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Skiing is something we know a lot about at VLTravel

- one of us is even a qualified ski instructor!  

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Ski School

We can provide ski and snowboard packages to New Zealand's world-famous Southern Alps, Canada, USA  Japan and Europe ensuring fabulous, fun-filled winter holidays.

We can cater for Airfares, accommodation, transportation and ski passes which can all be taken care of in packages that will keen the most adventurous and beginner skiers and boarders coming back each year.

And that's just the beginning. Extras include ski shuttle and rental car passes, equipment hire, lessons (beginners to advanced) and guiding.

Contact us today for a quote on a ski package today.

Call (07) 5676 3660 or Email sales@vlt.com.au

 


So where can I go skiing?

Ski Australia

Australia

Ski New Zealand

New Zealand

Ski Europe

Europe

  Ski Canada

Canada

 

 


Australia

So, where would I ski in Australia?

VICTORIA

Mt Hotham

A busy resort catering for families and advanced skiers.
Where: A sprawling ridgetop village in the heart of the Victorian Alps - 750 kms from Sydney and 360 kms from Melbourne, between Harrietville and Omeo.
Getting there: Mt Hotham airport is 20kms from the resort - there are direct flights from Sydney via Qantaslink.

Ski Australia

Falls Creek

A picturesque alpine resort catering for families and skiers of all abilities, has reliable snow cover and extensive snow making.
Where: 357kms from Melbourne and 690 kms from Sydney. Flights are available from Melbourne and Sydney to Albury airport. Coach transport and hire cars available.

Mt Buller

One of three major ski resorts in Victoria. A popular destination for daytrippers from Melbourne and weekend skiers. Wide range of terrain and a vibrant village.
Where: 225kms from Melbourne. Fly into Melbourne, coaches and car hire optional.

NSW

Thredbo

Where: located in the Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains in southeastern Australia, 500kms from Sydney. You can fly into Canberra and catch a coach. Flights to Cooma may be an option.

Perisher

The amalgamation of four ski areas, the resorts are interconnected and ski lift passes can be used throughout the resort. It is the biggest ski resort in Australia.
Where: In the Snowy Mountains near Jindabyne in southern NSW, about 500kms from Sydney.

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New Zealand

So, why Ski New Zealand?

Better (and often more reliable) Snow . . .
The fundamental reason for skiing in New Zealand
 

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Larger and Higher Mountains . . .
Longer runs, more varied terrain and amazing views
 

 

Ski New Zealand

Location, Location, Location . . .
Stay in the one place and ski several different surrounding mountains

Less People . . .
That means uncrowded slopes and fewr queues

More Snow Holiday options . . .
Heli or Glacier skiing available at several New Zealand mountains

Longer Season . . .
NZ ski season is nearly 6 months of the year

 

Accessible . . .
Flight time to NZ is less than 3 hours from East Coast Australia - there are more than 100 flights per week across the Tasman.
In season, you can fly directly into Queenstown.


More than just skiing . . .
Going to NZ means going on an Overseas holiday with many more possibilities on offer than just the slopes.
Queenstown in particular offers many more holiday experiences.

Price . . .
The weaker New Zealand dollar makes your Australian dollars go further ! 

Which field should I ski at . . .

Coronet Peak

Skiable Area:
Longest Run:
280 hectares
2.4 kms
Beginner Runs:
Intermediate Runs:
Advanced Runs:
25%
45%
30%

The Remarkables

Skiable Area:
Longest Run:
280 hectares
2.4 kms
Beginner Runs:
Intermediate Runs:
Advanced Runs:
30%
40%
30%

Cardrona

Skiable Area:
Longest Run:
320 hectares
2 kms
Beginner Runs:
Intermediate Runs:
Advanced Runs:
25%
55%
20%

Treble Cone

Skiable Area:
Longest Run:
550 hectares
3.5 kms
Beginner Runs:
Intermediate Runs:
Advanced Runs:
10%
45%
45%

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Europe

So, Where would I ski in Europe?

Skiing in Europe - One big Winter Wonderland

Snow covered mountains, picturesque villages, crystal clear cold air mingled with the smell of burning firewood, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine - Europe in Winter

Winter in Europe is as diverse as the continent itself. If you think of skiing in Austria and Switzerland with their traditional houses covered with metres of snow in cute little villages, smaller to large ski resorts, often linked to each other, baby and beginners lifts in the centre of town.

You have to try the famous Gluehwein (hot mulled wine), Jagertee or Lumumba (tea or chocolate with rum). One of these will definitely warm you up even after the longest day of skiing. There is nothing more cosy and relaxing than sitting down to one of the famous Swiss Fondues and taking your time to eat and talk with your friends & family.

Ski in Europe

Italy, the country of pizza and pasta is often not so known as a ski country but you would be surprised. The Dolomites offer the perfect mix of spectacular scenery, long runs, modern lifts and great food.

France is famous for its massive often linked resorts such as Les Trois Vallees - 'The Three Valleys' - where you can literally ski from one to the other on a choice of 600 kms of piste, almost too much to cover in one holiday. And of course, I don't need to mention the fabulous quality of French food.

You want guaranteed snow? Not a problem, you just have to stay high enough, with some glacier regions literally offer almost year round skiing.

You find excellent ski schools in every country catering for the smallest skiers in ski kindergartens, all the way to the most experienced skier who would like to have a brush up lesson or be taught how to ski on powder snow. And you do not need to go heli skiing to find powder either.

The Après Skiing or Non-Skier Entertainment ranges from snow bars out in the main street, to ice skating rings, sleigh rides through a fairy wonderland of glistening trees, to visiting a bowling alley, to get those stiff legs going again, shopping or simply relaxing in front of the fire place with a book in your hotel. Ski schools often contribute to the entertainment by organizing races for everyone and nightly torch runs down the main slopes make for a spectacular sight.

A lot of accommodation in Europe is ski in / ski out or you are staying right at the bottom of the main lifts.

You can go for the all surround version of the Club Med who offer the all inclusive package, a simply family run pension, a five star hotel or apartment style accommodation for the family who likes to be that little more independent.

There is something for everyone's taste. Don't miss out - spend your next winter holiday in Europe!! 

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Canada

Ski the Canadian Rockies of Alberta – true winter wonderland!

The province of Alberta is home to Canada’s true Rocky Mountain resorts, with breathtaking scenery, winter wonderland activities, castle  like hotels, and rustic cabins, complimented by majestic mountains with a variety of runs for all abilities. Major resort areas include Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area, Sunshine Village in Banff-Lake Louise, and Marmot Basin in Jasper.

Banff-Lake Louise is located just 90 minutes from Calgary International Airport in the heart of Canada’s first National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skiers and boards have access to one convenient, tri-area lift ticket in Banff-Lake Louise that covers almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, suitable for every level and desire, from gentle groomed runs to some of the world's most extreme in-bounds challenges. The Banff-Lake Louise Club ski program has won the Neilson Marque of Excellence Award for the fifth time, offering a three day, three resort tuition program with the same instructor to enhance turns on the mountain for every ability and desire.

Accessible by the Via Rail Snowtrain or a scenic drive along the Icefield Parkway is  Marmot Basin Ski Resort in Jasper. Throughout the Canadian summer, Marmot Basin will be installing the longest high speed quad detachable chairlift in the Alberta Canadian Rockies. The new high speed chair will be 2.3 km in length and will whisk skiers and boarders up almost 2,000 vertical feet in 7.5 minutes.

Ski in Canada - Lake Louise Skiing


It is always a winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta where there’s no better place to share old time traditions and make new memories. Picture castle like hotels, rustic cabins, warm fire places, ice sculptures, and the magic of winter reflecting from snowflakes that settle on thousands of pine trees, and that’s winter in Banff-Lake Louise and Jasper.

Stunning mountain backdrops, lack of lift lines, and friendly local hospitality are just some of the bonuses that make a ski holiday in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta unforgettable. Not to mention the elk and big horn sheep wondering the street outskirts, as skiers and snowboarders enjoy après ski activities. 


There are often Earlybird Specials in the beginning of the season
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