With the snow falling all across the Alps, it’s set to be a phenomenal ski season. From the powdery mountainscape views to the cheesiest of fondues – and the après-ski that follows swiftly after – it’s hard to resist a holiday on the slopes. So whether you’ve never skied before or you fancy yourself as the next Marcel Hirscher, we’ve got the perfect chalet to host your holiday. Not only that, but we have a cracking team of ski experts on hand that can provide top-notch advice, share their personal experiences and spill the tea on all things ski – just get in touch with our concierge team and they’ll be in touch as soon as possible. 

Emma Gastinel – Concierge

Emma – Oliver’s Travels

Our gorgeous Emma started skiing at the age of 5. Her passion originated in France and as the years went on she quickly progressed to an advanced level. Her favourite place to ski is the 3 Valleys because she can get lost (the good kind of lost) in the fantastic ski circuit which is covered by the same lift pass.

Emma’s tip: There’s nothing worse than skiing in the slush, so pay attention to the snow record of your chosen resort before booking. Especially if you’re planning an Easter ski holiday.

Sophie Stileman – Concierge

Sophie - ski

Sophie – Oliver’s Travels

The lovely Sophie has been raving about ski since day dot! She gets excited about it all, from hitting the snow first thing in the morning to socialising in lively après-ski bars. Though she’s an Austrian fanatic, she is an extremely well-travelled skier with a wealth of knowledge of Europe’s leading ski resorts.

Sophie’s tip: If you’re hiring a car from Geneva airport, book the collection from the terminal on the French side – it works out much cheaper and the brief motorway journey will take you straight into Chamonix!

Julia Bianco – Product Executive

Julia - the alps

Julia – Oliver’s Travels

Our Italian Alps expert, Julia, squeezes a ski holiday every year whilst visiting her family and friends. She’s incredibly sporty and so Julia equally enjoys mountain adventures and strongly recommends trying out ski-touring as well as cross-country skiing.

Julia’s tip: Look out for the recreational and non-skiers in your party and try to find a happy medium in your choice of resort. You will be amazed at how many places offer extensive leisure-spa complexes consisting of ice-skating rinks, bowling alleys, etc…

Stevan Popovich – Product Manager

Oliver's Travels Ski Team

Stevan – Oliver’s Travels

Last but not least we have Stevan. He has skied in some of the quirkiest places in the world while working for UK’s major tour operators – Caucasus, Tatra Mountains, Lapland, Pyrenees and the Balkans, to name but the few. ‘Ski and see’ is his motto, so it may come as no surprise that Austria is his favourite destination.

Stevan’s tip: You’ll never be stumped for places to ski. In fact, when it comes to booking your holiday, the most important factors should be the choice of resorts/ availability of flights. Followed by the extra elements, such as the resort amenities, the proximity of the lifts, scenery/atmosphere, number of slopes, accommodation location, etc.

Now you’ve got to know our ski gurus a little bit better, feel free to contact them on 0800 133 7999. They’re ready and waiting to provide you with the best advice and they’ll even help handpick the chalet of your dreams. 

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