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Go off-piste this ski season and venture beyond the Alps with Expedia.co.uk

Press Release   •   Sep 29, 2014 15:35 BST

Monday 29 September - Continuing with its goal of providing unrivaled holiday experiences as the winter season approaches, Expedia.co.uk is hosting a Ski Google Hangout tonight with Travel Alberta. The Google Hangout will give holidaymakers the chance to learn more about Alberta, Canada as a world class ski destination, revealing exclusive tips and tricks for getting the best out of a visit.

Experts from Travel Alberta, Edmonton Tourism, Canmore and Kananaskiswill discuss everything from the most desired skiing and snowboarding resorts and bucket list winter experiences, to the best post-ski shopping and ideal locations for viewing the famous Northern lights.

Ski loving consumers can tune in tonight at 8pm UK time via this link:

http://alberta.expedia.co.uk/chat-with-the-experts

In addition, Expedia has compiled the following insights for ski enthusiasts for destinations off the beaten track beyond the Alps.

World Class Alberta

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best winter sports destinations due to its striking natural beauty and legendary powder snow, Alberta has been a proud host of the Winter Olympics and boasts one of the longest ski seasons, from November to April. Stunning destinations including Banff National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the picturesque Lake Louise attract visitors all over the world every season.

Souks and Ski in Morocco

Better known for its souks than its snow, Marrakech may not be the first place you think of for your next ski trip, but about 45 miles south of the vibrant hustle of Marrakech is Africa's highest ski resort. The Atlas Mountains’ Oukaimeden ski resort is located at 2600m providing the perfect combination of a few days of shopping in the souks and snow adventure. In the snow season, skiers will find ski runs from nursery to black and the highest ski lift in Africa (3243m). This resort has all the facilities you find in a typical European resort – ski hire, ski school, restaurants and hotels – however all done in a Moroccan way.

Snowboarding in Montenegro, Balkans

Although best known for its spectacular coastline on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro was described by Time magazine as “the best kept secret of skiing in Europe." Montenegro is a mountainous country with the Durmitor range offering peaks of around 2500m, indescribable powder riding and great views.

Try something different! Experience Korea’s ski season

Korea is covered by mountains so it’s no wonder it’s an increasingly popular ski destination, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Many of the ski resorts in Korea are scattered throughout the region of Gangwon-do, the area receiving the most annual snowfall in the country. For avid ski enthusiasts who are looking for a picturesque skiing experience, try the resort of Yongpyong which is the biggest ski and snowboard resort in the country.

Off the beaten track in Norway, suitable for experts

Lillehammer is one of the oldest winter sport destinations in Norway and offers excellent opportunities for alpine and cross-country skiing. This former Winter Olympic region offers an impressive five alpine centres, at least 2000 kilometres of cross-country ski trails and a multitude of winter activities.

ENDS 

For more information, please contact Expedia Press Office on 020 7395 7181 or email at expediaukpress@fleishmaneurope.com

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