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Events in Whistler, Vail and Aspen in March & April 2015


We’re half way through the ski season now, and thoughts are already turning towards some of the great events coming up in Whistler, Vail and Aspen in March and April 2015.

Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – April 10-19

Park City and The Canyons merge to create largest ski resort in the US


Vail Resorts – owners of both Park City and the Canyons in Utah – have announced details of their plans to connect the two resorts, and so form the largest single ski area in the United States.

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The largest ski area in the United States

Vail’s Back Bowls Open in Time for Thanksgiving Day


The opening of Vail’s legendary Back Bowls means that ski season is officially in full swing.  

Vail Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet.

Five Great Ski Deals for Aspen this Winter


With four mountains – Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass and Buttermilk – included on the same lift ticket, Aspen genuinely has something for everyone.

Something for everyone

Five thousand acres of terrain includes wide cruising pistes, challenging steeps, freestyle parks and the longest lift-served vertical drop in the States.

Park City joins the Epic Pass Line Up

Following on from Vail Resorts recent purchase of Park City Mountain in Utah, the Epic Pass from Vail Resorts now includes Park City as well.

That makes 22 different resorts covered by the pass now, giving access to some of the best skiing and riding in the world. 

The Best Revelstoke Lodging and Cat Skiing

According to the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard, Revelstoke is on track to be one of the top ten ski resorts in the world – on a calibre with St Anton, Zermatt, Chamonix, Whistler, Aspen and other great resorts.

We have a different opinion – we already think it is up there with the best!

Why Go Skiing in Mammoth Mountain – a ‘mammoth’ ski resort!

Why Go Skiing in Mammoth Mountain – a ‘mammoth’ ski resort!

There’s plenty of reasons to head to Mammoth Mountain for a holiday, not least the average of 400 inches of snowfall each winter – yes, that’s over 10 metres of snow every winter!

Mammoth Mountain is the highest resort in California – having been formed by volcanic eruptions around 50000 years ago - with a highest point of over 11,000ft (~3300m) and a vertical drop of 3100ft (944m).  On top of that it offers 300 days of sunshine ever year.

Where should I stay for a ski holiday in Fernie?

Fernie lodging

With a legendary amount of snow every winter (8-12m depending on your sources), great scenery and some serious steep terrain, the reputation of Fernie has gone sky-high in recent years.  

The Coda team know all of our resorts intimately and can advise on whatever your particular requirements are.  Here’s our round-up of the best options.

Why do so many people choose Fernie?

The Five Best Hotels & Lodging In Telluride

Telluride is a former mining town that has been reborn as a ski resort with great skiing in a remarkable setting.  

Surrounded by 14,000 foot summits, the ambiance and of the old town and views from Main Street will charm you from the start.

And there’s no need to use a car – the town’s automated transport system means that downtown is linked to the Mountain Village via a gondola that’s free and open from dawn to midnight.

The Five Best Luxury Hotels In Vail

Arrabelle at Vail Square

If you’re thinking about a skiing holiday in Vail then you’ve made a great choice. This resort is one of the finest in North America…and the world. The skiing offers the largest ski area in the States, including 5289 acres of freeride terrain for you to enjoy.

Famously, the resort measures seven miles from one side of the ski area to the other. This means you get much more of the mountain to yourself: according to the resort, in peak season there are only four skiers per acre, and on non-peak days, just two!

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