New Resorts Added for Winter 2018/19!

Looking for inspiration for your 2018/19 ski holiday? Look no further.
Next season we are offering 7 night holidays for the first time in these amazing resorts. Why not try somewhere new in 2018/2019?

Flaine

Flaine offers practical ski-in/ski-out accommodation in one of France’s largest linked ski areas, the Grand Massif. Undoubtedly the beating heart of the ski area, as well as being the biggest town Flaine also offers the best skiing in the Grand Massif, with a range of terrain for all abilities.

 

Les Carroz

If you like the sound of the extensive skiing of the Grand Massif, but are looking for a slightly smaller-town feel, Flaine’s neighbour Les Carroz could be for you. A big hit with families, due to its serene location and protected and quiet beginner area, the 1 and a half hour transfer from Geneva makes this one of the most easily accessible resorts in France.

 

La Tania

A fantastic base for those looking to ski the Three Valleys, Courchevel and Meribel in particular, for a fraction of the price. Skiing around La Tania is tree lined, with the resort lying at 1400 metres, and further afield lies the 600kms of the largest ski area in the world, with all ski needs catered for.

 

Les Menuires

Recent developments have seen more picturesque and traditionally styled architecture appearing in Les Menuires, making this a great base for a week exploring the Three Valleys. The resort’s position below Val Thorens gives easy access to some of the highest and most snow-sure slopes in the ski area, meaning great skiing all season long.

 

Chamonix

One of the most well-known resorts in the Alps, set against a backdrop of the highest mountain in the range, Mont Blanc. Chamonix is famous as a Mecca of off-piste skiing, but all levels can enjoy a stay in any of the 5 main areas which make up Chamonix Valley, with a free bus connecting all villages.

 

Avoriaz

Amazing skiing is on your doorstep in Avoriaz, with its altitude of 1800 metres meaning you can step straight out onto the slopes. The Portes du Soleil area is a firm favourite with snowboarders, with plenty of boarder friendly slopes, five snowparks and a super pipe. And it comes with the added benefit of being a car-free resort, so hop on a horse-drawn carriage for a great way to get around.

 

Here is the full list of great self-catered properties we are now offering in these fantastic resorts, as well as more self-catered properties new to Skiworld in some of our old favourties:

Country Resort Apartment
France Alpe d’Huez Residence Les Horizons d’Huez
France Avoriaz Residence Antares
France Avoriaz Residence Atria Crozats
France Avoriaz Residence L’Amara
France Avoriaz Residence Saskia Falaise
France Avoriaz Residence Le Sepia
France Avoriaz Residence Les Fontaines Blanches
France Chamonix Residence La Ginabelle
France Chamonix Residence La Riviere
France Chamonix Residence Le Chamois Blanc
France Flaine Residence La Foret
France Flaine Residence Les Terrasses d’Eos
France Flaine Residence Les Terrasses d’Helios
France La Plagne Residence Bellecote
France La Plagne Residence Le Mont Soleil
France La Plagne Residence Le Quartz
France La Plagne Residence Les Chalets des Arolles
France La Plagne Residence Les Gemeaux
France La Plagne Residence Les Hauts Bois
France La Plagne Residence Les Nereides
France La Tania Residence Le Britania
France La Tania Residence Le Christiana
France Les Carroz Residence Les Fermes du Soleil
France Les Menuires Residence Aconit
France Les Menuires Residence Les Alpages de Reberty
France Les Menuires Residence Les Valmonts
France Val d’Isere Residence La Daille
France Val d’Isere Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde
France Val Thorens Residence Le Tikal
France Val Thorens Residence Les Temples du Soleil
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Skiing in France: £170m Redevelopment Has Begun in Val d’Isère

Val d'Isere France

Val d’Isère is undergoing the most ambitious building project undertaken anywhere in the Alps in a generation.

One of British skiers’ favourite resorts looks set to rise in popularity once more. Val d’Isère began work in September on a €200m (£170m) redevelopment of the centre of the resort, undergoing a project which they aim to have completed by 2022.

‘Le Coin De Val’ redevelopment will take place between the bus station roundabout, Dick’s Tea Bar and a 250m stretch along the main Avenue Olympique towards La Daille.

Highlights of Val d’lsère’s Redevelopments:

  • New arrivals will be greeted by a welcome centre and tourist office with enclosed, relocated bus station and underground roads.
  • Rather than relying on the bus service to access the lifts, skiers will be able to use an underground moving walkway from the centre of town to the Olympique and Solaise gondolas.
  • A new piste will extend from the slopes to the new development, meaning more ski-in accommodation in the heart of town.
  • The medieval inspired ‘Val Tower’ will be the face of the new district, serving as the entrance to the shops and cafes and featuring a top floor restaurant with panoramic views.
  • Two new hotels will be built, both three or four star, and a residence housing 20 4-bed apartments.
  • Two apartment complexes will also create 100 new private homes.
  • Popular bar Le Petit Danois will be relocated to a new pedestrianised area, with a new shopping street which also includes Bar Jacques and Le Lodge restaurant. Longstanding favourite Dick’s Tea Bar is also set to be relocated.
  • New childcare facilities will be created with a crèche and kindergarten.

 

This is set to be one of the most exciting, large-scale resort developments in recent years. It follows the big investment already made by Val d’Isère in the redevelopment of the Solaise area in 2016.

The style of the new building work will seek to replicate the unplanned nature of village architecture; It will give the impression of a collection of buildings which have been added to gradually over time, rather than developed as a single project, using a mixture of modern and traditional building materials.

How Would the Redevelopments Affect My Val d’lsère Ski Holiday?

The project, which will see 900 guest beds added to the resort’s capacity, will take place in three phases, minimising impact on winter seasons, and on your holiday. The works will only improve the experience of skiing in Val d’Isere, and might just cement its place as the top choice French resort for British skiers for years to come.

If you are currently planning your next ski holiday, you can check our exclusive ski guide, covering everything you need to know about Val d’Isere including current ski conditions and weather, as well as showing the exclusive Skiworld chalets, and the apartments and hotels on offer in the area.

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Top Tips for Booking the Best Easter Ski Holiday

Easter Ski Deals

Everything You Need to Know About Easter Ski Deals 2018

When is Easter 2018?

Good Friday – 30th March

Easter Sunday – 1st April

School holidays in most regions in England are from 30th March 2018 – 13th April 2018

…Meaning if you book a holiday departing on 24th March, you will see quieter slopes before schools break up, and you only need to take 4 days leave from work as the Friday is a bank holiday!

Other popular weeks this season for Easter ski deals are departing 30th March and 7th April.

 

Why Ski at Easter?

The lifts are open later – daylight hours are longer too, so you could have a relaxed lunch and ski for that little bit longer. The Easter fortnight is popular in some resorts, but slopes are often empty compared with peak winter dates such as February half-term.

Prices are lower – Easter is not a peak time so prices tend to be lower, especially when compared with the February and Christmas / New Year. Late March is usually as cheap as mid-January and in April some resorts also drop their lift pass prices for the Easter ski holiday weeks. You may also pick up some bargains in ski shop end-of-season-sales.

It’s sunnier – this means you have longer days to ski and can wear less layers of ski clothing. It’s also a great time to learn to ski – especially for families with young children who don’t like the cold. It’s much more enjoyable having a ski or board lesson when you’re cosy – inevitably there’s some standing around during the initial learning stages and a harsh winter’s day when the thermometer drops below zero this can be a challenge.

Al fresco lunches – wear your sunnies and T-shirts at lunchtime, splash on the the Factor 50 suncream, and take in the mountain vistas on a restaurant’s sunny terrace. If you are on a tight budget, picnic lunches become fun and quick rather than a financial necessity (allowing more time on the slopes rather than waiting for your meal in a café, if you’re keen to make the most of your time).

Bluebird days – generally there are more blue sky days, but there are also snowy days – and occasionally there are some of the heavy snow falls April. Best case is to wake up to a clear blue sky in the morning after a night of fresh snow…

 

 

Ski Conditions

When is the best Easter to go skiing for a couple of decades you ask?! This Easter! The snow this year really has been once in a ski lifetime for some, and all the signs are pointing towards one of the best Easters for snow. See the resorts we have selected below, where snow will have kept best from the early season mega-dumps.

 

Best Destinations for Easter Ski Holidays

Simply put, these resorts are your 3 best bets for a fantastic week’s skiing at Easter:

Val Thorens – Europe’s highest resort town at 2300 metres is one of the most snowsure from the start of the season right through to May. Hedge your bets by staying in Val Thorens, but if the late season snow is good lower down too, you have the whole 600km of the Trois Vallees ski area on your doorstep.

Zermatt – Whilst Val Thorens is Europe’s highest resort village, Zermatt boasts Europe’s highest lifts, stretching up to a dizzying 3820 metres. This means access to high snow is better than anywhere else. Combine this with the ski runs on the glacier, and the excellent snow-making facilities in resort, and you are guaranteed amazing skiing any time.

Tignes and Val d’Isere – Where better to soak up some sun than on the terrace of one of the many bars and restaurants which are on your doorstep in the Espace Killy. The height of these resorts guarantees access to good skiing, and the great Spring atmosphere guarantees a good time.

 

 Best Easter Ski Deals

See all other Easter Ski Deals here, with loads of great reductions.

Already thinking about Easter 2019? Why not check out our amazing Ski-All-In deals – you can save hundreds of pounds by buying all inclusive on your Easter 2019 holiday.

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Insider Tips for Booking Group Ski Holidays

Group Ski HolidaysWhether you’ve got a group of 8 or 80, taking a group ski holiday is a great way to share the myriad experiences the mountains can offer.
The spice is in the variety of the group itself. You’ll either have different ski abilities, a range of ages, a mix of couples and singles and almost always a differing opinion on the best holiday bedtime! So to help you out, here’s some expert advice to get you off to the best start when booking your next group ski holiday.

 

Top 8 Group Ski Holiday Tips

1. Book Early

Not only will you get the widest choice of chalets, but the ones with desirable extra features such as hot tubs and ski-in/ski-out will be more available the earlier you book. In addition, Early Booking Offers (often called EBOs in the industry) are becoming bigger and better so you can make huge savings.

 

2. Know the Individuals

Does anyone have specific requirements for their diet or more importantly a disability which might restrict your chalet choice? If you have small children you may want to consider a resort with a short transfer time, and older members may not enjoy the effects of high altitude for example.

 

3. Prioritise the Group’s Needs

What would exhilarate everyone? Here’s the main criteria for those of you new to group ski holidays (but you will no doubt have your own).
a. Date – Everyone who you want to be there will need to be able to take time off work
b. Budget – Be as inclusive as possible
c. Resort – Slopes to suit all abilities
d. Luxuries – Will having ski-in/ski-out make or break your experience?
e. Extras – Will you want a day off from the slopes to do something else – a day in the spa maybe?

 

4. Ask For Deals

You may find that you can get a specific group deal if you book over the phone or directly with a tour operator such as Skiworld, rather than with a travel agent. Discounts on full chalet bookings (Whole Chalet Discount) and Ski All-In Deals including lift passes and ski hire are great examples.

 

5. Fix The Group Size

By setting a manageable limit on places you’ll make two key jobs easy. Firstly, it’ll allow you to make a shortlist of chalets and secondly you’ll be able to generate a buzz for everyone to commit if there’s only a set amount of places on your trip!

 

6. Get the Money

Before you’ve even decided exactly where and when to go, get as many people as you can to pay you a deposit. This way you’ll know how many people are actually keen to go and you’ll be ready with the cash to strike when a great deal presents itself.

 

7. Take Charge

A group leader is one person and the buck stops with them. Its so much easier to have one person in charge of organising. Make sure that person is well organised, great with money and an excellent communicator. If that isn’t you, share this post with that friend who’s ‘the glue’ in the group.

 

8. Go All-In

Get quotes with everything included; lift passes, ski hire and ski carriage are the main things. Find out how much the ‘tax de sejour’ is in the resort too. Avoiding any extra costs once you arrive on holiday will keep everyone happy.

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The Secret to the Perfect Ski Day?

The saying goes, ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’. Well at Skiworld we like to dine like kings and queens all the time, and breakfast is no exception, with afternoon tea and dinner fit for royalty too.

That said, we’re pretty pleased with our new breakfast menu, launched for this season.

We’ve listened to your valuable feedback and taken it on-board, to bring you something a bit different. Gone with those repetitive boring sausages, and in with variety; the spice of life.

We’ve developed an exciting week worth of breakfasts, with something new to try each day. All are tasty and all will set you up for a day on the snow, to fuel your fire until you get back to that afternoon tea that is waiting for you on your return.

Here’s a tantalising taster of what you can look forward to over your week…

The Full Monty | Of course we could never totally forgo the old classic; we all know a big cook up is hard to beat. This is an English breakfast with all the goodies; eggs, sausages, bacon, mushroom, beans, hash browns…the lot.

The Super Fuel | Poached eggs on a bed of wilted spinach, served with oven-roasted chilli tomatoes, bacon and a side tomato pesto and parmesan toast. Something a bit different, packed with punch.

The American Dream | French toast, either sweet (with fruit compote or banana & honey) or savoury (with baked beans), both served with a side of bacon. Whether it’s “eggy bread” from your childhood or a reminder of the big breakfasts on a holiday stateside, we think this is a great start to the day.

We’ve really enjoyed curating (and taste-testing) this new breakfast menu and it wouldn’t have happened without your feedback – so thank you for helping us improve and we hope you’ll enjoy the results!

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Whistler – The World’s #1 Ski Resort?

Whistler, in British Columbia, Canada opened its slopes in 1966 and is consistently ranked as the number one ski resort in North America. Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics and legendary due to its epic terrain, it’s one of those places that is on every skier’s bucket-list.

The Stats

  • Ski area: 8,171 acres of skiable terrain across the two mountains
  • Highest lift: 7th Heaven chair on Blackcomb reaches 2240 metres
  • Average Snowfall: 11.7 metres per year
  • 200+ marked ski trails, 3 glaciers and 16 alpine bowls
  • Longest trail: Peak to Creek (Whistler) and Green Road (Blackcomb), both 11km long
  • Ski season: North America’s longest, running from late November until late April

Fun Facts

  • Whistler Mountain, formerly known as London Mountain, changed its name in 1965, inspired by the whistling sound of the Hoary Marmots that greeted summer hikers
  • Due to Whistler’s coastal proximity, temperatures are moderate through the winter season, rarely dropping below -10C in the village and -15C on the slopes
  • Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and the legacy of the games still lives on. The ‘Dave Murray Downhill’ trail, named after the legendary Canadian ski racer, is an epic downhill course, that hosted numerous World Cup races in the games. It’s widely considered one of the best downhill courses in the world and definitely one to tackle if you have a need for speed.
  • Whistler’s record-breaking Peak 2 Peak gondola is the highest and longest supported cable car in the world. Wait for one of the silver gondolas which are glass-bottomed, for incredible views of the valley below, from a mind-boggling height of 436 metres.
  • The Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb is open to skiers and boarders through the summer, so riders can practice their sport even in the hotter months.
  • Whistler is well known for its many resident black bears, that can be seen during the summer months.

Why is it so good?

The Mountain – It is actually two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, linked by the famous PEAK 2 PEAK gondola, these mountains are home to 200+ marked trails. PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola traverses the almost 3-mile distance between the two peaks in 11 minutes. There are 37 other lifts.

Powder Mornings – Powder. Sweet, sweet, powder. Measured in metres, not centimetres, Whistler gets huge snow! Winter 2015-16 and 2016-17 both produced a whopping 12+ metres. Get a head start on the hill by purchasing a Fresh Tracks Mountain Top Breakfast ticket that gives you early access on Whistler Mountain so you can eat a full breakfast and get a few laps in before everyone else.

World-class Après – With its unique buzz and vibe, the Village Stroll is definitely where it’s at. There’s plenty of fun to be had, from shopping, dining, spas and art museums to activities such as ice skating over at the Olympic Plaza, tubing, snowmobiling, zip trekking and bungee jumping. Whistler Village has over 90 eateries and is home to some of the best chefs in the country.

Accommodation – Whistler (125km north of Vancouver) has a massive range of every type of accommodation from budget lodgings to high-end luxury. Popular properties include the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler and the Delta Whistler Village Suites.

Heli-ski Heaven – Perhaps the ultimate ski experience and more affordable than you might expect, Whistler Heli-skiing offer a great range of packages for intermediate skiers and above, giving access to virgin backcountry terrain, in an area 50 times the size of Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler is Epic – Skiing at Whistler Blackcomb is now included in the Epic Season Pass, which offers unlimited skiing in 12 major resorts in North America, including Vail and Breckenridge.

Getting There is Easy – There are daily flights with BA and Air Canada from Heathrow to Vancouver, then a straightforward two-hour journey along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler resort. And while you’re there, add a day or two in Vancouver at the start or end of your ski holiday.

Canada Offers

Special 2017/18 Season Offer – £100pp OFF
For a limited time only! Book selected hotels in Whistler and Banff, for holidays in March or April 2018, (any duration 10 nights or more) and receive £100pp OFF! 

Early Booking Offers for Canada 2018/19
Canada holidays for the 2018/19 season are now on sale! And what’s more, there are some amazing Early Booking Offers to take advantage of right now. See our blog to learn where the best Canada 2019 ski deals are to be found, or use the date filter to see all deals below.

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Your Guide To February Ski Holidays

February Ski Holidays

To most of us, skiing in February means dodging kids on the slopes with the precision and accuracy of Dave Ryding on a slalom run. But if you’re savvy you can avoid the crowds and find some great skiing at low prices when you book last-minute.

 

When is half term 2019?

UK half term in 2019 will be the holiday week starting on Saturday 16th February, returning on 23rd February. Good to know for families looking to book, or for groups without kids looking to avoid the busy week.

February skiing conditions

In addition to avoiding the crowds, also consider altitude and weather. February in the Alps is traditionally a stormy month. Whilst this inevitably means snow (excellent), it can also mean wind and whiteouts and maybe rain (not excellent). Additionally, the Foehn winds can bring unusually warm temperatures into some lower altitude valleys in the Northern alps, accelerating the potential for a thaw.

 

Top tips for finding the best skiing in February

  1. Look for resorts that offer access to some skiing below the treeline, often meaning you can make the most of a full day’s skiing even if the visibility isn’t ideal.
  2. In general, the higher the altitude of the village/resort base, the more likely you’ll be able to ski-in/ski-out conditions and a greater chance of snow rather than rain!
  3. If a resort is described about as ‘good for families’, it’s likely to be busier in February due to the school holidays in most European countries.
  4. Consult a knowledgeable ski tour operator staffed by experienced skiers, many ex-seasonaires who really know their onions when it comes to the best ski resorts in Europe.

 

Top 4 Ski Resorts in February:

  1. Val Thorens – The highest resort in Europe with multiple geographical aspects. Also part of the 3 Valleys ski area so a variety of lower altitude slopes below the treeline are within skiing distance.
  2. Tignes – plenty of skiing at high altitude to ensure that skiing in the rain is very The sheer size of the Tarrentaise means you’ll rarely be without a skiing option.
  3. Val d’Isere – A vast area with long high alpine runs and also gladed tree skiing in the local area, but also connected with Tignes for high altitude snow-sure skiing on the Grand Motte glacier.
  4. Zermatt – High altitude skiing on the Swiss side, and usually even better conditions over the border in Cervinia which is included on the full area lift pass and well worth a visit.

 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for the best February skiing… Take a look at our February chalet holiday ski deals, some at over half price!

 

*source: www.schoolholidayseurope.eu

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PyeongChang 2018: A Record-Breaking Games for Team GB?

This month in PyeongChang, South Korea, the world’s best winter sports athletes from around 80 nations will compete across 15 sporting disciplines for 102 gold medals, and the chance to be crowned an Olympic champion.

Around 60 of those athletes will be representing Team GB, and will be aiming to beat Britain’s best ever medal haul of 4 (achieved both in 2014 and in 1924). In an attempt to build on what was a positive Olympics in Sochi last time out, UK Sport has doubled its investment in winter sports. The £13.5 million injected in the four year cycle leading up to the Winter Games in 2014 has been raised to £27.9 million for PyeongChang 2018.

Four years on, will we see twice the success of Sochi? Is Britain becoming a genuine contender at the top of the world of winter sports?

 

Here’s your guide to Team GB’s very best medal hopes at the Winter Olympic Games 2018…

 

Lizzy Yarnold

Yarnold is looking to be the first Briton to retain a Winter Olympic gold medal after her Skeleton success in Sochi. After making history by becoming the first British slider and only the second woman ever to hold the Olympic, World, and European titles simultaneously in 14/15, she took the 2016 season off and will look to be back at her world-beating best for PyeongChang.

 

Katie Ormerod

Katie has been setting records since aged 15 when she was the youngest female snowboarder to land a double backflip, going on to be the first girl to complete a Backside Double Cork 1080 aged only 16. She recently won the 2017 FIS Big Air in Russia, and will be looking to replicate that success in South Korea in 2018 now that Snowboard Big Air has landed as a new event in the Olympics. The introduction of Big Air comes at the expense of Snowboard Slalom, which has been dropped for 2018.

 

Eve Muirhead

It is a family affair in the curling at these Games, since it was confirmed that Eve Muirhead will be joined by brothers Thomas and Glen in representing Great Britain. Eve has been confirmed to skip the women’s team once again after earning bronze in Sochi, whilst brothers Thomas and Glen will make their first appearance at an Olympics under men’s skip Kyle Smith.

 

Dave Ryding

After that second place finish in Kitzbuhel, the best finish for a British skier in 35 years, all eyes should be on “The Rocket” Ryding as a real medal contender in Men’s Slalom. He is now an altogether different prospect to the skier who finished in 17th at Sochi. Ranked 8th in the Slalom FIS World Cup standings at the end of 16/17, Lancashire’s Ryding will be looking to build on his strongest ever season last year and earn Britain’s first medal in an alpine ski event.

 

Jamie Nicholls

The first male British snowboarder to win gold at a World Cup Slopestyle event in 2016, Nicholls has already proven he can go up against the world’s best and win. Having made it into the final of the Snowboard Slopestyle in Sochi, Nicholls unfortunately placed just outside the medals in 6th. He will have four more years’ experience by the time PyeongChang comes around, and be in with a real chance of at least making it onto the podium.

 

Aimee Fuller

She first landed on many fan’s radars with her characteristically energetic commentary on Jenny Jones’ record-breaking bronze in Sochi. Surely not one to be watching the final from the commentary box this Olympics, Fuller is a great rider in her own right, having become British champion in both Big Air and Slopestyle at the 2017 BRITS in Laax.

 

James Woods

After taking his first ever Winter X Games gold medal in Big Air in 2017, Woods went on to take Winter X Games Europe bronze in Slopestyle. The 25 year old who was raised on the artificial slopes of Sheffield Ski Village is peaking at the right time and is in a great place to genuinely challenge the best in the world for gold medals in the most high profile of freestyle events.

 

Millie Knight

Britain’s Winter Paralympians managed a 7 medal haul at the most recent World Championships, with 18 year old visually impaired skier Millie Knight and her guide Brett Wild claiming four of those. Aged 15 at Sochi, Knight was the youngest person ever to compete for ParalympicsGB; she is the skier to beat in Pyeongchang, going into the games as World Champion.

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The Best Early Booking Offers for 2018/19 Canada Ski Holidays

Canada ski holidays 2019Canada ski holidays for the 2018/19 season are now on sale!

And what’s more, there are some incredible value rewards on offer for early bookers on a whole host of fantastic hotels and condominiums in some of Canada’s top resorts, Whistler, Banff and Lake Louise. Skiing in Canada offers some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, most extensive ski resorts, and very best terrain… learn more about Canada ski holidays.

Here’s a handy summary of all our top hotels’ early booking offers side by side, so you can easily compare where the best savings can be found for your 2018/19 Canadian adventure.

 

Whistler

Coast Blackcomb Suites

Incredible value for such a ski convenient property, and with very spacious condos. Enjoy an extra up to 30% off when booking before 30th April 2018.

Crystal Lodge

Up to 35% off selected room prices when booked before 30th April 2018. Pretty impossible to beat the incredibly central location, standard of accommodation and the price. A real favourite.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Top class hotel in slopeside location with possibly the best early booking offers of any property in Canada with discounts up to 50%… and when combined with double room upgrades, you can save £1000s.

Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

The world renowned Hilton offers good sized, very comfortable rooms. Possibly the best located property in Whistler with a great aprés scene, and a whopping up to 40% off before 30th April 2018.

The Listel Hotel

The longer you stay in this centrally located boutique hotel, the bigger the early booking rewards – understandably, this great hotel gets booked early…

The Westin Resort and Spa

Up to 50% off prices on selected rooms when you book before 31st March 2018. Standard deluxe rooms are available with sofa bed or double queen. The extra space and bed sizes make the double queen great value for a family with lovely room facilities too.

Whistler Peak Lodge

Up to 37% off before 30th April 2018, with 7 different room types on offer (sleeping up to 8 people) make this the perfect choice to fit any group size.

 

Banff & Lake Louise

Brewster’s Mountain Lodge

Up to 20% off room prices on selected rooms when booked before 31st August 2018, and up to 10% off before 31st October 2018. You can also reduce the cost of your holiday dramatically – prices are based on 2 and the rooms sleep up to 4. Putting more people in your room really lowers costs.

Fairmont Banff Springs

This stunning hotel has great facilities and possibly the best early booking offers of all the Canadian ski hotels – Fairmont offer up to 35% off selected rooms when booked before 31st August 2018 and up to 25% off before 30th November 2018.

Caribou Lodge

Up to 25% off prices on selected rooms when booked before 31st August 2018, up to 15% off before 31st October, and up to 10% off before 30th November 2018. Room prices are based on 2 and the rooms sleep up to 4, so buddy up in a group of 4 for a big saving.

The Fox Hotel and Suites

Charm, luxury, amazing facilities, and up to 25% off before 31st August 2018, up to 15% off before 31st October, and up to 10% off before 30th November… oh, and a free daily breakfast from on-site bar and grill, Chilli’s.

Moose Hotel and Suites

Up to 25% off selected rooms before 31st August 2018, up to 15% off before 31st October 2018, and up to 10% off before 30th November 2018. Prices are based on 2 people in a room but they sleep 4, so you can double the saving on offer by travelling with another couple.

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Up to 25% off before 30th September 2018. Remember prices include lift passes as this unique property is on the mountain. A much better buy than it might at first appear when you bear this in mind.

Ptarmigan Inn

Up to 25% off some room prices when booking before 31st August 2018, up to 15% off before 31st October 2018, and up to 10% off before 30th November 2018. Prices are based on 2 and the rooms sleep up to 4 so putting more people in really reduces the cost dramatically.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Yes a luxury hotel, renowned for its amazing location and views, but Fairmont also offer possibly the best early booking offers in Canada – discounts of up to 35% off before 30th April 2018.

 

 

Discounts vary by departure date, length of stay and are subject to availability at time of booking.

For 18/19 season Canada bookings flight details and prices are still provisional. Once these flights become available we will be in contact to confirm these details with you. Please see our full terms and conditions here – https://www.skiworld.co.uk/skiworld-booking-contract

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Ski Hire: Which is Right for You?

Your Complete Ski Hire Guide

If you’re renting ski equipment this winter, it pays to understand the the differences between the categories of ski hire on offer. Here we make it easy to understand the terms and technologies you need to know to get the right ski gear for you.

Our ski rental is categorised from bronze to platinum, in order to make it simple for you to select a ski that best meets your needs. It’s important to take into consideration both your ability and the terrain you prefer to ski on when choosing ski rental.

New for 2018 – we are now offering a Price Match Guarantee on ski hire, so if you find the same equipment for less elsewhere, we will match the price!

Our Levels of Ski Hire

Ski models shown here are examples of each grade, ski equipment offered will be of a similar standard to those shown.

Bronze Ski Hire

These are our entry level, budget skis for those wishing to keep costs down whilst enjoying the slopes. This range will mostly be onto the third season so will likely have some superficial scratches to the top sheet, however all edges, bases and bindings are rigorously maintained.

Who are they good for? Budget conscious intermediates and beginners with less than 2 week’s experience

Who are they not good for? Those looking to improve and head off the nursery slopes for blue runs and above.

Silver Ski Hire

Great for a beginner skier looking to improve their skills or an intermediate building confidence. They are easy to use, stable and many of the skis in the range have an ‘auto-drive’ feature, which helps initiate turns more easily. Whilst many of the skis are new, there may be some up to two years old, but these skis are checked, maintained and kept in top condition.

Who are they good for? Beginners and intermediates looking to progress.

Who are they not good for? Technical skiers and those looking to go off-piste or racing.
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Gold Ski Hire

In the gold level there are several types of high-end skis, for all kinds of intermediate and experienced skier; off-piste, all-mountain, slalom race skis, park skis, touring and telemark skis are all available here. Most of these skis will be new this year, but some technical skis with low usage could be on their second season. Again, these will have been rigorously tested to ensure that the performance is still as it was when it left the factory.

Who are they good for? Intermediates (3+ weeks) and experienced skiers, particularly those looking to work on a certain aspect of their skiing.

Who are they not good for? Absolute beginners.

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Platinum Ski Hire

Always brand new for the season and feature the latest in ski technology. The difference in platinum to gold is that these skis are the newest and highest grade skis on the market in terms of quality, ability and style. You’ll find products from boutique manufacturers, trialling next year’s big breakthrough technology. The range features off-piste, all-mountain, slalom and park skis.

Who are they good for?  Experienced skiers and specialist skiers looking to make the most of their holiday and stay at the forefront of the sport.

Who are they not good for? Beginners. You need experience to make the most of these skis.

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It’s never too late to upgrade your ski hire

If you decide you’d like to mix it up and try a different ski during your holiday, speak with your Skiworld Resort Host. The difference between ski hire levels is often only around €20 – a small spend that could mean a massive improvement in your skiing experience.

See Our Ski Hire Prices

Know Your Ski Gear

Make sure you get the most out of your experience by choosing a ski designed to perform in the conditions you ride in.

  • Piste skis – Also referred to as carving skis, perfect for turning on groomed snow. They’re built with a narrower waist for quick edge changes and often with a shorter turn radius, for tighter, faster carves.
  • Freestyle skis – Also referred to as park skis or twin tips, these are primarily designed for landing tricks. They are soft and forgiving, with the front and back tips turned up to allow for smooth landings facing forwards or back.
  • All-mountain skis – A versatile, all-terrain ski, designed to handle both hard snow and powder, so great for all-rounders. All-mountain skis offer a wide selection of models, with a range of waists and camber profiles.
  • Freeride skis – Designed for adventurous souls who want the freedom to explore the entire mountain. Slightly wider than all-mountain skis, they handle all types of snow conditions, giving good performance through powder, crud and freshly groomed runs. Great for riders that want the freedom to play off-piste and in varied terrain.
  • Big mountain skis – Designed for the serious backcountry powder days, these skis are known for their wide body, which ensures you stay afloat in deep snow. 

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