As another fantastic winter season draws to a close, the Ski Independence team share their highlights from winter 2014/15...

 Dave, Reservations Consultant

[caption id="attachment_8553" align="aligncenter" width="968"]Dave at Whistler Blackcomb Dave at Whistler Blackcomb[/caption] “This seasons highlight for me was my first day on the first lift at Whistler/Blackcomb in mid-April where I saw a black bear wondering around on the lower slopes, and after what was ‘apparently’ a poor snow season in western Canada, we were ploughing through fresh thigh deep snow between trees on Whistler mountain. I just couldn’t believe my luck.”

Julie, Ski Product Support

[caption id="attachment_8546" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Off-Piste Lesson, Val d’Isere Off-Piste Lesson, Val d’Isère[/caption] “My favourite day of the season was doing an off-piste lesson in Val d’Isere with New Generation, this photo was taken having just skied down the Couloir du Lavancher before heading to Cocorico, a great bar at the bottom of the slopes, for some unbelievable après table dancing!”

 Suzanna, Ski Independence

[caption id="attachment_8547" align="aligncenter" width="575"]Harry's First Day on Ski's Harry's First Day on Skis[/caption] "The highlight of my season was seeing my almost 2 year old on skis! Since returning from Les Gets he has enjoyed putting them on in the living room at every given opportunity."

 Karen, Reservations Consultant

[caption id="attachment_8549" align="aligncenter" width="686"]Cold Beer at the Hotel des Dromonts in Avoriaz Cold Beer at the Hotel des Dromonts in Avoriaz[/caption] "A cheeky early season blue sky day in the Portes du Soleil was topped off with a cold beer and an afternoon nap under the sun at the Hotel des Dromonts in Avoriaz."

 Pete, Overseas Operations Manager

[caption id="attachment_8550" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Big Red Cats Powder Day Big Red Cats Powder Day[/caption] "After 13 snowless days on the road and a ridiculously early alarm call that January morning, arriving at Big Red Cats to hear the guides talking of waist deep snow across their tenure has to be the highlight of my season. Or maybe it was watching the videos with a beer at the end of that day…"

Michael, Managing Director

[caption id="attachment_8559" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Family Holiday in Avoriaz Family Holiday in Avoriaz[/caption] "I was in Avoriaz in late March for a week at Residence L'Amara with our three children. It's our third year there in a row so it's clearly a successful formula. The Stash was a major hit with Ollie, our fearless 8 year old"

Gareth, Sales Manager

[caption id="attachment_8554" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mont Chéry view of Mont Blanc Mont Chéry view of Mont Blanc[/caption] "I went to Les Gets this season to visit friends and, more importantly, introduce my 2 year old son, Harris, to snow for the first time.  We had the most amazing week with wall to wall sunshine and warm temperatures, the perfect weather for snow play for all of us.  A morning of exploring the Portes du Soleil (the first time skiing this area for me!) and then long lunches and chilled wine were the order of the week. I have a feeling that is the way of things for a few years to come!"

 Nicole, Reservations Consultant

[caption id="attachment_8568" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Nicole in St Foy Nicole in St Foy[/caption] "For me the best bit of 2015 was getting to ski in St Foy with my sister, truly a brilliant holiday!’

 Nikki, Reservations Consultant

[caption id="attachment_8572" align="aligncenter" width="960"]Top of Taynton Bowl Top of Taynton Bowl[/caption] “My highlight this season was undoubtedly heli-skiing in Panorama. We were unbelievably lucky to have it snow bucket loads the night before and the experience was unforgettable!” For more information about any of our other destinations, speak to one of our expert reservations consultants on 0131 243 8097 or get a quick and easy tailor-made quotation online.