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Fernie & Kicking Horse Reader Holiday – Part 4

The Team January 22nd, 2010

Saved By The Bell – Part 4

As I clung to the side of the mountain in the Canadian resort of Kicking Horse I could hear someone shouting, “Yup, the ski is still hurtling down.” I’d just taken a tumble along a narrow ridge leading to a seriously steep chute that our guide Steve Fisk was planning to take us to and in the process my ski had popped off.

Kicking Horse awaits

Kicking Horse awaits

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Video Snow Report from Chamonix – 21 Jan

The Team January 21st, 2010

Some absolutely breathtaking views from Seb Montaz’s video snow report for Chamonix as he descends from the peak of the Aiguille de Midi. 5cm of snow fell overnight in Chamonix on the 20th January, with more forecast after the weekend. Enjoy!

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Fernie & Kicking Horse Reader Holiday – Part 3

The Team January 19th, 2010

Skiing on my own private mountain – Part 3

Well that is what it felt like today when skiing Kimberley Alpine resort in British Columbia, Canada. The slopes of this small, family friendly resort were all but deserted which was great news for the lucky readers of Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard magazine who are on a Canadian road trip holiday. 

Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine Reader Holiday

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Fernie & Kicking Horse Reader Holiday – Part 2

The Team January 18th, 2010

Part 2: Bowled over in Fernie

It’s the second day of our trip to Fernie, a gem of a Canadian resort, tucked away in British Columbia, and it had been snowing the previous night. There was six inches of fresh powder coating the upper part of the mountain. But more luck was to come our way.  

It is said that timing is everything and today readers of Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard magazine, on holiday in Fernie, Canada, got very lucky. 
Shaun shows us the way

Shaun shows us the way

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Fernie & Kicking Horse Reader Holiday – Part 1

The Team January 15th, 2010

Part 1: Thank goodness it’s now snowing!

I am currently out in Fernie, Canada helping to host a holiday for readers of the magazine. I will keep you up to date on the snow conditions and the trip over the next week, straight from resort.

Fernie's trees are calling

Fernie's trees are calling

It was a worrying moment as we arrived in Fernie, Canada on Tuesday night at our hotel and it was raining. The mood was grim especially as we’d suffered an eight hour delay in getting to the resort, ironically because of excessive snow and ice at Gatwick airport. We ended up being bussed from Stansted to catch our direct flight to Calgary.

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As the nights draw in and the temperatures plummet…

Henry November 19th, 2009

As the nights draw in and the temperatures plummet I’m getting increasingly excited about heading out to North America’s slopes. Fortunately the wait won’t be too long as I’ll be going to Canada in mid January to help host a holiday for readers of Britain’s best selling winter sports magazine Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard.

We’ve been running these holidays in conjunction with Ski Independence for more than 10 years to resorts such as Winter Park, Steamboat, Aspen and Breckenridge. People love the friendly atmosphere, superb organisation as well as the fistful of free extras such as guiding with locals, welcome receptions and great prizes to be won. They attract all ages and are particularly suitable to people who want to come on their own and be with like-minded people. Read the rest of this entry »

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