Skiing on a budget

The good news is... you can ski on a budget. All you need is a few budget ski tips, a little knowhow about the cheap ski resorts, the cheap times of year for skiing, and a few sneaky suggestions, and you could save yourself a packet. We're adding budget ski tips all the time, or if you have a specific question, ask us and we'll post the answer.

Skiing Verbier on a budget

Despite traditionally appealing to the big spenders, the last few years have seen tour operators running more and more budget ski holidays to Verbier. The compact town is perfectly set up for ski...


Where to find Europe’s best cheap ski deals

Finding cheap ski deals can seem a difficult task. However, if you choose your ski resort wisely you’ll find plenty of off-the-beaten-path destinations around Europe, which are not only a joy to...


Top ten tips for a budget ski holiday

'Ski holiday' and 'budget trip' are concepts that do not generally go together well, and with the British pound and the euro virtually interchangeable at the moment, ski trips to European...


Freeze Festival in pictures

London's sexiest ski event came back for more on the 28th and 29th of October, 2011. The combination of world-famous skiers and snowboarders, a massive big air jump, big crowds and the stunning Battersea...


Top ten eco ski resorts

Wondering how skiing can fit in to a more sustainable lifestyle? Luckily many resorts are wondering the same thing, and so they should be - who has more to lose from global warming than a ski resort?!...


Great deals and offers for 2014/15 season

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...


Early bird ski deals for December and Spring

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...


The Snow Centre early season offers and events

Action Demo Day – Saturday 20th September The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead is playing host to a gear demo day on Saturday 20th September to test out next year's snow sports kit. You’ll...


Ski Holiday deals to Savoie Mont Blanc region

Snow has been falling aplenty in the Savoie Mont Blanc ski region and here is a great selection of ski holiday deals from British Tour Operators. With savings of up to £270 pp there should be something...


Ski drive deals to France

Erna Low are specialist in ski drive holidays and there are some great discounts ski holidays below. There are a selection of dates, pre-Christmas, Christmas and end of the season in April to the wonderful...


Ski apartment ski deals in France

The following offers are just for ski holiday accommodation - all you need to do is arrange your travel. For information on flighs why not check out our SkiFlightWizard to see who flies where and once...


Early season deals from Ski Total and Esprit

These lovely new chalets in Les 2 Alpes are available with some great savings, prices include flights and transfers as well as catered chalet accommodation. There is also a deal here for family Christmas...


Free lift pass in Livigno with your accommodation

The stunning ski resort of Livigno are tempting skiers to their resort with offers of free lift passes. We all love a freebee and for this one all you need to do is stay at least 4 nights in a hotel, or...


40% discount on ski holidays

Erna Low are specialsts in ski-drive holidays to Europe. There are some great offers here with discounts starting at 40% so read on and grab a bargain. See our top ten tips for ski-drive holidays and just...


Easter deals from TUI

Still searching for the ideal Easter ski break? Here are some great offers from some of our top tour operators, all three star accommodation. If you can't find the deal for you why not fill in our...


Discount skiing from Erna Low

Erna Low are specialists in self drive ski holidays and all these offers include Eurotunnel crossing with a free FlexiPlus upgrade. These are their best special offers for the upcoming Easter holidays,...


Fabulous chalet discount, extra for teachers

If you are still looking for a great deal for the Easter school holidays then look no further, especially if you are a teacher! Here is a wonderful chalet on offer for March, with an extra 25% discount...


Ski spring car hire rates from £25 per day!

If you are heading out for a spot of spring skiing in Switzerland then why not try hiring a car to get to resort? Often a cheaper option than transfers if there is a group  of you, and now there is...


Ski Solutions Spring and Easter deals

Whether you are looking for a cheeky ski weekend or a party celebration for St Patrick's Day then there should be something for you here in this selection from Ski Solutions. Ski Solutions are the...


March skiing in Tirol

Skiing is never going to be the cheapest holiday on earth but it needn’t cost a fortune either. The choice and variety of holidays on offer in the Austrian Tirol means there is something to suit...


Apartment deals in Val Thorens

Please see below for some brand new Ski Apartments special offers in the ever popular resort of Val Thorens. All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel. If you want to book flights...


Erna Low ski drive deals w/c 15th January 2013

Erna Low specialise in ski drive holidays - all packages include a Eurotunnel crossing for your car and passengers and accommodation. So, if you want to avoid the airport queues and take as much luggage...


Accommodation deals for Easter 2013

Please see below for some of our latest Ski Apartments offers for the Easter week commencing 30th March 2013. All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel. For flights why not check...


Ski accommodation only deals

If you have you want to travel independently from a tour operator and just need a great deal on accommodation then Ski Apartments have some here. It does exactly what it says on the tin - just apartments...


Keep your New Year resolutions on track in Switzerland

As another year beckons, thoughts turn to the familiar ritual of half-heartedly drawing up New Year’s resolutions. Make 2013 the year to travel and make resolutions you actually want to keep by shaping...


Ski deals for January 2013

Enjoy a great ski trip to kick off the New Year with a great deal on a ski holiday. If you can't find something to tempt you here or have more specific requirements why not fill our JustAskOnce online...


Great European deals from Ski Solutions

As the new ski season gets underway properly, Ski Solutions are proud to announce the opening of their own exclusive properties in St Anton, Méribel and Tignes. They have also extended their short...


30% discount on Erna Low deals

We are pleased to share these Erna Low special offers, the specialist in ski drive holidays. Flights are not on the menu but if you are tired of the airport lounges and delays then this could the your...


Various ski deals and holiday ideas

With a range of savings from £180 for a ski holiday to Lake Louise in Canada to a free ski pass for Val d'Isere, there are plenty of offers here. If you need more help choosing the resort for...


Accommodation only deals

If you are happy to sort out your own travel arrangements then here are some accommodation offers from Skiapartments.co.uk. As you can guess from the name they specialise in apartments for skiers! If you...


Great offers from Ski Solutions

Ski Solutions have sent us a selection of their offers and discounts for the coming months. There is money off holidays, free child places, upgrades and lots more so read on and you may just bag yourself...


Festive celebrations in La Plagne

Make News Year’s eve 2012 one to remember in La Plagne with all the family and take advantage of FREE child ski pass!  Join the wonderfully icy festive merriment that is Red Pompom Night. Bid...


Self-drive ski deals from Erna Low

Some good discounts for the coming season on offer here from Erna Low, all ski packages include Eurotunnel crossing with FlexiPlus upgrade. Driving can be a great way to get to the slopes if you want to...


£100 and over savings on ski holidays

Here are some savings on ski holidays of up to £190 per person based on 4 sharing, with other added extras such as 2for1 on lift passes or free wine. So if you fancy a romantic Christmas ski package...


Ski-drive deals from Erna Low

If you want to avoid the airport queues and grab a ski holiday deal why not take your car with you ? Erna Lowe specialise in ski-drive holidays and all prices include Eurotunnel crossings.   20%...


Erna Low discounted deals

If you are looking for a deal on your ski holiday for 2013 then here is a selection from Erna Low. They specialise in skiing holidays which include Eurotunnel crossings with your car, no flights.   January...


Where can I ski in summer 2012?

The glaciers are opening, and skiing is back on the menu! Plus, with all the sunshine up there you don't need to forego a summer tan either - glacier skiing is distinctly more summery than wintery,...


Good news from Peak Retreats

Peak Retreats have announced that although the French goverment have increased the VAT on lift passes they are offering lift passes at pre-increased prices, as well as including a discount.  Here...


Free ski/board carriage

Flybe have today announced savings of upto 40% on selected ski flights as well as free carriage for your skis and boards. So, if you are planning a trip it must be worth checking them out.  


MadDogSki in Sport magazine

We've got a big old article coming up in the next issue of Sport magazine - the free paper that is distributed to commuters around the UK. We've written the ski special, putting in all of our favourite...


£40 off Westbeach jackets when you donate your old one - any brand! - to charity

Make a bit of space in your wardrobe, save a jacket from landfill, get money off a Westbeach jacket AND have Westbeach donate money to the British Heart Foundation on your behalf. Very good things, on...


MadDogSki at the NEC!

MadDogSki are back from our stand at the British Ski+Board Show, which was a roaring success in the Birmingham NEC last weekend. Heaps of people came to see us, to tell us their favourite resorts and get...


Discounts on Chatel lift pass

Chatel are offering 25% off season passes and 10% off passes of 3 days or more, for the coming season.  Just book online before 5th December 2011 to get this great offer.   


Les 2 Alpes opens tomorrow!

Les 2 Alpes's glacier is opening tomorrow, and there are a load of events lined up for the 22nd and 23rd October:   Enjoy the glacier Snowboard and skateboard contests, gear tests, the chance...


20% discount from Alp-Line

Alp-Line have a 20% discount on all transfers booked from now until 31st October 2011. Go to their website to book your transfer and take advantage of this offer.  


Ski Collection for 2011/12 season

Ski Collection have launched their 2011/12 season programme, offering a bigger choice of 3 & 4 star accommodation. With nearly 40 resorts including popular places such as Flaine, Les Arcs, Val Thorens...


Ski Weekender - self catered weekends

The Ski Weekender Lite self-catered weekend has been introduced by Ski Weekender to complement their fully catered packages for those on a tighter budget. Running from Thursday night to Monday evening...


Fancy a cheeky ski break before Christmas?

If the thought of too many relatives and Turkey is making you shudder then maybe a few days skiing before Christmas is what you need.  Check out this deal from Ski Weekender to La Clusaz or Le Grand...


15% off Redpoint Holidays

Redpoint Holidays are celebrating their 15th Birthday by offering you a 15% discount on a weeks skiing in February - 12th to 19th 2011. Prices from £560 per person with flights starting at...


A snow sure Christmas with Redpoint

Redpoint Holidays have some Christmas offers for you : Christmas in Austria is a magical experience. Each town and village organises their own Christmas markets and the streets are decorated with Christmas...


Deals of the fortnight

Grab your longjohns and be gone by the weekend! Montgenevre, France from £330 7 nights in a catered chalet Departing 13/14 March 2010 Flights available from £110 per person (including...


Learning to ski: Booking cheap flights in Europe

With my first ever ski holiday approaching fast, the time had come to start researching some cheap flights to Europe. I’ve always been under the impression that if you want a good flight deal, then...


Why the first week of the season is so good!

A little over a week before I board my flight to Geneva and I am at the stage of selecting an array of beanies and shopping for the cheapest thermals Primark has to offer. Once I’ve bought a vat...


Lift pass price comparison

A report this week compared lift pass prices in French ski resorts and the results pointed to bigger resorts offering better value for money. RelaxNews used the price of a 6-day pass and the skiable area...


Morzine, Les Gets and Portes du Soleil lift pass prices for Winter 2013

October is the month to buy your discounted lift passes for this coming winter season. Despite masses of investment in the ski lift infrastructure across the Portes du Soleil in recent years, the...


Swiss travel deal - two-for-one

I'm a big fan of train travel in any country, but Switzerland really does make the most of it. The trains are gorgeous - often double decker, always clean and tidy and usually on time. And they've...


Weekend warriors

Half term may be over, but there are still months of the ski season left, and record-breaking snow depths right across the wintery world. If ever a season warranted a sneaky off-peak weekend trip, it’s...


Get skiing in December or for Christmas

What could be better than skiing for Christmas? No sticky sofa lethargy, no inlaw-based dilemmas; get a catered chalet and you don't even have to think about the washing up! And what could feel more...


Up & coming resorts

If you are thinking of a December ski holiday then have a look at Directline Skiing, they have a selection of offers for late 2011 and early 2012 season.  See more deals They reckon that Norway will...


Homeward bound

An overnight train to Paris, a day in Paris, one night in a hostel, the Eurostar to London, a fight from Heathrow, and my European adventure is over. Now I'm back in wonderful stormy Whistler, eating...


Discount ski pass for Chatel

Chatel Tourist Office are offering 25% discount on ski passes if purchased before 12th December 2010, taking the price of an adult pass from €451 down to €338, Junior/Senior from €397...


Where are all the frequently asked questions?

Ah, a very good question. They are, as they say, under construction. If you have a burning one that you'd like to see dealt with here, just get in touch and we'll tell you the answer.