For the 7th year, Ski Independence are proud to host the North American Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine Reader Holidays. The reader holidays are always a huge success and 09/10 is no different, places are filling up fast on this year's superb itineraries:

Vail- 08 December 2009 This trip will not only allow to to explore Vail's vast ski area, but also you can check out  neighbouring Beaver Creek which is hosting World Cup races just before we arrive – so confident is the resort of great early-season snow. If you want to see what else Colorado has to offer, there will also be day trips to the nearby resorts of Copper, Breckenridge or Keystone (snow dependent). 7 night trip starts from only £998 (high season brochure price is £1565). Based on British Airways flights from Heathrow to Denver, transfers & 7 nights accommodation at Evergreen Lodge. Fernie + Kicking Horse ‘Powder Highway’ - 13 January 2010 The second trip will be heading out to Fernie & Kicking Horse; this is a great opportunity to ski Canada’s ‘Powder Highway’ Fernie, Kicking Horse and Panorama plus optional 1-day Kimberley and Revelstoke excursions! Prices for our 10 night itinerary start at £1399 pp. Based on direct flights from Gatwick to Calgary, transfers, 6 nights at the Park Place Lodge in Fernie & 4 nights at various slopeside boutique hotels in Kicking Horse. Monster Ski 2010 - Ski & Snowboard Challenge

Put your passion to a good cause... Following the success of Monster Ski 09, we have made the challenge bigger & better and will be heading to Whistler, the official host mountain resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for Monster Ski 2010 Take on the Gold Medal Challenge and aim to ski 150,000 vertical feet over five days (the height of Mount Everest per day) or the Silver Medal Challenge, skiing 100,000 vertical feet in total (the height of Mount Kilimanjaro per day)! Previous Monster Ski events in Colorado and Engelberg have raised over £220,000 to support the work of the MS Trust. This is your chance to put your passion to a good cause and help support people affected by multiple sclerosis. The Monster Ski experience will leave you with a real sense of achievement and fantastic memories that will stay with you forever. For further details on these trips or to book your place call Ski Groups on 0131 243 8096 or email [email protected]