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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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12th November 2013

There are just a few apartments left for New Year from Ski Collection. They are all luxury accommodation and include Eurotunnel crossing for one car and passengers. Read our Top 10 tips for Driving to the Alps if you are considering taking you car across.


12th November 2013

Here are a couple of deals for ski holidays over the Christmas period in the Alps. So if you fancy a guaranteed white Christmas then check them out.


12th November 2013

If you have young children you can make all their dreams come true with a visit to Santa in his home in Lapland. Here is an offer from £399pp, a massive saving of £1000 for a family.


11th November 2013

Every season there are some great events taking place in ski resorts around the world, here are a few to whet your appetite with, as soon as we hear about more we will let you know. Last season the MadDogSki team had a fabulous week enjoying the delights of the Altitude Comedy festival in Mayrhofen, Austria. This year the Altitude team are returning to Mayrhofen 31st March – 4th April 2014. For more information visit their website and if you need more persuasion to go read our blog.


11th November 2013

The snow is falling across the Alps already and here are some great ski deals and ski holiday offers for the coming season across some of the top ski resorts. With free ferry crossing with VIP Ski and reductions on holidays booked before 27th November with Pierre & Vacances you may just find a ski holiday to suit your needs and budget. If you have more specific requirements fill in our JustAskOnce form and let us find some deals for you


11th November 2013

Erna Low are specialists in ski drive holidays and there are some deals here with discounts of up to 15% off accommodation price. Self catering accommodation is good if you are on a budget - giving you flexibility for what you eat and how much you spend. If you are planning on driving to your resort check out our Top 10 Tips for driving to the Alps - and if you have any extra tips please let us know.


11th November 2013

Here are a couple of good deals for discounted ski holiday apartments in France. With discounts of 25% and 10% off the price of accommodation you can bag yourself a bargain holiday, you just need to find your flights/travel out there. If you want information about flights from UK airports check out our SkiFlightWizard and if you are thinking of driving to the Alps we have our Top Ten Tips to help you.


7th November 2013

The winter is definitely on it's way across most of the main ski areas, so let's hope the 2013/14 season is as good as the last one. Here is the latest J2Ski Snow Report for the eeek ending November 9th, 2013


7th November 2013

Ski Indpendence are offering some fabulous deals and offers for skiing in Whistler for this coming season.  Whistler Blackcomb is a wonderful place to ski and many who have tried go back time and time again. It may be a bit more of a trek for us Brits than a quick hop across to the Alps but you are sure to be extremely well compensated. These offers need to be booked by 15th November 2013 so get your skates on and bag yourself a bargain.


7th November 2013

It is argued by many that driving to the Alps is a much 'greener' alternative so if you fancy giving it a go check out these great deals from Erna Low. All these deals include Eurotunnel crossing with a free Flexiplus upgrade.

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