Archive: 2016

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...

Christmas in Trysil Ola Matsson SkiStar 16x9

Extras Christmas Gifts

6th December 2016 - Vicky Bamford

Struggling with what to give your friends and family this Christmas? We have some inspiring gift ideas that will bring a smile to their faces! If they (or you!) have a ski holiday booked for the coming season why not add a little something extra to make the holiday extraordinary. From bobsledding...

Experts Only - Black Run Friday

Black Run Friday

25th November 2016 - Craig Charley

Take a break from the 'Black Friday' sales, make a cup of tea and enjoy 'Black Run Friday' instead, where our team reveal their favourite and most memorable steep and deep adventures. If you'd like to experience any of these runs for yourself, call us on 01273 224060 or request a quotation online...

Moose outside the Hovde Hotel Vemdalen

Waffles, waterfalls and the ways of the reindeer people

4th November 2016 - Kat Bouch

We prefer to visit resorts during the winter months, but when adding a new resort to our programme that’s not always possible - and it’s important we have first-hand knowledge of the area! So Sam, Andy and I headed to Vemdalen in July to refresh our knowledge and experience of the resort. Quiet...

Trysil White Slopes 3 November

Snowmaking Begins in Scandinavia

3rd November 2016 - Craig Charley

This week the temperatures in Scandinavia dropped enough for the resorts to start snowmaking (or snöläggning/snøproduksjonen in Swedish/Norwegian) in preparation for opening this month. On top of that, many of the resorts have had their first snow over the past fortnight, with more forecast for...

Breckenridge Snow Making

The Countdown Begins

21st October 2016 - Craig Charley

The ski season is now just weeks away! While a handful of resorts are already offering limited glacier skiing, most will be fully open by the end of November. Two weeks ago we took a look at the first snowfall photos across the USA, now the rest of the world is catching up. Most notably, Whistler...

Åre Skier, Trees & Snow © Karl Hagglund / Skistar

Six Snow-sure European Ski Resorts

10th October 2016 - Craig Charley

The most important factor for skiers when choosing a resort is guaranteed snow (according to the latest Ski Club of Great Britain research), and it's one of our top considerations when tailoring our ski holidays. When looking for snow-sure resorts, altitude and latitude play a big part. All of our...

Aspen Snowmass October 2016 © Jeremy Swanson Photo

Winter is Here - America's First Snowfall in Photos

7th October 2016 - Craig Charley

Is early October too soon to get excited about the approaching season? Possibly, but resorts across the USA had their first significant snowfall this week. So much snow that they're already skiing! From light dustings to genuine powder, here are our favourite photos from the first week of winter...

Jenny Jones © Mikey Corker

An Interview with Jenny Jones: Our Hokkaido Powder Week Host

29th September 2016 - Craig Charley

We caught up with Britain's most successful snowboarder and host of our Hokkaido Powder Week , Jenny Jones, to find out why Japan is the ultimate powder destination and how to prepare for a week in waist-deep powder. In January 2017, you can join Jenny in Niseko, discovering the best powder of your...