Novices, Beginners, Intermediates
and Experts of all ages can all have loads of fun every day in
Skiing and Boarding Holidays are all about fun and having
lots of it.
You certainly do not need to be an expert to get the most enjoyment
out of a North American snow holiday. If you can ski in NZ you
will thrive in the winter wonderland of North America. Novices,
Beginners, Intermediates and Experts of all ages can all have loads
of fun every day at any North American Snow Resort, where every
day is a guaranteed ski day; "no closures" means no closures.
Canada's Big White, Silver Star and Sun Peaks alpine resorts offer
fantastic Ski In / Ski Out Accommodation, long wide runs and no
crowds! You can choose from a number of great long green runs or
long blue cruisers from the top of the chair lift for an exhilarating
ride through GREAT Snow that makes you look like an expert!
Ski In / Ski Out accommodation gives you the chance to 'head
home' for lunch with blue and green runs right back to your
There are also fantastic ski improvement programmes available - a
great chance to 'jump up' a level in your skiing/riding.
To help you picture the amount of terrain available at any one
of these Ski Resorts ...imagine combining Whakapapa & Turoa's
total terrain add another 20-30% more skiable terrain along with
a purpose built village around the lifts and you are starting to
get some idea of the size and skiing available at Sun Peaks or
Big White or Silver Star. Plus their are no crowds, no ice and
no closures due to bad weather and you have the recipe for a fantastic
These and many other Ski Resorts offer GREAT Value Lift Tickets,
FREE Nights Accommodation, FREE Ski Days for Long Stay clients
and KIDS SKI FREE at certain times during the season, plus Night
So ..get out there and enjoy the snow no matter what level of
skier or rider you are. Fun on the snow isn't just for the experts!
Remember if you can ski in NZ you will look great on the soft snow
in Canada or USA!!
|Recommendation for First Time Skiers to North America
But don't just take our word for it. Here's what a first time
holiday maker had to say about her
first trip to Canada with her husband and daughter.
"My skiing experience had been limited to occasional weekend trips
to Whakapapa, avoiding the ice and rocks, and being frustrated
by mountain closures. My husband had never got passed snowplough
position on the icy beginners slopes at Happy Valley.
So a trip to Big White and Silver
Star in Canada was planned to
see if North American skifields were really all they're cracked up
to be. And, yes, they are, and
more so. We arrived there in early December, but even this early
in the season the snow was much better than what we were used to.
Not a rock in sight! Just miles of wide open long groomed trails
snaking between pine forests, blue skies, and spectacular scenery.
There were countless ski trails to choose from, all well signposted
so you couldn't get lost. And long - many of the blue and green cruiser
trails took us from the top to the bottom of the mountain; 3-4 km
of pure exhilaration (the longest run is 8km long!). The snow was
dry, powdery and very forgiving when we fell, and although it was
cold, we never got wet. My daughter and I loved every second of it
and became much more proficient skiers - even managed some moguls!
One occasion, one of the many high speed detachable lifts broke
down and we had to wait for 10 minutes until it was fixed. By
that time there would have been maybe 200 people waiting in the
queue - people
we had never seen on the slopes, which shows just how many different
trails people were spread out over. Within about 10 minutes,
the whole queue had cleared and we were on our way back to the
top again. The speed, efficiency and number of lifts was staggering
and apart from that one time, we never had to wait for a lift.
By the time it became dark (around 4 - 4.30pm) we were too tired
to ski any more so it was a relief to ski right back to our on
mountain accommodation, and collapse in comfort. No cold bus trips
back down the hill in Canada; all hotels and condos are right there
at the base of the lifts, and they are all pure luxury. After dark
we'd check out tube town, the ice skating rink, internet cafes
and some of the restaurants.
All in all it was so much more fun than I'd expected. In NZ skiing
had always included a certain amount of hard work - waiting for the
bus to get you up to the skifield, struggling up from carparks with
your gear or long queues for the ticket lines and gear hire, trying
to avoid the rocks and patches of ice, not knowing where the trails
are because nothing is signposted, 5 minutes skiing and 10 minutes
waiting in lift lines.. And then there were the days when the
mountain was closed! Small wonder we didn't bother skiing much
But in Canada it is just so easy. Everything is right there in
the village; you can ski straight out of your door to the lifts
and you don't have to struggle for anything. And the skiing is
fantastic. Can't wait to go back and check out some other ski resorts.
Think I'll leave my husband behind next time though; he got a blister
on his heel on Day 1 and never got back on the snow again, so he
still can't ski!"
So don't just take our word for it: try it for yourself. North American
ski resorts make skiing fun, easy and hassle free. You'll love it
and will want to go back year after year!
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