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These don’t relate solely to Europe but we’ve just been sent a range of early booking ski offers (book by 31/8) that cover a range of less mainstream ski destinations. Canada, U.S., Japan, Sweden, Norway and more. All are with Ski Safari but if you’re a keen Alpine skier who wants to try something new then they are worth a look.

1. Incredible savings match the incredible skiing in Whistler
Whistler is deservedly up there as a must-ski resort, with two mountains offering a huge ski area with enough variety to suit every standard of skier and snowboarder. It’s no coincidence that Whistler is repeatedly voted the number one ski resort in North America and off the slopes Whistler Village has plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Enviably Whistler has some of the best ‘book by 31st August’ offers, where you can receive a discount of up to 60% and double room upgrade. Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com ) has a 10 night holiday to the 5* Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, starting from £1399 per person. Price based on two sharing and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2016.

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2. Hip Hip Hooray – Jackson Hole’s birthday treat to you
Jackson Hole will celebrate its 50th birthday this season, which will be marked with the introduction of the new Teton Lift. Jackson Hole continues to be one of the most iconic and compelling resorts for advanced and expert skiers with steep slopes and deep powder and with the installation of the new Teton Lift, good intermediates will find more terrain accessible for them.

Book by 31st August and receive up to 40% discount plus full American breakfast. Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com ) has a 7 night holiday to the 4* Snake River Lodge in Jackson Hole, starting from £1375 per person. Price based on two sharing a hotel room and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2016.

3. Say yeah to Geilo at Easter
As one of Norway’s oldest and most famous ski resorts, Geilo has great appeal for families looking for unintimidating and uncrowded slopes. Superb ski tuition, excellent English-speaking instructors and first-rate childcare means children are well provided for. Off the slopes there is a top choice of winter activities that families will love, including husky dog-sledding, horse sleigh rides and high rope courses.

Book by 7th August and save up to £189 per person. Ski Safari (01273 224 068, www.skisafari.com ) has a 7 night holiday to the 4* Geilolia Forest Cabins in Geilo, starting from £559 per person. Price based on four sharing a self-catering three bedroom cabin and includes flights and transfers. Departs 27th March 2016.

4. Panorama of Powder
Visit the Canadian resort of Panorama and see for yourself why this resort is a perfect place to try heli-skiing for the first time. Spend a few days exploring the long steep pistes and fantastic tree skiing, before hooking up with the well-renowned RK Heli Ski Company for the ultimate heli-skiing experience.

Book by 31st August and receive up to a 40% discount on accommodation, 50% discount on transfers plus a 2 for 1 heli-ski offer. Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com ) has a 10 night holiday to the Upper Village Condos in Panorama, starting from £1019 per person. Price based on two sharing a studio and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2016.

5. No stopping for Park City limits
The big news this season is that the two resorts of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons, will be connected by a new high-speed gondola. This development will create the largest single ski area in the United States, with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.

Book by 31st August and receive a 40% discount, breakfast vouchers and a £125 per person discount when booked with the Epic Pass. Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com ) has a 10 night holiday to the 4* Silverado in Park City Mountain Resort, starting from £1425 per person. Prices based on two sharing a 2 bedroom suite and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2016.

6. Terrific Tremblant for Families
The Canadian resort of Tremblant, lends itself to families wanting to go further afield for a family holiday. With a relatively short flight time of less than seven hours, a swift 1½ hr transfer to resort, combined with excellent resort facilities from the superb ski school to the compact resort centre it’s easy to see why.

Book by 31st August and receive a 25% discount on accommodation. Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com ) has a 10 night holiday to the 3*+ Hilton Homewood Suites in Tremblant, starting from £959 per person. Price based on two sharing a standard room and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2016.

7. Some resorts Åre the best for families
Some resorts lend themselves to offering a combination of downhill action with a mix of off the slope activities. Åre in Sweden triumphs as one of those destinations and is the perfect fit for parents with ski-in ski-out accommodation and all the ski school, ski rental and other facilities all in one place. Off the slopes there’s the usual tobogganing and husky sledding to the more adventurous ice-driving, zip-lining or even moose kissing!

Book by 14th August and save £105 per person. Ski Safari (01273 224 068, www.skisafari.com ) has a 7 night February half-term holiday to the 4* Tott Hotel in Åre, starting from £759 per person. Prices based on four sharing a mini-suite on B&B and includes flights and transfers. Departs 14th February 2016.

8. Banff Bonanza Break
From Banff you have three ski areas to explore; Mt Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, which are all covered on the same lift pass and linked by a super-efficient shuttle bus to take you to each ski area. Varied terrain, incredible snow with a long season, a fantastic resort town, great value accommodation and stunning scenery all make for a winning combination.

Book by 31st August and receive a 15% discount, 4th night free plus a 50% discount on transfers. Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com  ) has a 7 night holiday to the 3* Hotel Mount Royal in Banff, starting from £919 per person. Price based on two sharing a standard room and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2016.

9. Re-Laax in Switzerland
Benefiting from a short transfer, the Swiss resort of Laax is only 1.5 hrs away from Zurich airport. Known as the White Arena, the ski area is vast and varied and made up of 3 Romansch speaking villages – Flims, Laax and Falera – all of which share 235 km of interconnected skiing and boarding.

Benefit from a stay 7, pay 6 offer, where Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com ) has a 7 night holiday to the 4* signinahotel in Laax, starting from £975 per person. Price based on two sharing a double room and includes flights and transfers. Departs in January 2016.

10. Ja-Pow ….Calling all Hokkaido Hounds
If you are the type of person who doesn’t like to share the untouched powder then Rusutsu is for you. It is one of the smaller Japanese resorts but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in snow, with over 14m of the lovely dry white stuff as an annual average. A one or two day trip to Niseko is more than feasible, where you can explore some great groomed runs and more back country.

Book by 31st August to benefit from the stay 7, pay 6 offer plus a free lift pass. Ski Safari (01273 224 060, www.skisafari.com ) has a 7 night holiday to the 4* Hotel Rusutsu Resort in Rusutsu, starting from £1675 per person. Price based on two sharing a standard room and includes flights and transfers. Departs in March 2016.