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8 of the Best Ski Resorts Now Open

Vicky November 16th, 2015

Can’t wait for winter? Looking for an early season getaway? News of BIG North American snowfall is filling up our inboxes and many resorts are already open – or will be very soon!

The 2015/16 ski season is well and truly underway and things are off to a cracking start in the USA and Canada. Resorts in Europe aren’t far behind, with cold weather and plenty snow in the forecast – over a metre is predicted to fall in Avoriaz this coming weekend!

Here’s our pick 8 of the best ski resorts now open:

1. Lake Louise, Alberta:

Boasting one of the longest winter seasons around, Lake Louise is always one of the first resorts to open. What’s more, at least 50cm of snow is expected to fall in the new few days.

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My Perfect Colorado Ski Holiday

Karen April 22nd, 2013

This year’s adventure for Karen, from reservations, and her mum, was a twin centre trip to Steamboat and Aspen. Sit back and enjoy with a cold crisp beer and some John Denver in the background and read on to find out about Karen’s perfect Colorado ski holiday… Read the rest of this entry »

Huge Snow in the USA and Canada

Gareth March 5th, 2013

Sitting here in Edinburgh I am now getting itchy feet. I’ve had one ski day this season and although it was a good one, Glenshee – oh the glamour, I am ready for more. In early April I head out to Steamboat and Snowmass in Colorado so I have been keeping a close eye on things out there – and there’s plenty of snow to get excited about! Read the rest of this entry »

Self help & skiing?! Really??

The Team March 11th, 2011

Last week I had the unique opportunity to participate in the Diva Ski Week in Aspen Snowmass. Contrary to what it sounds, it’s not a week of ladies having “diva” moments on the slopes but in fact a woman’s only ski camp which combines on-hill instruction by the Aspen Team Diva and off-hill life coaching based around the Birkman Method. The aim of the Diva Ski Week is to get to the bottom of what allows each participant to perform at her best, whether she is facing a hike up Highland’s Bowl for the first time or taking on a new challenge at work….

Prior to departing the UK I received an email requesting me to fill a 30 minute survey and was assured that it was a survey of my opinions and there are no right or wrong answers… I have always been rather skeptical of life coaching and have always grouped it in the same bracket as wishy-washy self help books. Surely by answering a question one way, it means you’re totally normal and on the road to success but answering it another way, well that will almost certainly mean you need immediate help otherwise you’re doomed for a life of misery and loneliness… However at least maybe Aspen will be a nice place to find out that out!

So, after completing the survey and having no idea how questions such as “What would I prefer to be a) a forester b) an accountant c) an office clerk d) an engineer would l help me ski better, I pressed “send”…

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Aspen Snowmass – Best Opening Weeks In History

The Team December 2nd, 2010

This has been one of the best opening weeks in Aspen’s history as they were well above average snowfall for the month of November.

They’ve received over a foot of snow within the past week and more is on the way. Click here to view the opening weekend video highlights the Visa Aspen Winternational races, the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series featuring Blind Melon and fireworks over Aspen Mountain.

Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Aspen Winternational

Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Aspen Winternational

First signs of winter across USA & Canada

Nick October 2nd, 2009

It was just as if Mother Nature was waiting for the months to roll over to Autumn before blessing North America & Canada with the first snowfalls of the season. Here are some the latest photos to whet your appetite for what’s to come…

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