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Early Season Skiing – France November 2013

The Team November 28th, 2013

Nikki and Nicole from our reservations team have just returned from a few days in the French Alps where they managed to visit a lot of resorts, stopped in on many of our featured properties and also managed to get some fantastic early season skiing and snowboarding in. Here’s a round-up from Nikki and some great photos from Nicole.

Working with Ski Independence definitely has its perks, and this week we were lucky enough to take part in a fam trip to France. Not only to familiarise ourselves with the resorts, but to see all the amazing properties where we send our clients every winter. Knowing the resorts and properties inside-out is an essential part of being in the sales team, it means we can give the very best advice and share our first hand experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

Banff and Lake Louise Competition – and the winner is…

Vicky November 25th, 2013

After running a month-long contest, offering entrants the chance to win a 5-star ski holiday to the amazing province of Alberta in Canada, we’re delighted to announce that we have selected a winner of our Banff and Lake Louise Competition!

Using our uniquely devised ‘Ski Banff & Lake Louise Holiday Winner Generator’, we selected our lucky victor from the entrants. This involved the following (highly scientific) equation:

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Winter 2013/2014 in Silver Star

Vicky November 20th, 2013

Tim Fitzgerald from Silver Star Mountain Resort has written an update on winter 2013/2014 in Silver Star and has put together his list of recommendations on how to get the most of our your trip.

From its humble beginnings as a local ski hill in the late ’50s, Silver Star Mountain Resort has evolved into a world-class winter holiday destination. Renowned for its amazing light, dry snow and crowned as one of Canada’s favourite family resorts, guests visiting from around the world continue to experience the charm of our quaint resort village. The vibrant architecture helps distinguish Silver Star as one of the most colourful and welcoming resorts in Western Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Win a Dream Holiday to Lake Louise and Banff in Winter 13/14

The Team November 12th, 2013

The Canadian resort of Lake Louise is open for business and you could be there in winter 13/14. Win a fantastic holiday to Lake Louise and Banff with Ski Independence – there are only 3 days left to enter! Read the rest of this entry »

Snowfall in Europe and Resorts Open in North America

The Team November 11th, 2013

A weekend of snowfall makes for a happy and excited Ski Independence team!

STOP PRESSWhistler and Big White are opening earlier than scheduled this coming Saturday, 16th November, due to excellent early snow cover!

Snow has fallen in the Alps already this autumn, but has generally melted away with fluctuating temperatures in September and October. Now though, snow that falls has a good chance of sticking around – and with a huge storm and up to 30cm of fresh snow having fallen all over the Alps over the weekend, there’s a good chance this latest snow is here to stay and we will have a great base for the winter!

Over in North America, several resorts are now up and running for the 13/14 season including Breckenridge, Mammoth and Lake Louise.

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#WhistlerUnfiltered: Behind the Lens

Vicky November 7th, 2013

Be inspired this winter with the #WhistlerUnfiltered: Behind the Lens campaign, a collection of inspirational photographs and the stories behind them. An exhibit entitled “The Pro’s Lens” is available to view online, and you can check out several awe-inspiring galleries of the mountains in and around Whistler which showcase the work of 9 professional outdoor photographers – the lucky (and very talented) people who manage to make a living from creating these amazing photographs!

Members of the public can also get involved: “The People’s LensRead the rest of this entry »