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Posted by Vanessa Fisher 18th December 2014

This winter ski season may be having a bit of slow start snow-wise out in the Alps, but here in the UK, the slopes were chokka and the snow was fluffy when the Expedient Marketing and PR team went for a ski and a Christmas lunch this week at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead!

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Posted by Beth Alexander 3rd July 2014

If you’re happy to leave skiing for the winter months, and want to enjoy the mountains in full summer bloom instead, have a look at our top five things to do in the mountains this summer (without skis).

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Posted by Matt Lumb 17th April 2014

The Rock The Pistes Festival, held across the Portes du Soleil ski area between Tuesday 25th March to Friday 28th March 2014, celebrates its fourth year with an ‘Édition Spéciale UK’, which I suspect translates to ‘Special UK Edition’.

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Posted by Kate Whittaker 13th April 2014

MadDogSki friend Guy Elson recently took on the challenge of the BASI ski instructor training course in Morzine - here's his honest account of a character-building five days in the mountains:

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Posted by Beth Alexander 17th March 2014

With just a few weeks of the 2013/14 ski season left to go, we’ve put together a roundup of upcoming mountain events to help you close the season with a bang. From music festivals and comedy festivals to ski competitions and challenges, there’s plenty to do before the snow melts away.

Verbier Xtreme - March 22nd    

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Posted by Matt Lumb 17th February 2014

Should you bother with your phone when on the ski slopes? I say yes. There are some great skiing apps to help you get the most out of your time on the slopes, and then to relive it once you’re back at home. The following (by no means exhaustive) round-up reviews a few of the popular skiing apps available. These were tested on an iPhone 5s in January 2014.

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Posted by Alf Alderson 3rd February 2014

As any weather forecaster will tell you, it’s notoriously difficult to predict the weather in the mountains. So much so that as I peruse three different weather forecasts for Les Arcs on a Saturday afternoon at the beginning of February I’m informed that there should be respectively 9cm, 1cm or a few flakes of snow falling in the next 12 hours.

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Posted by Rob Freeman 6th January 2014

Yes, it's a French term but we all know that French ski resorts have always come a poor second to Austria in laying on decent apres-ski...but there's an ever-increasing number of exceptions, and I've just seen the birth of the latest.

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Posted by Nora Mulcahy 2nd January 2014

Both myself and the snow have taken their time to arrive in Japan, but it was definitely worth the wait. I landed two days before New Year’s Eve as did the beginnings of the famed powder in Nesiko. My first morning I dragged my jetlagged self out of bed and was richly rewarded. Even though the top of the mountain was closed due to high winds (high being defined very conservatively in Japan as 40km p/h!) I cut my teeth in Grand Hirafu.

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Posted by Beth Alexander 27th November 2013

Festivals are generally thought of as a summer thing, but actually there are all sorts of festivals going on around Europe in the winter months too. Combining late nights of music or comedy with the early mornings and pace of a skiing trip makes for quite an intense time, but at least you don’t have to camp as well! Here’s our run-down of the very best winter festivals rocking the pistes over the 2013/14 ski season.

17th December 2014

Celebrate 2015 with a family ski trip

17th December 2014

Ski Val Thorens with a 10% discount in January

17th December 2014

Escape the January blues and head to the Alps for a snow-sure ski holiday. Powder White is offering great value deals on early January ski holidays with chalets in some of Europe’s top high-altitude resorts now available from just £349 per person per week.


3rd January: Chalet Hermine, Courchevel 1850

Now just £1299pp (was £3999pp) – saving £2700pp

17th December 2014

20% off skiing in Norway with Ski Safari

Trysil was recently voted "Best Ski Resort in Norway" for a second year running at the annual World Ski Awards and over the last few days has received a promising 20cm of snowfall. Located two hours north of Oslo, the majority of the accommodation options present ski-in ski-out convenience, the ski school is right on the doorstep and the mountains offer effortless blues and flattering reds on wide open slopes.

10th December 2014

Snow is in the air and powder on the brain! The recent snow storm that hit California laid the foundations for excellent skiing conditions in the Golden State! The top of Mammoth Mountain is now open and has a base up to 22 inches andtop to bottom skiing and riding. Fresh from the recent flurry, Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe has a total of 24 inches, whilst Mount Rose has been hammered with snow during the last week and has had over 3 feet of snow.

10th December 2014

Savings of up to £3500 per chalet...

3rd December 2014

Peak Retreats advise UK skiers to take advantage of Easter week, 28 March 2015, because…

27th November 2014

As December looms large thoughts are surely turning to grabbing a great ski holiday deal. Here are some to tempt you - from an adventure to Antartica and fine dining experience in Val d'Isere with VIP ski there is a lot on offer. Make sure you are signed up to our Newsletter so you get our Ski Deals Newsletters throughout the season.

20th November 2014

We’ve just heard about this very tempting long weekend in the Italian Dolomites, launching this December 12th – 15th. Combine full days of guided skiing with evenings of gourmet cuisine and wine tasting.

Ski in the Dolomites

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