Powderbeds is an online ski accommodation specialist offering a massive selection of apartments, hotels, condos and chalets located in the world’s best ski resorts in France, Switzerland, USA and Canada. In addition to ski accommodation we offer up to date, comprehensive and above all, honest ski resort guides with all the information you need from weather and snow reports to insiders guides straight from the locals.
Powderbeds are proud to be part of one of the most well-established independent tour operators in the UK, Osprey Holidays Ltd, a family owned company based in Edinburgh with over 40 years experience in the travel industry.
Powderbeds is run by a team of passionate, talented and knowledgeable professionals with years of experience working in the ski industry both here in the UK and throughout the world.
Phillipa Holmes - Product Manager
Phillipa is our Product Manager and knows the ski resorts and accommodation inside out from having spent 6 years working in the Alps and Colorado Rockies, and then another 8 in management back in the British ski industry. She has an incredible knack for sniffing out exactly the sorts of hotels and apartments our customers want to stay in, which she says is driven by her desire for all our customers to have the best ski holiday imaginable.
Eve Davies - Product Manager
Product Manager Eve was first introduced to the world of skiing in 2003 in Val d’Isere when she broke her wrist snowboarding within the first week! Undeterred, she spent another two seasons in Val d’Isere and a final winter in La Rosiere before moving home to Edinburgh in 2007 to kick off a career in the ski industry. Eve’s product knowledge is unrivalled after 6 years of selling ski holidays and visiting ski resorts all around the world as one of Ski Independence’s top reservations consultants.
Jude - Marketing Executive
Jude, our Marketing Executive, is as sharp as a tack with more enthusiasm for skiing than her hero, Jon Olsson! She's a seasoned expert having skied since the age of 3 and has sampled nearly every resort we feature. After gaining her skiing BASI 2 and working as an instructor for The Ski School at Cairngorm Mountain, Jude worked in New Zealand where she took to snowboarding and gained her Snowboarding BASI level 1. Jude is incredibly knowledgeable and loves talking to clients about their ski holiday needs.
Michael Bennett - Managing Director
Michael's career in the ski industry started in Les Orres in the southern French Alps where he worked as a plongeur. His washing up days behind him, he embarked on a 12 year stint in property before joining the family business here at Osprey Holidays in 2002. As MD of Osprey Holidays, Michael is a forward thinking marketing expert who understands that technology is changing the way some people buy their ski holidays. Powderbeds has been created to properly serve the needs of skiers who prefer to choose and book their own ski accommodation online.
Our concept is a simple one, we only sell ski accommodation and offer the maximum amount of choice and flexibility and ensure we offer everything at the best possible price. We are confident you will find all the information on our website but we also love to chat about skiing so we are always on hand on the end of the phone and are happy to discuss your holiday plans, offer advice and answer any of your questions.
Security & Financial Protection
Every PowderBeds booking is protected by our ABTA bonding. Our ABTA number is V3690. Your money is safe and we agree to follow the ABTA code of conduct. PowderBeds act as the principal in any transaction and not as an agent. In plain English this means you are afforded extra protection – your contract is with us, in the UK, and not with the property that you’ve booked.
We take fraud protection and the security of your personal data very seriously. We use Verified by Visa and Mastercard SecureCode which helps protect your card against unauthorised use. Our site is secured by Thawte, which means that any personal data you provide is encrypted when travelling from your computer to our secure server. Click here to read more about our Security Policy.