Ski World Record – Day 21: Final Day – Norway

Vicky April 17th, 2014

21 epic days down! Jamie reflects on the 3 weeks he spent breaking the Ski World Record, plus there’s news of more to come. It’s been an amazing and exhausting time and Jamie finally makes it home to Edinburgh in once piece.

Watch out for more videos and keep an eye out for Jamie in the press over the coming days and weeks! Watch Jamie’s Ski World Record - Day 21 video blog below: Read the rest of this entry »

Banff and Lake Louise 2014 Competition Winner

Vicky April 2nd, 2014

After running a contest last autumn offering entrants the chance to win a 5-star ski holiday to Alberta in Canada, winner of our Banff and Lake Louise 2014 Competition, Mark, has been in touch with a quick run-down of his trip together with a few of his photos.

Banff and Lake Louise 2014

We had a fantastic time – the organisation was top draw from start to end and went without a hitch. A fabulous prize – enjoyed every second of it! Read the rest of this entry »

The Southern Alps, France: Montgenèvre Ski Resort Review

Karen March 31st, 2014

Karen from our Reservations Team has just returned from a week’s holiday in Montgenèvre; a hidden gem in the Southern Alps and the southernmost of our French destinations, sitting right on the border with Italy. Here’s what she made of it.

Karen’s Montgenèvre Ski Resort Review

I had visited Montgenèvre before, but a long time ago and out of season, so this was effectively new territory for me. For those interested in the geography and history Montgenèvre is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and it sits on a submarine volcano (long extinct) on a strategically important pass in the Southern Alps between Italy and France. The Romans and Gauls fought out some good battles there in the past and there are some pretty interesting forts and relics around the place too. How often can you combine a skiing holiday with a history lesson? And the southern Alps location makes for plenty of sunshine and plenty of snow too. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Nights in St Moritz; a luxury experience

Vicky March 25th, 2014

Last October Ski Independence ran a competition in conjunction with fashion and lifestyle brand, White Stuff, for a chance to win a winter break to the luxurious Nira Alpina Hotel in St Moritz. Mark Doherty was the lucky winner and he has very kindly put a few words together about his trip in February.

3 Nights in St Moritz

“Last autumn I entered a competition to win a short skiing break and was lucky enough to win a 3 nights in St Moritz at the Nira Alpina Hotel. All the planning was done by Ski Independence and we flew on Saturday 22nd of Feb from Manchester to Zurich, a just-long-enough 1.45 min flight! From landing in Zurich it was Swiss Rail to St Moritz, 2 changes, a short taxi ride and 4 hours later we were at the hotel for about 2100hrs. A quick shower & change and it was wine & dine time in the hotel’s Stalla Veglia Trattoria. Read the rest of this entry »

Ski World Record – Day 20: Sweden

Vicky March 21st, 2014

And he’s done it, day 20 in Sweden see’s Jamie take the Ski World Record for 16 countries skied. Absolutely brilliant, all his hard work has finally paid off….but wait he’s not stopped there. He’s off again!

Watch Jamie’s Ski World Record - Day 20 video blog below: Read the rest of this entry »

Ski World Record – Day 19: Finland

Vicky March 21st, 2014

Jamie has equalled the existing Guinness World Record on day 19 of his Ski World Record attempt in Finland. Skiing the resort of Messilla, he has now skied in 15 different countries in just 19 days. Day 20 will see new records being created – brilliant stuff, keep going Jamie!

Watch Jamie’s Ski World Record - Day 19 video blog below: Read the rest of this entry »

Ski World Record – Day 18: Estonia

Vicky March 20th, 2014

A few solid days of driving and Jamie has made it to Estonia, the latest country in his record-breaking (almost!) list. Freezing cold and a little lacking in snow, the resort of Kuutsemäe was fortuantely open, allowing Jamie to mark off country number 14.

Jamie’s Ski World Record continues in Finland where he aims to equal the current Guinness World Record of 15 countries skied in under a month.

Watch Jamie’s Ski World Record - Day 18 video blog below:

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Ski World Record – Day 15: Czech Republic

Vicky March 17th, 2014

Jamie’s Ski World Record continues and the Czech Republic was next on the hit list, bringing Jamie’s total to 13 countries skied in 15 days! Just 2 to go before he equals the current Guinness World Record – easy, right Jamie?

The Ski World Record - Day 15 video blog is one of our favourites yet and summarises the day, retro style!

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Ski World Record – Day 13: Poland

The Team March 14th, 2014

Jamie’s now into double figures with 10 countries skied in total for his Ski World Record. With his unfortunate last few days, today becomes a triumph in Poland!
The Ski World Record - Day 13 video blog gives us a sunny Poland and more driving... Read the rest of this entry »

Ski World Record – Day 12: Hungary

Vicky March 13th, 2014

Jamie’s epic road trip continues and his Ski World Record attempt is still very much on! No countries skied on day 12 unfortunately; the snow was also lacking in Hungary just as it was in Croatia. Things look more promising from here on in though.

The Ski World Record - Day 12 video blog gives a quick summary of countries skied so far, plus a quick stop in a Budapest barber’s shop. Read the rest of this entry »

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