Archive: 2017

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 season. 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...

Rusutsu Blue Skies December 17

Early December in Rusutsu and Kiroro

14th December 2017 - Kenji Matsuzawa

For my second snow update of the 2017/18 season, I spent a day each in Kiroro and Rusutsu to check out the early season conditions. Both resorts are less than an hour from Niseko so they're easy to do as a day trip, or if you want to ski there more you can also stay at either resort as a twin-...

Niseko 3 December 2017

Niseko's Amazing Early Snow in Photos

7th December 2017 - Kenji Matsuzawa

Yesterday, I skied Hanazono for the first time this winter with lots of fresh powder on the ground. Niseko is having a fantastic start to the season with over 250 cm of snow already. Here's what I found... In the mornings, I enjoy my shovel party every single time before I enjoy powder! The...

Laax Happy Snowboarders ©

Ski and Stay at the World's Best

6th December 2017 - Craig Charley

In the recent 2017 World Ski Awards, a host of our resorts and properties came out on top. Find out which made the cut and why our experts think they deserved to win below. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up, all thoroughly deserved! World's Best Freestyle Resort - Laax "With the...

Jackson Hole - Wild

Go Wild in Jackson Hole

1st December 2017 - Andy Knights

Incredible ski terrain, stunning national parks and a genuine Wild West flavour - Jackson Hole is nothing short of legendary and is a rite of passage for any true ski aficionado. Wild Terrain High in the mighty Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole is world famous for its scenic and breathtaking terrain...

Lake Louise 20 November 2017 © Chris Lamothe

Lake Louise's Best Start in 67 Years

30th November 2017 - Andy Knights

With another 10 cm of Alberta powder falling yesterday, Lake Louise is reporting an alpine snowfall total of 264 cm for October and November - their best start to a season since 1950! Based on the updates we've been receiving from friends in the area, conditions are epic, with pristine powder to be...

Jackson Hole - Waist Deep Snow November 2017

Welcome to Winter 2017/18

24th November 2017 - Craig Charley

By the end of the weekend, most of our resorts will be open for 2017/18 and for many, it's already a big winter. We've tracked down the biggest early season snowfall in November and it's looking good. Canada Kicking Horse currently sits top of the Canadian snow chart with a huge 346 cm. The resort...