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Crystal Ski Holidays

  • About Crystal Ski holidays

    Choose from over 100 resorts across Europe and North America, with flights from more than 20 regional airports – and feel right at home in a half-board hotel or self-catering apartment.

    You can book with confidence as all of our holiday packages include flights, transfers and accommodation, and are covered by ABTA and ATOL protection. Plus, you can book your lift passes, equipment hire and ski school direct with us too, so you've got everything you need to make the most of the mountain.

    If you need to change your holiday plans, you can. It’s easy and convenient for you to manage your booking online. And you can add ski extras here too. Plus, you can make payments whenever you want and pay your holiday balance.

    You'll get expert service every step of the way, and you can download our free Ski Explorer app to get snow reports, resort info and more.

    To find the ski trip that's right for you, give us a call on 020 8610 3123. Or come and see us at one of our Crystal Hubs at the indoor snow centres in Glasgow, Manchester and Tamworth.

    We've been taking people to the mountains for over 35 years – and more people from the UK and Ireland go skiing with us each year than anyone else. We're also part of TUI, one of the world's leading travel groups.

    We've even won awards for our service and range of holidays. Take a look at some of our most recent wins:

    Best Large Ski & Winter Sprots

    Best Large Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards 2019

    British Travel Awards

    Best Ski Holidays for Families in The Times Ultimate Ski Guide 2018/19

    Best Ski Holidays on a Budget in The Times Ultimate Ski Guide 2018/19

    Trusted Service Awards

    Feefo Trusted Service Award 2020

    Feefo Trusted Service Award 2019

    Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

    Feefo Trusted Service Award 2017

    • YOUR HOLIDAY IS PROTECTED

      We've made sure all you have to think about when booking is where you want to go. Our package holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTA, so your trip is in safe hands.

      Our teams in the UK and overseas are always on call. If something unexpected should cause your holiday to be cancelled, we'll pull out all the stops to find you the very best alternative and make sure you're never out of pocket.

      We're ATOL protected, so on flight-inclusive holidays, should an airline go bust or weather ground your flight, you won't lose any money or be stranded. Likewise, as ABTA members, all of our package holidays are protected financially in the event of company failure.

      ABTA

      ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers get the most from their travel and assist them when things don’t go according to plan. We’re obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA's Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ, Registered in England No. 551311 London.

      www.abta.com | Verify membership

      ATOL

      Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. However, ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed here, so please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate when you pay, your booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but not everything you booked is listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2524.

      www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate | View ATOL licence

    • OUR HOLIDAY SERVICE

      Over the last three decades, Crystal has continually added great new destinations, worked hard to keep the price you pay down, and developed our holiday service so you can make the most of your time away.

      One of these developments is the free Crystal Ski Explorer app. Download it to access the latest snow and weather reports, and useful info about your resort from our teams on the ground, as well as track your average ski speed and distance. If you've booked direct through Crystal, it also means all your holiday booking information is in the palm of your hand –from your flight info and accommodation details to your pre-booked ski extras.

      Let us know your mobile number when you book and we'll text you a 24/7 contact number for our overseas team – so you can then get in touch whenever you want, with any questions or queries. We'll also text you important updates, like travel disruptions, resort incidents or serious weather warnings. It's a free service and we'll only use your number for keeping you up to date and making sure you have a great trip.

      Our reps will meet you at almost all airports to help get pre-booked lift passes, equipment hire and ski school sorted – making sure you're ready for the mountain.

      Most resorts will have a rep based there so, if you need anything during your trip, just check the app to find out where you can come for a chat. Even if there isn't a rep based in your resort, you can still get in touch 24/7 with any questions.

    • Part of the ski community

      We’re a long-established part of the ski scene, we know our stuff, and we have partnerships with the wider ski community. We've linked up with both GB Snowsport and the Ski Club of Great Britain, and we actively support the work of Disability Snowsport UK and Protect Our Winters.

      Visit us at a snow centre

      You’ll find our Crystal Hubs at the major snow centres around the UK. These indoor snow slopes are great for beginner ski lessons, building confidence on real snow and improving technique before a trip.

      Take the opportunity to chat to our Hubs team for advice about going on a ski holiday. They can share tips and help you chose from all our resort and accommodation options. You can even book your ski trip there and then. Find out how to visit us and what’s on offer at the snow centres. We hope to see you soon at

      • Chill Factore Manchester – The UK's largest indoor slope offers ski and board lessons for all ages and abilities.
      • Snozone Castleford – Open 364 days a year, with a specialism in helping disabled people learn to ski and board.
      • Snow Factor Glasgow – Scotland's only indoor slope has four ski lifts, snow tubing and sledging.
      • Snowzone Milton Keynes – Fully qualified instructors are on hand almost every day of the year.
      • SnowDome Tamworth – Instructors will have you skiing or boarding within a day, with special deals for Crystal customers.

      Disability Snowsport UK

      By supporting Disability Snowsport UK we’re helping more disabled people take part in snowsports. Our UK and overseas-based teams get involved by doing all sorts of fundraising, from holding office bake sales to quizzes in resorts, so together we can enable all people to participate in snowsports, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

      DSUK instructors and volunteers have enabled thousands of individuals of all ages, and with any form of disability, to enjoy the thrills of the slopes, both in the UK and abroad.

      To donate to DSUK today, please visit www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk. Alternatively, you can make a donation to support their work on the extras page when booking your holiday online.