Skiing with the family

Family skiing can be brilliant, so long as you get the ingredients right. Choose a good resort for kids, the best ski school, family-friendly accommodation and follow a few great family ski tips and with any luck they'll fall in love with your old hobby and take you skiing in your dotage. Bingo!

Skiing without tears: choosing the perfect children’s ski school

Children’s ski school disaster stories are common. Yet with a bit of homework it can be a great success. Excellent skiers don’t necessarily make excellent instructors, so as a British parent...


Top 10 tips for driving to the Alps

Worrying about driving to a ski resort in France, Austria or Switzerland? Have no fear – it’s almost the same as driving at home, except that you’re on the other side of the road, and...


Skiing with kids? How to make sure they love it

Planning to take the kids skiing for the first time? The stakes are high – if they love it you're home free, but what if they hate your favourite hobby? Perish the thought that you might have...


Low price ski holidays from Ski Total

As the snow starts to fall across Europe there are some great deals to be had, here is a selection from Ski Total. With 7 nights starting from only £299 per person they have to be worth checking...


Deals and discounts for early booking

The snow is starting to fall across parts of the Alps, Whistler is opening for the season early following some great skiing weather over in Canada so now is the time to snap up a bargain. There are some...


Special offers - week commencing 17th Jan 2015

Les Arcs offers a great choice for a ski holiday- the slopes are snow sure, there are family friendly facilities and great selection of villages.  January is a fantastic time to visit the area due...


Great ski deals and offers for next season

Here are a selection of great deals and offers for the coming season, there are Christmas deals, free child places and short break offers and even a free night in Zermatt, read on for more information...


Chalet deals in Les Arcs

This lovely people running this chalet in Les Arcs have some great early bird offers for this coming season. The price is for accommodation for the week and includes cleaning service upon check out, towels...


Discount Christmas ski accommodation in the three valleys

There is a long list of reasons as to why the Three Valleys would be an enchanting place to spend Christmas, including the fantastic snow record, variety of enchanting resorts and 600km of interconnected...


Ski holiday deals for 2015 from Fish&Pips

Here are some ski holiday deals from the lovely Fish&Pips, where the service and food is always incredible. They have chalets in both Meribel and Val d'Isere. These deals offer savings of up...


Family Skiing - worth waiting or book now?

For most families, bound by school holidays, skiing during the Easter holidays represents the best value for money, in comparison to Christmas and half-term school holidays. With most schools breaking...


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...


Great January 2015 ski deals

If your thoughts are already turning to the coming ski season then here are a few great deals for some January 2015 skiing in France. There is a great couples deal to Flaine where you can enjoy the wonderful...


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...


Track your nippers with Skiset

World-wide ski rental network, Skiset, has recently teamed up with Ma’Peite Balise to create a new mobile tracker for kids. From February (just in time for half-term) parents who want to keep tabs...


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...


January 2014 ski holiday deals

With snow already falling across the Alps there is a lot of excitement for a cracking season in 2013/14. Here are a couple of good deals for a bit of January skiing, with some fabulous savings and some...


Early booking deals from Peak Retreats

Peak Retreats are specialists in ski holidays across the Alps. Here are a collection of some of their best deals for next year, some have cut off dates for booking so be quick if one of them takes your...


Erna Low ski drive deals

Erna Low specialise in self drive ski holidays. Here are some of their latest special offers to some popular resorts in France, the deals include Eurotunnel crossing. If you haven't driven to the Alps...


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 Sunday flight deals

Ski Total and Ski Esprit have some weekly ski deals here from 15th December, Sunday flights giving you the advantage that the traffic will probably be lighter to resort and the airport may be slightly...


Ski deals and ski holidays 2013/14

The snow is falling in the Alps (yay!), and the ski industry is in full flow sending out some great deals and offers to tempt us all out into the mountains. Here are a selection of the best deals this...


Accommodation deals for February 2014

As we all know skiing is an expensive holiday but it can be possible to cut costs by booking it all separately. Here are some great accommodation deals from ski.apartments.co.uk for February next year....


Luxury skiing in January 2014

If you are looking for a good deal on luxury skiing then we have something here that may tempt you. These luxury chalets are offered by Ski Total and Esprit Ski , with indoor swimming pool, in-house nursery...


Great discounts and deals on ski hoidays

There are plenty of great deals and discount ski holidays here - from free lift passes to 20% off in school holidays at selected French resorts. The snow is already falling across parts of the Alps so...


BOGOF on lift passes with Crystal Ski

Crystal Ski are offering buy-one-get-one-free on lift passes when you book your ski holiday with them before 21st October 2013. There are plenty of dates and resorts on offer within this deal and prices...


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...


Savings on Neilson holidays

Neilson have announced their Ski Extra Sale. There are some great money off ski holidays from £25 to £75 and other deals. You need to be quick though and book your holiday with them before...


Early booking offers from Ski Solutions

With the ski season only a few months away there are some good early deals available. Here is a great selection from Ski Solutions, including Canada with savings of up to £205pp and a family friendly...


Early ski holiday bargains galore!

It's that time of year again.. the tour operators are desparate for you to book your ski holiday and are dangling many a carrot. Here are a few to whet your whistle, with some good discounts for early...


Lift pass deals with Crystal

The great BOAGOCLPF* offer is on from Crystal Ski Holidays - buy-one-adult-get-one-child-lift-pass-free - and in real terms that is a potential savin gof £172 per child. All you need to do is book...


Discounted accommodation from Erna Low

Self drive ski holidays are increasing in popularity and here are some great ski deals including Eurotunnel crossing with FlexiPlus upgrade. If you are new to ski drive holidays then check our MadDogSki...


Snippet of deals for w/c 21st January 2013

We may be getting plenty of the white stuff in the UK but it just isn't the same in Stratford as it is in Steamboat, USA. Here are a selection of great deals and trips to whet your whistle, from half...


Great ski deals from Ski Solutions

Here are some great deals from Ski Solutions for the next few months, there are a variety of accommodation types and resorts to choose from. Be warned though, they will be snapped up fast... Ski Solutions...


TUI ski deals for w/c 14th January 2013

Here are some great ski deals, prices are per person for 7 nights and rooms based on two sharing unless otherwise mentioned. Direct regional flights are also available from all major UK airports at a supplement...


Great deals across Europe for 2013

Ski Solutions have sent us some great deals for this season, from week long breaks to short weekend trips, there is something here for everyone. Choose from Europe or further afield in the wonderful wilds...


Discounted deals from Erna Low

Erna Low specialise in self drive ski holidays, all these great deals include Eurotunnel crossing for car and passengers. There are some great advantages of taking your car instead of flying especially...


Ski deals and holidays for 2013

Here are some ski deals for the new year, from free lift passes in Livigno to £600 of a luxury ski trip to Squaw Creek. Free Lift Pass in Livigno          Livigno...


Various holiday deals for 2013

There are a good selection of deals here, worth a browse if you are looking for some inspiration for your ski holiday. There are discounts of up to £700 on holidays to USA, £300 in St Anton...


January 2013 ski deals from Erna Low

Erna Low, specialists in ski drive holidays, have sent us some great deals for next month. So if you are wanting a little something to look forward to in January then this might just be the adventure you...


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...


Savings of up to £300 and other deals

A great mix of ski deals and discounts here for some early season skiing. There are weekends in Morzine through to family skiing in Banff so have a browse - you might just be tempted to book and you could...


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...


Weekly round up with early season deals

The ski season is getting underway in many parts of Europe with some amazing dumps of snow. Lifts are opening early and resort workers are whooping it up with the locals on the early season snow. Here...


Early season ski deals from TUI

As the ski season starts there are some great deals to be had out there. Here are a selection from some of the top ski tour operators for USA and Europe with savings of up to £340 per person. For...


A round up of Christmas ski holidays

With Christmas fast approaching you may be looking to escape the mayhem, or just to get a bit more in the Christmas spirit with a bit of winter wonderland. Here are a few varied trips for pre-Christmas...


Christmas offers from Erna Low

Erna Low are specialists in ski-drive holidays and here is a great selection of their deals for Christmas. Definitely worth considering if you want to avoid the airport queues over the festive period -...


Ski Solutions deals for Christmas and beyond

The season is now kicking off and Ski Solutions have sent us a great selection to tickle our taste buds. There are deals for half-board hotels and hotel short breaks as well as many more with some including...


Great early deals to Meribel & Val d'Isere

As the season is getting underway in Val d'Isere and Meribel, the snow cannons are working well and the seasonnaires are starting to arrive in resort for training. Those wonderful people at Fish &...


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...


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...


Snippets of deals for this week

Here is a wide range of deals and offers for ski holidays - so if you are looking for inspiration or a bargain have a browse, you might just bag yourself the holiday you have been looking for. If you are...


Erna Low December 2012 discounted deals

Erna Low have sent some December deals through, as specialist in ski-drive holidays they all include Eurotunnel crossing for your car and family. Driving to your ski resort has some great advantages -...


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...


Great savings from Ski Solutions

Here is a selection of great deals from Ski Solutions for this week. There is a good range of resorts and type of accommodation from hotels to chalets, self catering or full board. Enough to tempt you...


New luxury chalet in Verbier for VIP Ski

VIP SKI chalets are renowned for offering luxury and comfort, having been built to meet all the desires of the most discerning guests . . . and the very latest addition in the picturesque resort of Verbier...


Round up of holiday ideas and discounts

If you are looking for inspiration or just a good deal then here are a variety of deals with some great discounts.   Morzine Women's week Escape to Morzine for the perfect girls’...


Twixmas breaks from skiweekends.com

After eating too much turkey and too many mince pies, a ski trip might be just in order for those days between Christmas and New Year. Ski Weekends are offering some great deals to make a fantastic ski...


£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...


Erna Low discounted deals for 2013

Searching for a ski holiday for 2013? Why not try going in the car instead of flying? Erna Low only deal with driving holidays, all these offers include Eurotunnel crossing so you can take the car and...


New shared transfers help stranded skiers get up the hill

Worried about transfers to resort if you are travelling by train? here is the answer to your prayers. Those lovely people at Three Valleys Transfer are starting a new shared transfer service that will...


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%...


Deals on new season ski holidays

If you haven't booked your 2012/13 season ski trip then here are a few deals that might save you searching, or at least whet your appetite! Whistler with Ski Safari - save £770 Enjoy a...


Hit the slopes with Eurostar

Eurostar have announced their direct ski service for 2012/13 season and tickets go on sale tomorrow, 31st July 2012. The service leaves St Pancreas International and Ashford International stations to the...


Crystal offers for beginners

If you are one of those people who have heard your mates rave about their skiing trip but worried about the cost of going yourself then Crystal have come up with some great deals to tempt you. They have...


£69 for SIX PEOPLE at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

If glaciers just aren’t for you, there’s always our very own home slopes to consider, and if you thought that they were a bit pricey, just check out these impressive deals. 160m of snow, serviced...


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 clean fun in Scotland, 16th June 2012

Fancy a fun family day out, whilst helping the environment ? Well head on up to the Scottish ski resorts for the 16th June 2012 and take part in the Ski Club of Great Britains 'Big Spring Clean 2012'....


Chamonix lessons

If you are heading to Chamonix next week and could do with great tips or sessions to improve your technique then look no further than Evolution 2. They have adapted sessions to meet demand and have some...


Easter deals with Peak Retreats

If you are still searching for the Easter ski bargain then check out these deals from Peak Retreats. All include Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings for your car and passengers and all accommodation have heated...


Evolution2 in Chamonix

Evolution 2 are based in Chamonix and a more experienced and enthusiastic bunch you couldn't wish to meet. They have some great activities for you to try, all under their trained supervision and guidance,...


Avalanche hits the Chill Factore

The Chill Factore in Manchester have launched their new thrill ride - the Avalanche. For a great adrenalin rush just pop along, get strapped inside a giant beach ball (Sphere) and roll down the snow...


Flash sale from P&V

Ski accommodation giant Pierre & Vacances are offering a flash sale from March 1 - 5 with up to 40% off ski holidays for stays between 10th March to 21st April, including the Easter holidays. Prices...


Wipeout sale from Crystal

Still searching for a bargain ski holiday - then look no further. Crystal Ski have announced their 'Wipeout Sale' and there are some great deals in there, with holidays starting at £165.00!! ...


Kids go free at the Chill Factore

Half-term can be a tricky time to keeps the kids happy - too cold to go out and expensive to do anything. The Chill Factore in Manchester have the answer - free kids places for a range of activities from:...


Half-term discounts with Club Med

Half term deals for this year will be as rare as hen's teeth we reckon, following all this lovely snow over in Europe. This deal from Club Med is all the sweeter as it gives you a great saving of upto...


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...


20% Christmas deals

Premiere Neige are offering 20% off all their remaining properties over the Christmas period in Sainte Foy. See more deals So if you are still not sure whether to go for a ski holiday over the festive...


Last-minute Christmas week deal in St Anton

Due to cancellation, Alpine Evolution has last minute availability in its boutique six person chalet, Der Alte Stadl, for just 1045 euros per person - a reduction of £230 per person based on normal...


December and January deals from Inghams

A few fantastic deals on December and January departures from Inghams, the ski holiday specialists. See more deals DELIGHTFUL DOLOMITES - Was £579pp – Now £419pp – Save £105pp The...


Kids ski for 10 euros

St Anton are offering all children, upto the age of 8, a season of skiing for just €10 - the 'Snowman Card'. This opens up the 280km of pistes and the 84 cable cars and lifts to your little...


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...


'Snow Bunnies' launched by Alpine Evolution

Alpine Evolution has launched their new ‘Snow Bunnies’ package for this season. The package gives your free childcare, ski school and other extras per child. If you have pre-school little ones...


5 of the best and worst things you can do to prepare for your ski holiday

With the ski season just poking its nose round the corner and Christmas on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for your ski trip this winter.  Already?  Yes, there’s...


Olympic celebrations in Le Grand Bornand!

Le Grand Bornand is recovering from a huge party this week as it celebrated the homecoming of three Olympic Medallists, this from a tiny French alpine village that supposedly has more cows than people....


Christmas Kids Camps at the Snow Centre

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. The Snow Centre (TSC) came to the rescue...


Christmas in Morzine

It seems strange being so close to Christmas, yet the resort hasn’t officially opened yet. There is partial opening of the Pleney and the links into Les Gets this week but conditions are generally...


Early Lift Openings in Avoriaz & Les Gets

It was announced late last week that Avoriaz will definitely open one week early, which then sent an excited ripple throughout the resort of Morzine. Lift passes will be priced at €17.50 per adult...


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...


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...


My big fat white Christmas part 2

...a combination of buses, trains and a lift in a friend’s car and I arrived relatively painlessly in La Tania on Christmas eve. You could sense the excitement as everyone was looking forward to...


Dave is enjoying a bumper ski season

It’s been a while since I last blogged, mainly due to how busy it’s been at the ski school during the school holidays.  I’m looking at the list of days worked here in front of me...


Spring has sprung in Les Gets!

So today was my first jumper day of the season, with beautiful blue sky and gorgeous sun making for a lovely day on the pistes, improved only by the sneaky beer at the end of the day! I personally love...


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...


New swimming pool in Morzine

During the summer months, the outdoor swimming pool is the place to hang out in Morzine. But unlike other major ski resorts, there has been no indoor, winter alternative. Until now. After years of...


How not to fall over while skiing

Every skier must be familiar with the sympathy fall. It's when a fellow piste-user falls over nearby, causing you to do that same almost instantly, even though you had no real reason to. It's caused...


Countdown to Christmas

October and the first half of November were unnaturally warm in Austria. The Föhn wind which blows from the south (known as the “hairdryer” according to Google’s translation of the...


Look out for us in Sport magazine

Want monthly suggestions on where to ski or snowboard, and what the best new kit to take is? You can find it on this very website of course, but now you can also read all about it in Sport magazine - the...


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...


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.