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North America Exchange Rate Savings Guide

The Team June 27th, 2014

Enjoy Great Exchange Rate Savings in North America this Winter

If you’re considering a ski trip to the USA or Canada this winter, you can expect excellent exchange rate savings as the Pound reaches a 5 year high against the Canadian and US Dollars (a 17% and 15% hike respectively).

The Canadian and US Dollars hit a 52 week low of C$1.56 and $1.48 to the pound last July but today stand at C$1.82 and $1.70.

So what does this mean for your ski holiday?

  • A 6-day regular season Whistler adult Super Early Bird lift pass is now just £252. Before the Pound strengthened, the price would have been £295, meaning a saving of £43.
  • An adult group ski lesson on Whistler Blackcomb would have been £94 but is now available for £80, a saving of £14.
  • And over in Breckenridge in the USA, a 6 day regular season adult lift pass would have cost you £296, but is now available for £258, a saving of £38.
  • You can make even big savings on the little things – a C$100 family lunch on the mountain is now nearly £10 cheaper and those C$5 après-ski beers are now 57p a pint cheaper!

For more great savings, check out guide below…

The Ski Independence Exchange Rate Savings Guide 2014/15

exchange rate savings guide

We have some amazing Early Booking Offers for the 2014-15 ski season – find out more here – or contact our reservations team by calling 0131 243 8097 for expert help and advice with your ski holiday plans this winter. Click here to request a tailor-made quotation online.

Inside Track – Ski Bucket List; David

Dave June 4th, 2014

Having started his love affair with winter sports on the slopes of Scotland (both real snow and dry slopes!), David spent several seasons living and working in Austria and he is a big fan of this small and charming country. A qualified snowboarding instructor, David knows all about the great slopes, pretty resorts and plentiful après-ski on offer in the Austrian Alps but he’s also ventured further afar in recent years and counts Whistler and Banff as two of the top ski destinations in the world. Read on for David’s Ski Bucket List. Read the rest of this entry »