Thursday, August 9, 2007

Early Bird Specials. Availability Running out.

Hundreds of Dive Fish Snow Travel clients returned this year from a wonderful North American ski holiday raving about the beautiful alpine villages, the awesome views and snowy slopes. They loved the modern high-speed chairlifts, lack of queues, gliding through soft powder snow on gently sloping glades and cruising down perfectly groomed pistes with no one in sight. And at the end of a perfect day on the slopes they skied back to the door of their ski in-ski out hotels and condos, had a soak in the hot tub as well as enjoying all the apr├Ęs ski activities, bars and restaurants of the on mountain villages.

Those in the know have already snapped up the early bird specials, saved a bundle of dollars, and have booked their cheap flights and accommodation, while it's still available. Well done.

As they say, it's the quick and the dead. The 'quick' have already booked their next ski trip, and we don't want you to be dead. unlucky.

The bottom line, and the serious message of this letter, is:

  • All the early bird special discounts and deals need to be booked early this year and by the looks of it, all the best locations and best deals are selling out fast. Specials like pay for 6 nights, get 1 extra night free, 1-4 day free lift passes, kids stay and ski for free, 10-15% discounts off accommodation, seems like most of these specials will be sold out by mid to end September. The bottom line is if you don't take advantage of these great prices now, by mid to end September, these special rates will run out of availability. So if you want to save some money, you need to be quick!

  • Accommodation at peak times, Christmas/New Year right through to mid January, plus mid - late Feb, is already getting tight, particularly the units with kitchens and a separate bedroom and in the premium quality condo's.

  • Flights are booking up fast. All the cheap seats on flights between December 20 and January 18 are already sold out, and flights from North America back to NZ and Australia in late January/early February are very tight for space.

  • Excellent Exchange Rate: It is the best it's been in years, so now is the time to book and take advantage of it.

So, take advantage of this ski tip from your friendly ski travel agent Dive Fish Snow Travel :

'Be quick!' If you don't have your flights and accommodation booked by mid September, you are likely to find your trip will cost you a lot more and you're likely to have problems getting the accommodation you want and the cheap flights when you want to travel.

If you are serious about a ski trip to North America and you're serious about saving yourself some Money, then you seriously need to contact us now, for an obligation free chat before it costs you more and opportunity and availability runs out.

To get you started on booking your ski holiday and take advantage of the early bird specials we have compiled our most popular USA & Canadian Ski Packages price guideline on our website visit our Ski Homepage or

simply give us a Call on Freephone Aus: 1-800-042195

Till Next time,

From Your Snow Holiday Team
Ron, Christine, Paula, Phil, Sarah, Julia, Bernadette & Mike
Dive Fish Snow Travel

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

New Non Stop Services from Auckland & Sydney direct to Vancouver

This has to be some of the best news for this Canadian ski season. Air New Zealand, along with their co-share partner Air Canada, will operate a 14 hour non stop flight from Auckland to Vancouver in a brand new Boeing 777/200ER aircraft. This will cut down the total travel time by 9-16 hours depending on current transit time/route in USA.

Air Canada will also start a new non stop service on their brand new Boeing 777/200ER aircraft between Sydney and Vancouver, cutting down total travel time by 8 hours.
Both non stop services depart and arrive at excellent times, allowing for good domestic connections in Canada, enabling you to travel from home ot resort in approx. 21-22 hrs.

If you live in Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane, your best connections and prices may actually be via Auckland, thus avoiding Sydney Airport’s high taxes and congestion between International and Domestic terminals.

South Island clients might want to consider travelling via Sydney rather than Auckland: the flight leaves, and arrives, a few hours earlier than the Auckland flight, and as you are in transit in Sydney you don’t have to pay those high taxes.

Flights Auckland – Vancouver – Auckland operate 3 times a week: Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday.

Flights Sydney – Vancouver – Sydney: Daily.

Prices are similar, or slightly cheaper, than going via USA.

So, that’s the great news. But, and we cant stress this, warn or encourage you enough,. to BOOK YOUR TRIP EARLY, or risk missing out on these direct, non stop flights.

An interesting fact: Air NZ and Air Canada did not put on these direct flights just for we snow enthusiasts. They put them on for the 110,000 Canadian tourists escaping their winter to holiday Downunder during our peak tourist season – which just happens to coincide with the peak skiing season!

We are not just saying this to make you book early. Full flights, or a longer flight via USA, are an unfortunate fact of life for people booking later in the year. So call now to secure flights that best suit your needs and your budget.

Ski Canada & USA Early Bird Specials 2007-08

We have just released our exclusive Specials on Accommodation and Lift Passes for a North American Ski holiday.

Visit our Ski Travel Specials for Canada and USA

Hot News for the 2007/08 season

If you are serious about skiing Canada or USA next season, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.

Now is the time to save yourself some serious $$$.

Now is the time to take advantages of:

  1. Earlybird specials/discounts that will save you hundreds of dollars.
  2. Flight availability: The cheap seats are still available right now (Except for Christmas to Jan 15. Flights returning to NZ end Jan/early Feb in time for School restarting are already tight).
  3. The exchange rate is at an all time high so your dollar goes further right now. NB: we are not economists, but people in the know are saying that the NZ dollar must, and will, come back down again. A drop from USD.73 to .68 will add approximately NZD500 to your average holiday. But if you pay your deposit now you can lock in your holiday at today’s fantastic exchange rate, and pay the balance 90 days prior to departure.
    Availability of accommodation: The best value accommodation with best views or location are always booked out first. If you act now, you are likely to get what you want.

For Booking your Holiday Visit Ski Canada / USA Travel Specialist »

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sign Up to our Early Bird Specials and be the First to Know

Huge Savings to be made by booking early

It's never too early to start planning your next snow holiday. There is a good reason for this - Huge Savings! In general, the savings are likely to include:

  • The Special airfare incentives, cheap seats and best connections always sell first.
  • 50% off lift passes at Kicking Horse for R.A.L season pass holders
  • FREE skiing for the kids at lots of resorts
  • FREE accommodation for kids at lots of resorts
  • Buy 7 – 10 day lift passes; receive 2 – 4 extra days FREE.
  • Buy 7 – 10 nights accommodation; receive 2 – 4 extra nights for FREE
  • Extra discounts 5 – 10% off lift passes and accommodation.
  • Don't Book online and pay 6% Canadian GST on your accommodation, transfers and domestic airfares. Book with Dive Fish Snow Travel we are Canadian GST exempt.
  • AIRPOINTS. Tell us now if you have airpoints to spend. If you leave it too late, you wont get the flights.
  • By getting organised early you get what you want and when you want it, and at the Best Prices.
Sign up for our Early Bird Specials Click here »

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Whistler Blackcomb Surpasses Annual Average Snowfall of 33 Feet with over 3 months left in Ski Season

Current Storm Continues to Blanket Whistler During US Presidents’ Week Holiday
WHISTLER, BC, February 20, 2007 – With 103 days left in a winter season that extends to June 3, Whistler Blackcomb has surpassed its annual average snowfall before the end of February. As of February 20, the resort has received 1026 centimetres or 404 inches of snowfall this year, with the annual average sitting at 1,006 centimetres or 396 inches.

The current weather system that tipped Whistler above the average has delivered 11 centimetres of snow in the past 24 hours and 48 centimetres over the past seven days. The storm is expected to continue through Saturday bringing another 22 to 35 centimetres or 12 to 14 inches to the winter wonderland resort.

“Whistler’s geographical location in British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range is the perfect position to receive significant snowfall from precipitation generated over the Pacific Ocean,” says Stuart Rempel, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “This year has been a banner year to date, starting off with a record 416 centimetres or 164 inches in the month of November alone, exemplifying why Whistler Blackcomb is known as one of the most reliable ski resorts in the world for snow.”

Record breaking snowfall in November, solid snowfall throughout December and January, and currently tracking to be the second snowiest year on record by the end of February, Whistler locals are enjoying an epic season. February has seen more sunny skies in the earlier part of the month, until deep winter returned to the resort this past weekend, just in time for the busy US Presidents’ Week holiday.

The current snow base at mid-mountain (1,650 metres) on Whistler Mountain is 281 centimetres or 111 inches. Whistler Blackcomb receives an annual average of 33 feet,10 metres or 396 inches of snow. The Whistler Blackcomb ski season kicked off on November 18, 2006 and will extend to June 3, 2007.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Lake Louise Mountain Resort's Telus Terrain Park Fully Open for the Season

Calgary, AB - January 25, 2007 - The TELUS Terrain Park at Lake Louise Mountain Resort has undertaken a facelift for the 2007 season. With a new staff of motivated riders dedicated to building a solid park program, the TELUS Terrain Park is starting to create a buzz in the Bow Valley and beyond.

For 2007, the Resort has allocated more terrain to the park to allow for more features and variety, and enabling skiers and snowboarders of all levels to use the features. Three major park sections have been created in the park, each specifically catering to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.

Says Matt Mosteller, Senior Director of Business Development for the Resort, "The TELUS Terrain Park at Lake Louise Mountain Resort has a long-standing reputation for being a great place to learn for beginners while providing a challenge for more experienced riders. We're thrilled with the development of this year's park for all to enjoy."

In the park, choose from nine jumps up to 55 feet, wall rides, quarter pipes, hips, as well as a variety of rails and boxes, including the "Swamp Monster", a fifty-eight foot S-Box. The park is now fully open, and riders will be able to enjoy additional features to be created throughout the rest of the season.

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