I recently had the opportunity to visit 6 of the most lovely islands of the Maldives. We travelled with Kuoni who have been offering holidays to this part of the world for many years and it shows! Everything was so well organised right down to the last detail and they...
Whether you are a ski novice or an experienced skier, Whistler in Canada is a great place for your next ski holiday. Whistler is situated 75 miles north of Vancouver, transfer time is around 2.5 hours and is generally included in the ski package so no car hire is necessary. It is consistently voted the no 1 ski resort in North America, very popular with British visitors and usually cheaper to holiday there than USA.
So what makes Whistler so good ?
1. Whistler offers the most reliable, consistent snow in North America with a terrain of 8000 acres well split to suit beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. It has a long season from November to May and is also a great place to take the family.
2. All types of accommodations available from 5 star hotels to apatment style condominiums and a great range of shops and dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. Many of the hotels have spas with indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and hot tubs
3. English speaking ski instructors, well organised lift queues and warm and friendly Canadian hospitality..
4. Two massive mountains, Blackcomb and Whistler, joined by the Peak to 2 Peak gondola , 38 lifts, over 1 mile vertical, 3 glaciers, 200 marked trails and a longest run of 7 miles !
5.The slopes run down into the village where you will find lively apres-ski and a vibrant nightlife Non-skiing activities include sleigh rides, snowmobiling, a tube park, dog sledding, zip trekking, swimming pools, skating rink, and ice hockey matches.
6. Scheduled direct flights from the UK to Vancouver allow you to have whatever duration of holiday you like and you can also add on a few days in Vancouver too if you like.
There are various hotel and equipment hire offers on for early booking and you will usually get a better deal on scheduled flights if you book sooner rather than later. I can arrange a straightforward package holiday or tailor make something to your exact requirements, just give me a ring or drop me an email and I will do the rest. And Whistler is not just a WInter destination, it is also a summer one….you can now travel here by Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver and include it as part of a trip to the Canadian Rockies or even an Alaskan cruise. The possibilities are endless!
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