As ever I hope this finds you well!
A quick update from our trip last Jan to Lech with the family (Anna & Callum plus partners) for our 25th wedding anniversary year ski jaunt – in a word, brilliant!
Mr P Elliot Chalet Hotel Elisabeth, Lech January 2016
Just a quick note to say we have just returned from a brilliant week in Lech. Hotel Austria can’t be bettered: great food, wine list, service, facilities, and very friendly people even though they were no doubt looking forward to the end of the season!
Thanks again for your help setting this up.
Mr TVO, Hotel Austria, Lech – April 2017
Another excellent holiday thanks Nick, everyone had a great time, chalet was good, chalet host superb, food etc very good, resort incredible (had forgotten the sheer scale of the EK), weather amazing and only minor downside was slightly disappointing après (though that’s what Val is there for). Will be in touch in Sept/Oct to sort out next year’s holiday!
Tim Collins, Chalet Chamois, Tignes, March 2016
Nick - you surpassed yourself. Recommending Chalet Louisa was good work but organising that perfect weather for us was truly remarkable!
We had a splendid week - that is just about the best chalet we've ever stayed in. Ski-out and in has never been easier (once they stopped using that piste as a dump for all the snow off the roads!). Being woken by a piste basher outside your window was a novel experience but was well worth it. ADH turned out to be the perfect resort for our combination of beginners and good intermediates and I think we have two new converts to the sport.Even the 7 hour delay to the return flight from Grenoble didn't stop us grinning all the way home.
Roger Brown, Chalet Louisa Alpe d'Huez, March 2016
Dear Nick and Alison,
I just wanted to say we had a fabulous trip to Val d'Isere so thank you for your help with the booking.
Hotel Samovar was just perfect in every way and I would highly recommend it to any of your customers in the future.
Sossenah Every, Hotel Samovar, Val d’Isere. March 2016
Hi Alison/Sue, I thought I’d give you a bit of feedback from our trip to Champoluc last week.
I have to say that Ski2 are absolutely brilliant, none of us could fault them on anything! It all went like clockwork we even were given 2 bottles of sparkling wine and snacks on the transfer to the resort which was a nice welcome. The one thing that wasn’t advertised and I think it should be was the fact that Ski2 run a bus service all day up to midnight to ferry you to local resorts or pick you up from the pub and drop you back at the hotel. It was like a private taxi service and all free. As the hotel was a bit out of town this was a great help and was much appreciated.
The Hotel California was okay, the breakfast and evening meals were nothing special but adequate. The staff were friendly but didn’t speak a lot of English however, their English was better than our Italian so can’t really complain there. When we had communication problems we got Ski2 to speak to them which sorted it. The Hotel was just a bit dead and stuck in a 1960/70’s time warp, if it had a bit of a face lift and an injection of life it could be great.
All in all we had a great holiday and I would go out of my way to recommend Ski2 to anyone that’s thinking of going to Champoluc.
Regards Mr K H, March 2016. Hotel California, Champoluc
Nick, Just a quick email to say the we had a very good holiday in Champoluc. Everything was successful from the hotel through to Ski 2 ,who were extremely efficient and friendly. We had some good skiing and the kids ski school was particularly good.
Mr S Pitchers, Feb half term 2016, Hotel Relais de Glacier, Champoluc.
Hi Sue and Nick
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing holiday we had in Passo Tonale. The hotel and resort were perfect. The kids and my wife loved their ski lessons. The equipment was great and when I did have a problem with my boot it was sorted straight away. The Neilson representative Cory could not have been more helpful and he was a big hit with our kids. The food at the hotel for breakfast and dinner was consistently excellent, the staff were always helpful and friendly and they pull out all the stops on my birthday (I was serenaded by the whole restaurant!) All in all we had an amazing time and will definitely be going back.Thanks again
Ian and the Beech family, Hotel Vittoria, Passo Tonale, Italy. February 2016
I am just dropping you a quick email to let you know that we had a lovely week in Corvara over half term. The guys said the ski area was fantastic, and lots of fun parks and slaloms for the boys. The Col Alto hotel was lovely and I would say it is was the nicest ski hotel that we have stayed in. We would rate it as 5*. The Panorama Suite was so nice, immaculate and very spacious. All the staff were very efficient, friendly and welcoming and the food was very good. We could not fault it (though my daughter did say faster WIFI would be good but she says that wherever we go!). Thank you once again for a great recommendation.
Elaine Walker & Graham Clarkson, Hotel Col Alto, Corvara, February 2016
A quick email to say what an amazing service I have received from Snow Finders and Alison. I wanted the impossible. 5 nights for my son and me in Lech over half term, v good hotel, must be central and a room that had a separate living area just in case my husband wants to pop over last min! To complicate matters I was calling from Antigua with no internet.
Alison was the only person who said no problem and came back with two options, all the other companies I called said they wouldn’t even look. They were leaders in the bespoke ski market.
It was further complicated as I wanted to book flights and transfers when I was back in the UK. I also really appreciated that the costing was transparent, completely upfront. Alison is outstanding. Thank you.
Wendy, Hotel Pfefferkorn, Lech, February 2016
What a holiday Snowfinders! The Hotel Solaria was amazing – the food, service and facilities all fantastic. Your recommendation for Ischgl was spot on it delivered with great skiing and the best apres ski we have ever enjoyed. Thanks again Snowfinders, we’ll be booking up again with you very shortly.
Mr Amos, Hotel Solaria, Ischgl. January 2016.
Once again you have organised another great ski trip Snowfinders. Nick and the team were amazing given our constantly changing remit. The chalet was fantastic and the food plentiful and varied.
David Reece, Chalet Loup Blanc, Les Deux Alpes. January 2016
just wanted to say a big thankyou for organising our ski holiday in Hinterglemm.
we had a great time and everything you sorted for us was great. The hotel was great and their staff really looked after us , Have to say that this has been our best ski trip ever and Hinterrglemm is a fantastic resort. will definitely be recommending you and your team at snowfinders!!!
many thanks. Anne-Louise Bott Chalet Hotel Pinzgauerhof Hinterglemm January 2016
Hi Anne, thanks for your e-mail. We had a fab holiday in Tignes; loved the resort and the Hotel Le Curling was brilliant for our teenage girls as there were a few other families with teenagers staying there as well. The location was superb so it def got a big thumbs up from us. The staff were all fantastic as well - very helpful and friendly. I don't know if were just lucky when we were there but everyone was really friendly the guests as well as the staff. I will be in touch soon. Jude Harrison, Chalet Hotel Le Curling, Tignes, February half term 2015.
Hello Nick, myself and the family got back from La Rosiere last Sunday and had the most fabulous holiday! Esprit were amazing and the nannies and chalet staff were excellent. Thank you for your recommendation and helping us with the booking and organisation. it went off without a hitch. Rob Rotbart, Chalet Schatzi, La Rosiere, March 2015.
Hi Anne, thanks for the message, the holiday was great. The hotel was very comfortable and the food was really good and the staff friendly. The transfers worked well and were prompt and efficient. The weather was also superb with blue skies although perhaps a little on the warm side at mid day but the snow held up well. Morzine as ever was a great location for a short break and I managed to cover a large part of the ski area. Will be contacting you again for any similar future requirements. Bye for now, Ian B. Hotel Petit Dru. Morzine. March 2015.
Hi Alison Thanks for your email. The trip to Les Menuires was perfect. Everything went as well as it possibly could have. The hotel was great they all loved it, Sophie's lessons were ideal and Harry got back his ski legs so mission successful! Snow was great, sun was shining and nothing could have been better. So, thank you very very much for your help. We wont hesitate to use you and Snow finders again.
Sarah A. Hotel Les Bruyeres. Les Menuires. Feb 2015
Dear Anne, I meant to let you know how the trip went. If I only had 1 word…….E-P-I-C
Flights on time
No missing luggage
Awesome food / awesome drink
Does it really get better than an off piste blue sky powder day in fancy dress inc batman / robin / black tie kilt / reindeer???
Trying to buy house in London so cool alpine trips may have to wait for snowboarding 2016! Will for sure be in touch again. Benjamin Taylor, Chalet Madosa, Morzine. March 20158.
Sue and Hayley, I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all your help in organising our Ski Trip to Tignes. We had the time of our lives and will no doubt be in touch very soon in preparation for Ski Trip 2016. The Chalet and Chalet Hosts were outstanding. " Abbie Lewis. Chalet Les Andes. Tignes. March 2015.
Hi Anne, we had the most wonderful week, thank you. Would thoroughly recommend Edelweiss to others and I would also thoroughly recommend Snow Finders and your services. Thank you so much for all your help and patience in finding what we were looking for and for following up on our requests with La Grange. You were very professional and efficient at all times. One thing we were very impressed by was how there always seemed to be someone at Snow Finders to answer our calls and how quickly you responded. Thank you Anne and I look forward to the next time we can seek your assistance to arrange our ski holiday. With kind regards, Judy. Judy Buchanan, Edelweiss Apartments, La Plagne 1800. March 2015.
Hi Anne, we would just like to thank you for arranging our previous skiing holiday with you:) our chalet, food and location was excellent! We had fabulous weather and Ingham's looked after us all brilliantly! Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you soon to arrange our next skiing holiday. Kind regards, Helen & Alan Worthing, Chalet Sarsonnet, La Plagne March 2015.
Hi Anne, we had a great holiday thank you. And the drive was event free. The location and hotel suited our needs perfectly. Loved it being traffic free and so close to the slopes. Ski in/out. A fabulous recommendation. Thank you. Rachel Waite, Club Med, Avoriaz. March 2015.
Morning guys, just a quick one to say that we all had a fantastic time in Soll, thanks for your help – great holiday! Tim Collins, Chalet Bichler, Soll. March 2015.
Hi Sue, just a quick note to thank you for helping us to book this holiday. Our first time in a Chalet Hotel and we found L` Ecrin du Val Claret an excellent choice. The facilities, staff and food were of a very high level helping us to have a wonderful holiday. Thanks again, Jeff Smith, Chalet Hotel Ecrin, Tignes. March 2015.
Dear Nick, We had a fantastic week, great chalet, amazing chalet girl and boy Kate and Robbie, the latter being an excellent cook. The only complaint would be about the Tignes lift operators who seemed a bit cautious about opening the lifts in the first few days, that would never happen on Scottish ski slopes where even 80mph winds don't deter them from opening up! Thanks for all your assistance in putting the holiday together ,all 12 of us on the trip said it was their best skiing week ever! Sam Peck, chalet Chartreux Tignes. March 2015.
Loved it! The Hotel Steiner was very good. The food, service and spa facilities were excellent. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. The guys really enjoyed the skiing (though a bit of fresh snow would have been nice as from what they were saying it was getting very icy) but they really liked the ski area and had a great time. They also had a very good ski instructor from Grillitsch & Partner which you had recommended to us. Your recommendation for this resort/hotel was spot on, so thank you! Elaine Walker, Hotel Steiner, Obertauern. February 2015.
I just wanted to let you know that Jemma and Daniel has an amazing holiday in La Plagne. They were unable to land at Grenoble because of the snow so had to travel to Gatwick to wait for the go ahead. They arrived very late, yet the staff waited up for them and cooked supper for them too. The chalet was clean, the food was amazing (their words!) and there was plenty of skiing.
Thank you, once again, for organising the trip for them....we will be in touch for next year!! Kathy Moore. Chalet Altesse. La Plagne. February 2015.
Hi Anne, We loved the hotel and skiing, thank you. I'll definitely give you a shout again though snowboarding is probably out next year as we have a new baby. Regards, Andy. Andy Payne, Hotel Neue Post, Saalbach. January 2015.
Having just returned from a week in St Anton I felt the need to do something I have never done in more than 35 years of skiing holidays – write a review! From the booking through to the arrival back in the UK, I cannot find fault with the arrangements; accommodation; catering and general ambience of the entire week. The Inghams hotel – Sport Hotel , St Christoph – was of a very high standard. The staff were extremely well trained and offered a very professional standard of hospitality. The food provided – without exception – was of a 4* level ( quality and presentation). My only one slight disappointment was that in a hotel of that standard and size ALL the rooms only offered showers and not a bath in sight!!!! I would very definitely use the services of Snowfinders whenever booking a fully inclusive trip. Karen Neal, St Christoph Am Arlberg, January 2015. Karen Neal, Chalet Hotel St Christoph, St Christoph Am Arlberg. January 2015.
Nick, Happy New Year to you! To give you a bit of feedback - we have just returned from Club Med Pregalato and thought the resort was excellent. The accommodation was a very high standard, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was of a very good standard. The resort had 15cm of snow the day before we arrived (before that it had none!) so we were very lucky and had a great week. Thank you for the recommendation. Elaine Walker, Club Med Pragelato, Christmas 2014.
I just wanted to say thank you to you and your colleagues at Snowfinders for all your help with sorting out our last minute holiday to Champoluc with Ski Total.... we had a fabulous time - I would thoroughly recommend the resort, and the Breithorn was great. It was, as you know, the first week of the ski season and the first year of Ski Total running the Chalet Hotel so there were minor teething problems but nothing to spoil our holiday (or moan about on trip advisor - unlike some of our fellow guests!! argghhh ! so unjustified ) and the staff certainly seemed to be trying to sort things out. We'll be contacting you again for our next ski trip (hopefully soon!) and will recommend 'Snowfinders' to friends and family. Sasha Heaney, Chalet Hotel Breithorn, Champoluc. December 2014.
We were looking for a first family skiing trip as complete beginners. A friend mentioned Snowfinders and so we gave it a go. The agent asked us lots of questions about our tastes and preferences. He made several recommendations such as the type of resort, hotel, package and where we'd be most likely to find snow in December. The all-inclusive package was excellent value with all food, wine, packed lunches, ski lift passes and lessons at a far lower price than we'd have got by booking this ourselves. Our friends couldn't believe the price we paid for all of this. Khutai in Austria is an excellent resort and we were in the only part of the Alps with enough snow to ski. The lessons were supportive and tailored to our abilities. We were pushed and encouraged to such an extent that we progressed to some red runs within a week. We had a great evening in Innsbruck as well. It turned out to be one of our best and most memorable holidays. A white Christmas and an active holiday with no cooking and lots of fun. I'd certainly recommend Snowfinders. We intend to book again for next year. Liam Powell, Chalet Hotel Elisabeth, Kuhtai. December 2014.
Hi Nick, Just to say thank you for arranging the trip to Val Thorens. Best place ever that Club Med! Chris Alloway, Club Med Sensations, Val Thorens, December 2014.
Hi Anne, Thanks so much for seeing this through, it's great customer service and highlights the value of Snow Finders! Olly Morton, Deux Domaines, La Plagne. Dec 2014.
Dear Snowfinders, I just wanted to say a very big ‘thank you’ for organising our holiday to La Plagne last week. We had a brilliant week. Everything worked smoothly, lovely chalet and brilliant chalet girls. We loved La Plagne and the skiing and we had a fantastic holiday. Snowfinders were brilliant from the start and when we got to La Plagne Inghams took over and we could not fault them. Thank you , thank you. Please keep us on your mailing list for next year. Best wishes, Serena K, Chalet Amach, La Plagne. April 2014.
Hi Nick, thanks for sorting that trip out. We had a brilliant time and the chalet was excellent. Really good staff, good food, far too much to drink, bedrooms palatial by usual chalet bedroom standards. Only slight drawback is the short hike to and from the piste. Lovely going back to Courchevel in particular which I've not skied for years. Thanks again, James C, Chalet Parc Alpin. April 2014.
Dear Hayley, I am emailing you, on behalf of Sam, myself and our 13 other passengers, to say thank you so much for your efforts in finding and arranging our ski holiday to Alpe D’Huez with Inghams. Nothing could have gone smoother – the flights, the transfer, the accommodation, the rentals and the skiing were all totally optimum. We were even lucky with the weather, having 5 blue-sky days out of 6 without any real penalty on snow quality, and the snowfall on our final day allowed us to ski Europe’s longest black run which we previously thought would not be possible during the trip. I don’t think we could have had it any better. We’ve already been asked for some advice regarding the organisation of next year’s company trainees ski trip and without a doubt we will be commending the services of Snowfinders to help find the best arrangement at a good price. We also rated the Chalet-Hotel Les Cimes very highly, with unbeatable staff and food, and will be leaving our comments on TripAdvisor. Thank you again, it was a pleasure dealing with you. Best regards, Colin F, Hotel Les Cimes, Alpe d'Huez. March 2014.
Hi Alison, many thanks for all your help. Right from talking to you first on the phone I knew we were dealing with a great company. We will definitely use you again and with the group booking we do each year. Have you a sister company called Sun Finders? I hope so please let me know. Kind regards, Chris C, Hotel Brigitte, Ischgl. March 2014.
Hi Anne, just a quick email as I would also like to say Thank You again for your help on the Thursday night before I left! I don't think I would have found a holiday without your persistence. All of the other companies I spoke either said they had nothing or they would call me back, but never did! Joe G, Chalet La Ruche, La Plagne. March 2014.
Nick, we have become accustomed over the years to your efficient service and competitive pricing, but again this year you came up trumps with your detailed knowledge of both our intended resort and our personal preferences. Chalet Noella in Val Thorens wasn't top of our list but we decided to trust your recommendation and you absolutely nailed it. It suited us perfectly and although I'm usually too lazy to do feedback or accolades I just had to write and say thank you. Now - if you could do something about the wind next time..... Roger B, Chalet Noella, Val Thorens. February 2014.
Hi to the Snowfinders team, thanks so much form all 17 of the Carlow gang of skiers- we returned on Sunday from the most fantastic holiday- perfect weather and skiing conditions- amazing chalet and hosts- would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for all the preparation you guys put in for us and particular thanks to Nick for finding the holiday for us in the first place! Hope to be in touch for our next trip. Regards Rachel C, Chalet Le Valentin, Sauze d'Oulx. January 2014
Dear Hayley and Sue, Just wanted to thank you both for organising our skiing holiday at the Hotel Sapiniere in Chamonix at Christmas. You could not have been more helpful and since we were a varied group of 12 there was a fair bit of organising to do. The hotel was perfect - quiet, but close to the town centre and the lifts, clean, comfortable, excellent chef and the young Inghams staff were great. Nothing was too much trouble and they created a lovely friendly atmosphere. The flights went smoothly, the weather and ski-ing were good so what more could you ask? We all thoroughly enjoyed it - from the 8yr old to the 82yr old! Thank you again and I hope you both had an equally Happy Christmas. Pam C, Hotel Sapiniere, Chamonix. January 2014.
Hi Nick – Just a quick note to confirm our conversation. I’ve now booked 3 holidays through Snowfinders via Katie and Hayley. On every occasion I’ve been extremely impressed and pleased with the personal nature of the sales service. On each occasion I’ve been guilty of giving them a broad brief and budget to which they have diligently found me a variety of options for me to choose from all resulting in fantastic trips. Snowfinders offers a real personal service and takes the hassle out of finding a good deal. Hayley has proven to be an excellent representative of your company and is now my go to person for ski trips. Thanks again for the courtesy call. Colin D, Hotel Prieure, Chamonix. January 2013
Testimonial from Snowheads forum: "Over the last week I have had the pleasure of dealing with Snowfinders.co.uk. They got in contact with me after I had asked some questions over in the Resort review section of the forum, because what I was asking for was quite specific. I spoke with one of their agents on Tuesday called Anne, and from the very first phone call I was met with knowledge, and someone who was passionate about skiing. Over the course of the next 5 days, various emails were sent which were always replied with very promptly, and offering many different options to fit my criteria. Anything that I asked was answered very honestly, and if something didn't quite work out for us or if I wasn't happy with something, Anne would do her very best to come up with an alternative choice. In the end we had narrowed it down to 2 chalets which were absolutely stunning. Due to circumstances at my end (don't ask, I am fuming) we cant actually go on the holiday we had proposed to go on, but I really did feel the need to share my experience with Snowfinders. If anyone is planning a ski trip then I would certainly give this company a call. They were beating any quote I could get from anywhere else and their staff are a joy to work with. They really did seem to be a class above the rest. 10/10, A* - simply a brilliant company that I will be using again" Rick, Dec 2013.
After several years of booking our own ski holidays we came across snowfinders and have booked with them ever since. Their professionalism, expertise, advice, and ability to negotiate the best prices has ensured our loyal custom. This years holiday to Val d'Isere ranked amongst the best with fantastic food and service. The hot tub was the icing on the cake for our group ski holiday. Thanks again Snowfinders. James S, Chalet Grand Casse, Val d'Isere. March 2012.
"Just to say a HUGE thank you for all your help in organising our ski holiday; you are absolutely brilliant, Hayley! The chalet was amazing, and the chalet staff extremely helpful, efficient and very good!" Victoria H, Chalet Wildwood, Vail. March 2012.
"We had a fantastic holiday and thought the Bellevue chalet was just stunning. I have to say it totally exceeded our expectations. It was far bigger than we had anticipated, the high quality decor and furnishing were beautiful. The staff were great and the food simply outstanding. We really couldn't find a single fault. Thanks again for all your help this year in helping us to book such a wonderful holiday! We really didn't want to come home." Cressida D, Chalet Bellevue, Meribel. April 2012.