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Making the most of Whistler Blackcomb

Pete May 25th, 2017

Most people who ski and/or snowboard have heard of Whistler Blackcomb. Since 1997, when Whistler and Blackcomb mountains joined forces, the resort has attracted well over a million skier visits every season.

Whistler - David McColm

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Nick’s Mid-Summer Ski Adventure in Scotland…

Nick July 2nd, 2015

My question – ‘Anyone want to go for a last slide of the season this weekend?’ – to my Ski Independence team last week was met with blank stares and hoots of derision. The old man of the mountains had finally gone mad apparently. But I had a plan, and a cunning one at that.

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Gordon’s EPIC Trip Part 1 – Lake Tahoe, California

Gordon July 1st, 2015

I was lucky enough to take part in two trips back to back at the end of February, taking in both California and Utah and I loved every minute of it. Our aim was to visit and ski some of the resorts covered by the EPIC pass – a multi-resort season pass covering many of our most popular ski areas.

Blue Skies in Canyons

Blue Skies in Canyons

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Season Of The Seven Territories

The Team November 19th, 2014

Nestled 90 minutes from Denver, among breathtaking Colorado scenery is the beautifully unique and surprisingly vast Winter Park.

The second largest ski area in Colorado celebrates its 75th birthday this year, and although there are plenty of bars and restaurants to celebrate in, the only place to be found in Winter Park, is on the mountain. Aside from a short transfer time and superb value for money, Winter Park’s huge ski area has a unique twist, making mountain the ultimate choice for families and mixed ability groups.

Seven Territories

Season of the Seven Territories

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Buying new skis & boots

The Team November 23rd, 2009

As many of you will be heading out to buy new equipment for the season we thought we’d help you by putting together a guide to help you choose the rights skis & boots. The key element in a successful purchase is having expert help to make sure you are buying what is right for you.

What to look for when buying skis

If you have been involved in skiing for many years you will have seen the dramatic change in the length and shape of the new models that are now available. The benefit for all skiers is that this new shape of ski can be used in a much shorter length which makes them more manoeuvrable and much more fun. Edge control is fantastic and there is much less strain on the limbs and knees. You can now also enjoy a full day on the hill without the legs feeling as tired after that lunch stop. Read the rest of this entry »