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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.
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9th October 2013

The holiday companies are falling over themselves to offer some great deals this season. Ski Total have some fabulous cash back offers in addition to their £19 Heathrow parking with Purple Parking we think they may be onto a winner.


9th October 2013

Erna Low are the leader in the ski industry for ski drive holidays. Here are some deals for France with up to 20% discounts available.  All packages include Eurotunnel crossing with free FlexiPlus upgrade. If you haven't driven to the Alps before check out our top ten tips. There are time restrictions on these deals.


9th October 2013

Purple Parking have teamed up with Ski Total and Esprit Ski to offer parking at Heathrow for just £19. All you need to do is book with them to get this great offer. Below are a few great ski holiday deals to Austria, check out their websites for more resorts and deals.


7th October 2013

You can almost smell the snow now and as we run up to the coming ski season the early deals are still coming in. From 4 * holidays in Austria to luxury new year in the Three Vallees have a browse and see if something grabs you. Happy hunting!

 


2nd October 2013

These lovely new chalets in Les 2 Alpes are available with some great savings, prices include flights and transfers as well as catered chalet accommodation. There is also a deal here for family Christmas skiing in the ever popular Val d'Isere, travelling on 22nd December from just £833pp. Read on and hopefully you can find something to suit you and your budget, If you need any inspiration why not have a look at our SkiResortWizard and find the right resort for your perfect holiday.


2nd October 2013

Here is the first weather report of the season, courtesy of J2Ski.com. There isn't really much snow around just yet but there are a few glaciers open for skiing and New Zealand is still open for business. We will keep you updated as the snow starts falling.


1st October 2013

Here at MadDogSki we recognise a good ski holiday company when we see one, and Powder White ticks all our boxes. They’ve been growing steadily over the last ten years and consistently add great new chalets and ski holiday ideas to their portfolio. Ideas like the Ski Safari program, where you get to ski the five resorts of the Three Valleys and Espace Killy in one week. The latest addition of 'Pure Ski Touring' is one we’ll think is worth checking out. Here’s the low down...


1st October 2013

Fancy a wonderful ski break in St Moritz? Then just enter this competition run by Ski Independence who have teamed up with White Stuff & the Nira Alpina Hotel. Read on for more information and how to enter.


1st October 2013

As the ski season looms large on the horizon the resorts and tour operators are sending our news of ski holiday deals and discounted packages galore. Here are a few from across Europe and further afield, with savings on on lift passes and ski hire included in some deals.


30th September 2013

Christmas is a magical time to be skiing but if you want to make sure you the get the dates and resort of your choice then you need to be organised now. Here is a great deal for a two centre holiday to Austria - a night in Innsbruck to enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas markets and then 7 nights in Obergurgl. Just perfect to get you in the mood for the festive season, and even stock up on Christmas pressies at the same time.

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