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Executive Edge Art of Travel

Through popular demand, we present Edge's 1st ski newsletter, The Art of Skiing. To gear up for the upcoming ski season, we'll bring you our pick of the premier ski packages, lift ticket deals and slope-side hotel offers from the hottest ski destinations across the globe. We've chosen powder for every skiing level - from wide runs for beginners and young children to double black gullies, vertical drops, mogul mountains and tree runs for expert downhill veterans amidst the most breathtaking mountain scenery imaginable.

For the 2012/2013 ski season we recommend the new Montage Deer Valley, The Sebastian in Vail, and Viceroy Snowmass and Club Med Valmorel in France for families. For serious skiers, you can't beat Last Frontier Heliskiing in Canada, Snake River Lodge in Jackson Hole or The Westin Whistler. Off the beaten track discover Mountain Lodge in Telluride, The Vale Niseko in Japan and Mont Cervin Palace in famed Zermatt, Switzerland. Let's hit the slopes!

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Montage Deer Valley Heliski Safari

PARK CITY, UTAH

Montage Deer Valley

Locals will brag that Utah is easier on your body than Colorado skiing at the lower altitudes and the 'champagne powder' falls more consistently – more than 500 annual inches. Deer Valley possesses Utah's finest reputation, certainly in terms of accommodations, and is renowned for its corduroy-groomed slopes and attentive, pampering service. Montage Deer Valley, a refined alpine retreat near the top of Empire Canyon's summit, highlights unspoiled views from its spacious, elegant European-inspired decor suites and deep soaking tubs to relax those weary muscles after a long day of downhill exercise.

7 nights Resort View Guest Room AUD 6793 total for 2 includes breakfast and taxes. Valid January 3 - February 13, 2013. 3 Resort International Ski Pass - Deer Valley, The Canyons & Park City all in one pass! 6 days AUD 496 per adult. Virtuoso amenities - upgrade at time of booking (subject to availability) and USD 100 spa credit.

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Heliski Safari

For the ultimate ski experience, heliskiing should top your 'to do' list. Geographically, British Columbia, Canada has the best record for deep, reliable snowpack, excellent terrain and all the industry resources for safety. The leading innovator, Last Frontier Heliskiing was the first ever Heliski Safari. The package combines two world-class heliskiing locations by air (only 3 groups of 5 guests each) and 100,000 guaranteed vertical feet of skiing. Share 7 days between Bell 2 Lodge's legendary terrain in the Skeena Mountains and the epic tree runs and glaciers of Ripley Creek's playground in the Coast Mountains. Midway through the week, start the day skiing from one lodge and finish the day over 65 kms away at the other lodge.

7 day heli ski tour starting from CAD 9890 per person (based upon twin share) includes all meals, guide services, use of powder skis, poles and avalanche transceivers, and ground transfers.
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The Sebastian Viceroy Snowmass

VALMOREL,FRANCE

Club Med Valmorel

With the best exchange rate in 10 years, there is no better time to ski Europe. Perched at 1460 metres at the foot of the slopes with magnificent views, Club Med Valmorel is located in the heart of a beautifully preserved mountain environment. Find a real family experience with children's clubs for all ages, from babies up to teens, so you can enjoy the slopes to the fullest. Discover Le Lodge, the exclusive 5 Trident luxury space within the 4 Trident Valmorel Resort.

7 nights Superior Room AUD1880 per adult and AUD1418 per child (11 and under) includes all meals and beverages, 6 day ski pass, group ski lessons for all levels and Club Med annual membership. Details

SNOWMASS, COLORADO

Viceroy

The ultimate family ski resort with the best ski school in North America and kids activities designed by Universal Studios. Located 7 miles from Aspen, Snowmass has a vast sprawl of wider runs for all levels. There is also a beginner area at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. Viceroy, located near the Snowmass Village, is the first full-service, ski-in ski-out luxury hotel in Snowmass, also featuring a decadent spa. Viceroy's studios to 4 bedroom condos contain modern amenities from stainless steel kitchens to glowing fireplaces to deep soaking tubs.

7 nights Studio AUD 6507 total for 2 includes 6 day ski pass and taxes. Valid January 7 - February 7, 2013. Virtuoso amenities - daily breakfast for 2 and USD 100 resort credit.

Club Med Valmorel Whistler Blackcomb Canada - The Westin

VAIL, COLORADO

The Sebastian

With 300 average days of sunshine annually, you are guaranteed a tan as you tackle America's largest ski mountain. Sprawling diverse terrain, you'll never cover the same runs twice - tree skiing, dry powder bowls, bumps, parks and wide cruises abound. Vail's newest boutique hotel in the heart of the Vail Village, The Sebastian is pulsing with life. Check out the Bloom Spa for relaxation, Frost Bar for socialising apres ski and visionary Block 16 restaurant for fine cuisine evenings. The Sebastian is the Vail you love with a new twist.

7 nights Deluxe Plaza Room AUD 3240 total for 2 includes daily breakfast and taxes. Package based upon 35% discount if booked by August 31. Valid January 5 - February 14, 2013. Virtuoso amenities - USD 100 credit for Bloom Spa, Frost, Block 16 or Market. The Colorado Ticket 6 day Lift Pass AUD 478 per adult - fully interchangeable and valid for Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB,CANADA

The Westin Resort & Spa

Rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler/Blackcomb is a winter wonderland. Home of the 2010 Olympics showcasing the greatest vertical drop in North America and the largest single ski area with over 200 trails accessed by 38 lifts – bigger is better. With its enviable slope-side location, The Westin is the only all-suite luxury resort at the center of Whistler Village. At the days end, indulge in a massage at the full service spa.

Family Package - 8 nights One Bedroom Suite AUD 2406 total for 2 adults & 2 children 12 or under includes taxes. Package based upon 40% discount if booked by November 15. 6 day Lift Pass at Whistler/Blackcomb AUD 431 per adult (12 and under free). Lift Pass bookings before August 31 for this special rate.


The Vale Niseko Japan

NISEKO, JAPAN

The Vale Niseko

Absolute ski-in ski-out, The Vale Niseko offers a Japanese alpine experience like no other. Located at the base of the ACE family run, The Vale boasts the only in-house Japanese onsen in Niseko with an outdoor heated swimming pool for apres ski. Ski lifts thirty seconds away, The Vale defines ideal location amidst 2100 acres of sublime powder terrain with the village amenities literally at your doorstep.

7 nights Superior Room AUD 4103 total for 2 includes 6 day Lift Pass and taxes. Valid January 3 - February 7, 2013.

Mountain Lodge Telluride Colorado

TELLURIDE, COLORADO

Mountain Lodge

Telluride is Colorado locals' well-kept secret with no lift lines EVER - the village accommodates 5,200 people and the lifts carry 20,000 per hour. It's the perfect blend of pure mountain splendor, historic mining town authenticity and charm, fine dining, world-class skiing and unsurpassable beauty. Year after year, guests discover this gem and fall totally in love. Enjoy 700 hectares of America's most envied ski base and even a 7 km intermediate run, the longest in Colorado. Mountain Lodge, in the Mountain Village, offers upscale resort amenities with dazzling views of the 14,000 foot San Juan Mountain Range.

7 nights One Bedroom Suite AUD 2947 total for 2 includes 6 day LIft Pass and taxes.Valid January 2 - January 17, 2013.

Snake River Lodge Jackson Hole Wyoming

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Snake River Lodge & Spa

Jackson Hole's wild Old West image characterises this Rocky Mountain haven for serious hard-core freeskiers. Two splendid mountains flaunt 2,500 acres of mostly advanced terrain with 70 percent expert and double black runs. Snake River Lodge & Spa is nestled at the base of the Jackson Hole Ski Area in the beautiful Teton Village, 5 minutes walk from the slopes. This luxury Virtuoso property offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with fine dining, cozy fireplaces, indoor and outdoor heated pools, ski valet and full service spa and health club.

7 nights Deluxe King Room AUD 2602 total for 2 includes 6 day Lift Pass and taxes. Package based upon 40% discount – on sale until special is sold out! Virtuoso amenities - daily breakfast for 2 and USD 100 spa credit. Valid January 6- February 13, 2013.

Mont Cervin Palace Zermatt Switzerland

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND

Mont Cervin Palace

In magical Zermatt with its mild climate with extended periods of sunshine, this internationally renowned ski locale at the foot of Matterhorn is surrounded by 38 peaks of over 4,000 metres in height. Zermatt has never lost its village charm and remains the ideal spot for a winter holiday for the entire family. Mont Cervin Palace , a short walk to the ski lifts, has it all - indoor pool, sauna, fitness room, massage, beauty center, ski rental, baby sitting and a huge fireplace lounge for sipping hot chocolate after a day on the mountain.

7 nights Alpine Superior Room AUD 5627 total for 2 includes breakfast, dinner daily and taxes. Valid for January 12- February 8, 2013.

* Terms and conditions apply. Prices valid as of August 8, 2012. All packages are in AUD and subject to currency adjustments until booking is paid in full.

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