Archive for February, 2014
Book Early for the 2014-15 Ski Season
Even though there’s still a long way to go this winter, especially with the huge snowfalls over the last couple of weeks, we’re delighted to say we’re now making bookings for the 2014/15 ski season.
For our pick of the best photography and videos from the current winter, take a look at our Latest Snow Photos page, and for more information on how to book your winter 14/15 holiday, read on. Read the rest of this entry »
Inside Track – Ski Bucket List; Gareth
Recently back from a week’s skiing in St. Moritz, the Ski Independence Sales Manager, Gareth, has been lucky enough to visit a huge number of our featured resorts – from humble skiing beginnings at Cairngorm Mountain to the heady heights of the Aspen Highlands Bowl. Here are Gareth’s recommendations and the top 5 experiences on his wish list. Read the rest of this entry »
Colorado: Storm of the Century brings over 70cm of fresh snow!
Ski resorts in Colorado, USA have just witnessed one of the biggest storms in many years in what has been dubbed the ‘Storm of the Century’. There were accumulations of over 60cm of snow in 48 hours in Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Vail and Keystone! These are the largest snowfalls since the 2000-2001 winter season and totals for the 48 hour period to the 31st January were:
- Vail: 66cm with 5,289 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 31 lifts.
- Beaver Creek: 71cm with 1,832 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 24 lifts.
- Breckenridge: 81cm with 2,907 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 35 lifts.
- Keystone: 68cm with 3,058 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 19 lifts.
The only way to do justice to this amazing news (save for booking a flight and getting out there to experience it for yourself!) is to marvel at some awesome photos from the last few days: