After setting up the company 40 years ago, Richard has handed the business over to his son Ralph to carry on the Ski Miquel legacy. But that doesn't mean that he's stepped away - Richard still helps out wherever he can and enjoys nothing better than coming out to the resorts to socialise and ski with our guests.
Great value inclusive ski holidays since 1980
Over 40 years of providing the best value ski holidays
Ski Miquel is more than just an inclusive ski holiday company, we're a family-run business with over 40 years' experience in the travel industry, and we believe we're pretty good at what we do!
The company was formed in 1980 after a trip to Andorra, when our founder Richard and a colleague decided to start their own travel business. They had stayed in a sub-standard chalet-hotel, where the bedding was dirty and the food was second-rate. Richard knew right then that he could provide a far better service, and four decades on, that's exactly what we've continued to do.
Richard has now handed the business down to his son Ralph, so that family-run feel continues to this day and is at the heart of what we do.
Personal and friendly service
Today we are a state-of-the-art cottage industry and we're proud of it. We only have a small head office team, so when you call or email us you'll know exactly who you're talking to. We don't like to hide behind emails or answerphone messages, we're up-front and personal.
We want to talk directly to our guests so we can provide the best service for them again and again. Our head office team regularly visit our resorts, so you may even bump into us on the mountain! Both Richard and Ralph love nothing better than taking a turn ski hosting every now and then during the season.
It's this close-knit work ethic that has turned Ski Miquel into the much-loved travel company that it is today. We honestly believe that once you've experienced the great food, the ski hosting experience and the atmosphere of our chalet-hotels, you won't want to book with anyone else. We'll look forward to seeing you on the mountain!
Having grown up with Ski Miquel, Ralph started answering the phones in the office at 13! Since then he set up a successful software company and has now come home to Ski Miquel. Along with his friend Nick, they took up the mantle in 2017 and relocated the office to the South, and are now eagerly looking towards the future.
Having known Ralph for many years, and having been on many Ski Miquel holidays himself, Nick was more than willing to help Ralph continue with Richard's vision. He loves nothing more than being out on the mountain with family and friends, and you can be sure he won't miss the first lift to carve some fresh tracks in the powder!
The multi-talented Vicki worked for many ski seasons as a chef before re-training to become an accountant. Now she puts her skills in both fields to great use at Ski Miquel. When she's not in the office or out in resort, Vicki enjoys riding her mountain bike around the South Downs.
Tim has over a decade of travel industry experience including 3 seasons working operationally in Tignes and Niseko. Whilst he loves working for ski companies and putting smiles on people's faces, he still insists a bad day on the mountain is better than a good day in the office!
Richenda has worked with Ski Miquel since when the office was based in Uppermill, and she continues to support us remotely as part of the accounts team. Still based in Saddleworth, Richenda is always ready to help our guests with her in-depth knowledge of the business.