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Posted by Dan Scott 29th December 2010

"Please Santa can we have some snow for Christmas!”
Well, firstly I guess I should say Hello again to all you maddog blog readers and co-bloggers. I guess all of ya’ll in your various corners of the mountains have got impressive amounts of snow. We’re still waiting for our little flurry. That’s not to say it’s not on its way though, it looks like the next few days are set to bring as a nice metre at least and boxing day should be blue skies. So if the snow gods are with us, we’re set to have an epic day after Christmas to ease those hangovers and put a smile on everyones flushed faces!

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Posted by Dan Scott 15th April 2010

Well well well, The snow has finally arrived in Zermatt. Whilst all other lowland resorts are closing up and preparing for the summer, the Zermatters are still very much in Skiing mode. The past week has seen a total of 60cm of fresh snow fall here, with more on the way! The pistes are still in great condition and about 90% of them are still open. Of course they are a bit slushy and wet but the mornings are still as good as ever and with nice quiet pistes, it’s a prime time for a visit to the home of the Matterhorn.

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Posted by Dan Scott 23rd March 2010

Hello to everyone out there, mountain and lowland dwellers alike.

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Posted by Dan Scott 25th February 2010

“Skanking to Reggae amidst the half term madness”

Well as the half term frenzy is drawing to a close it looks like the spring weather is already on the way. We have been lucky here in Zermatt to be feeling a little unusual warm spell. With plus 14 during the day in town, the temperatures have been quite pleasurable on the piste. Which as you Zermatt regulars will know is quite a nice treat.

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Posted by Dan Scott 15th February 2010

Zermatt is finally looking a little more white thanks to a few small dumps over the past few days. The off piste is in much better condition but i would definately stick to the marked yellow itinerary runs for the moment as the snow pack is super unstable. Avalanche risk is at a level 3 all over Switzerland but I would treat it like a level 5. Due to the minimal snow at the beginning of the season and very cold temperatures, it’s going to be pretty risky until the spring now.


31st March 2015

True to its Savoie roots the premium 4-star residence Les Crets in Mottaret-Meribel sits facing south.


31st March 2015

The annual Easter Egg hunt is always a highlight for children, so there is no reason why a bit of snow should get in the way of an age old tradition.


26th March 2015

The week of the 12 April, VIP SKI is offering half-price childcare in Alpe d’Huez, saving families up to £387. All of VIP SKI’s childcare team are highly qualified, dependable and there to make your family holiday as relaxing as possible for both parents and kids. A week’s stay in VIP SKI’s Chalet La Chappelle with two children, departing 12 April 2015 would cost usually set you back £1049 per adult, and £974 for children under 12, with parents saving up to £387 on childcare.


26th March 2015

Six days skiing in Meribel this Easter from just £249 with Skiweekends.com

Yes, for just £249 per person you can have six days on the slopes this Easter. This Ski Weekends trip departs from London Victoria on 4 April 2015 with travel onboard a luxury coach to the Three Valleys. Accommodation with bed and breakfast is at the 2-star Hotel Belevedere in Brides les Bains (Meribel).


26th March 2015

Erna Low has reduced the cost of a seven night self-catered stay at the Hameau du Mottaret in Meribel by 20%.


26th March 2015

End of season skiing can sometimes be seen as a bit of a gamble but not this year! The recent cold snap has enhanced the slopes and is sure to make a late ski break most enjoyable.Ski Total ( 01483 791933) have a range of late deals to their catered chalets to make the most of the last few ski weeks:


13th March 2015

Free child's lift pass and ski hireFamilies can save £188 on the cost of a holiday with Ski Weekends to


11th March 2015

There’s only two months left of the ski season but there’s still some great skiing to be had. Head to the Alps for the best deals, here guests can save up to £550 per person in Europe’s top resorts, including Val d’Isere, Meribel, St Anton and Courchevel, with Powder White’s late deals for March:


11th March 2015

If sledging fun is more your style, hop along with your family and friends to enjoy 30 minutes sledging on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Cost for aged four and over is just £7 (adults and Juniors).


11th March 2015

Mountain Heaven have selected catered chalets in a number of French resorts for just £299 per person (was £399) for the week commencing 11 April 2015.

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