About Ski Travel

Ski Travel Specialists has been selling skiing and boarding holidays for over 25 years. We Specialise in individual travel arrangements for snow enthusiasts and we wish to provide you with our very personal knowledge of overseas ski resorts, as we’ve seen it, we’ve stayed there, we’ve skied it, we’ve enjoyed it! We believe no other company in New Zealand can offer such a professional team of consultants who are solely dedicated to the sale of Snow Holidays.

Our knowledge is better than any Internet site and we are much easier to chat to. Much of our agency’s success is due to the team’s firsthand knowledge of the many ski fields throughout the world.

We are a TAANZ bonded and IATA accredited Agency so importantly your holiday funds are secure and are proud to be part of the trusted First Travel group.

Steve Teixeira

steve profile photoI have a real passion for travel and have been in the industry for over 30 years, having worked for airlines, a retail travel group and for more than 15 years specializing in international ski holidays. Managing Ski Travel Specialist allows me to work for the best in the industry.  As a team, we have tremendous knowledge and are committed to delivering the perfect ski holiday and superior value for your money.   I am passionate about ensuring that the details of your trip are tailored to your individual needs.  Having skied at over 30 ski resorts around the world, I can speak from personal experience about many places, right down to the individual ski runs.   I also have vast knowledge around general travel and would love to help you with any travel goals you may have.


Ann-Marie Whale

During my last 27 years working in the travel industry, I’ve been wowed by holidays to many wondrous places, with stunning scenery, experienced multiple cultures and have met fascinating people from all walks of life.  I have many precious memories and stories to tell, and with each passing holiday, the travel bug grows.  My love of snow skiing and those memories are some of the best – for me there is nothing more exhilarating than skiing a pristine run, kissed with fresh powder snow untouched by another skier, with  a clear blue sky above, wide open bowls or evenly spaced glades and uncrowded slopes.  I have skied in North America on the powdery slopes of Marmot Basin, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, Big White, Silverstar, Whistler and Blackcomb.  The warmth of the Canadian people, the ambiance of the resorts, the open fireplaces, and beauty of the Rockies, the luxury of ski in/ski out accommodation, skiing though a village, and the sight of snow ghosts….its all truly magical.  I look forward to sharing these experiences with you and tailoring your perfect ski holiday – dovetailing your abilities and requirements with a location where you too can experience the exhilaration and wonder of the world of skiing.


Julie Lewisham – Tour Specialist


Having been in the Travel Industry for over 30 years I bring a great deal of general travel knowledge to Ski Travel. My first 10 years in the industry were with Thomas Cook Travel in Tauranga, Wellington and Auckland looking after both leisure and corporate clients and in 1981 I opened Millbrook Travel.

As a keen skier, I recognized that there were no specialists in New Zealand selling purely skiing holidays so in 1991 I purchased Ski Travel Specialists and set about establishing the Ski Agency as the number one Ski specialist in New Zealand.

It’s become a personal mission (someone has to do it!) to visit as many new ski resorts I can each year and to also re-visit and update myself on some of our popular resort. Management, accommodation and new developments can change a resort’s feel very quickly. Many repeat clients are the first to agree it’s my knowledge of the resorts makes all the difference when they plan their ski holidays.
After all these years I’m still passionate about my job and look forward to making sure your next ski holiday meets all your expectations, so give me a call.