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A First Time Skier, Learning in Scandinavia

13th March 2018 - Ben Corke

I’m something of a rarity at Ski Safari, in that I joined as a complete novice when it comes to skiing! Since joining the team in July 2016, my colleagues have imparted a lot of valuable knowledge and their passion for skiing has been so infectious that I’ve been dying to get out and see what all...

Snowboarding Aspen Highlands © Jordan Curet

Introducing the New Ikon Pass for 2018/19

6th March 2018 - James Rivers

North America's brand new season pass product, the Ikon Pass, is great news for anyone planning a multi-resort ski safari. Starting at just £425 for an adult, the Ikon Base Pass makes previously costly combinations of resorts affordable, saving up to £350 compared to buying individual tickets at...

Powder Mountain - February Pow

It's Not Quite Spring Yet

2nd March 2018 - Craig Charley

It's been a while since our last snow report, but with the UK looking particularly wintery right now we thought it was about time for an update on conditions in our resorts. The first report is from the seaside here in Hove, where a couple of centimetres of snow wasn't enough to keep us away from...

Whistler 24 January 2018 © Mitch Winton / Coast Moutain Photographer

Epic January Conditions All Over

26th January 2018 - Craig Charley

What a start to the year it's been. From Canada to Japan via Switzerland, resorts are reporting metre-plus snowfall for the past week. We're not even halfway through the season yet, but 20 of our resorts have already passed the five metre mark and one of them is very close to an unbelievable 10...

Niseko Hanazono Powder Day - 29 December 2017

Just A Typical Afternoon in Niseko

16th January 2018 - Kenji Matsuzawa

After not checking the slopes for more than a week, I spent the afternoon in Niseko Hanazono on 29 December 2017. Who said, "there's no fresh powder in the afternoon?" Not in Niseko ! Video of Niseko Hanazono Powder Day - 29 December 2017 It has snowed two metres since I last skied, with 30-40 cm...

Kevin, Tara and Ross in Myrkdalen with Instructor Jill Dec 2017

Unleashing Myrkdalen, Norway's Powder Weekender

12th January 2018 - Ross Elderfield

While Scandinavian resorts boast excellent snow conditions throughout a long season, they generally don't receive quite the amount of snow that North American resorts are known for. All except for one... Tucked away in the famous fjords region of Norway is the resort of Myrkdalen . Just two hours...

Kenji Cat-Skiing in Niseko

Cat-Skiing in Niseko

11th January 2018 - Kenji Matsuzawa

Out of the many ways to explore Niseko 's backcountry, one of the most fun is cat-skiing. I spent a day each with two of the most popular operations - Niseko Weiss Powder Cats and The House of Powder - to get to know how they differ so we can recommend the best option to our customers. Both...

Kicking Horse Dec 2017 © Jesse Oatway

Top 20 Snowiest Resorts - December 2017

22nd December 2017 - Craig Charley

Every year, just before Christmas, we like to take a look at which resorts have had the most snow at the start of the secason. Not only does it get us excited for planned trips in the New Year, it also gives a good indication of where's likely to have the best skiing in the coming months. Can you...

Yohei Sasaki Niseko Powder © Yasuyuki Shimanuki

Once-In-A-Lifetime Ski Holidays (That You Can Still Book)

22nd December 2017 - Craig Charley

The 2017/18 ski season may be well underway, but booking late doesn't mean you have to compromise on adventure - there's still time to book a once-in-a-lifetime ski holiday. We asked our Product Managers to pick their favourite inspirational trips, all of which are still available to book this...

Jade-Marie and Kathleen in Whistler

MAX4 Lessons in Whistler

21st December 2017 - Jade-Marie Hammond

Earlier this month, myself and fellow Tour Co-ordinator Kathleen embarked on a week-long trip to Whistler and Vancouver . Unlike nearly everyone else in the Ski Safari office who has extensive experience with the resort already, gained either from a string of visits or from living and working there...