The covid crisis has another casualty.
APS-Select Limited, trading as VIP SKI, has entered Administration on 17 November 2020, with Mark Supperstone and Simon Jagger of ReSolve Advisory Limited being appointed as Joint Administrators. The Company has ceased to trade with immediate effect. The company was founded by Andy Sturt more than 30 years ago. In the 2019-20 season they handled approximately ten thousand guests accommodated in chalets predominantly built and designed by the company.
The company specialised in luxury ski holidays and operated over 60 of their own luxury chalets, CLUB Chalets and luxury ski hotels in 10 ski resorts throughout France and Austria, including some of the best and most well-known resorts in Europe such as Val d'Isere, St Anton, Morzine and Avoriaz.
They described themselves as "not an agent. Our chalets are known for their luxury and exceptional locations, our service for its unrivalled attention to detail. Every one of our luxury ski chalets is run by welcoming hosts, famous for their charming, attentive, yet unobtrusive service.
"Whether you are looking for some time on the slopes with the family, a romantic trip in one of the world’s best resorts or a group booking with friends we will have a luxury ski chalet holiday that is perfect for you. We are very proud of what we do and we really care about your ski holiday. More than 99% of last year’s guests said that they would recommend us to their friends, please browse our site and find out why."
The administrators say:
"We advise any customers to visit The Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”) website at www.caa.co.uk where you can find additional support.
"Package holidays (including flights) If your booking included flights, you will need to contact the CAA as your booking is protected by their ATOL scheme (no: 3556). Further information can be found here.
"Non-flight packages. If you booked a non-flight package or accommodation only, this is protected by ABTOT (no: 5240) or by your credit or debit card issuer.
"If you paid the Company directly using a credit or debit card you will need to submit a claim for a refund to your card issuer.
"If you paid via any other method you will need to submit a claim to ABTOT. Further information can be found here."