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Posted by Tim Wilson 19th April 2012

As the ski season draws to a close we expect sunny days and slushy snow. This year that came and went and now it's back to winter conditions. Tuesday was the only day this week where the weather was supposed to clear. Alarms were set and at 9am, a peek outside was met with dense fog. I was all but ready to go back to sleep when a friend called with promises of blue skies in the forecast for later on.

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 12th March 2012

Becky went off to La Plagne with lots of her old ski season buddies and here is her blog of the trip - they obviously had a great time and maybe a few little drinkies on the way...

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Posted by Liz Woods 19th January 2012

Brand new pool and SPA complex just opened in Montchavin-les Coches, La Plagne

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 27th April 2011

Tim Wilson mugshotIf you've got a late season ski trip planned you might find yourself in for an early season summer holiday instead. But, as blogger Tim Wilson points out, that could be rather nice!

 

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Posted by Tim Wilson 30th March 2011

Shortly after local prodigy Kevin Rolland won the halfpipe world cup in la Plagne, the resort made the unsentimental decision to destroy the pipe to make use of the snow elsewhere. The photo shows the bit where they've added some to maintain the route to the medical centre in Bellecote!

 

It's the end of March and despite a bit of fresh snow at altitude, the warm temperatures quickly see off any prospects of much more than spring skiing. I shouldn't complain though... at least la Plagne has a glacier and a good amount of high altitude terrain.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 15th November 2010

It's offers like this one from Paradiski that make us think seriously about dropping the usual extended family affair and heading for the hills!

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 22nd March 2010

There are Igloos in La Plagne!

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 1st March 2010

The weather forecast was for 8cm! It started snowing late Thursday night and continued all day Friday. On Saturday morning we found 45cm of snow on our balcony after being woken by very loud avalanche control explosions making the windows rattle but the sky was blue and the sun was shining.

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Posted by Ski holiday stories 17th February 2010

After a ‘scratchy’ start to the season the snow finally arrived, about 30 cm had fallen over a couple of days in early January so when we woke to a lovely sunny, very cold, alpine sparkly day we took the opportunity to go out early and find some first tracks. We headed for the Le Z drag and on to the Verdons Nord lift for the Bozelet Ridge, as we arrived at the top we popped out of the shadow and into the sunshine immediately warming us and were welcomed by the stunning views over towards the Vanoise National Park and Courchevel!

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Posted by Liz Woods 20th January 2010

La Plagne tourist board have sent a list and details of their top tips for eating in style in La Plagne this season.
Read more..


26th February 2013

Spring skiing often brings out the best in the Alps with bluebird days and fabulous festivals. It is these festivals that are growing in stature and popularity with British skiers, sunny weather has always been popular! Festivals taking place in the French Alps this spring differ in style, content, clientele and length meaning there’s something for nearly everyone.


26th February 2013

If you are heading out for a spot of spring skiing in Switzerland then why not try hiring a car to get to resort? Often a cheaper option than transfers if there is a group  of you, and now there is an added bonus with this bargain offer from Rhino Car Hire.


25th February 2013

The recent news from France that ski hosting by British tour operators or chalet hosts is to be outlawed has caused a lot of concern among British skiers. Ski hosts are generally chalet hosts who will take their guests around the mountains to familiarise them with the best runs, a free service and a great added extra to your ski holiday package.  It all started when a chalet host from Le Ski was taking his guests on a run and was stopped by the French Police and questioned. Le Ski is now appealing the ruling through the courts in France but this could have far reaching consequences for everybody involved.


25th February 2013

As spring takes the edge off the winter chill, ski resorts worldwide compete to give the best sign off to the end of the season. It’s fair to say that a winter and a spring skiing holiday offer a completely different holiday experience. Sunshine skiing brings a new found energy to the ski slopes with less crowds, the opportunity for long alfresco lunches and better value prices. Music takes centre stage in what has become an annual tradition for ski resorts to bid farewell to the season - but which ones top the charts?


22nd February 2013

Fancy yourself as a bit of a David Bailey then head to the hills in Courmayeur, Italy for great chance to win their competition where photographers and riders go head-to-head to capture the money shot.
Read on for more details and check our our resort information about Courmayeur.


22nd February 2013

Fed up with hassle at the airport, long waits in airport lounges, or just plain hate flying? Ever considered going by train ?  Eurostar have some great fares as low as £119 return taking you right to the alps. Travelling by train can be much more relaxing than flying, just sit back and enjoy the scenery flying by or read a good book. There is more room than a plane and you can get up and move around quite easily. Read on for more information from Eurostar and for details on booking your bargain travel.


21st February 2013

Easter is just around the corner and it's a great time to take the kids skiing - the weather is a bit warmer for one thing. Tirol has lots to offer for families and here are the recommendations for various age groups, courtesy of the Tirol Tourist Board.

Check out our MadDogSki top tips for first day at ski school.


20th February 2013

Whether you are looking for a cheeky ski weekend or a party celebration for St Patrick's Day then there should be something for you here in this selection from Ski Solutions.

Ski Solutions are the UK’s original specialist ski tour operator and travel agency, with over 25 years experience of arranging hotel and chalet holidays to the Alps and North America.

 


19th February 2013

If you have ever fancied trying out 'Splitboarding' then now is your chance. RudeChalets are running an introductory course in the lovely resort of Chamonix. The package includes all accommodation, equipment, transfers and guiding. Read on for more details from RudeChalets.


18th February 2013

Have you always wanted to bash gates like a World Cup racer? Fancy yourself the next Marcel Hirscher? Or maybe you just have a secret desire to descend a piste dressed as a giant Yorkshire Pudding? If the answer to any of these questions

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