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Squaw Valley Silverado Zone 24 February 2017 Ingrid Backstrom © Ben Arnst

Over 10 Metres of Snow in the USA

1st March 2017 - Craig Charley

Last season we didn't report on resorts reaching 10 metres of snowfall until 18 March. This season eight of our American resorts hit that total in February. California continues to top the snowfall charts, with most resorts already planning to stay open longer this season, while resorts in Wyoming...

Romantic Ski Holidays - Whistler © Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

The 10 Most Romantic Ski Holidays

14th February 2017 - Craig Charley

We may be biased, but we think it's hard to beat the mountains as a romantic holiday setting. Cut off from the world in a secluded location with breathtaking scenery, think cosy log fires, luxurious spas and gourmet food - plus a sport that you both love. These are the holidays you never forget...

Jade and Luke - Jackson Hole Bluebird January 2017

Swapping January Blues for Jackson Hole Blacks

3rd February 2017 - Jade Pritchard

After a record-breaking December in Jackson Hole (deepest snowpack in 42 seasons recorded at the bottom on Rendezvous Bowl), I enjoyed a flying visit with fellow North America sales consultant Luke Dorking to find out just how 'steep and deep' the resort really is. Celebrating its 50 th anniversary...

Mammoth Sign Buried January 2017  © Jayson Smith

JanuBURIED - Record Snowfall in North America

3rd February 2017 - Craig Charley

January was a record-breaking month for snow, with some resorts receiving over seven metres. While Canada didn't have as many powder days as the USA last month, over a metre of fresh snow is forecast before Tuesday in British Columbia. Read our January snow report for all the best photos and videos...

Kenji in Asahidake January 2017

Powder Hunting in Hokkaido

1st February 2017 - Vicky Bamford

Ski Safari customers and staff have been enjoying the legendary powder of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido this winter, scouting out the very best options for your perfect Japanese ski holiday . If you've not yet tried skiing in Japan, it might be time you did! Read on to see why... Andrea...

Rupert Hiking Galaxy Ridge to Delirium Dive

Amazing Alberta - Our Most Memorable Moments

27th January 2017 - Vicky Bamford

We believe that you can only offer good advice from personal experience - when you've skied and stayed in a resort, tasted the powder, driven the mountain roads, tried out the restaurants and met the locals. Between us we've been skiing in Alberta for over 20 years, but why do we keep going back?...

Heavenly - Stagecoach Lift Buried January 2017

Five Metres in Two Weeks - California's Covered

13th January 2017 - Craig Charley

California could not have had a better start to the year. Resorts have received up to 502 cm in less than two weeks, including an unbelievable 213 cm in two days in Mammoth last week. At the start of last week, those keeping an eye on the forecasts noticed a series of epic storms approaching ,...

Ski Safari with Valle, Sweden December 2016

Skiing Sunrise to Sunset in Sweden

13th January 2017 - Craig Charley

In December, sales consultants Joe and Luke along with tour coordinators Sheila and Victoria travelled to Sweden to sample the early season conditions in Åre and Vemdalen . As well as flying on the first direct flight from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund, they were lucky enough to experience both...

Whistler Santas 17 Dec © Mitch Winton

Deepcember Snow Report - Five Metres and Counting

26th December 2016 - Craig Charley

Merry Christmas and welcome to our final snow report of 2016. Most of our resorts have only been open a few weeks, but five have received over five metres of snow! Even those that suffered a milder November have been hit with a succession of storms in December, dumping metres of snow in days. We've...

Whistler 27 November 2016  © Nick Thomas Photography

Powder Alert as North America Opens

9th December 2016 - Craig Charley

The past two weeks has seen huge snowfalls across our North American resorts, and many of them have plenty more in the forecast over the weekend. Up to a metre could be falling over the Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, setting up for a deep Christmas. Read on for an update on conditions across...