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Top Tips for Booking a Ski Holiday to the USA & Canada

Skiing powder in Game Creek Bowl

Deciding whether to book a North American skiing holiday this winter or next? Here are some tips on when and where to book for both the USA and Canada.

When deciding on a skiing holiday to North America, this usually means a special trip or a longer trip, compared to somewhere closer to home, where even weekend skiing is possible. Here are some tips to consider when thinking about booking a skiing holiday to the USA or Canada:

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 5 best hotels in Lake Tahoe

The 5 best hotels in Lake Tahoe


Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America with fifteen distinct alpine ski areas around split into the north and south shores and divided across two states. The eastern third of the lake is in Nevada and comprises the suburban south shore with high rise casinos. The north shore in California is more understated comprising a compact towns amongst pine trees.

Which Epic Pass should I buy? - 2014/15 Epic Passes now on sale

epic passes 2014/15

‘Which Epic Pass should I buy?’ - 2014/15 Epic Passes are now on sale.

The Epic Pass is an unbelievable single lift ticket that gives you more than any other in North America. There are a number of versions of the Epic Pass available, all of them great value for money. So which Epic Pass should you buy in 2014/15?

An Epic Deal in Colorado and Beyond

Photo: Vail Resorts/ Lake Tahoe

With world famous champagne powder and an abundance of resorts, the Colorado Rocky Mountains are one of the most popular winter destinations for snowboard and ski holidays. Snow conditions are consistently good for the majority of Colorado resorts, as well as long ski seasons.

Olympic Snowboard Star Shaun White Partners With Vail Resorts

Shaun White, two-time Olympic gold medalist, has signed a deal to represent all six of Vail Resorts in Colorado and California. He will be based and train at Northstar-at-Tahoe in California and will design a signature 22-foot halfpipe there. The company will donate $5 for each Epic season pass sold to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, White's chosen charity. Epic passes range from $499 to $699.

Ski and snowboard volunteers sought for Forest Service tours

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking ski and snowboard volunteers to lead guided tours at Heavenly Mountain Resort one day a week for its “Ski with a Ranger” program.

Volunteers will be provided with a thorough orientation and a day pass for the day of each tour. The expected time commitment will be four to six hours a week, January through April, depending upon a volunteer's availability.

All volunteers are required to attend the program orientation Jan. 11.

For information, contact Tara McCarthy at (530) 307-9610.

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