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Posted by Alf Alderson 18th March 2015

I’m just back from the classic Colorado ski towns of Telluride and Crested Butte, which both totally lived up to their reputations – loads of fluffy powder, great skiing and full on Wild West downtown areas.

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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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16th December 2013

Erna Low are specialists in self drive ski holidays, here are a selection of their special offers in France for this week. The holidays all include Eurotunnel crossing, not flights, and have various start dates. See our Top Ten Tips for driving to the Alps if you are tempted to try it for the first time.


16th December 2013

Here is the latest snow report courtesy of J2Ski, for the weekn ending 15th December 2013. With the season kicking off across the ski resorts fingers are crossed for another great one.


12th December 2013

That smooth old crooner Robbie Williams is to close the season in Ischgl in April 2014 in a spectacular end of season spectacular. Read on for all the details..


12th December 2013

If you fancy swapping this miserable wet weather for a spot of lovely snow conditions why not treat yourself to a last minute pre-Christmas break? Here is a great deal from Flexiski, staying at our favourite Hotel Saint Louis in the lovely ski resort of Courchevel. The Three Valleys opened last weekend and the Flexiski overseas team are reporting good conditions for the start of the season. Please note these deals do not include any travel.


12th December 2013

Below are a selection of the lastest special offers from Erna Low - the self drive ski holiday company. Check out our Top Ten tips for driving to the Alps. All these deals include Eurotunnel Crossing with free upgrade and don't include any flights or transfers.


12th December 2013

Here are a couple of great deals from Ski Total and Esprit Ski. There is great ski in/ski out in Avoriaz and a fabulous family ski holiday in Saas Fee to choose from. Visit Saas Fee and Avoriaz on our site for more information about these resorts and make sure you are up to speed before you set off.


12th December 2013

The weather here may be miserable and rainy but across many of the ski resorts of the world the snow is starting to fall and hopes are high for another great season. Here are some deals from leading tour operators, all are for 4 star accommodation and flights can be arranged from all leading UK airports.


9th December 2013

Here is the latest weather report courtesy of J2Ski for the week ending 7th December. The snow is falling and the sun is shining so what better incentive could you have to book your ski holiday?


4th December 2013

Here is a selection of discounted ski holidays for 2013/14 season. There are ski weekends and discounts for the next four weeks on bookings with Pierre & Vacances. With the snow already falling across the Alps this is a season you don't want to miss.


4th December 2013

Here are a couple of good ski holiday deals, one for fabulous Christmas in Tignes, France and the other a family ski holiday to the child friendly Italy. There are some great savings of up to £269 pp - what's not to love?

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