Ski Holidays in the USA

USA

About USA

Skiing in America is all about the snow, the service and the scenery. The USA is a huge country with a diverse landscape and culture and from East to West Coast you'll find this reflected in the skiing and in the ski resorts we feature.

Consistent snowfall and light, dry powder are a trademark feature of skiing in the USA and many of our resorts boast an average of over 30ft of snow a season. The ski resorts in America are customer service obsessed and this means regular and significant investments in lift systems, lodging, restaurants, equipment and ski schools. Speaking of ski schools, there is no better place to learn to ski or board. The enthusiasm shown by instructors here is second to none and if you want to learn quickly, North America is where to do it.

If you like empty slopes, great snow, superb service and superb lodging then look no further. Every USA ski holiday that we provide is completely tailor-made, so for an accurate quote please contact our team of Ski Specialists on 0131 243 8097.

For an idea of holiday costs, you’ll find price guides on individual accommodation pages.

USA Travel Information

Our aim is to make your journey from the UK to your chosen ski resort as easy and as stress free as possible. We have first-hand experience of all the different travel options and routes and will be happy to advise which itinerary will be best suited to your party size and make up.

We work very closely with our key travel partners to ensure that Ski Independence clients are all looked after in an efficient and hassle-free way to ensure that your journey to and from the resort is an enjoyable as possible.

For travel to the USA you will need a valid passport plus an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization):

Passports:

British Citizens need a valid full 10 year passport that should be valid for the duration of your stay (we recommend that you have at least 3 months validity on your passport). British Citizens will be issued with the appropriate customs forms, either at check-in or on board the aircraft. Full details of the requirements and restrictions are given on www.usembassy.org.uk. If you were born in the USA and are travelling on anything other than a US passport then you must carry a ‘Loss of Nationality letter’ with you. For information contact the US Embassy. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the entry requirements. If you are not a British Citizen or are unsure about the visa requirements then you must contact the appropriate Embassy Visa Department without delay. United States of America Consulate Visa Information: 020 3608 6998

ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization):

All passengers travelling to the USA must now apply online for authority to travel. We need to ask you to complete your own application online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov – it’s a simple to follow procedure and has to be completed at least 72 hours prior to departure from the UK. Without this authority, passengers may be denied entry to the USA. There is a fee payable for this service. Please ensure you copy the above link exactly. You must have your ESTA in place before travelling to the USA. If you renew or change your passport then you need to reapply for your ESTA. Your ESTA information MUST match your APIS information.

Essential Travel Information

Our simple step-by-step guide to help prepare you for your Ski Independence holiday to the USA. Each part of your journey to the USA is described in order to help you have a successful ski holiday. You’ll find important information on how to check in, baggage allowances and which terminal you depart from as well as top tips from our team of Ski Specialists.

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Flying to the USA

We offer a comprehensive tailor-made service, with the choice of every scheduled airline available on your chosen route; we’ll recommend the best possible options to get you to resort as quickly as and as smoothly as possible.

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Transfers

Our holiday prices include a return transfer to resort, with the choice of a shared or private vehicle. We mostly use smaller vehicles for our shared transfers and often will recommend private transfers with can offer better value, especially for four or more passengers.

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Car Hire

Car rental offers tremendous flexibility, especially in areas where a multi-area lift ticket is offered or where the ski area may be separate from your chosen lodging or town.

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City Stopovers

Building a city break or an excursion into your holiday itinerary is both easy to do and relatively inexpensive, and is a great way to experience a little bit more of the USA.

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