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Daily Mail Reader Holiday 2011

The Team March 8th, 2011

I recently hosted a reader trip with the Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine to Aspen and Telluride in Colorado. The trip was a huge success and with Henry Druce the Editor of the magazine and ex Olympic skier Martin Bell made it even better.

For most readers of the trip it was their first time to Aspen and Telluride and everyone was very excited and keen to visits these two outstanding resorts. Read the rest of this entry »

Ski & Spa – Heaven!

The Team January 20th, 2011

What could be better than a nice soothing massage, to ease away the aches and pains away after the day on the slopes? In my opinion, not much and it seems that I’m not the only one. We are receiving more and more requests for clients looking for properties where there are spa facilities.

In France, many of the new self catered residences now offer such services as well as indoor heated swimming pools and hot tubs, popular choices are the Residence Les Chalets de Jouvence in Les Carroz and Résidence L’Orée des Cimes in Peisey-Vallandry.

Relax watching the snow fall outside in Peisey-Vallandry

There are also a couple of spa towns in France, which are also ski resorts such as St Gervais and Brides Les Bains, close to the 3 Valleys. The Thermes du St Gervais Les Bains and La Grand Spa des Alpes in Brides Les Bains offer a great choice of treatments which can be booked online prior to arrival in resort.

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The Best 5 Views In North America

Michael January 11th, 2011

We’re talking  jaw-dropping, OMG moments in and around ski resorts in North America – the views to die for. The USA and Canada is renowned for some pretty staggering scenery and their ski destinations don’t disappoint. These are my favorites, why not tell us yours?

Heavenly, Lake Tahoe

Experience breathtaking and contrasting views of Lake Tahoe to your left, and to your right the arid desert plains of Nevada. Above your head a bluebird sky and underneath your skis, stacks of creaky dry Heavenly snow. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face then nothing will. You’ll think you’re the luckiest person alive, something the casinos in town will be keen to disprove!

View from the Gunbarrel Grill in Heavenly

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How do you decide?

Karen October 25th, 2010

Hurrah for autumn! There’s a chill in the air, the first frosts make the world look white again, and in the Ski Independence office we start each day with a barrage of emails with photos of early snowfall.  It’s also the time of year that suppliers from various ski resorts come to visit and remind us why theirs is the best ski resort! 

It’s an exciting time for all the reservations team – we spend  all day, every day, all year long  spouting off all kinds of statistics and facts about snow and skiing, but at times we forget just how awesome getting out onto the snow really is.  The visits from our overseas friends not only enable us to put faces to names and re-inforce our good relationships , but also remind us exactly what we’re missing  when we’re sat behind our desks (thanks guys!) and we really appreciate the considerable effort it take to come to Edinburgh to see us.   Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Mountain Restaurants

The Team March 26th, 2010

As the days become longer, the temperatures slightly warmer & the terraces of mountain restaurants busier with skiers enjoying their well earned “steak frites” and beer, we thought we’d share with you our top 10 mountain restaurants across Europe & North America.1. Cloud Nine – Aspen

1. Cloud Nine – Aspen

Dine at 10,740 feet at Cloud Nine, the former Highlands Ski Patrol hut on Highlands Mountain. Chef Andreas Fischbacher and his staff prepare gourmet meals with a European flair including fantastic raclette & fondue and more unusual osso bucco of elk among other daily specials, all to be finished off with a healthy shot of schnapps or two! This is undoubtedly one of the best mountain restaurants we’ve ever experienced!

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First signs of winter across USA & Canada

Nick October 2nd, 2009

It was just as if Mother Nature was waiting for the months to roll over to Autumn before blessing North America & Canada with the first snowfalls of the season. Here are some the latest photos to whet your appetite for what’s to come…

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