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We’re taking a little break over the Easter period and hope that all of our valued clients have the opportunity to do the same. In a normal year many of us would be taking the chance to get some spring skiing in now, but it has been far from a normal year hasn’t it? With case numbers dropping and vaccination rates still soaring we’re all excited by the prospect of normal life restarting soon. We’re also itching to get the skis and snowboards on when the time is right.
After the Easter break please call us on 0131 243 8097 and we’ll get next winter’s plans in place for you -many of our best ski resorts are on sale now.
Easter Opening Hours
- We will close at 15:00 on Thursday 1st April 2021.
- We will open at 10:00 on Tuesday 6th April 2021.
- If you have an urgent query please email [email protected]. This inbox will be monitored periodically over the holiday period.
- We then revert to our revised opening hours 10:00 – 15:00, Monday – Friday | Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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’.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
Whet your appetite with a sneak peek at our choice of the best winter activities away from the slopes:
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 »
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.
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 »