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!

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


£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...


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%...


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...


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...


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:...


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...


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...


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.