About Hanski

Hanski is a small, personal, caring, specialist ski tour operator company owned and operated by husband and wife team Paul and Helen. 

We have a real passion for The Alps and having holidayed in the Haute Savoie region in both Winter and Summer for many years we were fortunate enough to call this beautiful part of the world home for several years..

Operating our own catered ski chalet company allowed us to share our passion with the many like minded guests we welcomed to our properties. This experience also enabled us to finely hone the customer service we are proud to offer.

We look forward to being given the opportunity to share our truly customer centred short break ski holiday, winter holiday experience with you.

Paul & Helen's Story

1998 – Qualified as PE teachers at Loughborough and Cambridge Universities.

1998 – 2004 – Taught at a variety of state and private schools in the East Midlands where Paul became Director of Sport and Helen Head of Girls PE.

2004 – 2006 – Set up Hanski, a catered ski chalet company, bought Chalet Helene and relocated to The Grand Massif ski area inThe French Alps.

2006 -2007 – Having enjoyed 2 fabulous ski seasons with full occupancy we expanded the business to 12 properties, employing a great team of staff.

2007 – 2013 – Following the birth of our daughter in France we decided to move back to the UK as we figured the 24 hour a day lifestyle of a busy catered chalet business was not the best way to embark upon parenthood! Our second child came along in 2010 but we were always looking for ways to bring back Hanski and re-engage with our passion for the ski industry. 

August 2013 – The resurrection of Hanski to enable us to share and promote our passion for short break, tailor made winter holidays to a wider community.