Hi there, thanks for checking us out!
We’re a small, friendly independent travel company. We started a few seasons ago by taking a few friends off to the mountains, and then strangers – or our ‘future friends’ as we prefer to think of them – got to hear about us and wanted to come too. Our aim was to create a laidback, sociable holiday for those who love skiing and boarding and meeting awesome new people (we hope we’ve succeeded, but you’d better check out our guests’ opinions). We specialise in holidays for single travellers, so if you’re travelling on your own, you’ll fit right in. We also attract couples and small groups of friends who want the fun chalet experience. The best thing about our job, apart from getting to spend half the year on the slopes, is meeting all our great guests and seeing them again – around three quarters come back the following year!
Our trips are a little different from the usual chalet holiday – we attract like-minded people in their twenties and thirties (no kids!), and your host is part of the action from the moment you arrive, doing everything from taking you out on the mountain to leading the apres ski and making sure you never go hungry.
We don’t just do snow – in the summer, you can find us surfing in the UK or the south of France, rock climbing and generally having a smashing time in the mountains. Come and join us!
The founder of the company, Dan set up h.o.f.n.a.r mainly so he could spend half the year skiing and avoid getting a proper job. He was described by the Guardian newspaper as an “ebullient, overgrown schoolboy”, which everyone else agrees is a pretty accurate description. Obsessed with skiing, Dan knows the Portes du Soleil region like a local.
Ali & Marsha – hosts
The duo from Dublin are brilliant fun – both mates from the Emerald Isle, they sure know how to party. In the snow they slide both ways and are both also pretty handy on a surf board during the summer.
Em – office
A relatively late convert to skiing, proving it’s never too late to learn. She’ll answer emails and generally keep things running behind the scenes. OK, what she’s really doing is watching snowboarding videos on YouTube.
We’re recruiting! We’re looking for awesome new hosts for the 2016/17 season. If you fancy making a season of it take a look.
...winter is coming
11th dec - 22nd april - come join us in the snow this season, trips every week until the end of april!!
...learn to ski / snowboard
21 jan or 18 march - if you have never been on snow or are a bit 'shakey' these trips are for you!
28 jan - where we're going we don't need roads. Off Piste week with HOFNAR is so good.
...ladies only snowboard week
11 march - #chickswhoshred, hanging out with MINT snowboarding all week, this is going to be EPIC
...downhill mountain biking
july/august 2017 - our mtb holidays are wicked. NOW BOOKING!!
...singles ski & snowboard weeks
throughout the winter - our trips are ace for solo travellers
anytime - let us arrange your corporate event, private party or stag/hen do for you
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