Skiworld is the largest independent ski tour operator in the UK. We were founded in 1982 by Ian Coleby, a very keen skier who felt he could offer better holidays in top resorts at more reasonable prices than those on the market. Ian Coleby is now our Chairman and still a keen skier.
Ian’s ethos has not changed. We offer ski holidays in only the top snow-sure resorts in Europe and North America. This ensures we have a long season from late November until mid-April and offer the possibility of crowd-free skiing at great prices with no compromise on service for all our guests from groups to single travellers.
Skiworld were the proud winners of the British Travel Awards' Best Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company award in 2020, and most recently the Silver award in 2023 to go with our bronze medals in 2019 and 2021/22. This legacy of awards are of immense importance to us, and also to you the public who deserve assurance that you're buying your ski holiday from a company who takes their duty seriously. Thank you to all those who have voted for us over the years - we hope you'll continue to.
A dedication to prioritising customer service, providing a wide range of ski holidays to suit as many people as possible and maintaining affordable quality wherever possible has helped us acheive these acolades. We'll continue this hard work and strive to win more awards in the future...
Skiworld chalked up its 40th year in 2022. For a company like this – fiercely independent and committed to its core values, the reason we can celebrate this anniversary is thanks largely to the trust placed in the brand by you – our customers – that we will always provide ski holidays of quality and affordability, securely backed by ABTA bonding and ATOL protection.
Enduring a multitude of threats to its survival since being founded in 1982 – recession, credit crunches, volcanic ash clouds, Brexit and a pandemic to name a few – Skiworld has remained a steadfastly solid and trusted brand. Throughout the last four decades, the experience and longevity that underpins the Skiworld name, is testimony to the commitment, collective knowledge and skill of all the members of staff who have represented the company in the UK and abroad.
And so to the future. Skiworld’s legacy could be described as a rope, with strands such as the affordable quality we strive to provide our guests, the priceless adventure of a ski season for our seasonaires or the confidence felt by our suppliers that Skiworld is still standing tall after many challenges. Each strand of Skiworld holds equal importance to its integrity and strength, and the 40+ years of careful braiding of fibres has resulted in a rope strong enough to move mountains.
So thank you for your confidence in booking your holiday with us - we never take this for granted.
As the largest independent ski specialist in the UK, all the team here look forward to helping many more of you make truly wonderful skiing memories in the years to come - be it your first or your fifty-first ski holiday.
Looking at how far we have come over the last 40 years, we reflected on what makes Skiworld different from the other ski companies out there and keeps us all so passionate about what we do. The answer was easy - we are truly a company run by skiers for skiers.
What began as one man's love of the mountains now runs in the blood of everyone at Skiworld, and we can't wait to share it with you! We are Made in the Mountains.
Skiworld also offers carefully chosen hotels and self-catering apartments throughout the Alps, as well as the USA and Canada. On top of this, we provide self-drive ski packages and tailor-made holidays.
We have over 200 different accommodation options ranging from budget to the truly luxurious. This means we are confident we can offer something to suit you.
Great service (with a smile) matters a lot to us. And good service also means that we make sure we know what we're talking about. We take great care in producing detailed descriptions of every one of our chalets.
Our reservations team are all skiers and boarders. We make sure that we take them to almost all of our chalets and resorts. We have a Customer Standards team to support our resort teams in delivering great service and delicious food. Great service in resort means that our Chalet Hosts and Resort Managers are all highly trained, people-focused and approachable.
If you think you've got what it takes to work for us, then why not take a look at our Recruitment Pages.
All flight-inclusive packages offered for sale on our website are financially protected by our ATOL license so you can book with peace of mind knowing your money is safe.
All other holidays are protected by our ABTA bond and our ABTA number is V2151.
The air holidays and flights shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2036. ATOL protection applies primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.
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