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“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 »

Whistler Wonder Reels: Episode 1 – Snow

Vicky October 18th, 2012

Recently voted the Number 1 overall ski resort in North America by readers of SKI Magazine, Whistler is one of the greatest ski destinations in the world.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Whistler – reliable snow, huge mountains, amazing terrain, vibrant après-ski, a massive choice of accommodation and a forward-thinking team of people at the helm, ready to welcome you to their winter sports paradise.

Whistler’s Wonder Reels series gives a taste of what’s on offer and if you feel inspired to experience Whistler in person, get in touch with one of our reservations team for more information and a tailor-made quote.

Episode 1 – Snow: Read the rest of this entry »

Big snow, even bigger offers – Whistler 2012/2013

Vicky August 13th, 2012

With a staggering 45 feet of snow in Winter 2011/2012 and the snowiest March ever seen, terrain for every ability of skier or boarder and amazing après-ski, we are confident that Whistler is one of the best ski destinations out there.

For a glimpse of what’s on offer in this fantastic resort have a look at this short video from Whistler Blackcomb:

Ski Independence has a huge range of accommodation options and first-hand knowledge of this incredible resort. Check out our Whistler pages for superb special offers on lodging, flights and ski holiday extras.

We have a phenomenal range of Early Booking Offers available and if you book before 31 August you can make savings of up to 58% on accommodation, 55% on lift passes, and 40% on rentals and tuition. Contact us today for a quote from the tailor-made ski specialists by calling 0131 243 8097 or request a quote by email here.

The Whistler Sabbatical Project, The Best Month Ever

Vicky May 8th, 2012

One question, “would you do it?” That was the question asked by Tourism Whistler last year when they launched the Whistler Sabbatical Project. Recognising many obstacles make it impossible to unplug from day to day life, the Whistler Sabbatical Project put the wheels in motion to offer one lucky winner an all expenses paid month long stay inWhistler. This once in a lifetime prize included airfares, transportation, accommodation, lift passes, ski / snowboard equipment, a salary plus a series of extraordinary priceless experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

There’s just something about Whistler…

The Team January 9th, 2012

As I sit at my desk early on Friday morning, I look out the window to a beautiful blanket of white.  I remember why I moved here 18 years ago. Fresh out of university on the West Coast of British Columbia, I moved to Whistler for a year, just enough time to save some money to travel to Australia. Eighteen years later, I’m Married with 2 kids, a dog and a mortgage.  My window view is much the same. There is something truly magical about this place.  There’s just something about Whistler… Read the rest of this entry »

Whistler: The most skiable terrain in the World

Gareth December 2nd, 2011

Whistler has the most open terrain IN THE WORLD right now!  I know we make a big fuss about Whistler but no wonder – they’ve had over 10 feet of snow fall this season alone!

Today the Peak Chair opens, tomorrow Harmony Express opens – I have one question for myself, what am I doing sitting here at my desk?  I should be there…

Of course I’m here so I can book holidays for those who are able to take time off at this time of year (and beyond) – I won’t get to ski until Mid March and only then if we are quiet enough, one of the pitfalls of working in the ski industry, we’re busy when the snow is falling and everyone else is skiing. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Whistler Top 10

Michael November 29th, 2011

I can’t remember what sparked the conversation in the Ski Independence office, but we worked out that between us, we’d visited Whistler Blackcomb over 60 times. That’s far more than any other ski resort we feature but there’s a very good reason; Whistler is our biggest selling North American resort.  Apart from meaning we’ve racked up a lot of both air and ski miles, and stayed in a lot of Whistler hotels it also means we know Whistler Blackcomb inside out. Our clients can therefore be confident our unrivalled Whistler knowledge allows us to recommend the perfect flight, transfer and accommodation recommendations to ensure the perfect Whistler ski holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Whistler – Book by 15 November

The Team November 7th, 2011

It’s easy to see why Whistler Blackcomb is regularly voted the world’s best ski destination, and you won’t be surprised to hear it’s always our top selling North American resort. Whistler Blackcomb is home to a massive 8,171 acres of in bounds terrain including no less than 2 mountains, 3 glaciers, 16 Alpine Bowls and over 200 marked runs – pretty impressive stats by anyone’s expectations!  Off the slopes, Whistler offers the biggest choice of hotels and condos of any North American resort plus a dizzying array of world-class shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Following lasts winter’s staggering 52 feet of snow, forecasters are predicting another La Nina weather system for Winter 2011/2012.  For the mountains in the Pacific Northwest this means snow – and lots of it! Read the rest of this entry »

The White Stuff

Michael October 17th, 2011

Who can tell me the most exclusive place to stay in Whistler Blackcomb this coming winter? How about the Fairmont Chateau Whistler? Or maybe The Four Seasons Resort?

Ask professional skier Mike Douglas, ‘The Godfather of Freeskiing’ and pioneer of twin tip skiing, who’s decided to welcome the arrival of Winter 2011/2012 by spending 6 days and nights staying in the ski patrol shack at the top of Whistler Mountain. Exclusive it might be, but luxurious it most certainly won’t! Read the rest of this entry »

Whistler – Book Early and Save

The Team August 12th, 2011

The 31st August is approaching fast and this means the end of some of the best early booking offers we’ve ever seen in Whistler. Read the rest of this entry »

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