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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.

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Posted by Liz Woods 15th July 2013

Some lovely people who are friends of MadDogSki have been on a fabulous honeymoon trip to Greenland and other cold parts up north - and they sent us this lovely blog about their trip, and accompanying photos...

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

19th November 2014

Here are a selection of great deals from the lovely ladies at Fish&Pips. They run fabulous chalets in Meribel and Val d'Isere and you can be sure of fabulous cuisine and a personal service throughout your stay. These offers include added extras from some of their partners in resort, if you have any queries don't hesitate to get in touch with them.

19th November 2014

As the snow starts to fall across Europe there are some great deals to be had, here is a selection from Ski Total. With 7 nights starting from only £299 per person they have to be worth checking out....

19th November 2014

The snow is starting to fall across parts of the Alps, Whistler is opening for the season early following some great skiing weather over in Canada so now is the time to snap up a bargain. There are some discounts and free places on offer here, have a browse and see if you can grab yourself a bargain. This week will see the first of our 'Deals Newsletters', they will be coming out approximately every 2 weeks over the season - make sure you are signed up to receive them.

18th November 2014

Here is the latest round up of snow conditions from around the ski resorts of the world, courtesy of

13th November 2014

Les Arcs offers a great choice for a ski holiday- the slopes are snow sure, there are family friendly facilities and great selection of villages.  January is a fantastic time to visit the area due to the quiet slopes and great offers available. Please find below Erna Low’s special offers for the week commencing 17th January 2015.

13th November 2014

If you re looking to escape the madness of pre-Christmas shopping and parties then why not take an early ski trip? Here are a couple of great deals for 14th December 2014 departure dates. Either taking the family to the beautiful resort of Les Gets or party down in St Anton, Austria.

13th November 2014

Here are a selection of great deals and offers for the coming season, there are Christmas deals, free child places and short break offers and even a free night in Zermatt, read on for more information and how to book.

5th November 2014

Here are a variety of special offers and deals from across the ski world for the coming season. From a VIP weekend in Verbier to Christmas in Are, Sweden. 

5th November 2014

It's finally November and winter is starting to bite here in the UK but more importantly there is snow forecast for the Alps. Here are a couple of great deals from Esprit and Ski Total for some early ski holidays to France. 

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