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Posted by Beth Alexander 27th March 2014

Long-time skier and friend of MadDogSki, Katy Turner, recently took a trip stateside to visit Steamboat Springs, home of Colorado’s famous Champagne Powder snow. Here’s what Katy and her family thought of this famous Rocky Mountain ski resort.

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Posted by Jesse Howe 7th June 2012

The traditional start of summer in the States saw a different type of weather last weekend in the Teton Mountains of northwest Wyoming. Instead of frisbee golf, lawn games and BBQ, the holiday weekend saw powder turns in the high country, and a ‘wintery mix’ down low in the valley (including the town of Jackson, much to the chagrin of visiting tourists not ready for a shot of 20 to 30F [-6 to -1C] degree temps).

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Posted by Hannah Engelkamp 28th December 2011

We MadDogSki desk-jockeys do love reading the blogs as they come in, and here's a particularly special moment, captured and sent in by Jesse Howe in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

"Thought you would enjoy these pics I snapped moments ago while sitting in my hot tub!

Sent from paradise - pardon the brevity"

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Posted by Jesse Howe 19th December 2011

“I’m moving to Jackson”. Four words uttered under my breath in hushed, revered tones upon hanging up the phone.

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Posted by Jesse Howe 14th April 2010

Birthdays.  Mine falls on April Fools.  You can imagine the litany of jokes and tricks I had to endure in my younger years.  'To be honest it's quite fitting', I am told by those who get to know me before they know my birth date.  I can not help but agree.

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Posted by Jesse Howe 9th March 2010

’16 inches’ says the Snow Goddess.  Did I hear that right?  I call the WPR snow hotline again.  It’s usually a busy signal for a solid ½ hour after a 6-inch storm, yet here sounds that familiar ring.  Press 1, ’16 inches’ she cackles, mocking my foggy cerebrum and the necessity to call twice.
I hit the door running, but everyone else has already extricated themselves from various positions; couch, recliners, there was even a guy sleeping under the stairs on a dog’s bed.

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Posted by Jesse Howe 18th February 2010

“I’m heading to Jackson”.  Drop that gem in the lower 48 and watch everyone’s eyes get big like silver dollars.  The place is legendary – Judaism has Jerusalem, Islam has Mecca.  Those of us in the skiing community who only ski the green circles to get to the bar have Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  The name even rolls off your lips, like a pair of fat skis rolling into 45-50 degree Pucker Face on Cody Bowl.

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Posted by Jesse Howe 4th February 2010

I am not like 99% of American worker bees, in that I actually relish Monday mornings.  They are special to me, because after 3 straight days of running and coaching the largest developmental freestyle ski team in Colorado, I get to hike for my turns at Berthoud Pass with my 2 Newfoundland dogs, Ella and Nieves.  I have reached a point where I enjoy the hike as much as the ski.  It brings me peace and clears my head.


17th September 2013

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 booking and January skiing in France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.


16th September 2013

Canada is fast becoming a popular destination with us Brits and if you book by the end of November you can get up to 50% early bird discounts. Ski Safari are offering 10 nights at the  4* Upper Village Condos Studio in Panorama, British Columbia, Canada.  The discounted price is £799 per person based on a family of four sharing a two bedroom condo including return flights from London to Calgary and either transfers or car hire. This package is based on travel in January 2014.

10th September 2013

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 make sure your car is up to the job!


10th September 2013

The ski industry is firing into life for the 2013/14 season and offers and deals for ski holidays are appearing in our inbox daily. Here are some offerings from, some great offers for skiing in France. So all you need to do is sort out your flights or get the car geared up for the drive and off you go. The Eurostar train is also a great option for a great relaxing start to your holiday.  Please note all these deals are accommodation only.

9th September 2013

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 your ski holiday before 30th September 2013 at selected accommodation in Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Bulgaria and save some valuable cash.  Nearly all arrrre 4-star hotels or apartments with family friendly facilities such as early dining and family bedrooms

5th August 2013

Eurostar are putting their Ski Train tickets on sale from 6th August 2013 for this coming season. So if you want to get ahead of the game and start booking your next ski trip this could be a good place to start. Train travel to ski resorts is increasingly popular, particular with people living in the south. Here is the information direct from Eurostar.

31st July 2013

If you are desparate to escape the heat of our long awaited UK Summer then have compiled a list of places to ski in August 2013

17th July 2013

The ski season may seem a long way off in this sweltering heat but the Snow Centre at Hemel has a great Bank Holiday offer. Ed Drake, UK hopeful at next year's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic, will be coaching and passing on some of the techniques that have made him so successful. The event takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August 2013 and is a one day only event. All skiers and snowboarders are invited, from enthusiastic new converts to budding Olympians. Read on for more information and details on how to book your place to make sure you don't miss this great opportunity.

15th July 2013

The weather outside may be sweltering but the next ski season is never too far from our thoughts. Here are some great early bird deals to cool you down and maybe spur you into action for booking your next ski break for 2013/14 ski season.

22nd May 2013

Last season was such a great season that we are already getting excited about the next one. Ski Indepence are offering 10% savings on some of their most popular four-star French residences. These luxury self-catering apartments offer spacious accommodation with fantastic facilities, making them a great choice for families and those seeking flexibility

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