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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.


21st October 2013

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 week, from discounted ski holidays to free lift passes and free equipment hire. There should be something to suit everyone amongst this little lot!


21st October 2013

There is snow falling across parts of the Alps, many glaciers are enjoying powder conditions. Here is a full break down of snow conditions across the globe, courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending October 19th, 2013.

21st October 2013

It’s always exciting to experience the ski scene in a new country, so we were really interested to hear about Ski Sarajevo, a new venture from the Balkan travel experts behind Sail Croatia.

18th October 2013

Erna Low specialise in ski drive holidays, all these deals include Eurotunnel crossing and there are booking date restrictions so you need to be quick to book. If you haven't driven to ski resort before but would consider it then read our Top Ten tips on driving to the Alps and see if that can persuade you. If nothing else it means you can take more than you can carry and don't have to worry about lost luggage or paying for ski carriage.

18th October 2013

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 for February next year. Use our SkiFlightWizard to find some ski flights and when you know which resort you are going to our listings will give you details for transfers and in resort information.

16th October 2013

New Year is a very popular time for ski holidays and therefore get booked up very quickly. Here are some deals from Ski Collection for a variety of apartments in major French resorts commencing 28 Dec. All prices include Eurotunnel crossing on these self-drive ski holidays.

16th October 2013

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 and free wifi just a few of the luxuries included they may be hard to resist. Read on for more informaton and contact them directly for for full details and to book.

15th October 2013

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 what's stopping you, get on and grab yourself an early bargain while you can.

9th October 2013

As the weather is about to turn here in the UK it is already plummeting across the Alps. There are a number of glaciers open. Here is the latest weather report from the ski regions, courtesy of

9th October 2013

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 starting from £282 pp we reckon it's definitely worth looking into.

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