Skiing weekends

Ski weekends take a little planning, but are totally possible and well worth the effort. What could be better than skiing at the drop of a good snow report, safe in the knowledge that all of your colleagues are pushing their way around Ikea while you are working on your goggle tan? Find out how to be the jammiest of them all come Monday morning...

How to book a ski weekend

"Hi MadDogSki - I'm looking for a work trip to any resort. I'm expecting about eight people but really struggling to find places that can accommodate us. We're not overly concerned about...


Where to eat and drink in Scotland

Following a banging few seasons of Scottish snow, we're planning to get Scottish resorts up on the site soon. In the meantime we asked our Scottish friend Andrew Black to recommend his favourite bars...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Revolutionary electronic ski finder

if you are a keen off-piste skier and like to take on challenging slopes then this could be for you - an electronic finder that can locate skis buried up to 1 metre in the snow from 30 metres. The device...


Ah, Mr Bond... we’ve been expecting you!

If the new film Skyfall has caught your imagination then SkiWeekends want to offer you a wild weekend of snowsports and 007 fun. It’s not just diehard fans of James Bond who are looking forward...


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...


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,...


Flexiski weekends

Weekend and week skiing for March in the wonderful Hotel Saint Louis in Courchevel, France. Flexiski have put together some great packages for March including - 4 nights stay, flights to Geneva, transfer...


Ski deals for the next month

Here are some ski deals for January 2012 if you fancy a get away to cheer you up in the bleak month to come! See more deals Ski deals: prices are per person for 7 nights and rooms based on two sharing...


Latest snow news from the Tirol, Austria

You know that a tourist office is feeling confident when their press release is a string of snow depths, webcams, and the fantastic "Quality of snow: powder". Mmm - that's just what came...


Tirol deals, 7th December 2011

Those lovely people in Tirol have sent through some information on some great deals. With some good dumps of snow their season is well and truly under way...  See more deals If your budget won’t...


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...


Big Snow Festival, NEW acts announced

The Big Snow Festival in Andorra, 13th - 20th March, have announced some new acts and deals, read on to see the recent press release... •    New line up additions announced –...


Zenith Holidays - special offers

Zenith Holidays have weekly deals to tempt you to book your ski holiday, here are a selection: Offers w/c 16/11/2009 Chalet Louis, Alpe D'Huez Stay for 3 nights in this delightful chalet and,...


Skiing in Scotland

Last week I went skiing. I drove there on the left, and I didn’t take my passport, change any money, take out insurance or get on a plane – I just drove north for a long time, and hit the slopes...


Come on then, winter! Show us your best!

There is something really extra-specially fantastic about skiing in early December. It's a celebration of winter just when your instincts are to hide under a duvet, drink red wine on a school day (or...


Prepare to Rock Out

2013 will see the third Rock the Pistes festival take over the pistes of the Portes du Soleil between 20th and 24th March. It’s a free music festival and literally, all you need to go is your lift...


Mont Blanc - it’s July but it is not summer

Well the weather reports in Mont Blanc were not good so we were unable to attempt a summit let alone get past 13,000 feet (Mont Blanc is at about 15000, Kilimanjaro at about 19500). Severe thunderstorms...


Defy Foly In La Clusaz

For over 20 years, La Clusaz has been celebrating the end of the season with a two day festival, the ‘Defi Foly’, at Lake Confins in Lake Annecy Ski Resorts region. This weekend, 28th and 29th...


A Trip to Praz de Lys

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’...


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...


MadDogSki meets wild cows in Austria's highest resort

What do you get when you mix jagertee with gluhwein? The answer is WildeKuh - a ‘blow your ski socks off’ warming drink served by Kuhtai mountain restaurant Zum Kaiser Maximilian. The popular...


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...


Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Having endured a week working in London I couldn’t wait to get back to the mountains, especially as the local forecast predicted low temperatures and blues skies for Saturday. I was concerned by...


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...


Best things to do in La Plagne, by halfpipe master Kevin Rolland

French freestyle overlord Kevin Rolland lives in La Plagne and gives us a rundown of the best things to do in Paradiski. Be prepared – he’s famous for being a hard worker, and his perfect day...


How do I find a weekend ski trip?

The majority of ski companies only deal with Saturday-to-Saturday holidays. There are some who don't though. Of course, all hotels will do whatever nights you like, but are often rather more expensive.We...


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.


The Three Valleys ski challenge

There’s nothing like covering some serious distance on skis and lifts, and if this is your aim you need to go for one of the big linked ski areas like the Portes du Soleil (650km of piste), Paradiski...