Archive for August, 2012
Postcard from Steamboat – Part 2
What a lovely Steamboat Springs summer it is! Yes, I live in a major tourist destination where we get lots of outside visitors, and I am darned lucky for it with all of the new faces and amentities I enjoy, but I’ve had some fun and heartwarming small town moments these past days that reminded me why I moved here 18 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
Niseko, Japan, Powder!
Renowned for its incredibly dry, fluffy powder, Niseko in Japan is a truly unique place to ski. Not only can you expect amazing off-piste and tree skiing, but you can ski for up to 12 hours a day with nearly the whole area floodlit until 9pm!
For a healthy dose of inspiration take a look at this video from Felt Soul Media, “Unicorn Sashimi”:
Ski Independence are proud to again be working alongside the Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine to offer 2 readers trips in 2013. Experience this incredible country and its amazing skiing by joining the Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine readers holiday at the end of January, taking in Rusutsu, Niseko and Furano.
If you’re interested in a ski holiday to Japan visit our website to find out more or call 0131 243 8097 and speak to one of the team. You can also request a tailor-made email quote here.
Big snow, even bigger offers – Whistler 2012/2013
With a staggering 45 feet of snow in Winter 2011/2012 and the snowiest March ever seen, terrain for every ability of skier or boarder and amazing après-ski, we are confident that Whistler is one of the best ski destinations out there.
For a glimpse of what’s on offer in this fantastic resort have a look at this short video from Whistler Blackcomb:
Ski Independence has a huge range of accommodation options and first-hand knowledge of this incredible resort. Check out our Whistler pages for superb special offers on lodging, flights and ski holiday extras.
We have a phenomenal range of Early Booking Offers available and if you book before 31 August you can make savings of up to 58% on accommodation, 55% on lift passes, and 40% on rentals and tuition. Contact us today for a quote from the tailor-made ski specialists by calling 0131 243 8097 or request a quote by email here.
Half a century of history
Amongst all this Olympic fever and the ever-increasing numbers of gold medals for Team GB, you may not have noticed that the 6th August 2012 marked 50 years of Jamaican independence, and that the legend that is Usain Bolt emphatically claimed a second successive Olympic victory in the men’s 100 metres on the evening before this notable day.
You might be forgiven for thinking that 2012 is all about the London Olympic Games, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, all things Britannia and oodles of gold medals (come on Sir Chris Hoy!). However don’t be fooled, as there are plenty more landmark events taking place this year which are contributing to a very special half century of sovereign rule, British culture and of course… skiing! Read the rest of this entry »