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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:

New flight options to Canada from the UK with Air Transat


There is good news for British skiers and snowboarders heading to North America next winter. 

Air Transat has recently confirmed that they will be adding a second flight each week during the winter season from London Gatwick to Vancouver. 

Air Transat

 

Huge $345 Investment Planned for Whistler Blackcomb

This might be the biggest ski resort investment ever. Whistler Blackcomb has announced a huge $345 million plan to improve its whole offering.

 

Whistler Renaissance

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

Guide to Heli-skiing British Columbia

 Whistler Heli Skiing British Columbia

 

British Columbia in Canada offer some of the best backcountry skiing and boarding in the world, with endless open bowls leading to well spaced tree runs in deep and light snow. Many heliski operators offer multiday trips however with prices averaging around $900 a day, cat skiing (using snow cats to transport uphill) at a third of the price can be a more attractive proposition.

Whistler Festival Guide - Music, Writing and the Great Outdoors

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival Whistler

Whistler is often voted the best ski resort in North America and it’s one of our customers’ favourites. We love the huge amount of terrain (both in area and a whole mile of vertical) that’s accessible to all levels of skiers or snowboarders, from widely spaced tree runs down from 7th Heaven to the huge number of open bowls on Whistler to the 7km thigh-burning Peak to Creek run.

Whistler - ROXY Junior All Star Snow Camps

Whistler - ROXY Junior All Star Snow Camps

Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8:30am until Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 4:00pm

 GIRLS ONLY! Ages 13-18. Based on the original ROXY All Star Snow Camps for adults, girls ages 13-18 can improve their skills in a fun all-girl environment and learn park, pipe, freestyle or just ride big mountain. This 2-day camp is available for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Camp begins at 8:30am at Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC), at the base of Whistler Mountain. For more info or to book online, visit: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/snowschool/kids/youth/index.htm

 

The Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by GORE-TEX®

The Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge presented by GORE-TEX®

Come out for the 6th annual Deep Winter Photo Challenge on January 14th 2012 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler!

Doors open at 7pm, slideshows start at 8pm. Tickets are $20.00 and are available at Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations or by calling 1-800-766-0449.

Whistler Blackcomb blanketed with over 204 cm (80 inches) of fresh snow in the past week

 

WHISTLER, BC, Wednesday, November 18, 2009 – The current storm system has blanketed the mountains with over 204 cm (80 inches) of fresh snow in the past week. Operations crews are hard at work preparing more lifts and terrain to open this weekend as conditions allow.

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