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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.

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9th January 2013

Please see below for some of our latest Ski Apartments offers for the Easter week commencing 30th March 2013. All offers are for accommodation only and do not include any travel. For flights why not check out our SkiFlightWizard to check who flies where and when.

 


8th January 2013

The Italian resort of Livigno has been voted the Best European Resort 2012 by the recent World Snow Awards. There was a panel of 22 judges from the ski and snowboard world including Olympians Martin and Graham Bell, Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh among them.


3rd January 2013

Working a season in a ski resort is getting more popular with people of all ages and ski ability so here is a great opportunity to learn to teach. Head down to New Zealand during our summer and spend their winter on the slopes and learn to be a ski instructor.


19th December 2012

If you have you want to travel independently from a tour operator and just need a great deal on accommodation then Ski Apartments have some here. It does exactly what it says on the tin - just apartments - self-catered accommodation, no flights or transfers. If you need any help with your travel arrangements why not have a look at our handy FlightWizard to see where you can fly from and to.


18th December 2012

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 your travel plans to inspire you to succeed. Kick-start your most adventurous year yet with a skiing holiday to Switzerland and follow Ski Safari’s top five tips to help keep your New Year Resolutions on track.


12th December 2012

Enjoy a great ski trip to kick off the New Year with a great deal on a ski holiday. If you can't find something to tempt you here or have more specific requirements why not fill our JustAskOnce online form in and let us take the hard work out of searching for you.


12th December 2012

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 breaks programme, taking in 14 resorts across France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria making it the most extensive on offer in the UK market. If you need more information on these or want to see some other offers just contact Ski Solutions directly and they will endeavour to find what you are looking for.


12th December 2012

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 answer. Driving to resort can have plenty of benefits, from taking as much stuff as you like to freedom to visit other resorts.


4th December 2012

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 skiing and beyond. From a cheeky weekend in Morzine to a luxury trip watching the Men's Giant Slalom in Val d'Isere. If you have more specific requirements why not fill in our online form, JustAskOnce and we will do the hard work for you.

 


28th November 2012

Please see below for some of the best Ski Apartments offers for departures in January 2013. These offers are for just accommodation only. If you are looking to fly to your ski destination why not try out our SkiFlightWizard tool to check where you can fly to and from.

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