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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:

Aspen lift ticket discount for early bookers

Skiing Aspen Mountain

Looking to cut down your costs this winter with an Aspen lift ticket discount?  Then check out Coda Travel’s early booking special.

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

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.

Colorado Ski Safari - 7 Ski Resorts in 7 Days

Colorado Ski Safari - 7 Ski Resorts in 7 Days


Ski resorts in Colorado are pretty tightly nit together meaning it’s totally possible to comfortably do several in a week’s holiday. However, never one to shy away from challenges, we believe it’s actually possible to visit and stay at 7 out of the 11 Colorado resorts we feature in one week’s vacation. With a day’s travel either end to and from Denver airport that leaves 5 ski days to do damage with. So here goes!

Snowcat Skiing In Canada and the USA: Five of the Best


Coda Travel are specialists in arranging ski holidays to North America.  We are often asked which are the best resorts for Snowcat Skiing (also known as Cat Skiing!).

Here’s our list of the best five resorts for Cat Skiing in Canada and the USA:

11 Great Reasons To Visit Aspen

Aspen Mountain Colorado

Year after year Aspen Snowmass tops our customer list and it has always been one of our most popular resorts at Coda Travel. 

Here’s 11 reasons why it’s proven so popular over the years:

World Cup Ski & Snowboarding Events USA & Canada 2013-14

World Cup Ski & Snowboarding Events USA & Canada


Have you ever been to see a World Cup ski or snowboard event? Plan your ski trip around these in specific resorts and take advantage of the excitement and festivities that take place each year in a select few resorts in the USA & Canada, as part of the Word Cup ski and snowboard circuits. Witness the world's best athletes in competition in various disciplines, including snowboarding and freestyle, as well as the traditional Alpine events of downhill and slalom.

North American Ski Resorts Reviews: Colorado


Colorado snow is amongst the best, anywhere. The locals call it champagne powder: deep, luxuriant and effervescent stuff that has been dried as it travelled across North America, high in the jet stream, before being dropped by the ton on this mountainous arena.

London Ski Show Competition 2012

Win a 1 week package to ski or snowboard in Aspen/Snowmass for winter 2012-13.

Prize includes 7 nights lodging and 6 day lift tickets and ski/snowboard rentals (lodging subject to blackout dates and availability). 

Snowmass Park is officially open for the 2011-2012 season!

The Snowmass Park is officially open for the 2011-2012 season! Here's local AVSC athlete Chase DeMeulenaere riding the park and getting steezy on the new Triple Line jumps. Let 'em ride!

courtesy Aspen Skiing Company/ Aaron Berne


Winter X Games 16 in Aspen, Colorado

The 2012 Winter X Games 16 will be held January 26-29 in Aspen, Colo. and the Winter X Games Europe 2012 will be held on March 14-16 in Tignes, France. Specific competition venues and event schedule will be announced at a later date.

Finbarr’s: Aspen’s Newest Pub

Aspen has a new pub in town. Finbarr’s Irish Pub, located at 415 E. Hyman Ave., opens recently in the space formerly occupied by Mustang restaurant.

Longtime locals Kelly and Denis O’Donovan bought the space in February with an idea for an affordable, local’s place with a sophisticated pub environment.

After nearly nine months of renovations, Finbarr’s is now open for aprés skiing and dinner serving pub food in the price range of $8 to $20.

Donavon Frankenreiter will be bringing the love to Snowmass base village

Frankenreiter to Play Valentine’s Day Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert February 14, 2010

X Games in Aspen

ESPN Winter X Games return to Aspen/Snowmass for an unprecedented ninth year from Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 31, 2010! All events are free and open to the public.

The annual Winter X Games is the premier winter action sports event in the world, featuring athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile. Winter X Games 14 will feature nighttime events and will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC.

Santa spotted skiing in Aspen and Snowmass!!

Santa spotted skiing in Aspen and Snowmass!!

The next storm is looming, and could be descending upon Aspen/Snowmass anytime. In the meantime, there were some early sightings of Santa today out on the slopes, enjoying the powder and entertaining the kids. All four mountains are open, including Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Open!

Aspen, CO 14 Dec 09

Aspen & Snowmass received over two feet (60 cm) of snow this past weekend

Aspen & Snowmass received over two feet (60 cm) of snow this past weekend! It looks like February in town with so much snow covering everything. The mountains are only 9 days away from opening day. On the opening weekend the FIS Alpine Women’s World Cup race takes place on Aspen Mountain and it’s a great way to kick off the season. The resort is extremely lucky to have such an amazing event line-up every year and this year will be no different.

Meeting on the Aspen Gondola

We work hard at Coda Travel; running meetings and making sure that the snow is at it's best for your trip. Snow testers Catherine L., Eric F. and Dina B. checked out the powder on Aspen Mountain for you and the report is good: Skiable!

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