Archive for August, 2013
Whistler Blackcomb has long been considered one of the best places to ski on the planet: its allure an almost intangible mix of scenery, culture, terrain and of course, snow conditions. I first skied there in 1999 and was hooked immediately – as our airport transfer seamlessly transported us up the fabled Sea to Sky highway it seemed like we had landed on another planet rather than another country. The road follows the Howe Sound once North of Vancouver before splitting cross country towards the forested mountains on the horizon and is surrounded by scenic beauty on a scale I had never encountered before. Enough reminiscing though, what is really exciting about Whistler Blackcomb is Read the rest of this entry »
A couple of years ago my family and I decided to venture on a three centre holiday and take in the amazing resorts of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper in one trip. It was a fantastic experience I won’t soon forget!
We flew from Gatwick to Calgary on Air Transat – an easy direct flight with good timings. There are other options but we chose Air Transat as unlike the other carriers they offer FREE ski carriage!
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For many seasons Breckenridge has been an exciting place to visit for British and local skiers alike. It was the first North American resort I visited and it is still well and truly my favourite place to ski in Colorado. Not only does it have high altitude slopes for all abilities, it also has a vibrant town which has kept a lot of its old silver mining days charm. This coming season however will really whet the taste buds. The reason? Brand new terrain in Breckenridge with a massive expansion of the ski area with the opening of over 540 acres in what is known as Peak 6. Read the rest of this entry »
We have some new members of the Ski Independence team with us for the 2013/14 season. Whilst they’ve all done ski seasons and skied extensively, they have been undergoing some extensive training on all of the resorts and properties we feature. It’s great to see that Tracey, Nikki and Nicole are as excited as we are about finding new places to add to their ski holiday wish list. This is where they REALLY want to go next: Read the rest of this entry »