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Posted by Beth Alexander 9th September 2013

The Go Ski Go Board campaign from Snowsport England (supported by the Tirol Tourist Board) is kicking off this month, and last week I had the chance to go to the launch event at Hemel Snow Centre, both to find out what it’s all about and to have a go at snowboarding. It was Thursday September 5th – most likely the last hot day of the year, if you remember?

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Posted by Beth Alexander 25th March 2013

After much anticipation we arrived in Austria and were greeted by snowy Alps and a stand-up shot of the potent local schnapps at our Mayrhofen chalet. Everything was as it should be. Now to sort out our ski rental.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 15th March 2013

Having spent all my holidays thus far in sunny climes, my packing list has usually been pretty straightforward - but I have no idea what to pack for my first ever ski trip.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 26th February 2013

With my first ever ski holiday approaching fast, the time had come to start researching some cheap flights to Europe. I’ve always been under the impression that if you want a good flight deal, then you go straight to the easyJet, Monarch and Ryanair websites, and do a labour intensive search through all of London’s airports, on all three websites.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 20th February 2013

After years of seeing my friends heading off on ski trips to Europe (I’ve always preferred the idea of a beach to learning to ski on a freezing cold mountain top), I’ve finally decided to give it a go and join the MadDogSki team on a late season ski holiday.

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Posted by Gareth Edmundson 3rd January 2012

Learning to ski as an adult can be very daunting, so get a head start with these ten ski tips for beginners, straight from a brand new ski convert. Before I start though, what’s written below is not meant to replace someone teaching you. Think of these tips to supplement your fabulous friend or instructor.


28th January 2015

Save 30% on February dates in La Rosiere


28th January 2015

Easter in the French Pyrenees offers great value skiing, long sunny days and a relaxed atmosphere with a lovely Spanish influence from across the border.

Save 30% at the Cami Real


27th January 2015

AliKats has perfected the recipe for group chalet holidays in the mountains; ingredients include a spacious luxury chalet, delicious food, free-flowing wine, a hot tub and – last, but not least - a rack of over fifty retro ski suits.

Guests are free to borrow the one-piece wonders when they like and they’ve been known to increase group fun on the mountain by over 25%.


23rd January 2015

Early February ski holidays from just £449 per person per week

Last weekend, the Alps saw the heaviest snow dump yet allowing for perfect skiing conditions and the best time to book a last minute ski holiday. Take advantage of Powder White’s late ski deals on fully-catered chalet holidays in Europe’s top resorts now available from just £449 per person per week and with savings of up to £500 per person.


15th January 2015

Quick getaways with VIP SKI for just £149pp per night

VIP SKI is now offering short ski breaks (from Thursday-Sunday) so that no one misses out on some much-needed slope action. Every Thursday they will be showing a collection of rooms and chalets available for the following week. So skiers will have to be impulsive, as the offer is only available to book less than a week in advance.


13th January 2015

Powder White has just announced an exclusive partnership with one of Europe’s most renowned ski coaches, Warren Smith of the Warren Smith Ski Academy.

Smith is officially joining Powder White as ‘Skills Editor’ providing guests and website visitors with expert tips on how to enhance their performance on the slopes.


13th January 2015

Spend a week with your family in the stunning resort of La Rosière in the French Alps. Esprit Ski is offering the Chalet Valentine for just £220pp (was £624pp). This chalet is set 1 minute from the nearest ski lift and is for families seeking to enjoy total exclusivity.


13th January 2015

Save up to £562 on accommodation in Val d’Isere…


9th January 2015

Receive 2 Free nights and 2 free ski days in Aspen in spring 2015. Ski Independence is offering eight nights at the Limelight Hotel from **£1899 per person (B&B), including a Buy 5 get 7 day lift ticket.

The price is based on 2 sharing a Standard King room, including United Airlines flights from London Heathrow to Aspen and complimentary Aspen Airport transfers. Now is your chance to check out the slopes of this classic US resort.


9th January 2015

Fish & Pips are giving skiers and snowboarders a lift this January with savings of up to £250 on gourmet catered chalet holidays to Meribel and Val d'Isère. 

Those holidaying in Meribel Village can also take advantage of the newly upgraded Loze chairlift which has made it even quicker to access the vast 3 Vallees ski area from Fish & Pips’ prime chalet locations. 

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