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Archive for December, 2012

Kings of the Sky: Swiss at the top of the tables 3 years running

The Team December 28th, 2012

Which? Magazine recently revealed the results of its latest consumer survey on airline short-haul flights. We’re delighted that Swiss International Airlines, an airline we regularly book for our clients, is once again at the top of the tables in the 2012 survey.

Fly in comfort with Swiss

Conducted in October 2012, the customer survey received 5,622 responses from Which? Magazine’s online members. It included 16 airlines and evaluated 9 aspects including the check in process, punctuality of flights, airline staff and value for money. Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas Opening Hours

The Team December 20th, 2012

The whole team at Ski Independence would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our Festive Opening Hours Read the rest of this entry »

St Moritz Glitz

The Team December 17th, 2012

Dave from our reservations team was lucky enough to spend a few days in charming St Moritz a couple of weeks ago, and he benefited from plenty of fresh powder – available from the doorstep of his hotel the Nira Alpina – as well as a tour of this unique Swiss ski resort. Read the rest of this entry »

Postcard from Steamboat – Part 4

Jenny O Farrell December 13th, 2012

Now this is what life in Ski Town USA is all about!  I shovelled the driveway twice yesterday, and my husband took two turns as well as we came and went, clearing a good 10cm each time. Our back hill was grassy as recently as Saturday, so we’re relishing the workout. And I’m pleased to report that the new KIA Soul with beefy snow tires works fine in heavy snowfall with nary a road marking to be seen. Read the rest of this entry »

“Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow”

The Team December 6th, 2012

As Dean Martin and Michael Buble have sung before this is certainly being sung by ski resorts all over Europe and in Canada at the moment.

With not wanting to sound like Michael Fish or that nice lady Carol who reads the weather on BBC, there is a long prolonged low front sitting right over central Europe, bringing cold and snowy conditions that’s dumping serious amounts of the white stuff as low as 800 metres above sea level. Over the next few days leading up to the weekend resorts in the Swiss and French Alps are expecting up to a metre of fresh snow and resorts such as Les Gets and Chamonix have already been suggesting opening the lift ticket windows and cranking up those lifts.

This is no Alpine farmers fable of “the cows are all looking West”, winter has arrived in the Alps big time. Read the rest of this entry »