American Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, spending time with your loved ones and feasting on roast turkey and pumpkin pie. But while our pals across the pond are celebrating with mountains of food, we’re dreaming of the rocky, snow-covered kind. Here are three things we’re thankful for in our favourite USA ski resorts – Breckenridge,  Heavenly and Vail. 1. The skiing The USA tends to get more snow than Europe – Vail alone gets smothered with 9 metres of the white stuff each year. And…Continue Reading “LET’S GIVE THANKS FOR USA SKI RESORTS”

Desperate to get back on the slopes? Struggling to make a decision on where to go with your hard-earned holiday savings? No worries, we’re here to help. Welcome to Resort Spotlight. First up: Heavenly, Lake Tahoe – USA. Where Is It? Heavenly sits slap-bang on the state line between California and Nevada, giving the resort a unique personality and atmosphere. And it;s not just the atmosphere that’s got two distinct parts two it. The scenery around Heavenly is a sight to behold, with mountains and…Continue Reading “Resort Spotlight: Heavenly, Lake Tahoe, USA”

Working in the ski industry we have a lot of chats with people who describe some of the lesser-known resorts as hidden gems or national treasures. Hidden gems is pretty obvious, but what is a national treasure?  Stephen Fry? The Beatles? The Crown Jewels?  Obviously we looked to Google to translate for us:   Aspen is one of the all time great ski destinations. It’ss a vibrant American town with boutiques, fine dining and trendy bars intermixed with ski shops, well priced restaurants and pubs. Aspen…Continue Reading “Aspen, USA – our National Treasures”

Our Hidden Gems – Park City, USA

Utah claims to have “the greatest snow on earth” – a pretty tall order considering some of its North American neighbours. But the state’s poster boy resort of Park City lives up to the hype, with enough monster dumps of whisper-light powder to make it onto the bucket list of any respectable powder hound. Just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, its three main areas of Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and The Canyons are packed with powder-filled bowls, tons of tree skiing and some…Continue Reading “Our Hidden Gems – Park City, USA”

When people consider ski resorts in USA and Canada, one question that’s always asked is, ‘Is it really worth going the extra distance when there are so many fantastic resorts in Europe?’ My answer would always be, yes – for a number of reasons. The first, would be the virtually guaranteed snow and empty slopes that all of these resorts benefit from.  Isn’t this something that we all want? But this isn’t the only reason. The USA and Canada are renowned for their excellent customer service and family friendly resorts….Continue Reading “5 of our favourite USA & Canada resorts”