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ABOUT US

Sno’n’Ski Group Holidays are Australia’s leading school and group ski trip organiser. Since 1992, we have been providing memorable ski holidays and educational adventures for thousands of skiers and snowboarders. We send over 60 school groups to the snow every year and are committed to providing the best winter wonderland experience possible for our schools. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, excellent customer service, extensive knowledge and attention to detail to organise unforgettable ski trips and educational adventures at extremely competitive package prices. We take care of all aspects of the trip including flights, coach transfers, accommodation, lift passes, lessons and equipment hire and aim to make the organisation as uncomplicated and hassle free for our teachers and ski trip coordinators as possible. We can also include a vast array of optional activities and stopover options linked to the Australian curriculum.

Through years of experience we know the little things that make a good trip great!

 

• Personalised packages with extremely competitive prices

• Dedicated group ski specialists with extensive knowledge of tour destinations

• Friendly and professional customer service

• Understanding the importance of ‘duty of care’ and risk assessments

• Student friendly selection of preferred group hotels and lodges

• 24/7 Emergency assistance 

• Experienced Sno’n’Ski Tour Representatives on snow

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Why Choose Us

100% Australian Owned & Operated

24-Hour Emergency Support

Highest Standard of Financial Accreditation

Bespoke Group Travel Itineraries

Competitive
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Safety First

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Sno'n'Ski Group Holidays are 100% Australian owned and operated and passionate about building custom itineraries for ski resorts worldwide, and through our Sister brand, Educational Adventures we can make any destination achievable to meet your school curriculum or specific group needs.

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Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

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DAVID WALKER

Chairman & Executive Director

A career spanning 40 years in wholesale, retail, group touring, inbound and state tourism. A business owner since 1992, guiding the parent company, ITC Pacific, and its brands to a prominent position in the travel sector.

Elected to the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) Executive Committee in 2016, a past CATO Treasurer with a continued focus on Governance, Constitution and Codes of Conduct guidelines. A current member of the CATO Road to Recovery Committee.
 

David has always been focused on ensuring ITC Pacific maintains Best Business Practices, Safe Travel Protocols, Risk and Crisis Management, Financial Integrity, and Duty of Care which has provided security and confidence to all our schools, many of which have supported the company for over 20 years. David’s journeys have taken him through many countries, experiencing their culture, tour operations and travel networks.

Through David’s expertise in travel and tour management, the team at Sno’n’Ski Group Holidays brings to life the visions of teachers and students on their journey to ski and snowboard with the professionals.

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DANIEL WALKER

Managing Director

Daniel has been with the company for 15 years. During that time, he has skied over 50 resorts all over the world. Daniel was previously Groups Manager, and coordinated the first Australia school ski trip to Hakuba, Japan and Panorama, Canada. Daniel is very hands on, and enjoys guiding our schools from time to time. Daniel has a passion for snow travel, specifically enhancing students experiences by offering new destinations.

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JEN WALKER

Groups Sales and Operations Manager

With over 17+ years of travel industry experience, Jen lives and breathes travel. Her latest adventure which was a road trip through Canada, Jen ticked off her 18th ski resort worldwide. Since 2010, Jen has enjoyed the daily variants of what group travel planning entails. Primarily responsible for brokering competitive group packages, Jen is always seeking new and exciting ski destinations for our 70+ groups. Jen has personally escorted groups to destinations such as Queenstown and Hakuba, and appreciates the opportunity to witness travelers experience snow fall for the very first time. 

Emily grew up skiing in Australia, and learning to ski amongst the snow gums and wombats is one of her favourite childhood memories. 

Now, she travels to ski resorts around the world whenever possible, ticking them off one by one, taking in the unique experiences and food, wine and culture at each destination.  When she’s not making turns on her favourite snowboard, Emily loves the sound of fresh snow compacting underfoot, the fresh mountain air and stopping mid-mountain to take in the views.

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MELANIE GROCKE

Groups Travel Specialist

An avid sports lover, Melanie has also made a goal of trying to attend a local sporting event where possible, wherever she travels and would love to see younger people have the chance to experience new training and sporting experiences across the globe, in their chosen sport.

Skiing holidays are up there with her favourite, Melanie has been to every major resort in Australia and New Zealand and most recently to Canada, she is keen to explore more resorts in the coming years.

Watching the world through fortunate travel experiences has also ignited a passion for ethical and sustainable tourism and for our future generations to be able to experience the world, whilst doing our best to preserve the natural beauty and environment of our planet.
 

With over 2 decades in the travel industry, Melanie is delighted to be a part of the Sno’n’Ski Groups and Educational Adventures team, enabling her to extend her knowledge and passion for travel, its invaluable life lessons and never-ending learning journey, to the next generation.

Emily grew up skiing in Australia, and learning to ski amongst the snow gums and wombats is one of her favourite childhood memories. 

Now, she travels to ski resorts around the world whenever possible, ticking them off one by one, taking in the unique experiences and food, wine and culture at each destination.  When she’s not making turns on her favourite snowboard, Emily loves the sound of fresh snow compacting underfoot, the fresh mountain air and stopping mid-mountain to take in the views.

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MARNI SHAW

Groups Travel Specialist

Joining Sno’n’Ski in 2022, I finally landed the ‘Powder Day’ equivalent of jobs where I can combine my love of ski travel with a background in sales, marketing, design, events, and partnerships. 

I caught the ski bug on a childhood snow holiday, followed that up with a high school ski trip and then grabbed any opportunity to have a winter vacation over the following decades. I’ve been lucky to experience more than 15 alpine resorts across Australia, NZ, Japan, Canada, the USA, France and Spain. There are so many more on my ‘To Do’ list and I’m all ears when someone has a new suggestion. 

My true passion is introducing new people to the snow. Over the years, I’ve encouraged countless friends, family, colleagues, community members, and even total strangers to the concept that there is “no better holiday than a ski holiday!” It brings me so much joy to see the smiles on their faces when they catch their first snowflake, snowplough down their first green run, and progress through to steeper terrain. Snow is meant to be shared, and the more people I can share it with, the better.

My Tip: You can never have too many ski jackets!

Emily grew up skiing in Australia, and learning to ski amongst the snow gums and wombats is one of her favourite childhood memories. 

Now, she travels to ski resorts around the world whenever possible, ticking them off one by one, taking in the unique experiences and food, wine and culture at each destination.  When she’s not making turns on her favourite snowboard, Emily loves the sound of fresh snow compacting underfoot, the fresh mountain air and stopping mid-mountain to take in the views.

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ASHLEIGH BAILEY

Groups Travel Specialist

With over 8 years’ experience in the travel industry, Ashleigh developed a love and passion for the cold, snow and skiing after attending a school ski trip to Mt Hotham and more recently chased the Northern Lights through Norway. Ashleigh loves helping people plan their next big adventure whether that be to one of Australia’s beautiful mountains or as far abroad as the stunning slopes in Canada.

Looking forward to visiting as many slopes as possible Ashleigh is excited to bring her expertise to the Sno‘n’Ski family and assist others in ticking off their own bucket list items!

Emily grew up skiing in Australia, and learning to ski amongst the snow gums and wombats is one of her favourite childhood memories. 

Now, she travels to ski resorts around the world whenever possible, ticking them off one by one, taking in the unique experiences and food, wine and culture at each destination.  When she’s not making turns on her favourite snowboard, Emily loves the sound of fresh snow compacting underfoot, the fresh mountain air and stopping mid-mountain to take in the views.

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YVI ADAM

Groups Travel Specialist

Growing up in the lower mountain range in Germany, I was put on skis by my parents when I was only little older than a toddler, I couldn't help but to fall in love with winter sports from a young age. Later, riding snowboard from the teenage years on, I could explore the best of both worlds. Living in Europe until last year, I feel lucky to have shredded and explored numerous resorts in Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy with an extra taste of riding in Norway and Iceland. While spending two years in Australia and New Zealand, I certainly did not miss out on testing the pistes around Queenstown. My newest addiction is snowkiting, combining two sports that are already exciting on their own. Stoked to have joined the team to get you equally thrilled about winter sport as I am.

My Tip: A hot Germknödel (yeast dumpling filled with plum sauce) with vanilla sauce and a cold Almdudler completes your day when at the slopes in the European Alps.

Emily grew up skiing in Australia, and learning to ski amongst the snow gums and wombats is one of her favourite childhood memories. 

Now, she travels to ski resorts around the world whenever possible, ticking them off one by one, taking in the unique experiences and food, wine and culture at each destination.  When she’s not making turns on her favourite snowboard, Emily loves the sound of fresh snow compacting underfoot, the fresh mountain air and stopping mid-mountain to take in the views.

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SEB TIMBERLAKE

Groups Travel Specialist

Meet Seb, the ultimate snow enthusiast! Ever since his junior school trip to Perisher, he's been hooked on getting to the snow. From shredding slopes in Australia, New Zealand, and to the USA, Seb's snowboarding adventures know no bounds. But that's not all – he's also a sports fanatic, whether he's sprinting, hiking, or camping, he's always up for an outdoor adventure. Seb loves to combine his passions with travel, and exploring new destinations along the way.

 

His top picks? Queenstown, where adrenaline seekers thrive amidst stunning landscapes, and Mammoth in the US, which boasts ski-in-ski-out options, epic après-ski scenes, and cozy hot pools to melt away the chill of a snowy afternoon.

Emily grew up skiing in Australia, and learning to ski amongst the snow gums and wombats is one of her favourite childhood memories. 

Now, she travels to ski resorts around the world whenever possible, ticking them off one by one, taking in the unique experiences and food, wine and culture at each destination.  When she’s not making turns on her favourite snowboard, Emily loves the sound of fresh snow compacting underfoot, the fresh mountain air and stopping mid-mountain to take in the views.

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EMILY PORTER

National Sales Manager

Emily grew up skiing in Australia, and learning to ski amongst the snow gums and wombats is one of her favourite childhood memories. 

Now, she travels to ski resorts around the world whenever possible, ticking them off one by one, taking in the unique experiences and food, wine and culture at each destination.  When she’s not making turns on her favourite snowboard, Emily loves the sound of fresh snow compacting underfoot, the fresh mountain air and stopping mid-mountain to take in the views. 

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LAUREN FORDE

Marketing Manager

With almost 10 years’ experience in the Travel Industry, in 2019 Lauren starting working with the team at Sno’n’Ski Group Holidays … and it was all downhill from there!

 

Lauren looks after all things Marketing, from flyers and advertising to social media and events. Lauren is a relatively new snowboarder, having only visited 7 ski resorts, however, would consider herself an expert in snowball fights and après-ski. Her two favourite winter holiday destinations are Queenstown because of the variety of activities and amazing dining; as well as Shiga Kogen for it’s incredible snow and lack of crowds.

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