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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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19th November 2013

The Christmas holidays are a great time for a ski holiday and fabulous for a family ski trip - guaranteed white Christmas and skiing as well... what's not to love?  With snow already falling across the Alps the hopes of another great season are high. Pierre & Vacances still have some holidays left for the Christmas holidays in some of the most popular ski resorts in France.

15th November 2013

If you fancy a free ski holiday to either Meribel or Val d'Isere just enter this competition from Element Ski Travel. Simples.....

15th November 2013

There has been plenty of snow falling in the last week and now the sun is out to show it off in all its' glory. Here is a round-up of the snowfall around the globe, courtesy of There are a number of resorts opening early for the 2013/14 ski season.

14th November 2013

It’s that time of year again (and we’re not talking about Christmas this time), when all the ski gear and holiday companies start launching their winter season competitions. We’ve been seeing quite a few popping up around the web these past couple of weeks, so we thought we’d round them all up for you here. There are all manner of ski holidays to be won, as well as gear vouchers and season passes, so get your email on cut and paste, cross those fingers and throw some salt over your shoulder.

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.

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