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20 Years Of Luxury Ski

January 09, 2019  · 
20 Years Of Luxury Ski

It’s been over 20 years since I founded The Oxford Ski Company and welcomed clients to one of the Alps’ first luxury catered chalets: Domaine de la Baronne, in Crans-Montana. In the early days we were the only ski company with a website and yet, even then, knew that whilst technology would be key to our future, it would always be our people that drove the business. We still believe this today.

The leading luxury ski travel agency

Fast forward two decades, with the welcome addition of Mark Gibbins, Managing Director, The Oxford Ski Company now has a portfolio of over 500 chalets and 130 hotels, covering 58 resorts across France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the United States, Japan and Canada. We work very closely with all the best privately owned and operator properties available – offering an extensive, yet handpicked choice. Furthermore, the launch of Oxford Private Travel in 2011 enabled us to offer clients a global portfolio of tailor-made travel experiences from Argentina to Zanzibar. Whilst the business has continued to innovate and grow over the years, we’ve always stayed true to our origins: to source the best possible accommodation, provide the best advice and facilitate the best possible experience for our clients… wherever they’re looking to travel, and whatever they’re looking to do.

Booking with The Oxford Ski Company is a luxury in itself

We’re a small, friendly and knowledgeable team, who understand the value of quality time with family and friends, and the importance of getting every element of a trip right. As a company, we live and breathe skiing – we are passionate about what we do and make regular visits to every property and resort we feature, putting the greatest emphasis on first class personal service and offering up-to-date, unbiased advice. We recognise the trust clients put in us when arranging their precious travel plans, and never take this trust for granted. I’m humbled and delighted that so many of the clients who came to us in our early years, are still travelling with us today, and whilst we are always honoured to receive awards and accolades from the travel industry, we passionately believe that the loyalty of our clients is the greatest endorsement our business has.

Expert advance planning with our pre-arrival concierge service

We'll take the headache out of the holiday planning process, saving you time, booking it all on your behalf and offering infinite amounts of free, impartial and up-to-date advice. Over the years we’ve built relationships with tried and tested partners and can arrange flights, transfers, ski lessons and much, much more to ensure a hassle-free holiday for all involved.

If you’ve travelled with The Oxford Ski Company or Oxford Private Travel in the past, I’d like to thank you, and for those who’ve yet to experience the Oxford Ski difference, we’d be delighted to work with you in planning your next escape; winter or summer, sun or snow.


Rupert Longsdon

Founder and CEO

The Oxford Ski Company & Oxford Private Travel

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What makes us different?


We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 25 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.


Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.


Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.


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