• Meet the Team

    We are not just another travel website. We are a small team, passionate about the mountains and luxury travel. Take some time to get to know us...  

    Harriet Tetlow

    Senior Travel Consultant, Chalets

    I was put in a dodgy, multi-coloured 'onesie' at the age of six and sent down a mountain, mostly with my eyes closed. Back then, I could never have imagined loving spending a season in the mountains and talking about skiing day in, day out!

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: Megève, Verbier and Val d'Isère.

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Val d'Isère.

    Favourite Properties: Hidden Dragon in Les 4 Vallees, Marco Polo in Val d'Isère and Chalet Trois Ours in Méribel.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: Chez Dany in Verbier for a delicious lunch and La Folie Douce in Val d'Isère for the best après ever!

    My Tip Take a look at The Luxury Chalet Collection - the definitive  selection of the top 20 most luxurious chalets in the world for this season - prepare to be dazzled!

    Alice Dalton

    Travel Consultant, Chalets

    I planned my first ski season over 2 years in advance so I knew I was destined to end up in the ski industry, and here I am! It's a pleasure to have a role that incorporates my passion and knowledge of the sport. 

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: Meribel & Val d'Isère.

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Mont Tremblant, Canada, 1 in Meribel

    Favourite Properties: Chalet Foinbois in Meribel Village and Le Chardon in Val d'Isère.

    Favourite Lunch & Après:  : Le Panoramic - Great views from the top of La Masse (Courchevel) and for après it has to be the Le Rond Point in Meribel for live music and toffee vodka - skiing down afterwards is also very amusing!!

    My Tip:   Ask your chef or host to pack some nibbles and a bottle of bubbles in a bag, find a secluded spot on the mountain and tuck in!


    Annabel Gonifas

    Travel Consultant, Chalets

    My skiing life started when I lived in America at the age of 4. I have memories of freezing temperatures, icy slopes and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Luckily things have improved hugely since and now a perfect day for me is fresh, endless powder and a cosy mountain restaurant. I am now Oxford based after running my own luxury chalet company in St Anton for 6 years and am excited about settling into family life in the UK and still being able to talk about skiing and chalets all day!

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: St Anton, Zermatt and Val d'Isère.

    Ski Seasons: 10 in St Anton, 1 in Zermatt.

    Favourite Properties: Maria Schnee in St Anton and Ferme de Moudon in Les Gets.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: 
    Hotel Post in the pretty village of Stuben for a gorgeous lunch with a stunning valley view. St Anton has a great choice of Après ski, but my favourite is the rustic Underground on the Piste for its live music and atmosphere.

    My Tip: Try to get out on the mountain even if it's a blizzard. Fresh air is always a winner, you may well have the best day of your life in the powder and the gluwein at the bottom will taste SO much better.

    Emma Lee


    My love for skiing and the mountains came from my first ski season on my gap year. Since then I jump at any opportunity to get out on the slopes and having a job that allows me to talk about incredible ski holidays all day couldn’t be more ideal!  

    I am a skier but occasionally attempt snowboarding 

    Favourite Resorts: Whistler, Courchevel/La Tania and Val D’Isere/Tignes  

    Ski Seasons: 1 winter in La Tania and 1 summer in Whistler, Canada. All my winter university holidays chalet hosting in St Gervais.

    Favourite Properties: Chalet Ambre and Chalet Opal in Tignes.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: 360 Bar in Val Thoren, Chambre Neuf in Chamonix and Ski Lodge in La Tania for après. Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar and Grill, Whistler for lunch with a perfect views of skiers in winter and downhill bike park in the summer.

    My Tip: Always get first lifts and always go for après- you will regret not doing it!  If your in Whistler get a ‘Fresh Tracks’ pass which enables you up the mountain before it opens- you get a delicious breakfast with stunning views of the sun rising over the mountains.

    Joanne Busby

    PA to Directors

    I enjoyed ski holidays in Italy, Austria, France and Canada as a child, with my father - a passionate skier - desperately and repeatedly trying to inject the spirit of adventure into his wife and two daughters. As an adult, though, the overall experience of the ski holiday has tempted me back, and I look forward to many years of gentle bunny-hopping down the green slopes ahead!

    I am a skier

    Ski Season: 1 in Sierra Nevada, Spain

    Favourite properties: Hotel Le Crans (Crans-Montana); Chalet Mistral (Val d’Isere); Torre de Tramores (Benahavis).

    Favourite Lunch & Après: A mouth-watering steak at the Hotel Cervo, Zermatt, and a magnum (or two!) of rose at La Folie Douce, Val d’Isere: the stuff of Alpine legend!

    My Tip: Skiing with young children doesn’t have to be one big compromise! There are great specialist ski tuition and childcare options available now for those of us who want to enjoy family time AND adult social time on our ski holiday.


    Border Terrier

    My role is simply to assist with positive staff morale, although, to be fair, I spend the vast majority of my day sleeping.

    I am a dog.

    Owner: Mark Gibbins

    Favourite spot: My office bed

    Favourite time of day: Lunch time

    Party Trick: I don't have many, but am good at walking backwards.

  • Rupert Longsdon

    Founding Director

    If you snooze you lose, the mountains make sure of this.

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: Crans-Montana and Val d'Isère.

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Val d'Isère, over 10 years in Crans-Montana & Méribel. 

    Favourite Properties: Chalet Grace in Zermatt and Chalet Bear in Klosters.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: Chetzeron in Crans-Montana has the best local food and panoramic views (make sure you have room for pudding). Martinis in Le Farinet, Verbier certainly keep the ski legs going a little longer.

    My Tip You can never stop learning and this is particularly true when it comes to skiing. Always budget for a ski instructor or guide, you will get so much more out of your holiday. 

    Franki Beilby

    Travel Consultant, Chalets

    There is more to a Winter holiday than just skiing. After a morning on the slopes, I can think of nothing better than a well deserved, long lunch with a vin chaud inside a cosy mountain restaurant or a glass of wine on the terrace in Spring!

    I am a skier and a boarder

    Favourite Resorts: Morzine, Courchevel and Zermatt.

    Ski Seasons: 2 in Courchevel 1850 and 1 in La Plagne.

    Favourite Properties: Lapin Blanc in Meribel, Gentianes in Courchevel 1850 and Baby Bear in Chamonix.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: A long lunch at Le Cap in Courchevel is a must and après-ski at Le Rond-Point in Meribel. 

    My Tip: Buy a good 'shell' jacket as you can layer up for all conditions whether it's heavy snow and sub-zero in January or spring snow and bright sunshine in April. 

    Karen Cabena

    Head of Sales, Hotels & North America

    With a passion for travel, sport and adventure I have been lucky enough to experience the amazing skiing that can be found in Canada & North America as well as Europe. Working here gives me the perfect opportunity to help you experience the same!

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: Breckenridge, Colorado, Banff/Lake Louise in Canada and the Portes du Soleil region in France.

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Breckenridge and 1 in Banff/Lake Louise. 

    Favourite Properties: Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise and Hotel Nira Alpina in St. Moritz. 

    Favourite Lunch & Après:  Mi Casa Mexican in Breckenridge, perfect for après margaritas and delicious nachos.

    My Tip: When in Aspen or Lake Louise take advantage of the mountain hosts for free ski guiding, fantastic friendly volunteers who provide some great facts and history on the mountains as well as taking you to the best slopes for the conditions that day!

    Diana Cherry

    Director of Operations, Oxford Private Travel

    As someone who has to start planning their next holiday as soon as they return from the last one, and as someone passionate about exploring new places (preferably in luxury and style!), running OS Private Travel (our summery sister company) is my dream job.  The importance of an amazing holiday should never be underestimated!

    I am a skier (and villa expert!)

    Favourite Resorts: Verbier and Zermatt in Winter. Marrakech and the Cote d'Azur in summer.

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Zermatt

    Favourite Properties: Chalet Grace in Zermatt, C-View in Cap Ferrat, Villa Uno in Ibiza

    Favourite Lunch & Apres:  Cervo in Zermatt - after extensive research I can say it's the best Gluhwein in town and you must try the Cervo fries! Lunch at Club 55, St Tropez for the sheer spectacle.

    My Tip:  Alpine resorts can be just as special in summer and are the perfect solution for a luxury family holiday. You can do as much or as little as you like...hike or bike to a picnic in a summer meadow, enjoy a round of golf or try a specialist yoga or nutrition break.


    Victoria Perrins


    For me there is simply nothing better than a ski holiday. Spending a week in the mountains with lots of snow, sunshine and skiing is amazing. Having a job where I get to think about skiing all day is a pleasure.

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: Anywhere in the 3 Valleys

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Courchevel 1850.

    Favourite Properties: Chalet Neuf Du Tenne in Chatel and Chalet Birdy and Chalet La Ferme in Megeve.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: La Roc Tania Restaurant for the Le Roc burger in Courchevel  and the Rond Point in Meribel for Après.

    My Tip: If you have children take an afternoon or an evening to go tobogganing. Or even if you don't have children, still go tobogganing...fun for all ages!


    Cocker Spaniel

    I am very good at making everyone say ‘Awww!’ and attracting a lot of attention when I’m out and about, but I most enjoy playtime with my best friend Henry (when I’m allowed!)

    I am a dog.

    Owner: Neil Kitchen & Harriet Tetlow

    Favourite spot: Henry’s bed

    Favourite time of day: Lunchtime walks, but only when I feel like it

    Party Trick: Giving high fives!

  • Mark Gibbins

    Managing Director

    I have always believed that skiing is a means of transportation to and from lunch...I am the person you need to speak to about finding the perfect terrace spot for a fine Alpine lunch!

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: Crans-Montana, Val d'Isère and Whistler.

    Ski Seasons: 6 in Crans Montana, 2 in Meribel.

    Favourite Properties: Ferme de Moudon in Les Gets and the Residences at The Four Seasons Whistler.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: Signal in Val d'Isère for lunch and the infamous après at La Folie Douce, Val d'Isère (and now also in Val Thorens and Méribel).

    My Tip: Invest in your own pair of ski boots, even if you only ski 6 days a year...go that extra step and get a custom fit pair from SureFoot. 

    Ellie Knowles

    Travel Consultant, Hotels & North America

    I love how invigorated and excited a snowy mountain vista can make you feel. I have been lucky enough to visit and stay in many of the properties we feature. Experiencing all these luxuries makes finding the perfect hotel for you no trouble. 

    I am a skier.

    Favourite Resorts: Aspen, Colorado, Zermatt, Banff/Lake Louise, Canada.

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Banff and Panorama, Canada. 

    Favourite Properties: Sky Hotel in Aspen, Hotel Matthiol in Zermatt and the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek

    Favourite Lunch & Après:  The Buffalo Bar in the Ritz-Carlton, Beaver Creek for all-American chicken wings, nachos and beer. Après in the Sky Hotel, Aspen for cocktails, hot tubs and zebra print robes!

    My Tip In Aspen make use of the ski storage and transfer service; drop your skis at the base of the mountain after skiing and have them transferred to another mountain of your choice overnight! This means no walking through town with skis on your shoulder. You can go straight off to experience the glitz and glamour that downtown Aspen has to offer! 

    Vicki Bannister

    Travel Consultant, Hotels & North America

    Those days we all dream of in the mountains with fresh powder and clear blue skies. If I wake up and the conditions are perfect, I am definitely grabbing the first lift up and making new tracks. It's a pleasure to now work in a role that enables me to pass on my knowledge of the mountains and experience in the ski and travel industry! 

    I am a snowboarder but can also ski. 

    Favourite Resorts: St. Anton, Kitzbühel, Zermatt & Courchevel

    Ski Seasons: In the Winter, 1 in Niederau/Oberau & 1 in Wengen/Mürren. In the Summer, 1 in Kitzbühel & 2 in Greece.

    Favourite Properties: Hotel Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Hotel Alpaga in Megeve & St. Antonerhof in St. Anton

    Favourite Lunch & Après: The Moosewirt in St. Anton for great Après & The Cervo Hotel Restaurant in Zermatt would be a favourite - great atmosphere, gorgeous décor.. and Cervo Fries!!

    My Tip: Why not give those ski legs a rest and take a day off? Experience what else is on offer and other attractions available to you. From paragliding to ice climbing, or trying your hand at a traditional winter sport. 

    Laura Porter

    Consultant & Product Manager, Oxford Private Travel

    Having spent a lot of my school holidays in the Algarve and Madeira with my Portuguese Grandfather hotelier, I like to think travel and hospitality is in my blood. As someone who likes to spend 50% of a holiday lying horizontally in a beautiful sun-drenched location, and the other 50% soaking up the culture, OS Private Travel really is a job I am passionate about.

    I am a villa expert. 

    Favourite Destination: Turks and Caicos, Tagomago Island in Ibiza and Mykonos.

    Favourite Properties: Parrot Cay, La Fraissinede, and Hermitage Bay in Antigua.

    My Tip: Get to St Barths! This incredible island screams glamour, luxury and is ‘tres chic’, but is also naturally beautiful with all the charm you would expect of a Caribbean island. With gorgeous villas and stunning resorts on the island there is something for everyone. 

    Nicola Lazarus

    Accounts & Bookings Administrator

    The luxurious places we deal with need to be seen to be believed! I administer the accounts and bookings so have the pleasure of seeing an overview of all these special places. They are fabulous!

    I am a beginner skier.

    Favourite Resorts: During the winter, St Anton. For Summer, somewhere along the coast of the Algarve.

    Ski Seasons: 0. But Great Barrier Reef - 1!

    Favourite Properties: Tivoli Lodge, Davos and White Pearl, Val d'Isère

    My Tip: I've seen how daunting and stressful the run up to the holiday can be. So, I would also recommend making the most of the concierge service - start as you mean to go on; stress-free!



    My most important office duties include chasing Saffron first thing in the morning, sleeping on my back so I am in the way of everyone, and pulling my puppy dog eyes when I want to go for a walk!

    I am a dog.

    Owner: Sarah Kitching.

    Favourite spot: My office bed.

    Favourite time of day: Any time of day I get food.

    Party Trick: I am particularly good at chasing my own tail.



    I am the office K9 agent, you may think I’m sleeping all day but I’m actually selling puppy ski packages all around the world. I am also the office hoover. Step aside Dyson.

    I am a dog.

    Owner: Alice Dalton

    Favourite spot: The park at lunch

    Favourite time of day: When Mark gives me treats

    Party Trick: I can purposefully not catch treats that are thrown at me so I make every one laugh.

  • Neil Kitchen

    Sales Manager

    After two ski seasons in Verbier, I felt it was time to get a 'proper job' in the ski industry. I love talking about amazing properties every day and count myself very lucky to have visited and experienced some of the best chalets in the Alps.

    I am a skier but can also snowboard.

    Favourite Resorts: Zermatt, Verbier and Les 4 Vallees.

    Ski Seasons: 2 in Verbier.

    Favourite Properties:  Chalet Norte in Verbier, Chalet Le Blanchot in Courchevel 1850 and Tivoli Lodge, Davos.

    Favourite Lunch & Après: Chez Vrony in Zermatt for a fine lunch and the aptly named Après-Ski Bar in Verbier. 

    My Tip Avoid the morning queues at Medran in Verbier by asking your driver to drop you at Carrefour and use the new 6 man chair to get up to Ruinettes.

    Sarah Kitching

    Travel Consultant, Chalets

    Skiing, snow, hiking and being in the mountains are my passions, so having a job that enables me to do that some of the time, and talk about it the rest of the time...means things can't get much better!

    I am a skier through and through, although I would give boarding a bit more of a go if I had more balance!

    Favourite Resorts: St. Anton, Val d'Isere  and Chamonix in the Summer. St. Anton has my heart though!

    Ski Seasons: 1 in Courchevel 1850 and 2 in St. Anton. 

    Favourite Properties: Maria Schnee in St Anton, La Tene in Val d'Isere and Nyumba in Verbier.

    Favourite Lunch & Après:  Rodel Alm in St. Anton do amazing half chickens with a semmel (Austrian bread roll)! Krazy Kangaroo is amazing for après and dancing on tables followed by a slightly sketchy ski down!!

    My Tip: Get the first lift, no matter where you are. Head to Hospiz Alm in St Christoph, and use the slide down to the bathrooms - it makes sense! Finally, have a day out with Piste to Powder in St Anton, you will not be disappointed!

    Kylie Hardy

    Senior Travel Consultant, Chalets

    With a love for snowsports and a passion for interior design this job is perfect, as I get to talk about stunning chalets and skiing all day long.

    I consider myself a snowboarder but can ski also.

    Favourite Resorts: Chamonix, Whistler and Val d'Isère.

    Ski Seasons:  3 in Whistler, 4 in Chamonix and lets not forget 3 at Mt Hotham, Australia!

    Favourite Properties: Des Drus in Chamonix, La Tene in Val d'Isère and Chalet Grace in Zermatt.

    Favourite Lunch & Après:  Merlin's at the bottom of Blackcombe for the delicious Nachos! Chambre Neuf for après-ski in Chamonix and La Folie Douce in Val d'Isère for the atmosphere, views and music.

    My Tip:  When in Whistler eat at Sushi Village and order a frozen strawberry sake. The must do run is Peak to Creek for the great off-piste trees.

    Lauren Wilson

    Consultant, Oxford Private Travel

    I have lived and worked in a variety of different destinations across the world and I have had some amazing personal and professional highlights which include everything from swimming with Whale Sharks in the Philippines to planning bijou weddings in Greece. Working for OS Private Travel is now the perfect job for me to be able to share all of my insider destination knowledge! 

    I am a villa expert.

    Favourite Destination: Seychelles, Thailand, Greece and Portugal.

    Favourite Properties: Villa Dream, Barbados and Desroches Island, Seychelles.

    My Tip:  Everyone flocks to Oia in Santorini to watch the famous sunsets. This means in the summer months you really have to fight to get the best spot. I recommend that you head to Imerovigli instead. From here along with the sunset you also you have breath taking views of the Caldera and, best of all, no crowds! 

    James Ellwood

    Consultant, Oxford Private Travel

    Having lived and worked abroad on a couple of occasions I am captured by the travel bug and take great pride in placing someone in their perfect hotel or villa in a destination suited to them. I joined the team from a hospitality background so customer service and going that extra mile at any given opportunity is something I’m extremely passionate about.

    I am a villa & hotel expert.

    Favourite Destination: The Maldives for sun, sea and the ultimate heaven on earth. Singapore, in my opinion, is the best city break destination.

    Favourite Properties: Fullarton Bay Hotel, Singapore, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, St Peters Bay, Barbados and Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast.

    My Tip:  When visiting South East Asia or Australasia, be sure to stop off for a 2 night stay in Singapore and experience the cleanest and most beautiful city in the world, the perfect destination for a whistle stop tour either side of a longer, more relaxing break. 


    Sprocker Spaniel

    I spend most of my days ‘sharking’ around the office making sure everyone is doing their work. I love a cuddle and sitting on people’s feet – just so they remember I’m there! My favourite time is the afternoon when I have a run around with Saffron and Bertie – I love work!

    I am a dog

    Owner: Laura Porter

    Favourite spot: On my Mum’s feet

    Favourite time of day: Getting to work – I love it!

    Party Trick: Sharking – I can walk around in circles all day and not get dizzy.

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