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Epic skiing, Epic value

The Team May 17th, 2012

Vail Resorts, who own Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, as well as Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California, are currently offering their guaranteed best pricing on their various lift pass products, including the Epic Pass, for winter 2012-13. The passes offer exceptional value for money at eight of North America’s top resorts.

The Epic Pass

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My Ski Season Top 5, Niseko, Japan

The Team May 10th, 2012

Having passed my ski instructor’s qualification in Queenstown, New Zealand in June 2009, I had the challenging task of finding a job in a ski resort for the 2009/10 season.  By chance, I shared a chairlift with a chap who had completed a season in Japan. My first question (and most other’s first question) was “You can ski in Japan?” Not only can you ski in Japan, you may well have your best skiing experience in this majestic country.

Perfect skiing in Japan

I ended up spending an incredible season in Niseko in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Coming up with a top five is very difficult, I’ll give it a go however, see what you think: Read the rest of this entry »

The Whistler Sabbatical Project, The Best Month Ever

Vicky May 8th, 2012

One question, “would you do it?” That was the question asked by Tourism Whistler last year when they launched the Whistler Sabbatical Project. Recognising many obstacles make it impossible to unplug from day to day life, the Whistler Sabbatical Project put the wheels in motion to offer one lucky winner an all expenses paid month long stay inWhistler. This once in a lifetime prize included airfares, transportation, accommodation, lift passes, ski / snowboard equipment, a salary plus a series of extraordinary priceless experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

A Candide Thovex Film: Few Words

Vicky May 4th, 2012

After two years in the making, French professional skier Candide Thovex releases to the world the much anticipated trailer for his upcoming movie ‘Few Words’.

Filmed in locations around the world, including the USA, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, France and Chile, the feature length movie takes a closer look at the journey from his early days skiing to winning X-Games gold and the Freeride World Tour. Read the rest of this entry »