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Canada Update 22nd November 2012

Gareth November 22nd, 2012

Great news – we managed to secure the Air Canada Early Booking offers for another few weeks. We’ve only got until the 15th December to book your Canadian ski holiday at the very best price.

Flights that serve Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Fernie, Panorama, Big White, Silver Star, Sun Peaks and Tremblant are all on sale but availability is now pretty limited so you need to book fast!

We also have some great deals on accommodation with free nights and room upgrades, as well as heavily discounted lift pass deals.

Oh and across British Columbia and Alberta the snow conditions are amazing – check out a pic from Whistler yesterday and a shot from the opening day at Banff!

Chic Pea Restaurant Whistler

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Alberta Ski Resorts Open For Business!

Vicky November 9th, 2012

We celebrated the official opening of Lake Louise & Sunshine Village ski areas today, with coffees, cakes and ski themed gingerbread biscuits in the Ski Independence office.

Thanks must go to Travel Alberta who very kindly provided all the treats, and here are a few photos of what was consumed this morning to fuel our day of work in the office!

Amazing ski themed biscuits

For a quick taster of what you can experience on and off the mountain in Alberta, have a look at this inspirational video: Read the rest of this entry »

Ski Independence Voted Best Specialist Operator – 2012

Vicky November 7th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that Ski Independence has been voted Best Specialist Operator in the 2012 World Snow Awards which took place in Earls Court on Friday 2nd November.

A panel of judges from across the industry selected Ski Independence as the leading Specialist Operator in UK snow sports from among the shortlisted companies announced earlier in the year. The awards ceremony took place following the day’s events at the London Ski & Snowboard Show at Earls Court 2 exhibition centre. Henry Druce, editor of the Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine, kicked off proceedings to introduce the inaugural awards organised by VOS Media and handed over to comedian Marcus Brigstocke to announce the winners. The achievements of various resorts, companies and individuals were recognised in 25 different categories.

Best Specialist Operator

Team Ski Independence – well done all!

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Big White Ski Resort Celebrates 50 Years

The Team November 6th, 2012

50 years is a superb landmark to reach and Big White is celebrating the achievement this coming winter. Jim Lloyd from Big White Ski Resort talks about his experiences over the last 50 years in this charming Canadian destination.

It’s hard to believe that Jim has been skiing at Big White for 50 years, but he has, in fact  had a season pass for all 50 years. What are the odds of that! Read the rest of this entry »