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EPIC USA Road Trip

Nick August 27th, 2015

The incredible EPIC Season Pass is perhaps the best ever season pass money can buy – at just £461 for unlimited skiing in 11 resorts spread over 3 countries, it’s simply unbeatable. I wanted to see if we could plan a viable road trip to take in the best of Colorado, Utah and California in an Epic USA Road Trip.

Remember to sign up for Epic Mix to view your ski stats and pics throughout your trip…

British Airways

British Airways

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Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 – London 1st-3rd November

Vicky October 28th, 2013

Gareth and Andy are heading to the Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 at Earls Court 2 in London this week. They’ll be working alongside Whistler on Friday 1st November and will be on the Vail Resorts stand on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November.

Pop along to say hello and learn all about the 2 new lifts opening at Whistler this winter, discover what Peak 6 means for Breckenridge in 13/14, find out all about the very best discounts on offer or simply get some ideas for your holiday to WhistlerBreckenridgeVailBeaver CreekKeystone, CanyonsHeavenly or Northstar. What’s more, benefit from exclusive prices on Epic Passes!

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In Utah the powder is dry…

John March 1st, 2012

The first thing they tell you is, “Utah is not a dry state”.  Oh yeah? Well, where can I buy a bottle of wine on a Sunday?  Sorry, liquor stores are closed on Sunday.  OK, tomorrow then?  Well no – not if Monday is a holiday.  Utah may not be a dry state, but a man could get thirsty waiting for the off-licence to open as many State supermarkets are not allowed to sell wine, spirits or strong beer.  More of Utah’s flirtation with prohibition later, but we were there to ski and on that subject the news is better – much better.

Our friends at Ski Independence recommended the Park City area.  We’d skied British Colombia, California, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, but there was a Utah-shaped gap in our North American skiing CV, which we thought we should put right. Deer Valley looked an appealing base particularly as it’s a ‘no boarders’ resort, but we listened to advice that Canyons might suit us better. Briefly, an area just 45 minutes’ drive from Salt Lake City’s airport comprises three principal ski sites, Park City, with Deer Valley to one side and Canyons to the other; they are not joined up, but you can buy a pass which provides access to all three.  Each is about 15 minutes drive from Park City. Read the rest of this entry »

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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