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Christmas and New Year 2021/22

The Team December 21st, 2021
Christmas 2021
Megeve (image: Simon Garnier)

Whatever you’re doing to mark Christmas 2021, we’re sending our best wishes for a safe & enjoyable festive period.

Our Festive Opening Hours 2021/22

  • We will close at 12:30 on Friday 24th December.
  • Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th December: 09:00-17:30
  • Friday 31st December: 09:00-12:30
  • From Tuesday 4th January 2022: weekdays: 09:00 – 17:30 & Saturdays: 09:00-16:00

If you have an urgent query please email [email protected]i.com. This inbox will be monitored periodically over the festive period.

The Best Early Season Conditions in 10 Years?

Vicky December 15th, 2021

Huge Snowfalls in the French Alps

With snow depths of up to 190cm on the upper slopes already, many resorts open early and powder in abundance, could this be one of the best starts to the ski season in the Alps in a decade?

Feast your eyes on our selection of recent snowy images that we’ve gathered from social media…

The Three Valleys

Méribel-Mottaret webcam,14th December
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What’s New in the French Alps this Winter

Vicky November 16th, 2021

France’s excellent ski resorts have all kinds of new activities, gastronomy and accommodation to discover after the hiatus of the past 18 months. Here’s a taste of what’s new in the French Alps this winter:

Après-Ski with a difference

Ice Floating

What's New in the French Alps
Tignes ©andyparant.com

Take your wellness routine to the next level! Float on the icy waters of Lac Ouillette (Val d’Isère) or Lac de Tignes in a specially designed waterproof wet-suit and experience a completely unique way to relax. Get even closer to nature by floating under the stars once the sun has gone down.

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Après-Ski with a difference

Ice Floating

What's New in the French Alps
Tignes ©andyparant.com

Take your wellness routine to the next level! Float on the icy waters of Lac Ouillette (Val d’Isère) or Lac de Tignes in a specially designed waterproof wet-suit and experience a completely unique way to relax. Get even closer to nature by floating under the stars once the sun has gone down.

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Dreaming of Your 2021/22 Ski Holiday?

The Team May 12th, 2021

Ski Holidays in 2021/22 – The Perfect Escape?

Fresh air, open space, stunning views, excellent exercise, fine dining, superb service. Is this the ideal antidote to the past year not seeing much beyond your living room window? We believe that now, more than ever, a ski holiday is the perfect way to escape and reconnect.

your 2021/22 ski holiday

Look forward to family time on the slopes next winter (image: Whistler by Robin O’Neill)

As international travel begins to open up, we know we’re not alone in anticipating an extra special ski holiday next season. We want to make sure that happens for you too. With some excellent early booking offers available, and demand expected to be very high, why not get ahead and start making plans now?

We’re here to ensure you have the best possible 2021/22 ski holiday, when the time comes. Below you’ll find some great reasons to put your trust in Ski Independence.

>> From short breaks to family getaways read our Ski Holiday Guides for expert advice & inspiration.

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Easter 2021 – Opening Hours

The Team March 31st, 2021

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

Our Favourite Quieter Resorts

Karen March 28th, 2021

Avoriaz, France. Credit: Avoriaz Tourism

You might be looking to spend your time on the mountain in a slightly quieter resort with fewer lift queues this year, or for a resort where you can avoid using enclosed lifts like gondolas and cable cars. So here are a few of our suggestions for our top recommended quieter ski resorts: Read the rest of this entry »

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)

Gstaad – A Picture Postcard Destination

Catherine November 18th, 2020

For decades, the rich and famous have been flocking to the picture postcard Swiss resort of Gstaad. With exceptional levels of hospitality and a spectacular choice of luxury hotels, it’s no wonder that this charming village has been a long time haunt for the elite. Famous guests and residents have included Julie Andrews, Brigitte Bardot and none other than Mr Bond himself, Roger Moore. Look beyond the designer boutiques (of which there are plenty) and you’ll find that underneath the glitz and glamour, Gstaad is at its heart a traditional farming community with an extremely warm heart.

picture postcard gstaad

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What’s New in the Three Valleys

Catherine October 19th, 2020

Meribel, France. Credit: 3Vallees, David Andre

With over 600km of pistes, the Three Valleys (Courchevel, Méribel and  Val Thorens) is the largest ski area in the world. This alone is reason enough to plan a trip there but there are also plenty of exciting developments in store this winter. Read the rest of this entry »

La Dolce Vita – skiing in true Italian style

Catherine August 31st, 2020

San Cassiano, Italy

With a different pace of life and a rich and distinct culture, skiing in Italy is a truly unique experience. There are fantastic transport links, unrivalled hospitality, excellent food and truly spectacular ski areas Read the rest of this entry »

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