Say goodbye to traditional ski passes! The Holiski pass lets you enjoy the slopes of the 8 prestigious ski areas of Compagnie des Alpes. No need to stand in line, or visit the Web every time you want to buy a ski pass.
The pass’ built-in chip works just like a contactless motorway card: it is detected automatically when you go through the ski lift turnstiles. The system records the days you skied and you automatically benefit from exclusive reductions.
Your Holiski pass symbolizes your annual subscription, valid from the opening day of the first ski area in the network until September 30 of the following year.
You only pay the following month, via direct debit on your bank card, and you can view your invoices online at www.holiski.com. Very practical!
FREEDOM TO ENJOY 8 SKI AREAS
ACCESSIBLE FROM 13 DIFFERENT RESORTS
Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d’Isère)
Les Arcs/Peisey Vallandry
Paradiski (Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne)
Le Grand Massif (Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt Fer à Cheval)
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The Grande Odyssée husky race is set to return to the Portes du Soleil from 10 to 14 January 2009.
The competition features 20 of the world’s best husky trainers and 300 dogs who will spend five days racing across the Portes du Soleil.
Don’t miss the stage in Morzine on Monday, 12th at l’Erignee. www.grandeodyssee.com
We’ve just added Bansko to our list of resorts on Independent Mountain. With the prices being dramatically lower in Bulgaria you don’t have to let the credit crunch get in the way of your winter holiday, so why not give Bansko a try this winter so as not to miss out on your ski trip.
Bansko, once mainly a stockbreeding and travelling merchant community, has nowadays become a center of winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation. In recent years, the town has gained international popularity after the start of the annual Bansko Jazz Festival and consequently the annual Bansko pop-star concert featuring top pop stars. The nearby village of Banya, located only 5 km from the town, is known for its 27 thermal mineral springs.
A new gondola lift was built in 2003 to replace a minibus ride up to the ski slopes of Todorka. Several other gondolas and ski lifts are in the process of being built. These developments, along with the construction of extensive housing and recreational facilities around the gondola (which is on the southwest end of the town by the river), have made Bansko a popular and growing destination.
The town is served by a scenic narrow gauge railway from Septemvri to Dobrinishte.
Well it’s the 3rd of October and we’ve just had the fist snow of the season. September has been cold and with snow on the hills already, the feeling in resort is that we’re on for a big season this year. To see all winter accommodation on morzine then click here.