A selection of our customers, old and new, have written a paragraph on why they continue to use the services of Snowslippers year after year. We are sure you will agree, there is a common feel to all of them.
Hi Dan, I hope this finds you well. It has been quite some time since Ex SNOW SAPPER and Ex SNOW DEVELOPMENT (Instructor Development Week [IDW]) finished. The success of both, despite some exceptionally warm temperatures towards the end of SNOW SAPPER, was in large part down to you and your most professional Snowslippers team. Thank you. I was really pleased to be able to commit to a 5 year arrangement with you and Snowslippers because of the success you crafted for us last year. This will underwrite our aspirations to dominate in Army alpine events, support our elite athlete development and to be the flagship enterprise in the Army for winter adventure training and professional development of our instructors.
Andy Barr, President Royal Engineer Winter Sports
Hi Dan, I hope the Easter skiing continued well for you; we noticed you had yet more snow after our departure! Thank you again for another excellent visit. The bus drivers were fantastic, and we had a very smooth journey home. Greg, as always, gave a superb level of support and is a real credit to your organisation. Resi and family at Lehengut were kind and helpful as always too. Full marks all round.
James, Uckfield Community Technology College Ski trip Leader
Hi Dan, Just sat here at work reflecting on a fun week with you, and the Snowslippers crew. A massive thank you, from myself, fellow staff members and the pupils for all the care and attention you have given us during our stay. We greatly appreciate the personal service you and your team give us, please pass on our best wishes to Betty, Ollie, Pedro who have all contributed to another successful school trip. We are getting around to gathering numbers for next years trip, and once I have some I will drop you an email so we can start preparing again. A very big thank you one more time. Diolch yn fawr
Lloyd Henry, Dyffryn Ski trip Leader
Hi Dan and Blair, With all the business of being back at work I have forgotten to send you an email to say what a fantastic week we all had and a massive thank you from both schools. The boys absolutely lovely it and it was so great to spend time with the boarders and see how amazing they were and how confident the beginner group got in 1 week (thank you to Becky)! Steph was a fantastic rep too. Its trips like that that make teaching worthwhile. Thank you again!
Philippa McCall, ARK William Parker Academy Ski Trip Leader
Dear Dan, I have been meaning to write to you since we returned from our trip to Austria to thank you providing us with such a brilliant experience. Our school has used many different tour operators over the years, but the professionalism that your company offers is in another league. There was nothing we could fault and the fact that you are attentive to every detail prior to and during the trip just made it such a pleasurable and relaxing experience. Please pass on a huge thank you to all of your team, Rachel was a really efficient rep and sorted everything out for us whenever it was necessary. You are honestly the best company we have been with! I know that Nick is thrilled that he has booked again with you for next year.
Becca Bird, Bishop of Hereford Bluecoat School Ski trip Leader
Hi Dan, Just sat here at home reflecting on a fun week with you, and the Snowslippers crew. A massive thank you, from myself, fellow staff members and the pupils for all the care and attention you have given us during our stay. We greatly appreciate the personal service you and your team give us, please pass on our best wishes to Betty, Dale, Blair and Steff who have all contributed to another successful school trip. Will be getting around to gathering numbers for next years trip, and once I have some numbers will drop you an email so we can start preparing again. A very big thank you one more time.
Diolch yn fawr, Lloyd Henry, Dyffryn Ski trip Leader
Hi Dan, Just to let you know that we arrived back all safe and sound. A lot of tired students but also a lot of thankful students who really appreciated the experience you have given them. Please pass on my thanks to all you staff from the instructors, hotel team and the bus drivers. Everything has really been exceptional and the service you have provided is one of a kind! On the back of this, here are the dates for next year. I will be asking staff at some point this week to send me their interest for Easter but we are 100% booking onto February half term. Again a huge thank you, I couldn't have asked for a better week!!
Gary, Shoreham Academy Ski Trip Leader
Dear Dan, I wanted to take a moment to write and thank you personally for ensuring that our students and staff had such a fabulous and enriching experience in Alpendorf this half term. From start to finish your appreciation of the small details and the paramount importance placed on the wellbeing of students provided all of us with the confidence and trust that was needed to enjoy a great ski trip. Special thanks should go to Greg for providing calm, measured authority and exceptional diligence in his role as our rep. His professionalism and good humour was appreciated by everyone, most especially the teachers and, of course, his advanced group. I hope that this will be the first of many Snowslippers/Shoreham Academy ski trips. Gary is already planning for next year and will confirm dates as soon as possible.
Jim Coupe, Principal, Shoreham Academy
Hi Dan, firstly I'd like to say thanks for making our trip so smooth running. The set-up you have in place is superb. The instructors were excellent, the activities fun and appropriate, and the security of knowing that injuries are dealt with quickly and efficiently was fantastic. A huge thank you to you and your team. In particular, we were all very impressed with Greg's professionalism and organisation, and the way he interacted with our students. He was a real credit to Snowslippers. Please do pass on our thanks. The hotel were also fantastic, and as I mentioned on the trip. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating, and the facilities were exactly what we needed. It would be great if we could stay there again next year.
James Harvey, Trip Leader, Uckfield Community Technology College
We have used Snowslippers for both Senior and Junior Ski Trips for the past nine seasons. We always receive a personalised welcome from Danijel (Dan) and his team, and there is always a back-up on hand for technical or medical issues. The company provides a comprehensive package that includes excellent tuition and instruction for skiers and snow boarders, regardless of whether they are beginners, intermediates or advanced level. Snowslippers is a highly professional but small family run business. Go for the best, you will not be disappointed.
John Williams, on behalf of Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury, Bucks.
Thank you to the whole Snowslippers team for helping to make the Willingdon Ski trip so successful. As you know this is the 10th year we have used Snowslippers and the main reason for that is there is no reason for us to try anyone else as we know exactly what we get from you as a company. The support before the trip and whilst in resort is exceptional and as you know we would recommend your company to any school or party looking to arrange an enjoyable and safe ski trip.
Kind regards, Eamon Brennan, Year 11 Director of Student Progress, Willingdon Community School
Holly, our daughter, was part of the skiing trip with your company in December. I would like to compliment and congratulate your company, in conjunction with St Richards, for the fantastic skiing trip that Holly was part of. The personal presentation at school before the trip made Holly feel very comfortable and at ease with the schedule. We are a skiing family, and were reassured, but also jealous of the trip! The organisation and execution was spot on. Holly was taught by Greg for her lessons. She has nothing but praise and big smiles for the way he was looked after her and her group. A big thank you to him from us. On the 27th December we, as a family went to Belle Plagne, France, for another week on the piste! We were concerned Holly may have had enough after Austria. How wrong could we have been! Thanks to Greg, her technique was amazing and she led the way down the mountain on every run with such ease. The service your company has provided has been invaluable to Holly, and will always stay with her. A fantastic way to compliment the final year of St Richards. A big thank you, to you, your company and of course Greg. St Richards are very blessed to be able to share the love of skiing with you. Mr Byrne, too, has shown much commitment with his colleagues to ensure a fantastic experience."
Kind regards, Sue & Mike Wilson
"Dear Dan, we just wanted to thank you for liaising with us with regards to Joshua Geer attending the St Richards Ski trip from the 26th of December 2013. Although, we had some concerns with sending him due to his multiple allergies we were impressed with the inclusive attitude that you had and effort to liaise with the resort facilitates to make should his dietary requirements were taken into account, and the reassurance on medical facilities should they be required. Joshua had a thoroughly enjoyable week. He loved the skiing and extra activities, and said his ski instructors were great not only with skiing but also with his allergies. We are sure this experience has been really positive for his confidence and personal development."
Graham & Caroline Geer.
"Just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to say a massive thank you for the past week. Having had a couple of days to reflect I can honestly say that the trip was a complete success and every student and member of staff had a great time. We were so impressed by the organisation and attention to detail and can only thank you and your team for everything you did for us. I must make special mention to our rep Ryan who was superb throughout our stay and the accommodation which was absolutely top drawer."
Chris Stewart, Bexhill High.
"Dear Dan, Betty and Dave,"
I hardly know where to begin in thanking you and your Snowslippers staff for providing us with another amazing school ski trip! As always the organisation, efficiency and all round service from Snowslippers was just perfect. We could not have asked for more! As school staff we were supported every step of the way which made our job easier. In dealing with many different school ski companies over the years I have found Snowslippers to be in a league of their own! In a calm and professional way the service provided is faultless and no request is too much. In fact I have never heard of anyone being unhappy or having a bad word to say about the Company. The Snowslippers instructors, reps and staff were clearly well trained, professional and proud to represent the Company. They all did an exceptional job in organising and instructing the students. As some of them are young people themselves, they showed great maturity in forming working relationships and in creating a safe and fun learning environment for our school pupils. Please sign us up for next year! Many, many thanks to you and all your staff."
Brenda Kennedy, Chace Community School.
A huge thanks to you and your team for another brilliant Ski Trip. The feedback from the kids has been exceptional this year and we owe much of the credit to yourselves. The hotel was lovely and the staff there were highly accommodating and positive. The coach drivers as previously were fantastic (Dean and Mark) again going the extra mile to help us run a smooth trip. On a personal note, I had a great trip this year and really took on some of the teaching you gave us last year which allowed me to progress in my skiing. As always it has been a pleasure to work with you and your team and I look forward to Ski 2014."
Dan Rooke, Silverdale School.
"Thanks for another great ski trip, all the boys and teachers are exhausted but still buzzing from such a great week! It really was superb! It was so lovely to see everyone again, it felt like coming home! I don't think I've ever been to a resort where I recognise and chat to so many lovely people. It makes all the difference knowing that everyone is friendly and helpful. Tom was a helpful rep, and with Katy's help made sure that everything went smoothly!"
Clare Green, Durston House.
"I would like to thank all involved in Snowslippers for another very successful trip once again. It is a pleasure to work with everyone involved with Snowslippers. As party organiser, it is very reassuring that the trip will run smoothly and efficiently from the time of booking through to the trip itself. I was speaking with Ilse before we departed this year and told her that as long as I am organising the trips at Dyffryn school I have no
plans at all, to travel with anyone else except Snowslippers. Our relationship with Snowslippers and the fantastic resort of Alpendorf greatly reduces the amount stress which comes with running a winter sports trip for school pupils and friends; long may it continue.
Once again thanks for all your help, excellent service and most of all, your
Dave Smith, Dyffryn School.
Just a quick email on behalf of the school to once again thank you and the team for an outstanding experience on both school trips. Feedback from all staff and pupils has been fantastic. Obviously, with the number of pupils that we take, our school is in high demand with many tour companies. We regularly receive invitations to try different resorts and packages. Since we first signed up with snowslippers, I always reply with "we are going with the best company" and I think that this speaks volumes for the levels of professionalism of you and your staff. Please send my personal thanks to all of your staff, hotel managers and bus drivers. They all contributed in a very positive manner towards another absolutely fantastic programme of skiing and snowboarding for the pupils and staff at our school."
Neil and Nathan, Cowbridge Comprehensive School.
First of all, I just wanted to say a big thank you for an excellent ski trip. The students really enjoyed themselves. Katie was an excellent rep and really looked after us. I'm in the process of sorting our ski trip letter and will be going into assemblies this week and next."
Will May, Uckfield Community Technology College.
Just had to drop you a line to say a huge thanks to you and your staff for a brilliant ski trip!! I have led many ski trips over the last 30 years and can honestly say that the whole package offered by Snowslippers was second to none! Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful reps, Ellie and Katie.
They were organized, professional and friendly with a never failing sense of humour. It was pleasing to see that Ellie and the other instructors were still so "child friendly" at the end of the season! Your presence throughout the week was much appreciated and made us feel in safe hands.
We were also very impressed with the hotel. Please pass our thanks to Annie. I will email the coach company to pass our praises to Paul and Daniel, who too were amazing. All in all a fantastic week. Thanks again from all the Chace staff. We will be in touch for next year."
"This is a message for Beti Williams, I just would like to say many thanks for taking great care of me following my skiing accident with Dyffryn School, My Mum says many thanks for looking after me and being there for me when I really needed it. I am on the mend but still a bit sore. It hasn't put me off skiing at all, and I will be back this year sometime. Thanks again."
"Thank You! My daughter just returned from a trip with you from Uplands Community College. Nikki had 'the best week of my life'. Thanks to you and Lucas her ski instructor for giving her the ski 'bug'. She is exhausted but so many happy memories of the week with you. Well done."
"We used Snowslippers to organise our school ski trip for the first time in 2006. As soon as we returned to the UK our students were asking about booking for next years holiday. That is a real complement to Snowslippers and their team.
The hotel was very friendly and being away from the town of St Johann had advantages for us. Its isolated location in a pretty village meant we were able to monitor the students easily and we were able to use its cellar bar for a range of activities. We appreciated the well maintained, low occupancy rooms; the food was of excellent quality and plentiful.
The ski instruction from the Red White Red Ski School was excellent. The daily organisation such as the storing of equipment and the ski and boot fitting was very good."
"The evening programmes were full and varied, even the sceptics joined in and enjoyed the Snowslippers variation on skittles. The thermal baths in Bad Gastein are fantastic. In future we will be spending longer there!
The coach company was excellent. The drivers went over and above what was expected of them."
"Overall our school ski holiday was fantastic. Our school has students with considerable ski trip experience and they are unanimous in the view that the Snowslippers ski holiday was the best ever. The support they gave was exceptional. We are definitely booking through Snowslippers for next year's ski trip. Because of pressure from students, I launched the 2007 school ski trip early; it was full within 24 hours. 2006 was such a success that word had spread around the school like wildfire."
"As usual, everything on our last Snowslippers ski holiday ran smoothly - the skiing, the activities, the visits to the hospital and even the snow. The trip was a huge success. Within 2 days of returning we were deluged with deposits for next year's ski trip, so much so that we are now fully booked with a long waiting list of pupils desperate to join the trip should someone drop out!"
Moira Thomas, Glan Afan Comprehensive, Port Talbot
"We have been skiing with Snowslippers since 1995 and have always found that the individual attention we have received from them very comforting. Whenever you take children on trips you rarely have the chance to relax, however, when there have been things that need resolving then it has been dealt with very efficiently without fuss. Their working relationship with the local organisations makes the operation very slick. The confidence is further enhanced by having the directors of the company in resort throughout the trip. I have not thought of arranging a trip with any other company despite receiving many glossy brochures and listening to many pushy sales reps."
John Franks, Oakmeeds Comprehensive, West Sussex
"Gowerton School Ski Club has operated since 1975. We have organised ski courses in many different resorts; throughout Austria, Italy and France. We have used many different companies."
"When we became aware of the existence of Snowslippers in 1993, we asked them to arrange our next school ski trip to Alpendorf. Since then, we have returned with Snowslippers each year, sometimes twice a year."
"The owners and their staff are efficient, open, honest and pro-active. They have excellent relationships with the providers in the resort and are always there."
"The professionalism of all their colleagues ensures that our pupils and students enjoy a first rate snow experience each and every time and that the extra-curricular activities are first rate and well organised."
"Through their close working partnership with the best ski school that we have ever used: Red White Red, Alpendorf, Snowslippers ensures that tuition, equipment and care of our pupils is of the highest quality possible."
""It is not a problem" is the phrase we associate with Snowslippers. It sums up what their attitude is prior to departure and in resort. "You come as customers but leave as friends" has certainly been true of our long, continuing interaction with the company."
Tom MacCarthy, Gowerton Comprehensive, Swansea
"Snowslippers was recommended to us in 1999 and we have travelled with them on 9 school ski trips since then. They provide a professional, yet friendly and personal service before, during and after a trip. Their use of the excellent Red White Red Ski School makes for a really fun 6 days skiing/snowboarding for the kids and gives the teachers confidence to relax and enjoy their skiing too. The relationships Snowslippers has built up with the local hotel owners make for a really warm welcome by family run guesthouses. We highly recommend Snowslippers as a company who can organise your school ski trip."
Mr M Steadman, Olchfa Comprehensive, Swansea
"We have now used the services of Snowslippers for six years; they were originally recommended by another school. With the help and support we have received from the team, we have gone from taking 40 students to now taking three coaches, over 120 students!"
"We experienced superb organisation from the onset. The resort is fantastic; we use a lovely family run Austrian guesthouse. The Red White Red Ski School is excellent; all instructors speak English and have lots of fun with our students. We always receive excellent care and support is always given if the need arises and kids have to make a hospital visit."
"Our students are always well looked after and many return for a second or third trip. Plenty of evening entertainment: swimming, tobogganing, bowling, candle lit walks, horse drawn sleigh rides. Their prices are extremely competitive, which is why so many of our students can make repeat visits. Friends who have heard about Snowslippers are also now regular visitors to St Johann and are loyal Snowslippers customers."
Mrs J Allchurch, Bishop Gore School, Swansea
"Wedi teulio 18 mlynedd yn trefnu teithiau sgïo i nifer o wledydd a gyda nifer o gwmnïau, ym 1992 cymerais y cyfle i newid i Snowslippers, a dyna'r tro bwynt yn hanes sgïo yn fy ysgol.
Bysiau gwych, gyrrwyr cymwynasgar, gewstai cyfeillgar, hyfforddiant arbennig, gwersi drwy'r dydd, ardal hyfryd, llethrau di-ddiwedd, lifftiau i gyd ar agor -Rhagfyr, Chwefror neu Pasg, gweithwyr lleol hynaws, canolfan gyfleus i weithgareddau hwyr, dewis o siopa, hyd yn oed ysbyty yn agos!, a chyfarwyddwyr y cwmni wrth law i ddatrys unrhyw broblem, y cyfan am bris hynod o gystadleuol. Gobeithio byddai'n ymddeol cyn nhw!"
Mr. Huw Bowen, Ysgol Ystalyfera