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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


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.

15th April 2015 has departures until the 20th April. Click here

8th April 2015

Just £850 for six full days with mountain guides and instructors covering as much of the 10,000 hectares of off piste. An excellent opportunity for late season skiing!

8th April 2015

'EOS' (End of Season) £312 for the week commencing 12 April to Val d'Isere.

Esprit Ski is offering the enviably located Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie set in the legendary Espace Killy ski area for just £312pp (was £649pp.)

8th April 2015

Now in its sixteenth year the Verbier High Five by Carlsberg gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to compete against professional athletes across several disciplines. 

1st April 2015

There has been 50cm of new snow reported this week in Val Thorens and 30cm in Val D'Isere which is great news for skiers heading away for Easter and the last weeks of the season.

1st April 2015

The Family Ski Company, the market leader in skiing for families, are offering a discount for the last week of their season. For the week commencing 11 April, properties in Ardent (Portes du Soleil), Reberty Village (Three Valleys) and Les Coches (Paradiski) willl be £299 per adult and £199 per child. The catered chalets, designed and operated with the family in mind, are reduced from £619 adult, and £519 per child. 

1st April 2015

The ski season is far from over and some ski resorts are open until mid-May...but the conditions are great now! has some great April ski deals on offer starting at just £239 per person.

Browse all the latest offers and deals here…

Last minute by coach, Saturday 4 Apri|, 6 days skiing in Brides les Bains (Meribel) £249 

31st March 2015

The Skiplex slopes based in Chiswick, Reading and Basingstoke will be running childrens Easter activity camps from the 7-17 April. Kids aged 6-12 are welcomed. The day lasts from 9-3pm and is crammed full of skiing, snowboarding, sledging, art and crafts, games and races. Prices start from £40 for the day with late pick up options and discounts for multiple days. For more information click here.

31st March 2015

Val d’Isère reported 30cm of snow yesterday and more is still to come this week so an end of season ski trip should be high on the agenda of any winter sports fan – and Ski Total have just the deal.....


31st March 2015

To see off the 2015 season in style, the Jungfrau is inviting all freestyle lovers to join them in the White Elements snowpark, Grindelwald to make the most of the end of season sunshine.

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