Snow, glorious snow! Tailor-made ski holidays

Are you a powder hound looking for the freshest tracks? Or perhaps you are wondering which slopes to head to with little ones? Maybe you’re hoping to sneak in a ski break without using up your remaining yearly holiday allowance? When it comes to your ski holidays, we call in our ski experts!

Beaver Creek, USA. Top tip: Don't miss an al fresco lunch at Mamie's Mountain Grill!
The picturesque Beaver Creek resort, USA. Top tip from Michael Bennett, Ski Independence MD: Don’t miss an al fresco lunch at Mamie’s Mountain Grill!

Snow-obsessed ski experts

Here at Travel Counsellors, we’re experts in all things travel and we love to create bespoke itineraries that tick every box on our customers’ wish lists. Sometimes, though, we need a little help. And so we call on some of our trusted, long-standing, travel-obsessed partners. Who are they? They’re specialist companies who believe in outstanding personal service and who are as passionate as we are at creating that perfect, bespoke itinerary for every single customer. We forged many of our relationships years ago and by liaising with other travel specialists, we’re able to create tailor-made trips that you won’t find anywhere else.

One of our partners is Ski Independence. Why them? Because they’re ski-and-snowboard-obsessed and fountains of knowledge on slopes around the world! They’re also the UK’s leading tailor-made ski holiday specialist and have over 20 years’ experience in creating bespoke ski trips.

 

The spectacular slopes of Vail, USA. Top tip from Nick: Your must visit Belles Camp to cook up a BBQ!
The spectacular slopes of Vail, USA. Top tip from Nick Laver, North America Product Manager: Make sure you visit Belles Camp to cook up a BBQ – it’s located at 11,480 feet!

Powder, nursery slopes and skiing at the weekend

The team at Ski Independence are all passionate skiers or snowboarders and with over 55 winters of in-resort skiing experience between them, they’re experts on everything skiing! The team work closely with Travel Counsellors to craft ski holidays that fit your exact requirements. Which means that we can create your ideal itinerary, from flights and transfers to accommodation and time on the slopes, and après ski fun.

Wondering where to find that sensational powder? You’ll find it in Niseko, Japan. With waist high snow, steaming onsens, delicious sushi and impeccable Japanese hospitality you’ll have all your ski buddies green with envy. Or why not head to Park City, Utah, the new direct flight from Heathrow to Salt Lack City means you could be getting fresh tracks in Utah’s famous white stuff an hour after landing! The USA also plays host to the incredible resorts of Breckenridge and Vail where high altitude meets the high life to offer fantastic luxury ski breaks for the more discerning traveller.

Ready for your kids to tear up those nursery slopes? Skiing has never been more family-friendly when it comes to fantastic ski schools, kids ski free rentals and lift passes plus brilliant après-ski activities there’s mountains of choice. Try Avoriaz or Arcs 1950 where you’ll find high quality self-catering accommodation and fantastic indoor water parks in case the skiing hasn’t used up their energy! Further afield Whistler offers incredible family value with something for everyone, dog sledding, zip-lining, world class ski school and much more!

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Chocoloate-box pretty Morzine in the Portes du Soleil is superb for a few days’ skiing in the French Alps. European Product Manager, Claire Hamilton says “there are great restaurants and bars in town, ideal for a spot of après-ski”.

Looking to get in a short break before the spring weather arrives? Travel Counsellors’ pool their travel expertise with Ski Independence’s specialist knowledge to craft a ski holiday with the fastest routes to the resort and accommodation that means you can make the most of a few days in the snow. Our favourites include Chamonix for its high altitude advanced terrain, Morzine for its chocolate box village feel and Verbier for its luxury hotels and amazing snow record.

 

The stunning resort of Whistler, Canada. Top tip from Nick: Nothing comes close to skiing Whistler Blackcomb!
The stunning resort of Whistler, Canada. Top tip from Nick: Nothing comes close to skiing Whistler Blackcomb!

Our early-bird ski and snowboarding offers

Can’t wait for snow season to start? Take a peek below at a few of our early-bird offers* and get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to find out more!

  • Savings of up to 20% on European destinations, including self-catering apartments and some dates during October half-term on bookings made by 30 October.
  • Epic Lift Passes: Discounts available on in-season lift tickets for Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Park City.
  • Kids rent ski equipment free in France (T&Cs apply).

*Please note that all offers are subject to change

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