Ski Tips

Our SKI TEAM at Olivers Travels consists of like-minded individuals who are both passionate about winter sports as well as professional about the work they do. They will be more than eager to provide you with advice, share knowledge or experiences, to give you best chance for booking an ideal ski holiday for everyone! What is the best place to ski for Christmas? Which resorts have the shortest transfer? Where is the best après-ski? These are some of the questions that our ski experts would be happy to answer, please feel free to contact

Stevan Popovich – Product Manager

Stevan is a ski industry veteran and 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 comes 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 resorts and flights. Followed by the extra elements, such as the resort amenities, the proximity of the lifts, atmosphere, number of slopes, location, etc.


Emma Gastinel – Concierge

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 are 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 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 most popular 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

Our Italian Alps expert, Julia, squeezes a 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 <g id="1339" data-gr-id="1339">consisting</g> of ice-skating rinks, bowling alleys, etc.