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If we put together a list of our most requested elements for a ski holiday it might read like this: a mid price hotel with a spa, ski-in/ski-out access, a snow-sure resort, a large ski area, a short transfer and can we also make sure there’s lots of availability for short breaks as well? Until now it’s been tricky trying to tick all of those boxes, but the newly renovated Hotel des Dromonts in Avoriaz offers all that and more.
Great news! If you haven’t already heard, the snow has well and truly arrived in the Alps and North America. #WinterIsHere is trending on Twitter and we wanted to share a few recent images and videos to inspire you for Winter 2014/15.
- Vail, Breckenridge and Beaver Creek in Colorado are now all open and there’s been enough snow that Vail’s back bowls should be open for the Thanksgiving weekend celebrations.
- 12 inches of new snow in Breckenridge, here’s a clip of the skiing on offer on Peak 9:
Karen has travelled all over the place to get her skiing fix – from early days growing up in the Cairngorms, to winter seasons in Austria, to luxurious holidays in Switzerland, Utah, California, BC, and more. Read Karen’s ski bucket list top 5, plus her recommendations for family skiing, skiing as a couple and her favourite place to take a city break stopover: San Francisco.
Nikki and Nicole from our reservations team have just returned from a few days in the French Alps where they managed to visit a lot of resorts, stopped in on many of our featured properties and also managed to get some fantastic early season skiing and snowboarding in. Here’s a round-up from Nikki and some great photos from Nicole.
Working with Ski Independence definitely has its perks, and this week we were lucky enough to take part in a fam trip to France. Not only to familiarise ourselves with the resorts, but to see all the amazing properties where we send our clients every winter. Knowing the resorts and properties inside-out is an essential part of being in the sales team, it means we can give the very best advice and share our first hand experiences. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m aware that some of you strange creatures are first to last lift skiers, to whom lunch is a squashed sandwich on a chairlift, and a mouthful of snow – but particularly at this time of year, in the spring sunshine, the mountain lunch is something to savour and linger over. So who does it best, and what’s on the menu? Read the rest of this entry »
My last trip of the 2010/11 season was to Avoriaz for the after season party and I couldn’t help noticing how much work was going on developing new ski apartments and also the large inflatable bears which were attached to the building work – a very novel way of disguising the cranes!
I was intrigued by how many new buildings were being put up and the resort is going to have a huge revamp for the 2011/12 ski season. For those of you who know Avoriaz well, it’s going to look very new and to be honest really good for next season.
With snow falling throughout France it’s a great time to pick up one of the bargains that we have in our most popular resorts.
We have up to 25% off many apartments when you travel on 26 March or 2 April – check out these great prices:
The ski in / ski out in La Falaise Apartments in Avoriaz for just £150 pp -based on a 4 sharing one bedroom apartment.
Stay at 4* Flaine Montsoleil in the Grand Massive ski area for just £169 per person – based on 4 sharing a one bedroom classic apartment.
Ski the biggest ski area in the world at a great price – save 25% when you stay at Residence Tikal in Val Thorens. Prices from £164 per person – based on 6 sharing a 2 bedroom apartment.
We can package all of these accommodation options up with flights from regional airports, a Eurotunnel crossing, a ferry crossing or leave as accommodation only if you have your own arrangements.
These are just a few of the offers, we have lots of other resorts that we can book and make you great savings on – give us a call on 0131 243 8097 and we’ll get the right holiday for you.
Although most minds are currently fixed on the 2009/10 ski season, here in the office we are starting to think about 2010/11! Every January we head over to France to meet with suppliers to make sure we bring you the very best in offers for the season ahead and to find out about any new ski properties.
This year’s annual European contracting trip was preceded by a visit to Avoriaz and Samoens. After a slight delay to our flight into Geneva, we headed to the transfer desk at arrivals, where our driver was waiting to take us up to Avoriaz. We were staying at the Balcons du Soleil apartments which are divided into several buildings in the Falaise area of Avoriaz, all with direct access to the slopes on skis – comfortable apartments with great views in an ideal location. We also visited the Antares apartments over in the Crozets area of the resort. You just need to know about two lifts that connect the Antares to the centre of the resort to make getting around easier. These apartments were renovated a couple of years ago and are great if you’re on a budget.