Big White, Canada vs South Island, New Zealand

Your family has fallen in love with the snow fields, and now you’re considering venturing further afield for some different terrain. Which destination would suit your family best? We’ve road tested two cracking destinations to unearth everything you need to consider when choosing the best holiday for your family.   It’s tough to get my [...]

5 things you might not know about me, your personal travel manager

1. I have worked as travel agent for over 23 years, so I know a few things about travel! During this time, I have experienced the highs and lows of the world including the Ansett Collapse, 9/11, GFC, SARS, Swine Flu, The Royal Wedding(s!), the Internet and many more.   It’s taught me to expect [...]

Five things you may not know about Snow Safaris

We at Snow Safaris have spent many seasons at Big White sampling all the local cuisine, searching for all the best ski runs (Some are not listed on the map!) and testing out the resort activities on our kids. It’s a tough job! We love this place and know why it is voted one of [...]

Top 5 Reasons to take the kids on a Ski Holiday!

Top 5 Reasons to Take your kids on a Snow Holiday! Not to sure about whether a ski holiday is for the family? Here are 5 of the best reasons to head to the Snow!     It’s outdoors! We often complain as parents that our kids spend too much time inside, especially in Winter. [...]

Ten reasons to visit Canada’s ‘Big White’

Personal travel manager Kim Mason shares her top ten reasons why ski fanatics should make the trip to Canada’s ‘Big White’ ski resort this year.   While it may seem like a gimmick to say that a resort has something for the whole family, it’s a statement that has validity when talking about the Big [...]

Revelstoke, BC Canada

Revelstoke, BC Canada may be a Ski mountain you are not yet familiar with. You would be forgiven as it is still in its early days, with expansion flagged for the future.   It is often boasted that Revy, as it is affectionately known to the locals, boasts the greatest vertical in North America, so [...]

To Ski or not to Ski?.. How young is too young?

When is it ok for my kids to start skiing? This is a question I am often asked by new parents who are dreaming of returning to their ski holidaying ways.   Start too early and risk your kids hating it forever. Or start to late and have them fearful of the unknown. Neither option [...]

How to avoid the worst holiday ever… based on true stories!

You have been looking forward to your holiday, counting down the days. And now you have arrived at your destination. But it’s not what you had thought it would be?   Oh tell me what you want, what you really really want! What’s the scene you envision for your holiday? Are you soaking up the [...]

A year that wasn’t …

We find ourselves in the strangest of times. This is unprecedented, and I am sure in a few years’ time we will all look back on this moment in time and talk about how we lived through Covid-19. Oh, the stories we will have! Missed hugs, postponed events, novel ways we coped with isolation, and [...]

Why would I use a travel agent, when I am sure I could do it all myself?

Have you ever found you get better results at the gym when you have a personal trainer? Or that you get a bigger tax return when you use an accountant than when you do it yourself? What about when your hairdresser cuts your hair compared to the Iso Cut you gave yourself? Don’t even get [...]

The Eight Essentials for Travelling with Kids

The thought of family holidays can spark plentiful fond memories, but if you also tend to break out in beads of sweat thinking about all the moments that can go wrong, you’re not alone. We’ve compiled a list of our top tips for you to consider when planning your next family holiday, to ensure it’s [...]