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

22nd December 2017 - Craig Charley
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Yohei Sasaki Niseko Powder © Yasuyuki Shimanuki

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 winter.

Canada - The Rockies Loop

"The Rockies Loop is the ultimate Ski Safari for exploring jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain roads, wild scenery, incredible terrain, metres of dry powder and authentic Canadian ski towns." - Rupert Hatfield, Canada Product Manager

VISIT: Banff, Lake Louise, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Panorama, Fernie, Whitefish, Castle Mountain (we recommend combining up to four)

Kicking Horse, currently topping the snow charts in Canada with 462cm

USA - California Ski Safari

"The California Ski Safari itinerary is great fun, combining loads of ski areas with easy driving, stunning scenery and fantastic city stays. With plenty of flight availability into the city airports, this tends to be one of our best value ski safaris when booking in January." - James Rivers, USA Product Manager

VISIT: Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Mammoth, Las Vegas, San Francisco

Squaw Valley - the most open terrain in Tahoe

Japan - Niseko, Kyoto and Tokyo

"After you’ve satisfied your powder craving in one of Japan’s snowiest resorts, fly from Sapporo to Osaka, only 45 minutes from Kyoto. Spend a few days exploring the temples and gardens of Kyoto after which you’ll catch the bullet train to Tokyo for a last few days in the big city before flying home. This is the ‘best of Japan’ tour for a winter enthusiast." - Andrea Selig, Asia Product Manager

VISIT: Niseko, Kyoto, Tokyo

Kinkakuji reflected on the water - Kyoto

Magnificent temples and gardens await in Kyoto

Norway - Fjords & Mountains

"Our Fjords & Mountains Ski Safari is a wonderful way to see Norway and explore some of its historic ski resorts. There’s no need to drive on this trip so you can fully focus on enjoying the scenery and journey using the world famous Bergen Railway as your transport." - Andy Hemingway - Scandinavia Product Manager

VISIT: Geilo, Voss, Myrkdalen, Bergen

Kevin Riding Groomers in Myrkdalen

Kevin riding Myrkdalen's pristine groomers 9 December

Sweden - Åre and the Arctic

“The Åre and The Arctic Ski Safari has so many special elements: you get to ski Åre - the "Stockholm of the mountains" - with its world-class terrain and fantastic range of high quality dining before travelling north on the overnight Arctic Circle train - destination Riksgränsen. Here there is a vast wilderness of untouched heli-ski terrain with the opportunity to experience the northern lights and see the original ICEHOTEL too." - Andy Hemingway - Scandinavia Product Manager

VISIT: Åre, Riksgränsen, Björkliden, ICEHOTEL

Andy in the Arctic

Andy in the Arctic last winter, where resorts don't open until February

Switzerland - Glacier Express

"Combine two of Switzerland’s best-known resorts on the scenic Glacier Express train. The journey includes an audio tour of the historical and geographic landmarks on the journey, and you’ll be served lunch and drinks at your seat. The skiing in Zermatt and St Moritz will keep skiers and boarders of any level challenged." - Andrea Selig, Switzerland Product Manager

VISIT - Zermatt, St Moritz


winter wonderland in graubünden today

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To find out more about any of the trips above, or to book, call us on 01273 224060 or request a quotation online.

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Senior Marketing Executive

One of the handful of non-skiers before joining Ski Safari, I've now skied in North America, Europe and Asia and can't imagine a winter without at least one ski trip!