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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.

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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...

22nd October 2014

There is news that heavy snowfall is about to arrive in the Alps, hopefully these ski deals will whet your appetite and turn your minds to snowy adventures with your little ones. Plus there are some great saving with Ski Total if you book before Halloween.

22nd October 2014

The weather certainly is getting autumnal here in the UK, Winter doesn't seem that far away. Here are some good deals with savings for your ski holidays as well as a BOGOF offer for lift passes from VIP Ski. If you want any more information about the resorts check out our resort information, or if you have a more specific question why not drop us an email.

21st October 2014
Here are some ski holiday deals from the lovely Fish&Pips, where the service and food is always incredible. They have chalets in both Meribel and Val d'Isere. These deals offer savings of up to £200.

15th October 2014

For most families, bound by school holidays, skiing during the Easter holidays represents the best value for money, in comparison to Christmas and half-term school holidays. With most schools breaking up on Friday 27th March and Good Friday falling earlier on 3rd April, the choice of where to ski is broader with many resorts at that time still looking forward to another few weeks of the season.

15th October 2014

Here's a variety of ski deals and offers for the coming season, from free lift passes to 15% off French ski holidays from Pierre & Vacances. October is the month of Ski Shows in London and Birmingham so the season is fast approaching. If you have more specific requirements for your ski holiday why not check out our Resort Wizard to narrow down your search.

15th October 2014

If your thoughts are turning to your next powder fix then here are a few deals to whet your appetite. There's a family trip in France in December and a wonderful spot of spring skiing in Val d'Isere next March. Leading up to and throughout the coming season we will keep posting up some great deals and offers. To make sure you don't miss any of our top deals and competitions sign up for our newsletter.

8th October 2014

Here are some ski holiday deals for early glacier skiing in December and great half term savings for one adult skiing with one child.

8th October 2014

Well our weather has finally turned autumnal and the leaves and falling fast... Winter is just around the corner. Here are a couple of ski deals to France for the coming 2014/15 ski season.

1st October 2014

Okay, so it's not a ski holiday but it is in the snow.. take the kids to see Santa and enjoy a snowmobile safari and make their dreams come true!

1st October 2014

If your thoughts are already turning to the coming ski season then here are a few great deals for some January 2015 skiing in France. There is a great couples deal to Flaine where you can enjoy the wonderful Grand Massif ski area or if you have little ones Esprit Ski have a great offer in the family friendly ski resort of La Rosiere.

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