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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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2nd December 2013

For those of you who like to be ultra organised you will be pleased to know that Crystal Ski Holidays have launched their winter programme for 2014/15. They will have holidays to over 130 ski resorts in 13 countries and departures from 23 UK airports, St Pancras and Ashford rails stations as well as numerous ferry points.


2nd December 2013

It's December at last and the snow is falling across the Alps - all hopes are resting on the snowfall continuing for another great season ahead. Peak Retreats and Ski Collection have sent us these great ski holiday deals through with some luxury chalets for Christmas and some self drive holidays there should be something to whet your appetite.


2nd December 2013

December is upon us and now the advent calendars have been cracked Christmas is getting closer. Here are some great ski holiday deals for the holiday period in La Plagne, France. They really push the boat out in La Plagne to celebrate so you are sure to have a Christmas to remember!


27th November 2013

With snow already falling across the Alps there is a lot of excitement for a cracking season in 2013/14. Here are a couple of good deals for a bit of January skiing, with some fabulous savings and some great locations you are sure to kick of 2014 in style.


26th November 2013

Here are some great deals from the ski drive specialists, Erna Low. All these ski holidays include Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrade. There are some booking time restrictions on these though so if you want to make sure you get some of the great snow already falling across the alps, hurry hurry...


26th November 2013

Here are a range of deals from a number of the most popular tour operators. Departures from all major UK regional airports available.


26th November 2013

Ski Collection have a great selection of special ski holiday deals on offer, all with Eurotunnel crossing. The snow is already starting to fall across the Alps and laying a good base layer for what is hoping to be a brilliant 2013/14 season. One of our bloggers sent this report from Val Thorens - a spot of early season skiing, enjoy.


26th November 2013

Peak Retreats are specialists in ski holidays across the Alps. Here are a collection of some of their best deals for next year, some have cut off dates for booking so be quick if one of them takes your fancy. And if you need any encouragement we have reports of fabulous snow falls across the region over the last few days.


19th November 2013

Here's an offer I know a few people who will find hard to resist - a wine tasting and gastronomic dining together with skiing in the Grand Massif ski region. Heaven on earth we reckon! Read on for more details and other interesting events in and around Samoens, and how to book this fabulous deal from the award winning Peak Retreats.


19th November 2013

Fancy treating the family on a great ski holiday for Christmas? Here is a fabulous deal from Chamonix All Year who are offering this package for £1785. Just pack up the pressies and make the getaway for a great Christmas in the snow. 

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