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Archive for September, 2010

Going the extra mile

The Team September 29th, 2010

Following five successful seasons, Ski Independence Concierge will be back for the 2010/11 season, providing clients with the ultimate pre-departure service.

You can go up, up and away in Park City with Ski Independence Concierge

We are delighted to now offer over 60 Ski Independence Concierge properties throughout North America and Europe. Booking a Concierge property entitles guests to a complimentary pre-departure Concierge service which include making restaurant reservations, booking private instruction and activities such as dog sledding and hot air ballooning or organising the ultimate spa day. The properties in this group aim to meet the increasing demand from clients looking for those little extras that can make a great holiday even better! Whether guests are looking for a leisurely break or they are die-hard skiers/boarders, a family group or parties including non skiers, our ‘Concierge’ properties offer a level of luxury and an abundance of activities within the Concierge resorts to suit all tastes.

New ‘Concierge’ additions for 2010/11 include a luxury newcomer to the Breckenridge portfolio, One Ski Hill Place and the elegant Grand Hotel des Alpes in Chamonix.  

One Ski Hill Place is an elegant, brand new lodging, in an enviable position at the base of the Peak 8. Imagine after a heart-pounding day on the slopes, unwinding with a tranquil massage, breathing easily through a relaxing steam and finishing the day with a well-mixed cocktail in the après-ski lounge! One Ski Hill Place joins Blue Sky and Crystal Peak Lodge in offering a new level of style and luxury to Breckenridge.

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Adventure Film Festival 2010

The Team September 27th, 2010

As temperatures plummeted over the weekend here in the UK and snow is falling on both sides of the Atlantic, minds are now firmly set on the winter ahead and what better way to help you get even more in the mood than a good dose of extreme films at the Adventure Film Festival!

The Adventure Film Festival kicks off on 4th October and runs throughout the month at participating cinemas nationwide and once again all tickets are free but make sure you pre-register online as places will fill up fast!

The festival, as always, will screen the very best adventure sports films for audiences to enjoy on the big screen and will be showcasing a mix of dare devil feats and awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical and mental endurance. New for this year is a series of personal appearances and live Q&As by South African adventurer Riaan Manser at six screenings around the country.

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Marmot Basin gets first big snowfall of the season

The Team September 21st, 2010

Canada’s most elevated ski area, Jasper’s Marmot Basin, received over 10 cm of snow today with considerably more accumulation at higher elevations.

At 1,700 metres, Marmot boasts the highest base elevation of all Canadian ski resorts meaning it often gets large amounts of snow early season. That was exactly the case today, see the image below:

Early Season Snow For Marmot Basin

Last winter Marmot opened on 11th November, its earliest opening date ever, with ideal snow conditions. So far this fall is shaping up to deliver a repeat performance of last year’s early season snowfalls which helped contribute to Marmot’s record setting year for attendance. “I think this snow is here to stay”, predicted an optimistic Brian Rode, Marmot’s VP of Marketing and Sales. “We may still get some warm weather, but given that it’s nearing the end of September, I am quite sure this is the beginning of a very good base layer”, added Rode.

Marmot Basin is once again targeting 11th November as the opening day of the season, only 52 days from today.

Experience More With A Twin Centre Ski Holiday

The Team September 7th, 2010

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next ski holiday then how about combining a couple of resorts for a North American twin centre trip?

Here are a couple of our favourite suggestions:

Fernie & Kicking Horse – The Powder Highway Read the rest of this entry »

First 3D Ski Film

The Team September 5th, 2010

Teton Gravity Research is proud to announce the London premiere of their newest HD and 3D ski film, Light the Wick, which is hosted by snowusa.com.

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Win The Ultimate Ski Holiday To Whistler

The Team September 2nd, 2010

Ever fancied taking your seat in business class, sitting back and sipping champagne, looking forward to a 10 day holiday of unadulterated luxury? Then this is your chance…

We are delighted to be offering one lucky winner and a friend the opportunity to experience Whistler and Vancouver in true style staying at two luxury 5* hotels whilst everything ranging from lift tickets to snowmobiling, shopping gift cards to sightseeing tours in Vancouver is taken care of, making what is possibly the Ultimate Ski Holiday to Whistler, British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »