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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 Ski holiday deals 22nd March 2011

The Chill Factore have a great deal via travelzoo.com

 

A 2 hour lesson at the Chill Factore in Manchester should cost £80.00 but they have it on offer for just £39.00 - valid from 30th March to 26th August (8 - 30th April excluded)

 

Great for attempting Snowboarding if you are a skier, or vice versa... opportunity too good to miss?

 

 

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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.


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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