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Posted by Vanessa Fisher 7th January 2014

With school holidays being so short and a Christmas promised with the in-laws in Cornwall, European New Year skiing just seemed an impossibility to fit in.

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Posted by Libby Sharpe 25th March 2013

Great friends of MadDogSki, Libby and Anne, have taken the plunge and decided to go on their first ski holiday, so they headed to the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead for a bit of practice. Here is the start of their journey into the wonderful world of skiing.

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Posted by Liz Woods 22nd October 2012

In an effort to improve my skiing I headed off to the Chill Factore in Manchester. My friend Kathryn had found a deal on Groupon and at £9.50 it was a bargain. After rooting around for half an hour I found all my gear and boots, albeit with mismatched socks, and we headed out.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 11th April 2011

In need of some Easter distraction? Don't quite feel like saying goodbye to winter? Why not take the family sledging?

Hemel Hempstead's Snow Centre has the perfect holiday plan, to wear the kids out and burn off the Easter eggs. It's a 67m run with little bumps and jumps to keep things lively, and a choice of three vehicles upon which to make your speedy way to the bottom.

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Posted by Liz Woods 16th February 2011

Learning to ski at 40 is pretty daunting and, I have to admit, not something I thought I would ever do.  However I have been trying to master the art with varying success over the last few years. My technique is not too bad, I know how to turn, how to stop and get on and off chair lifts. Unfortunately I do not have great balance at the best of times so when I am strapped into boots with skis attached fear kicks in. I know it is unreasonable to think that I am going to die on a green run but there it is. So like the lion in The Wizard of Oz I needed to find some courage - but how?

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Posted by John Barr 14th February 2011

I spent last weekend in snow-capped mountains, but without skis attached to my feet. I occasionally go walking with a group of guys that worked together way back when, and when I received the most recent invite I realized it was at the end of a week when I planned to work in the UK, so signed up without checking the details. The two details I should have paid attention to were “February”, and “Glencoe”.

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Posted by Liz Woods 21st June 2010

Mountain spring cleaning at Cairngorm and Nevis Range – next weekend

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Posted by Snow forecast 8th January 2010

Scotland is basking in perfect skiing conditions, why not get brave, as long as you have plenty of warm clothes it should be a blast...

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 6th January 2010

The worst snow in thirty years, says the radio as I type. Looks like the best to me! Sure, the UK has ground to a halt, but official statistics* show that for every one person who is having a horrible time in a jam on a motorway, there are nine people getting all excited about fluffy stuff falling from the sky.

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Posted by Liz Woods 28th October 2009

UK skiers are beginning to realise the benefits of year-round skiing and snowboarding, and that’s becoming easier to achieve with the development of new indoor snow centres in various locations around the UK.


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.


23rd September 2014

Coast Blackcomb Suites offer in Whistler, Canada

With twinkling lights, horse drawn sleighs and roaring fireplaces aplenty, Whistler is a truly magical place to be at this time of year. The unique lodge-style setting of the Coast Blackcomb suites and its ski in/ski out location alongside Merlin’s ski run make it the perfect choice for a Christmas escape.


23rd September 2014

Get your skis on or you'll miss it!

- Book between 20th – 26th September for limited edition savings -

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