some deals for you

11th November 2013

Erna Low are specialists in ski drive holidays and there are some deals here with discounts of up to 15% off accommodation price. Self catering accommodation is good if you are on a budget - giving you flexibility for what you eat and how much you spend. If you are planning on driving to your resort check out our Top 10 Tips for driving to the Alps - and if you have any extra tips please let us know.

11th November 2013

Here are a couple of good deals for discounted ski holiday apartments in France. With discounts of 25% and 10% off the price of accommodation you can bag yourself a bargain holiday, you just need to find your flights/travel out there. If you want information about flights from UK airports check out our SkiFlightWizard and if you are thinking of driving to the Alps we have our Top Ten Tips to help you.

7th November 2013

The winter is definitely on it's way across most of the main ski areas, so let's hope the 2013/14 season is as good as the last one. Here is the latest J2Ski Snow Report for the eeek ending November 9th, 2013

7th November 2013

Ski Indpendence are offering some fabulous deals and offers for skiing in Whistler for this coming season.  Whistler Blackcomb is a wonderful place to ski and many who have tried go back time and time again. It may be a bit more of a trek for us Brits than a quick hop across to the Alps but you are sure to be extremely well compensated. These offers need to be booked by 15th November 2013 so get your skates on and bag yourself a bargain.

7th November 2013

It is argued by many that driving to the Alps is a much 'greener' alternative so if you fancy giving it a go check out these great deals from Erna Low. All these deals include Eurotunnel crossing with a free Flexiplus upgrade.

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