LUX April 2017

LUX - April 2017 39 Skiing to Success Founded in 1998, The Oxford Ski Company has been providing the ultimate, tailor-made skiing holidays to luxury chalets and the finest mountainside hotels for travellers visiting destinations across the Alps and North America for over 19 years. Rupert outlines how the firm’s superior service and dedication to excellence ensures the very best trip for each of its clients. “Here at The Oxford Ski Company we believe our service is unrivalled. Our expertise is based on many years of meticulous research and extensive product knowledge. We’ve devoted our time to building relationships with the best privately owned and operator run properties on the market – thus offering our clients an extensive, yet handpicked choice. Our collection has been personally inspected by us and must offer that ‘special something’ that sets it apart from the rest. We work for our clients, rather than for any particular chalet, hotel or resort, so they can be sure our advice is always impartial and that we will always deliver the most for their money. “We pride ourselves on the attention to detail and level of care we give to all our bookings. Here at the Oxford Ski Company we understand that holidays are the most valuable time of the year and so we dedicate our time to ensure that our guests do not waste a single moment. Our skiing trips are much more than a stay in a breath-taking chalet, we will go above and beyond to provide our guests with the ultimate tailored holiday experience. From childcare to flights, transfers and mountain restaurant reservations, the address book we have ensures us to provide our guests with the best possible services. All of this comes at no extra cost– it is our treat for being an Oxford Ski Company client. There are no membership fees, no minimum spend, just exceptionally dedicated, expert concierge.” Staffed by a dedicated team of experts, all of whom have worked in ski resorts across the world for at least a season or more the firm is committed to offering clients the very best service possible, and making their trip memorable. For clients, Rupert firmly believes that booking early is vital to ensuring that they receive the skiing holiday of their dreams. “Clients often come to us looking to escape and enjoy the perfect skiing holiday where they can unwind and enjoy their time on the slopes. To ensure this, we always encourage people to book early, as this means that they will definitely have their pick of the best resorts, flights and additional options, as well as giving them something to look forward to.” Drawing on the success of the Oxford Ski Company, in 2011, based on an increasing demand from clients Oxford Private Travel was launched, bringing the same approach to amazing properties and exceptional customer service to the non-ski market. Oxford Private Travel has fast become an industry leader at the forefront of the luxury travel world. We feature the world’s best hotels, amazing luxury villas, private islands and super-yachts, in some of the most spectacular holiday destinations and cities throughout the world. As well as helping clients to find the perfect holiday for them, the firm take care of every aspect of the stay, to create a truly memorable holiday. Looking ahead, both firms are keen to build upon their current success and grow even further as they strive to offer clients the most luxurious breaks possible, as Rupert concludes. “Fundamentally, the Oxford Ski Company and Oxford Private Travel are a close-knit team who live and breathe the skiing and luxury world - 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 constantly strive to keep ahead of the game in order to meet the demands of our discerning clients and this will continue as we look towards an exciting and opportunity laden future.” The Oxford Ski Company, a specialist luxury travel agency providing the ultimate, tailor-made skiing holidays. We invited Rupert Longsdon, Founder and Managing Director to talk us through the firm and how it works to ensure that everyone who books through The Oxford Ski Company has a truly unforgettable experience. Skiing to Success Company: The Oxford Ski Company and Oxford Private Travel Address: Oxfordshire, UK Email: [email protected] and [email protected] Telephone: 01993 899 420 (Oxford Ski) and 01993 899 430 (Oxford Private Travel) Website: and