For some of the most inspiring winter adventures look no further than tailor-made ski specialist Ski Safari. Offering ultimate winning combinations, from an Arctic adventure in Sweden to mixing ski and sun in Whistler and Hawaii or in Aspen and Barbados to experiencing Canada’s Powder Highway or Utah’s skiing and National Parks there are plenty of ideas to add to your bucket list.
Swedish Arctic Safari
If you want to push the boundaries further, then a 10 night Åre and the Arctic adventure will satiate most appetites hungry for adventure and offers one of the most magical Northern Lights experiences. This trip of a lifetime begins in Åre, Scandinavia’s premier mountain resort, where passionate winter sports enthusiasts can ease their way in gently with a few days skiing. After a couple of days take the overnight sleeper train 200km north of the Arctic circle to Riksgränsen, the world's northernmost ski destination and one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. Inspiring scenery and incredible snow coupled with immense heli-skiing terrain, the size of Holland, pushes Riksgränsen to the top of the must-ski list. After heli-skiing, the next overnight adventure stop is at the original Swedish Icehotel, where you can try a few new experiences such as ice sculpting, snowmobiling, ice carving or reindeer sledding.
Ski & Sun – Whistler and Hawaii
If you want winter fun on the slopes as well as relaxing in the sunshine on the beach then a Ski & Sun holiday offers the best of both worlds. Ski Safari’s most popular combination is Whistler and Hawaii. Undeniably a must-ski resort thanks to its awesome skiing terrain, Whistler also boasts superior accommodation and an energetic village vibe. Swap the crisp mountain air and white snow for the white sandy beaches and tropical sunshine of Hawaii. The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is known to locals as ‘no ka oi’ (the best) and it is easy to understand why. There can be few better places to soak up the sunshine and relax but equally more energetic couples can discover a host of activities, including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, snorkelling, hiking, whale watching and more.
Utah and Las Vegas Safari
For couples with a sense of fun and a spirit of adventure, the Utah and Las Vegas Safari offers one of the best value experiences. The diversity offered on this trip is what makes it such a unique and memorable choice, combining some of the best skiing and boarding in Utah with a sensational road trip through the US national parks, before rounding off with a couple of nights in Las Vegas. Spend your first few days of married life exploring the vast terrain and amazing snow conditions of Park City, Deer Valley and Canyons, all available on one ski pass. Next embark on a road trip spending a few nights split between Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park and witness the vast geological difference between the two. Travelling in winter time makes the scenery even more dramatic with snow contrasting with the red of the hoodoo rock and the green of the pine trees. The weather gets warmer as you head south to Zion and Las Vegas and there are added adventures to try such as a drive through Monument Valley, mountain biking in Moab or a Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.
Colorado and The Caribbean – Aspen and Barbados
The Caribbean is up there as one of the most popular destinations for couples and combining it with a ski break in Colorado creates an added twist. For the ultimate in big name resorts, start in Aspen, where all superlatives combine together to create a superpower that few resorts can match. This world-famous resort is one of the most attractive in Colorado, offering some of America’s most luxurious accommodation in Aspen town. After living it up in Aspen add a bit of contrast and spend some time on one of the Caribbean’s most popular islands, laid-back Barbados. With winter temperatures averaging 25°C there will be plenty of time to relax in the crystal clear waters and on the beautiful sandy beaches.
If you love powder skiing then a journey down the Powder Highway is a sure way to guarantee some amazing memories. This Safari takes in the resorts of Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Lake Louise and Banff. As one of British Columbia’s most unique ski resorts, Kicking Horse has some incredible terrain that will test even the most committed skiers and boarders to their limits. Meanwhile Revelstoke is one of the only resorts in the world where you can lift-ski, cat-ski and heli-ski from the same base area and boasts some of the best tree skiing and awesome steeps. With its spectacular scenery, perfectly groomed pistes and variety of terrain, complete your trip with a classic town stay in Banff or Lake Louise.