||0845 890 0362
||A "holiday package partner" to the Eurolines/National Express coach company, offering ski & snowboard holiday packages to Argentière, Chamonix, La Plagnes, Tigne, Val d'Isère, Les Arcs, Val Thorens, Les Contamines, Flaine and thirteen other small resorts in the French Alps, based on the Eurolines Ski coach service from London, but also available to those who want to go by train, fly or self-drive.
||0844 800 9159
||Alltracks Academy runs courses in Whistler for ski and snowboard instructors, but they are widening their programme to include holidays for expert skiers and boarders who want to 'push the envelope'.
||020 8871 4656
||Small specialist agency building bespoke holidays in chalets & hotels in resorts across Europe, Canada and the USA.
||AE specialise in accommodation for skiers & snowboarders, typically on a gap-year or a work assignment who want to stay in a resort for a whole season. They call them "Seasonaires".
||020 3004 8750
||Alpine Guru has a handpicked collection of ski chalets and hotels across Europe & North America, with easy-to-use navigation so you can find romantic chalets/hotels, spa chalets, child/pet-friendly, ski in/out, modern, etc.
||British couple operating a handful of catered & self-catering chalets in Les Gets and Morzine in the Portes du Soleil ski area.
|American Ski Classics
||0844 800 3927
||Specialises in ski resorts throughout North America.
||0845 130 1114
||Ski & Snowboard packages in Bulgaria (Pamporovo, Borovets, Bansko), Slovenia (Bohinj, Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora), Romania (Poiana Brasov), and Serbia (Kopaonik).
|Bella Ski Italia
||Does exactly what it says on the tin - beautiful skiing in Italy. Small specialist ski & snowboard operator featuring the traditional family ski resorts of Madesimo, Chiesa Valmalenco and Santa Caterina in the Valtellina region of Italy.
||020 7060 0824
||Luxury ski breaks in catered (mostly) chalets in Switzerland & Austria.
|British Airways Holidays
||0844 493 0 787
|| Tailor-make ski trips to Europe (France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria) and North America (USA & Canada).
||Not really a specialist ski operator. Canterbury offer family & activity holidays in Finnish Lapland (including trips to see Santa!), but they have also introduced a one week 'Easy to Learn' ski course in the ski resort of Luosto, just above the Arctic Circle, for those keen to try out downhill, cross-country or snowboard.
||Specialist operator for mature beginners and experienced skiers with programmes in La Clusaz, Faine, Morzine, Les Saisies and Les Contamines.
||0800 496 4996
||Independent company since 1980 specialising in ski trips for school groups to Austria, France and Italy using luxury coach travel.
||0871 424 4044
|| All-Inclusive ski holidays at 22 ski villages in France(17), Italy (2) and Switzerland (3).
||Chamonix specialists offering mainly luxury catered & self-catering chalets in the Chamonix valley, but also some hotels and serviced apartments. They've been taking clients there since 1980.
||Small ski company with a hands-on approach to looking after customers and a focus on out-of-the-way destinations.
||0870 160 6040
||Crystal are propably the biggest UK ski operator, operating ski & snowboard holidays to 144 resorts in fifteen countries.
||0800 587 0945
||Online retailer/operator of ski and snowboard holidays to France, Andorra, Austria, Italy and the USA.
||0870 874 6840
||Ski holidays in two catered chalets in Verbier, France
||01244 897 505
||'Luxury Ski' programme features up-market hotels & chalets in Europe, the USA, and Canada.
||020 7836 3547
||Heli-skiing specialists in the Himalayas, Russia, Greenland, Canada, New Zealand, & Alaska.
||020 8538 3927
||Specialist operator offering up-market tailormade ski & snowboard holidays in the Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio, based on a wide selection of mostly 4-star hotels. Launched Oct 2008.
||0845 863 0525
||A well-respected company founded by Erna Low back in 1932 (she died in 2002). They offer a huge range of self-catering ski holidays, from budget to luxury, mainly in France but also Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Canada and the USA.
||Well-known family ski specialist since 1982 offering holidays in chalets and chalet-hotels in 15 resorts in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Esprit have exclusive ski schools with English-speaking instructors and small class sizes, in-chalet nurseries, activity clubs and qualified nannies childcare staff.
|European Ski Holidays
||020 8133 8899
||Ski holiday website specialising in European ski holidays, with over 3,000 pages of ski holidays from the UK's biggest ATOL bonded ski travel operators. It was created by SNO Ski Holidays in response to customers who wanted a less complicated website without all the non-europe options. As SNO founder Richard Sinclair noted, "The vast majority of UK skiers don't want to travel further than Europe, preferring instead to maximise time on the piste".
||020 8133 8899
||Sister site to SNO Ski Holidays but adding the human touch. Guidance on choosing ski holidays with experts to phone on Europe ski resorts.
|Family Ski Company
||Small company offering ski holidays in chalets & apartments for families in and around Porte du Soleil, Les Trois Vallees and La Plagne.
|Fast Track Ski Holidays
||0871 226 8118
||Ski & snowboard holidays in the Alps, USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Part of the Virgin group.
|First Choice Ski
||0870 754 3477
|| One of the largest ski tour operators in the UK, operating ski holidays for beginners, families, and experts in 65+ resorts across 9 countries Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada france, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and the USA). They have 31 self-owned chalets (in France and Austria) and 3 chalethotels (in France).
||020 8939 0862
||Upmarket tailor-made ski holidays for for individuals, families, groups and corporate events in luxury hotels and catered chalets in European resorts including; Chamonix, Courchevel, Davos, Klosters, Lech, Megeve, Meribel, St Anton, St Christoph, St Moritz, Val d’Isere, Val Thorens and Verbier.
||020 8776 8709
||Since 1992 Frontier have been Canada-only specialists, featuring resorts in Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia.. and in Alaska, which of course wasn't really Canada and is probably where their USP started to get diluted(!) because more recently they started introducing resorts in the USA like Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Beaver Creek. Resorts in Canada such as Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Tremblant, Mont Saint Anne and Whistler are well-known to many British skiers, but over the years Frontier have introduced Brits looking for something new to less well-known Canadian ski resorts like Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Fernie, Red Mountain, Whitewater Mountain, Silver Star, Sun Peaks, Apex, Big White and Newfoundland's Marble Mountain.
||0333 006 5816
||Heliski is a luxury skiing adventure planner based in the UK. Heliski plan and manage off-piste skiing trips in Canada, Italy and Japan.
|Huski Chalet Holidays
||020 7938 4844
||Ski chalets and hotels in Chamonix.
||020 7565 7575
||They claim to be, and probably are, the UK's biggest website for skiers and snowboarders, offering ski holiday packages to over 110 resorts worldwide from operators like Thomson, First Choice, Skiworld, and smaller specialist operators such as Meriski and Ski Total. There's also ski news and advice, resort guides, snow reports, gear, events, and competitions. And it is genuinely run by skiers. Not only is the MD, Suzanne Hedges, a former member of the British Ski Team, but also their 'techies'' are serious skiers. Head of Web Design, Robin Wallace was a freestyle skier with Team GB at the Calgary Olympics and Production Manager, David Norris is an accomplished Telemark skier!
||Ski portal. If you want to try out the skiing in Argentina or South Africa, Russia or Slovenia, you could start here. They also have chalets, apartments and hotels in the more traditional locations.
||020 8780 4433
||One of the best-known ski operators in the business, with a large programme in Europe, Scandinavia and North America. Their ski operation includes Bladon Lines which was bought by Inghams in 1995 and is their chalet & clubhotels division presented as separate brand.
||Inntravel have long specialised in cross-country skiing holidays in Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Norway, with accommodation based on traditional small hotels and guesthouses in picturesque settings. In 06/07 they are also started offering downhill ski holidays on 'the quiet side of the mountain' for novice and timid skiers who'd like to avoid the crowded slopes and aggressive skiers in the popular and modern ski resorts. Also for newcomers to skiing, they are offering a series of 'try it out' weeks. Inntravel were bought by Inghams in Feb 08.
||Schools & groups specialist with a programme for families and individuals to the Italian resorts of Courmayeur, Pila (Aosta valley) and La Tuile.
|James Orr Heli Ski
||020 7483 0300
||Specialise in one thing: pristine snow heli-skiing in Canada.
|Japan Ski Experience
||020 8099 9034
|| Specialist ski & snowboard tour operator to Japan only.
||0870 442 8044
||Launched in Oct 03, Kaluma offers tailor-made holidays in up-market chalets & hotels in Courchevel, Méribel, Verbier and Portes du Soleil in the French and Swiss Alps.
|| Skiing in Verbier.
||020 7371 6111
||Self-catering ski holidays in the French Alps, Pyrenees and Andorra. Lagrange have specialised in self-catering holidays in France since 1985.
||Catered chalets in Courchevel, Val d'Isère and La Tania. They use chartered aircraft to fly their clients (happy clients - 80% are repeats or referrals!) on Sundays from Gatwick and Manchester into Chambery - dramatically reducing transfer times.
||020 8324 3030
||Ski & snowboard packages at 34 resorts in the French Alps. A range accommodation from s/c chalets & apartments to fully-inclusive hotel packages and transport options including flights, self-drive or train.
||0333 3057 130
||Family orientated ski and snowboard holiday operator since 1974. Until recently their programme has been based on a dozen chalet-hotels in France Italy and Austria, but recently they began offering heli-skiing in Whistler (Canada) and are offering it in Lake Louise and Revelstoke.
|Minster Travel Service
||0161 969 5603
||Ski and snowboard holidays in Scheffau, Austrian Tirol.
||Highly respected company. They just do one thing in one place, really well; that is, operate chalet ski holidays in the French resort of Méribel - and they've been doing it since 1983.
||020 7371 9111
||Tailor-made upmarket ski holidays to Europe, North America and South America (Chile). Also weekend ski packages.
||020 7931 0621
||Tailormade luxury ski holidays in hotel and catered chalets in Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens, Megeve, Val d'Isere, Chamonix, Verbier, & Klosters.
||0870 333 3356
||One of the big names in ski holidays. Ski and snowboarding holidays for expert skiers, intermediates, luxury skiers, families, groups and even solo skiers and non-skiers... in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Romania, Spain, and the USA.
||Ski & snowboard training 'holidays' in Fernie, Banff, Red Mountain and Whistler in Canada where you can train to instructor levels. They also teach other skills from mountain safety, avalanche awareness courses, and winter first-aid qualifications, to foreign languages and cookery.
|Norwegian Wood Travel
||Specialist in holidays to Norway offering skiing at a number of Norwegian resorts.
|On the Piste
||Specialists in group holidays, particularly school and university groups, to France. They also have a 'party' brand StudentSkiing.com for students (yaaay!).
|On the Piste Holidays
||020 8399 7225
||Ski holidays since 1991 to the Swiss resorts of Anzèrre, Nendaz, Villars & Zermatt, flying to Geneva and Sion airports.
||020 7978 7333
||The Original Travel Company have a small, but select, portfolio of ski breaks in Austria, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland... and Norway where they offer a unique Skiing by Boat holiday, cruising through the fjords each day to a new location and skiing through knee-deep powder down to the water's edge.
|Oxford Ski Company, The
||01865 398 130
||Started out with two luxurious catered chalets in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Now they've expanded and have up-market chalets in Méribel, Courchevel 1850, Verbier, Val d'Isere, Chamonix, and Les Gets
||0844 576 0170
||French Alps specialist offering 40 alpine resorts "with charm and authenticity". They must do it pretty well because they keep winning the Guardian & Observer Best Ski Company award.
||01442 832 629
||Small independent chalet company offering (since 1985) high quality catered chalet holidays in Verbier, Switzerland.
||0845 180 5000
||A new site (Dec 2010) which will be offering ski hotels, self-catering apartments and chalets in over 80 popular ski resorts in Europe, the USA and Canada. They are launching with apartments in France and will be rolling out to the rest of Europe, USA and Canada early in the New Year.
||020 8246 5300
||Upmarket ski company operating in Italy (San Cassiano, Madonnna di Campiglio) Austria (St Cristoph, Lech & Zurs) and Switzerland (Klosters, Flims, Grindlewald, Crans Montana, Zermatt). They have a kids programme, a programme of specialised courses (off-piste, heli-skiing etc), and offer ski weekends & 'big family Christmases'.
||020 8877 8888
||Ski holiday accommodation from catered chalets to hotels and apartments in France, Austria and Switzerland, with ski hire, passes, lessons, tours etc.
||0870 383 1000
||Holidays in a selection of traditional chalets in the resort of Sainte Foy in the French Alps near the Italian border.
||01273 676 712
||Activities operator offering skiing in Chile and in Spain.
|Pure Alpine Holidays
||01273 778 006
||Here's something unusual. Pure Alpine Holidays specialise in combined ski and tennis holidays in winter - particularly in the Austrian resort of Brand - and tennis and activity holidays in summer. (It helps that all the staff are either very good, or professional, tennis players and skiers!)
||A small company specialising in catered chalet ski holidays in Méribel since 1990. Downloadable brochure.
||Redpoint Holidays have been organising ski holidays to the village of Fugen in the Ziller Valley in Austria since 1995. They have a good range of specialist holidays for different types of skier/snowborder including women-only ski holidays and adaptive skiing for disabled skiers (They seem to have taken over that niche from Erna Lowe, above).
||Online sister brand set up in 2002 by ski operator Equity Ski, which has been around since 1990, to offer the individual components of the packaged ski holiday from tuition, lift passess & ski hire to flights, transfers & accommodation, so that customers can mix & match their own package online. In 2009, Rocketski became the main brand, incorporating the ready-made Equity Ski packages.
||020 8682 5050
||SD have been operating luxury ski holidays in 'top-end' catered chalets (23 of them in Courchevel, St Anton, Val d'Isère and Zermatt with stuff like indoor swimming pools and roof-top hot tubs) since 1985. They also offer ski holidays in Aspen, Jackson Hole and Whistler.
||020 8502 2208
||Tailormade mid-luxury ski holidays to the USA and Canada for any duration. Although only launched in 2011, Select Ski takes over some of the longstanding 'Ski The American Dream' team who have been operating luxury ski holidays in North America for 20 years.
||Catered chalet skiing holidays in the French Alps (La Plagne, Courchevel, Meribel, Val D'Isere and La Tania. They've been doing it since 1984 and 90-something percent of their business is from returning clients.
||Tailor-made ski holidays at a privately-owned, family-run luxury chalet in Morzine-Avoriaz, with other on-piste chalets, apartments & hotels available. The added advantage is that one of the owners is a fully-qualified British ski instructor.
||30 years' ski holiday experience (10/11) and now offering holidays in 46 ski resorts worldwide, but their strength is very much in the USA & Canada.
||Skiing since 1989 in Châtel & La Chapelle D'Abondance in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area. Run by Kevin Dale, a Basi qualified ski instructor, our aim is to provide discerning skiers with the complete ski holiday.
||020 3411 5439
||Catered chalet holidays since 1989. Core business is based around their twenty catered chalets in La Tania, La Plagne, Peisey Vallandry and Les Menuires, but they also offer around 10,000 self-catering apartments, with in-resort support and transfers, across the French Alps.
||Specialist ski holiday agency since 1992, offering ski holidays in France, Italy, Canada and America.
||Traditional catered chalet holidays in Méribel.
||020 8502 9082
||Ski holidays in six catered chalets in and around Méribel, France.
||School and other group ski holidays in the Alps and North America.
||Chalet ski holidays since 1993 in Méribel where they have a selection of 5 traditional chalets.
||0845 64 437 64
|| Family ski specialist started in 1990 by two families who had failed to find a chalet company providing the dedicated service they were looking for. They operate catered chalets in Les Gets (part of the Portes du Soleil ski area in France) and Reberty Village (Trois Vallees) with a dedicated childcare programme. Here's just one of the reasons boss, Chris Thompson, used recently (08/10) to describe why he loves what he does: "We sell people something they find it very easy to enthuse about. We’re not taking money off them for servicing a car, laying a carpet or dealing with baffling paperwork (apologies to the lawyers and accountants out there…), we’re selling them a week of unadulterated fun and relaxation with their children up a mountain. Fantastic!" Says it all.
|Ski:Fish & Pips
||01483 421 777
||They worked for Scott Dunn and YSE, then, Holly Fisher and Philippa Eyles , set out on their own with a collection of three chalets in Meribel, and have done nothing but win accolades since.
|| Skiing (& snowboarding under the brand 'Snowboard France') at all the key French ski resorts and a whole host of less well-know ski resorts in France - 73 in total! Travel by rail, air or self-drive and a ccommodation is in hotels, apartments and catered chalets.
||Small independent catered ski chalet operator with 3 chalets in La Tania and another up the road in Méribel.
||01923 290 700
||Family ski specialists, with the emphasis on childrens clubs and creches, to Austria (Soll & Zauchensee), France (Argentiere & Les Gets), and Canada (Whistler).
||0845 310 3030
||Well known as a North American ski specialist since 1993, but with a similar sized programme in Europe as well (France, Austria & Switzerland), and now Japan.
||0870 600 1359
||Belfast-based, independent ski travel agency specialising in ski trips to Europe and North America.
||020 7917 6044
||Tailored skiing/snowboarding holidays in Hemsedal, Norway, "for the adventurous minded".
||Independent tour operator offering quality chalets and chalet-hotels in some of France's highest resorts; Tignes, Méribel, La Plagne, Courchevel, Les Menuires, La Rosiere and Les Arcs.
||Sking holidays, especially 'family', based in a village hotel or apartments in Vaujany, Alpe d'Huez, France.
||Specialist ski operator offering holidays in chalets and hotels in Trois Vallees and Espace Killy resorts of Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens, Val D'Isere and Tignes.
||Tailormade ski and snowboarding holidays in a wide range of resorts throughout Canada, USA, Japan, Chile and Switzerland.The company specialises in ski 'safaris' aka multi-resort ski trips, and have a number of suggested itineraries.
||0844 412 9919
||All Inclusive hotel/chalet-hotel based holidays in the resorts of Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre, Risoul and Alpe d'Huez.
||Total offer a good selection of chalet and chalet-hotel skiing holidays in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria. They've been dancing around with the name since it started in 1982. In April 2002 it was acquired by Enigma Holidays Ltd and became a sister company to Esprit Ski, so it became Total Ski. Now it has swopped back again!
||0870 746 3030
||Family run company (over 30 years old) specialising in catered chalet holidays to Val d'Isere, Courchevel & St Anton.
||020 7401 1101
||Verbier specialist since 1991 with a large selection of luxury catered chalets, some self-catered chalets and a number of 4-star chalet-style hotels.
||Residential ski courses for experienced skiers in Kaprun, Austria, and chalet holidays in Courcheval (which is where they started in 1987).
||01392 878 353
||'Does exactly what it says on the label', specialises in weekend ski breaks, mainly at Chamonix. Experts at efficiently cramming the most into a weekend. Offers off-piste skiing, heli-skiing, courses.
||023 8020 6971
||Weekends, mid-week short breaks and full weeks by coach & air to 23 resorts in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, in a selection of catered chalets, hotels, club hotels or self catering.
||0161 902 9633
||Small business operating their own catered chalets in Breckenridge, Vail and Chamonix.
||Catered chalets, hotels, & self-catering ski holidays in Europe and North America, also South America, Japan and Finland.
|SNO Ski Holidays
||020 8133 8899
||Giant ski holiday portal selling fully ATOL bonded ski holidays from mainstream ski tour operators including Crystal, Inghams, Thomson, First Choice Ski, etc. This site is the big-screen (ie desktop) companion to the original www.SNO.mobi site for mobile phones.
||Family ski specialist to French ski resort, Puy St. Vincent, since 1986.
||0800 0664 996
||Ski holidays in a small portfolio of catered & self-catered luxury ski chalets in the Paradiski region in France, including Tignes, Les Arcs and La Plagne.
||Small specialist operator offering ski & snowboarding holidays in France and Austria. Thirty years ago, when they started, they concentrated on Alpine ski holidays by coach, but these days they offer flights, train and self-drive.
||020 3397 8450
||New (Sep 2013) independent tour operator, founded by Fraser Wilkin (MD of weathertoski.co.uk), specialising in tailor-made ski holidays and short breaks to top hotels in mainstream ski resorts like Val d'Isère, Verbier and Zermatt, plus lesser known resorts like Warth-Schröcken in the Austrian Vorarlberg (highest average snowfall of any ski resort in the Alps).
||Family run company specialising exclusively in Megève where they have a selection of chalets and chalet hotels.
||020 7420 4934
||This is the Switzerland Travel Centre, a part of Swiss Rail. They offer fly-rail ski packages to 17 Swiss resorts.
||020 7995 1650
||Upmarket hotel & chalets in Courchevel 1850, Méribel, and St Anton. Used to be called "Lotus Supertravel".
|Telemark Ski Company, The
||They used to do Nordic or Telemark skiing courses/tours, only. It was a specialist operator for experienced Telemark skiers, and those wanting to learn. Now, they have opened it up a little to include Alpine skiing, cross-country and snow-shoe...running small group courses (holidays) in Norway (mostly), Sweden, Finland, Scotland, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and, bizarrely, at the Mount Parnassos ski centre in Greece!
||01452 731 000
||Ski company launched in June 04 by two young ski enthusiasts and supported by the Prince's Trust, offering ski packages to a modern chalet in Morzine. Now they have expanded to 3 chalets.
|Thomson Ski & Snowboarding
||0871 231 5612
|| Skiing & snowboarding in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. They have always been strong on families with lots of child offers and family-friendly facilities.
||All inclusive ski and snowboard holidays to Hochfilzen in Austria and Soraga in the Italian Dolomites.
||0844 499 0033
||United Vacations' (holiday division of United Airlines) ski programme features 15 resorts in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, and 4 in Canada.
||0870 990 4212
|| Self-catering & hotel based ski & snowboard holidays in 13 destinations/resorts in the USA and 7 across Canada.
||020 7792 1188
||Whiteroc now offers ski & snowboard weekends and longer tailor-made holidays in 2-5 star hotels in 25 resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Spain, having started in 1986 with 3 resorts.
|World Class Skiing
||0870 060 4343
||Ski courses/holidays in Austria.
||0844 249 9278
||Online ski agency offering packages from major operators like Neilson, Ski Total, Ski World, Ingham, Crystal and Thomson.
||0845 122 1414
||Specialist operator to Val d'Isère offering 21 catered chalets in the resort. They've been doing since 1991 when former Olympic skier Fiona Easdale teamed up with long term Val d'Isère resident John Yates-Smith, so there is absolutely nothing these guys don't know about skiing in Val d'Isère!
||01737 852 242
||Small ski and snowboard holiday operator specialising in off-the-beaten-track resorts (like Orelle, St Lary, Pra Loup and Font Romeu in France, or Jasna in Slovakia). They have their own catered chalets as well as a selection of self catered chalets, hotels and apartments in 22 resorts in France (mostly), Austria, Slovakia and Spain. They are also the only UK ski tour operator to offer the Austrian resorts of Pitztal and Matrei in Osttirol and St Jean Montclar in France within its programme.