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Christmas and New Year 2020/21

The Team December 21st, 2020

Wishing you a safe & happy Christmas 2020 from the whole team at Ski Independence. If you need to contact us please call 0131 243 8097 and you’ll find details of our festive opening hours below.

Festive Opening Hours 2020/21

  • We will close at 16:00 on Wednesday 23rd December.
  • We will open at 10:00 on Monday 4th  January 2021.
  • If you have an urgent query please email [email protected]. This inbox will be monitored periodically over the festive period.
  • We then revert to: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 16:00 | Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Christmas 2020

Avoriaz (@savoiemontblanc, Instagram)

Our Tips for Driving to the Alps in Winter

The Team August 11th, 2020

Flaine, France. Credit: Kasya Shahovskaya on Unsplash

Not only is driving to the Alps cost effective, it gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace, stopping off en route at some lovely places. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Private Luxury Chalet Collection

Karen July 24th, 2020

Chalet Haapiti, Méribel

There’s something very special about an alpine chalet. Your very own beautiful home where you can totally relax and unwind in a cosy yet elegant setting Read the rest of this entry »

A Mammoth Adventure

Karen June 29th, 2020

If I’m going to sit on a plane for 10 hours I want to make it worth my while – and that usually means combining a ski trip with some kind of adventure.  This years trip was no different – even if our original plans had to change somewhat due to covid. Read the rest of this entry »

Ski Independence’s Silver Anniversary

Rebekah September 11th, 2019

This year we’re celebrating 25 years of Ski Independence!  As we look forward the ski season, we’ve put our heads together and have come up with 25 ski ‘silvers’.

Silver Star Ski Resort. Image: Blake Jorgenson

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Chamonix for Beginners?

The Team April 2nd, 2019
chamonix for beginners

The walk in to La Vallée Blanche, Chamonix (image: Patrik Lindqvist)

The legendary alpine town of Chamonix Mont Blanc is renowned for its steep, extreme ski terrain and its mountaineering legacy. But did you know that Chamonix also boasts a great range of dedicated novice ski areas? What’s more, many of these areas offer special lift pass rates to save you splashing out on a full area pass until you’re ready to venture beyond the beginner slopes. Below is our short guide to Chamonix for beginners: Read the rest of this entry »

Colorado Multi-Centre Ski Holiday

Karen M March 27th, 2019

I’ve just returned from incredible Colorado multi-centre trip thanks to Colorado Tourism Office and Norwegian Airlines. I wanted to share a few of my standout experiences and recommendations.

colorado multi-centre

Steamboat, Colorado

Flight with Norwegian

The trip started off with an excellent flight with Norwegian Airlines from Gatwick to Denver – one of the great things about this flight is that you’re taking off at 10am so arriving in Denver around 1pm, with the full day ahead of you – so whether you’re heading straight up to the mountains, or into the city for a few days, it’s perfect.

On board Read the rest of this entry »

The 10 Best Winter Activities in Alberta

The Team March 19th, 2019

With such world-class ski resorts, you’d be forgiven for thinking skiing and snowboarding were the only winter activities on the menu in Alberta. But this beautiful Canadian province is packed with opportunity.

Whether you’re stargazing in Jasper, treating yourself to spa day in Banff or dog sledding in Lake Louise, Alberta offers up the chance for adventure and indulgence in equal measure.

Whet your appetite with a sneak peek at our choice of the best winter activities away from the slopes:

Go stargazing

winter activities in alberta

Jasper National Park – Dark Sky Preserve

Alberta boasts some of the largest dark sky preserves in the world. Protected from artificial light pollution, Jasper’s vast national park is the perfect place to gaze at the constellations. During the winter months, there’s also a good chance you may witness one of the most breath-taking phenomena in the world: the Northern Lights.

The Jasper Dark Sky Festival is held every autumn. It’s a fantastic celebration of stargazing, hosting informative workshops and events for all ages. Read the rest of this entry »

Eco-Friendly Travel Tips and Ski Gear

Vicky January 17th, 2019

From packing eco-friendly kit to the choices we make when in resort, there are so many ways to limit your footprint when heading off on holiday. Here at Ski Independence we’ve come up with some of our favouite eco-friendly travel tips to help you pack – and travel – more sustainably.

Your Resort

eco-friendly travel tips

Beautiful Saas-Fee (PHOTOPRESS/Saas-Fee)

Choose Switzerland!

Named number one eco-friendly nation in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index, measuring a wide array of factors including climate & energy, air quality, water & sanitation, biodiversity & habitat, Switzerland boasts amazing air quality and champions environmental best-practice. Benefit from the extensive (and highly efficient) Swiss Rail network and car-free environments in resorts such as Saas-Fee and Zermatt – keep an eye out for the silent electric taxis though! Read the rest of this entry »

Opening Hours – Christmas and New Year 2018/19

The Team December 17th, 2018

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the whole team at Ski Independence. If you need to contact us please call 0131 243 8097 and below you’ll find details of our festive opening hours.

Festive Opening Hours 2018/19

  • Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve: 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day: Closed
  • Wednesday 26th December, Boxing Day: Closed
  • Thursday 27th December: 9am – 5.30pm
  • Friday 28th December: 9am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday 29th December: 9am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday 30th December: Closed
  • Monday 31st December: 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday 1st January, New Year’s Day: Closed
  • Wednesday 2nd January: 9am – 5.30pm
  • We then revert to normal winter hours: Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 18:30 | Friday: 09:00 – 17:30 | Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Sunday: Closed
Opening Hours 2017/18

Image Nicolas Ansourian, Megève Tourisme

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