Archive for December, 2010
The excitement in Whistler doesn’t stop with the 8,000 plus acres of ski terrain; there are endless opportunities for adrenaline fuelled fun off the slopes. Here’s the latest low down on just some of the activities available from Leanne at The Adventure Group.
“Intro to adventuring in Whistler” could take a few pages, but I’ll try and keep it short and sweet – the Coles Notes of how to effectively have FUN! With endless opportunities in this winter wonderland, it can sometimes be daunting to choose the best option for your group or family. You want something unique, that you can’t experience anywhere else which make you laugh, right?! Let me give you some “insider tips” to make your holiday that extra bit special… Read the rest of this entry »
The Ski Club of Great Britain, the UK’s most established snowsports organisation, has re-launched its website. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week Claire, our European Assistant Product Manager, took a quick trip to Villars in Switzerland to see what’s new for the season ahead and to see why it is such a popular choice for Ski Independence clients.
Upon arrival at Geneva Airport, we headed to the train station, which is just a short walk from arrivals, to catch our Swiss rail transfer to Villars. This is becoming an increasingly popular method of transfer to resort and it’s easy to see why. It must have been one of the most enjoyable and easiest ski transfers I have experienced. Displayed throughout the station, all the timetables give you the correct platform you need to be on and when the next departure is. As it is to be expected, all of the trains run with Swiss efficiently and depart on time. Read the rest of this entry »
In May 2011, we will be challenging ourselves to summit and cycle between 3 Scottish ski resorts in 48 hours. What started as a casual idea during some after work drinks is now in full swing…
Many of us, who have kids, have needed to visit a children’s hospital at some point. It’s all part of having a family – it comes with the territory. If you live in the Edinburgh area then this hospital is the Royal Hospital for Sick Children – known locally as the ‘Sick Kids’. Read the rest of this entry »
What could be better than having someone come directly to your hotel room to fit your skis & boots? Well here is your answer for many of our North American resorts.
Black Tie Ski Rentals provide a delivery service for ski and snowboard rentals that is second to none. All you need to do is provide your requirements and we will arrange for Black Tie to deliver your rentals to you at your accommodation at a time convenient to you – usually the morning of your first ski day.
This has been one of the best opening weeks in Aspen’s history as they were well above average snowfall for the month of November.
They’ve received over a foot of snow within the past week and more is on the way. Click here to view the opening weekend video highlights the Visa Aspen Winternational races, the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series featuring Blind Melon and fireworks over Aspen Mountain.