Esprit Ski - the family ski specialists

With Esprit Ski, everything is arranged exclusively for Esprit families
  • Exclusive Esprit-only ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors (maximum of 8 children per class)
  • Flexible childcare options, from half-days up to our full day 'Seamless Service' from 9am-6pm with qualified staff
  • We have 39 years' experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist for all age groups
  • Childcare options from 17 weeks - 12 years old


Whether you're experienced skiers, or skiing together for the first time as a family, you're in good hands. Whatever mix of childcare and free time works for you during your precious holiday time, we'll make it happen. From our Sprites ski lessons to our Snow Club, your children will be having as much fun as you in the hands of our qualified childcare staff.  

Esprit Ski price promise

We guarantee that if you find an Esprit holiday at a cheaper price elsewhere, we'll match it.  We are very proud winners of the 'Best Family Ski tour Operator' from the Family Traveller Awards, voted for entirely by the public.

What’s an Esprit Ski holiday really like?

See what actually goes on during an Esprit holiday! Watch our video for a brief glimpse of the skiing plus the fun and games children will enjoy whilst parents can relax, enjoy a full ski day, a quiet cup of coffee, a glass of wine and a delicious dinner!

We look after your children in the early evening with a tasty home made high tea. We also look after your children during the evening in our Cocoa Club (3-12 years), whilst you have your own dinner and choice of wines with other parents in convivial surroundings. We can arrange a full child listening service in some of our larger chalets and all our chalet hotels, for those children four months and over. With Esprit we are there for you and your children throughout your stay.

Our teams

In the UK..

The independent, specialist nature of Esprit enables us to offer service levels for family skiers you simply will not find anywhere else. The knowledge and experience of our Reservations Advisory team is second to none, based on regular visits to our resorts and accommodation to keep up to date with each resort’s specific features and the little things that matter. From the moment you first call us, an experienced member of our team will guide and advise you, to help you find a holiday that will meet all your family’s needs and exceed your expectations.

Call us on 01483 791 900 for detailed advice and information on all our resorts, childcare options and accommodation choices.

..and abroad

Overseas Managers

We have a team of experienced managers based overseas, who look after all aspects of the organisation and administration of our operation. They visit our resorts regularly to ensure all aspects of the programme are running as they should and that our high standards are always maintained.

Resort Managers & Representatives

Our Resort Managers and Representatives are responsible for ensuring that your chosen resort runs like clockwork, and for assisting you through any little difficulty which may arise. They are chosen not only for their management and language skills, but also for their commitment, energy and enthusiasm.

Chefs & Chalet Hosts

In our larger chalets and all our Chalet Hotels we employ experienced chefs to run the kitchens, whilst in smaller chalets, our Chalet Hosts are trained and accomplished cooks who prepare and host the evenings’ dinner party-style meals. We also run our own intensive pre-season catering course, and our catering staff are trained to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Level 2 in Food Safety or equivalent.

Snow Rangers

Our children’s Snow Clubs are run by our team of Esprit Snow Rangers, who are experienced in childcare and to whom we give further in-house training to ensure our young guests have a happy, safe and fun-filled holiday. The Snow Rangers will be involved in escorting children to and from their ski classes, staying with the Spritelets (3 & 4 year-olds) and the Sprite Beginners during their ski lessons, and ensuring that the Snow Club sessions offer a stimulating, fun and friendly time for children. They will also gladly keep you up to date with what your own children have been up to during the day! All of our Child Care staff hold a paediatric first aid certificate.

In-Chalet & Private Nannies

Our infant childcare, run by our own team of In-Chalet and Private Nannies, are each personally vetted and handpicked by us to ensure they all hold the appropriate combination of experience and qualifications required for their role. They are all English-speaking and have a passion for working with infant children. We also run additional pre-season training to ensure that our nannies conform to our own high standards, developed over many years of experience.

Who Esprit Ski belongs to

Since 2010, Esprit Ski has been part of a group of specialist tour operators owned by parent company Hotelplan Limited. With this acquisition, Esprit has become a part of one of the best diversified skiing and walking holidays specialists in the UK.

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