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Free ski carriage with Jet 2

The Team October 29th, 2009

Book your Jet2 ski flights through Ski Independence and you’ll receive FREE ski carriage.

With a metre of snow recently falling on the Alps, predictions of a bumper ski season look set to pan out and now you can have free ski carriage on any of Jet2’s ski routes when you book through Ski Independence. offers flights to Chambery from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Belfast. They also fly to Geneva from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Blackpool and has a service to Salzburg from Leeds Bradford.

Valid for bookings made 29 Oct – 17 Apr.

Call the reservations team today on 0131 243 8097 to book your holiday & receive free ski carriage.

Fresh tracks in Vail following storm

The Team October 28th, 2009

The Rockies are currently getting pounded with snow.  Here is a photo fresh from the top of Vail mountain, thanks to Pat Barrett. Talk about getting turns in before work – it’s still dark!

“I live in Vail and skied this morning on Golden Peak! We had a few inches of fresh snow last night and are expecting more today and tomorrow. We had to hike up of course, as the mountain does not open until Nov. 20, but it was fun to be skiing in October! We’re hoping for another hike tomorrow morning with more powder!”

Epic Skiing With Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass

The Team October 26th, 2009

Ski 5 resorts in 5 days across two states… is it possible? The answer is yes – as I found out in back in March when I hit the slopes with Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass.

Back for winter 2009/10, the Epic Season Pass is valid for unlimited skiing all season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, as well as Heavenly in California; perfect for long stays, or for people visiting the States twice during the 2009/10 season.

Epic Pass Adventure

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Fresh Powder Skiing in Engelberg, Switzerland

The Team October 14th, 2009

Hot off the press: We couldn’t quite believe our eyes when we received these photos from Engelberg.

Are you in resort? It’d be great to see your photos of the pre season snow, you can post them on our Facebook page

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Storms across Austria & Switzerland

The Team October 13th, 2009

In just one week the Alps have changed from green pastures to fields of snow. Storms are currently sitting over Austria and Switzerland and are bringing freezing temperatures and snow at higher altitudes, although temperatures as low as -8C are predicted in the village at Lech for later in the week.

Here are some of the latest webcam pictures:

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The countdown begins…123 days until the 2010 Winter Games

Gareth October 12th, 2009

As Whistler counts down to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in February, we’re receiving lots of questions about how the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will affect holidays to Whistler this season. So we’ve put together some of the most popular questions below.

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First signs of winter across USA & Canada

Nick October 2nd, 2009

It was just as if Mother Nature was waiting for the months to roll over to Autumn before blessing North America & Canada with the first snowfalls of the season. Here are some the latest photos to whet your appetite for what’s to come…

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