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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.


28th November 2012

As the season is getting underway in Val d'Isere and Meribel, the snow cannons are working well and the seasonnaires are starting to arrive in resort for training. Those wonderful people at Fish & Pips have put together a few offers for First Tracks and early season skiing.


27th November 2012

With a range of savings from £180 for a ski holiday to Lake Louise in Canada to a free ski pass for Val d'Isere, there are plenty of offers here. If you need more help choosing the resort for your next ski holiday why not try our SkiResortWizard, just put in your requirements and let us do the leg work for you. When you have your selection you can read about each resort and compile a comparison list to whittle it down further.

22nd November 2012

If you are happy to sort out your own travel arrangements then here are some accommodation offers from As you can guess from the name they specialise in apartments for skiers! If you need any help with travel then try out our Flight Wizard to give you some help with locating a flight from your chosen airport.

21st November 2012

Ski Solutions have sent us a selection of their offers and discounts for the coming months. There is money off holidays, free child places, upgrades and lots more so read on and you may just bag yourself a bargain - or at least get your juices flowing.


15th November 2012

Make News Year’s eve 2012 one to remember in La Plagne with all the family and take advantage of FREE child ski pass!  Join the wonderfully icy festive merriment that is Red Pompom Night.

14th November 2012

The ski resort of Whistler in Canada will be opening early, on 17th November. There is a packed day planned with a some great events including the Wonder-Full Gondolas event - gifts for the first 1500 guests! The cool temperatures together with the natural snow and impressive snowmaking facilities means the Whistler resort can open 5 days early. With five lifts running, guests will have the option to upload from either the Whistler Village Gondola or the Creekside Gondola. Blackcomb Mountain will open, as scheduled, on American Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.

14th November 2012

Those lovely people at Ski Solutions are running a fabulous prize draw for the ultimate ski holiday to Canada.

13th November 2012

VIP SKI chalets are renowned for offering luxury and comfort, having been built to meet all the desires of the most discerning guests . . . and the very latest addition in the picturesque resort of Verbier is no exception. Welcome to the all-new Bois de Bay!

8th November 2012

if you are a keen off-piste skier and like to take on challenging slopes then this could be for you - an electronic finder that can locate skis buried up to 1 metre in the snow from 30 metres. The device was launched by Resqski at the London Ski and Snowboard show in London, October 2012. So you need never have the worry and danger of losing your skis under the powder, just turn to your transceiver to tell you where they are. Seems like a great idea to us so read on for more information from Resqski about their product.

24th October 2012

If the new film Skyfall has caught your imagination then SkiWeekends want to offer you a wild weekend of snowsports and 007 fun.

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