WHY US?

 

WHAT IS IT THAT ENTICES PEOPLE TO CHOOSE A GREEN RIDES SKI HOLIDAY … AND THEN RETURN FOR MORE?

Could it be because our guests prefer to maintain continuity by dealing with the same team of helpful, caring individuals when they next consider taking a winter skiing break?

Perhaps it is because our guests are guaranteed that Green Rides holidays leaves no stones unturned by ensuring the all important fine details are in place that contribute towards a memorable holiday experience?

Or, could it be because discerning skiers know they can rely on the honesty and experience of Green Rides to hand-pick the most comfortable, best-equipped, stylishly furnished chalets in energetic resorts that are also renowned for their outstanding natural beauty?

It is inspiring to know that the same compact, friendly team that started Green Rides 10-years ago are the exact same enthusiastic people that you will talk to now when you contact Green Rides to discuss your next skiing holiday. Such familiarity means a lot to so many of our guests as they are able to feel their holiday is being arranged by people they have got to know and like.

Okay, perhaps we have all grown a little older … but with age comes a broader depth of experience and, with this, hopefully a certain element of wisdom as well. But at Green Rides we are justifiably proud of the way our long serving staff gel together. There is something extremely rewarding about this. Knowing that they have contributed towards Green Rides success since the very beginning and have helped to mould a business into something very special has given it the solid reputation it maintains today.

So many of our returning guests tell us how much they enjoy the continuity of being able to talk to the same people that they got to know previously. There is something pretty unique, secure and comforting about this. We constantly are being told that our people are often regarded more as trusted friends that cares instead of being faceless voices at the other end of a telephone!

And this is exactly how we like things as well!

When Green Rides was established in 2006, it was devised with the proviso of bringing together like-minded people that have an in-depth knowledge of the skiing holiday industry. Too many travel companies have only a basic working knowledge without ever living in the mountains and breathing in the fresh Alpine air. Conor Watney, director of Green Rides, though born in London, considers he is a mountain man and spent ten happy years living in the same valleys where our chalets are located. During this time he forged impressive relationships with suppliers and a genuine understanding of the environment. Likewise, senior operations manager, Martyn Hanley gained many years experience in seasonal positions across European resorts before bringing his wealth of first-hand knowledge to Green Rides.

 Having the right people with heaps of experience is fundamental to the on-going success of Green Rides.  Understanding and choosing the best chalets in highly challenging but by skilful planning and careful negotiating Green Rides is able to offer you the best chalets at very competitive prices. Each of our chalets passes a stringent quality check to ensure that the rooms, furnishings, comfort and extra amenities that we consider necessary are in place. This is why our chalets feature such things as saunas, hot tubs, games facilities and home entertainment systems and, of course, some of the finest hospitality available.

What else?

You’ll want to be sure of the snow; well of course you will, that’s why Green Rides only pick snow-sure resorts, the ones we know work, year after year.

You’ll want to be convinced about the quality of the food … that’s a given! This is why our menus deliver renowned freshly prepared, mouth-watering cuisine, complimented by specially chosen wines. We know that if our guests are given a great dining experience they will come back again and again!

You’ll want a great host/chef who knows how to be obliging, provide exceptional hospitality and will look after the children … yet still keep smiling and not get in your face! We know that the right chalet host can make (or break) a holiday. That’s why all our staff undergo a vigorous recruitment process, and run our chalet culinary school during the summer where they recommend the best up and coming hosts to fulfil our future winter positions.

Of course, the most important aspect of our holidays is you. Every guest is important … and this is the reason why our mission at Green Rides is to make every guest feel individual and extra special. Join us for a week … and we hope it will feel like you’ve been away a month. 

We look forward to meeting you!