Get ready for a ski holiday like no other.
With resorts across the USA and Canada, we offer the finest ski experiences available for both seasoned experts and excited beginners. Both countries are famed for boasting the best snow on the planet, coupled with clear, blue skies and seemingly endless sunshine to work on your goggle tan.
The United States is renowned for its picture perfect mountains, blanketed in heaps of pure, white powder. Our resorts – found in California, Utah, Colorado, Vermont and New Hampshire – are available in all shapes and sizes, whether you want to party with friends, take a break with the family, or enjoy an intimate retreat.
Meanwhile, the diverse and breath-taking mountains of Canada can be enjoyed from our range of accommodation in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec. Many of our hotels are surrounded by lush natural forestry, giving you the chance to explore both on and off your skis.
If you’re a seasoned skier, our resorts feature plenty of challenging runs, providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills. Meanwhile, beginners shouldn’t feel intimidated – everything from tuition to equipment hire is available, helping to ensure that you enjoy your ski holiday to the full.
Of course, let’s not forget the all-important après-ski. Food and drink are in endless supply, with plenty of local specialities and skiers’ high-calorie favourites on offer. If rest and relaxation are on the agenda, enjoy a spa treatment or two, and unwind in the heated pools and hot tubs available at many resorts.
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Our airline partner, Virgin Atlantic, offer ski and snowboard carriage at no extra charge.
Virgin Atlantic, in conjunction with Delta, offer free ski & snowboard carriage to California, New England, Colorado, and Utah. Please note flights need to be booked with a VS flight number. What's more, Air Canada also have introduced free ski carriage to all their Canadian destinations. The free carriage is in addition to your free baggage allowance - just make sure you do not exceed the 23kg limit.
Don't forget, we can now book your Travel Insurance!
We have a fantastic Winter Sports Policy which, of course, covers both skiing and boarding, but also includes some other great fun activities such as Bob Sleighing, off piste skiing* and snow cat skiing.
* Within the ski area boundary of a recognised ski resort and following ski patrol guidelines.
Forget Paris and Milan, hitting the slopes in stylish ski wear is where it is at...
Or for those new to ski, get up to date and become a layering pro. Find out more with Virgin Holidays and our hot tips and recommendations!
For those who are new to ski, getting up to speed with layering techniques is a must. There are three key layers to know: wicking, insulating and protection. Start with the wicking layer, which should be made of synthetic material so it can "wick" moisture away from the skin. Insulate with wool or fleece, and protect with a super waterproof material. Lastly, don't forget key items such as gloves, goggles, sunglasses, head-gear, and neck gators.
Bring a bit of fun to your ski wardrobe with some fun and colourful fashion trends. From colour-blocking with a bright splash of colour to choosing a stylish pattern to mix into your outfit, you can be rocking the slopes in no time.
For those wanting to up-the-ante, look for outfits with some luxe trims and accents. If cool and classic is your thing, we recommend solid colours such as black, navy, and forest green.
Sunburn, chapped lips, and broken bones. No thanks! These could all be avoided with some quick and easy protection items. Apply sunscreen and carry lip moisturiser in your pocket to help counteract the effects of dry air and wind. Protect your eyes with goggles or glasses and wear a helmet and wrist guards to help avoid injuries on the slopes.
There are tons of ski apps available these days that can help you with just about anything. Some of our favourite ones include: Ski Tracks for daily performance measurment; Instagram for pictures, videos, and ski inspiration; RealSki 2.1 for in-resort locations and runs using augmented reality; and Ski Club of Great Britain for the latest resort conditions, snowfalls, and news. Plus, look out for resort apps - Mammoth and Park City are just a couple available.
Capture the stories, memories and moments with some great photo gadgets. GoPro cameras are synonymous with video action on the slopes. The HERO4 is the latest edition with wi-fi capabilities and can be strapped to your helmet or chest.
For those after a point and shoot, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 is ready for ski action with shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof features. For those wanting to use their iphone like a digital camera, the Belkin Live Action Camera Grip is a great little device to have on hand.
Following in the swaggering style of Vegas, Lake Tahoe now offers glamorous pool parties. 'Sundays at the Pool' indoor nightclub is now featured in MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa and is Lake Tahoe's only indoor playground featuring an acre that includes a swimming pool, an outdoor area, and a jacuzzi. Be sure not to miss out!