Canadian winters have a lot more going for them than just great skiing opportunities. With hot springs, winter glamping, and ice caving on offer you certainly won’t struggle to find plenty of winter activities to keep you warm and entertained. Time to don your thermals, pop on a beanie and experience all the beauty of winter in Canada.
Whoever said luxury cruises are best in summer has obviously not read this list of exceptional luxury winter cruises. Time to swap your swimmers for a scarf, and set a course for the world’s most remote regions. Discover the Northern Lights, one of the world’s largest king penguin rookeries and walls of looming glaciers. Dare to be different, cruise in winter.
Tears for Fears may have wanted to rule it, but we think it’s way more fun to ski it …. especially in first-class style. This week Tanya Tyler – personal travel manager with TravelManagers – shares her passion for skiing and matching clients with amazing luxury travel experiences, as she explores her favourite luxury ski experiences around the world.
There are those who chase the sun, and those who chase the snow. If being surrounded by mountains, snow and apres ski chalets is your idea of a good time, then have we got a treat for you. Based on the time of year we’ve discovered the top luxury ski locations and lodges. Time to don your ski gear, put on that beanie and hit the slopes.
I’d always loved big cuddly creatures, especially those that lived in a land of ice, snow and glittering night skies. However it wasn’t the Northern Lights I wanted to see when I alighted in Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago – 78 degrees north of the equator. I’d come here to see the polar bears.
Five Peaks, 2098 acres of expansive terrain and an average snowfall of 366 inches annually. Breckenridge truly is a snow lovers’ paradise! With its base sitting at 10,000 ft., Breckenridge has one of the longest ski seasons in the US and receives more snow than almost anywhere else in Colorado. Whether you’re a novice boarder or skier, or the next Olympic gold medallist, there are slopes and lessons for every level available. From the bustling main street, with its toasty fire places and craft beers, to festivals celebrating Nordic gods, snow sculpture art competitions and film festivals, there’s fun in store for all who venture here. This giant snowy playground is just waiting to be explored.
Plummeting from a helicopter onto spectacular off-piste terrain is the only way to ski if you’ve got the budget for it. The pastime is thought to have begun as early as the 1950s in the US, but these days there are a wealth of luxury destinations that provide thrill-seekers with the greatest of downhill pursuits.