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Someone asked my opinion…

August 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

At the London ski show staff from a new video site were asking passersby to ramble on at length, in an amateur fashion, about their experiences of working in resort. I didn’t like to show them up with my polished presenting style, so I toned it do…

 

Coast to coast

April 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Coast_to_coast.pdf

 

What’s so good about Breckenridge?

March 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm

A page for Fall-Line issue 89 on Breckenridge, Colorado village of gold nuggets, bacon and maple syrup, some sort of vicious tree-eating weevil, and bright-coloured clapboard saloons. A year after the trip, that’s the over-riding flavour left in m…

 
Mad Dog newsletters

Mad Dog newsletters

March 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

Cheap deals, secret resort and a big pancake! Dear Hannah, Mad Dog has been digging about in the snow to find you some juicy bits and pieces from the ski world. Gnaw away! Top ten ski resorts Those folk at easyJet have declared that the top ten re…

 

Day two in Japan: a ‘bad’ powder day…

February 11, 2010 at 8:40 am

Warning: only read on if you are not the jealous type. I’m in Furano, in central Hokkaido, Japan’s north island. Any Japan spods will know that it’s illegal to ski off-piste in Furano (and it’s not just one of those empty threats either – I know s…

 

Day one in Japan. Affirmative: they do get cows drunk

February 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Today I achieved two long-held ambitions – to go to the Sapporo Snow Festival, and to eat Kobe beef. More on both later, but suffice to say both were a spectacle. Kobe beef cows, incidentally, really are massaged with beer, but not, as I had alway…

 

Day zero in Japan: absolutely not faffing in Tokyo

February 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Getting to Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is always going to be a faff. Of course, if you have time, a faff is exactly what you want. It’s while faffing that you meet people and see all the weird signs, bits of tat, delicious and suspiciou…

 

Resort reviews on Laax in Switzerland, and Kitzbühel in Austria, for www.ifyouski.com’s new website

January 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm

http://beta.ifyouski.com/ski-extras/more/features/kitzbuhel.aspxhttp://beta.ifyouski.com/ski-extras/more/features/laax.aspx

 

Valentine’s ski suggestions in Along the Thames magazine

January 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I wrote some suggestions for things the non-skier can do while their skiing partner is on the slopes on a Valentine’s weekend away, for Along the Thames magazine (www.alongthethames.co.uk). I have a confession to make though – while researching it…

 

Winter special resort round-up for Sport Magazine

January 20, 2010 at 11:35 am

I wrote a nine-page feature for Sport, the free paper distributed around London. It was the 13th of November issue, and gets read by 305,000 people, so that’s nice! I did a page on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Whistler as part of it too. Scans …