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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 4th April 2012

We reckon this is the best suncream for skiing.

It's not something you usually get excited about; in fact it's usually something you begrudge paying too much for, forget to put on, suffer awkward leaks or spillages, and then wash off by mistake in a slush tumble. It's suncream - absolutely critical for spring skiing, but not an awful lot of fun.

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Posted by Dave Burrows 4th April 2012

Last season I ended the winter on a high note, passing the first module of my BASI Level 3 ISIA qualification.  A year on and I’m 4 modules in, having just ended this winter passing my Second Discipline module.

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Posted by Kitrina H 4th April 2012

April first started out like every morning in the last two weeks. Eleven cm's of fresh on the snow report with more falling outside. Certainly there will be more cm's by the time I get to the hill.

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Posted by Vanessa Fisher 4th April 2012

Sitting in the warm sunshine, under the magnificent Eiger, with a glass of wine, bubbling cheese raclettes and Bryan Adams strumming along in the background I contemplated the season here in Wengen.'s picture
Posted by 2nd April 2012

It’s not been your average ski season for snow fall – if there ever is such a thing.  The Alps had record breaking snow in January and February but it has been very warm in March.  In North America, California, which had a great winter last year, had very little snow this ski season until recently and on the East Coast temperatures in the 80s Farenheit has decimated the snow at normally snowsure resorts in Vermont and Quebec.

So where’s still good?

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Posted by Wendy Hollands 2nd April 2012

April is here. That means the last month of snow in most European ski resorts. Seasonaires everywhere are panicking as they try to cram in more mountain time, BBQs and partying before it all ends. The warm April weather arrived weeks early, causing rivers of melted snow on the lower slopes. With the memory of the 2011 season ending prematurely still fresh in all our minds, the talk here in March was “what if there’s no more snow?” Thankfully, 2012 has been nothing like 2011.

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Posted by Amie Postings 29th March 2012

It’s quite sickening to hand over the €630 at the start of the winter season for your full area Portes du Soleil lift pass. But at the time, when asked if I wanted the ‘extra area passes’ for just an extra €2, I was too shocked to say no.'s picture
Posted by 28th March 2012

Many of the world’s lower altitude ski areas have closed a week or two early as record-breaking warm temperatures in March in large parts of Europe and North America – approaching the high 80s Farenheit/20s Celcius has led to melt down on their slopes.  At the same time the summer-like weather has meant many people have turned early to biking and golf.

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 28th March 2012

Which is better, France or Austria? Sure, variety is the spice of life, but mostly because you can use it to inspire vigorous arguments over strongly held preferences.

MadDogSki's founder Kate is a long-time fan of France, while Austria has my heart (and a down-payment on my liver, probably). Want to get your tuppence-worth in? Answer our straw-poll here


Kate, what's so good about France?


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Posted by Charlotte Maddrell 26th March 2012

The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray! It's a wonderfully balmy 10'C in the village,  birds are singing, windows are flung wide and every square inch of pavement is taken up with bar and cafe tables and chairs. Moreover, everyone is walking around with a dopey but contented grin on their face. Spring is in the air and it (almost) feels like a holiday!

11th November 2013

Here are a couple of good deals for discounted ski holiday apartments in France. With discounts of 25% and 10% off the price of accommodation you can bag yourself a bargain holiday, you just need to find your flights/travel out there. If you want information about flights from UK airports check out our SkiFlightWizard and if you are thinking of driving to the Alps we have our Top Ten Tips to help you.

7th November 2013

The winter is definitely on it's way across most of the main ski areas, so let's hope the 2013/14 season is as good as the last one. Here is the latest J2Ski Snow Report for the eeek ending November 9th, 2013

7th November 2013

Ski Indpendence are offering some fabulous deals and offers for skiing in Whistler for this coming season.  Whistler Blackcomb is a wonderful place to ski and many who have tried go back time and time again. It may be a bit more of a trek for us Brits than a quick hop across to the Alps but you are sure to be extremely well compensated. These offers need to be booked by 15th November 2013 so get your skates on and bag yourself a bargain.

7th November 2013

It is argued by many that driving to the Alps is a much 'greener' alternative so if you fancy giving it a go check out these great deals from Erna Low. All these deals include Eurotunnel crossing with a free Flexiplus upgrade.

7th November 2013

Les3Chalets are a new company for 2013/14 season, launched by brothers Steve and Phil who founded Snowskool. They are offering some great deals here for their chalets, all in and around the beautiful Meribel village.

7th November 2013

The ski slope has been dismantled and the resorts are all packed up and gone home... the London Ski and Snowboard show is all over for another year. As always, the 2013 event was a great long weekend packed full of snow-related fun.

5th November 2013

Here are some great ski holiday deals on offer for early season in the Alps and including flights with BA from Heathrow. Featured here are a ski in ski out in Avoriaz and fabulous skiing in family friendly Les Gets. For other deals and special offers visit their websites as highlighted below.

5th November 2013

Christmas is less than 2 months away... the shopping days are counting down so we think it isn't too early for this mention. This is not the cheapest 2 nights away you may have but your little ones will love you forever if you take them to meet Santa in his home in Lapland!

5th November 2013

If you are planning to book all the elements of your ski holiday yourself then Ski Apartments might be able to help you with accommodation. Here are a few deals for skiing in February and March 2014 in France. if you are planning on driving to the Alps then read our Top Ten Tips first for some helpful information. Please note these deals must be booked by 15th December 2013.

5th November 2013

Skiing with the family can be a real treat, just make sure that you are well prepared and have your childcare arranged before you go. Read our handy tips on skiing with children to ensure you all have a good holiday. There is a great ski holiday deal here from Esprit Ski to the wonderful family friendly resort of La Rosiere. Also there is a great pre-Christmas ski holiday deal to the fabulously chic resort of Courchevel in France.

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