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Published on Tue 30 Apr, 2019

Our Friends

These guys are our best friends and partners in the snow and surf industries. We have partnered with them because they share our dedication to making adventure sports more accessible for everyone. As with our hand-picked instructors, schools and guiding agencies, we only work with partners who we genuinely believe provide a great product and high-quality service. And they say the same about us - that is why they recommend us to all their customers too.

Take a look at what they have to offer - every one of them can help you get the very best out of your next adventure sports experience. And what's more, when you make an Ongosa booking you can earn discounts with some of these great companies too!

Alpine Answers

Alpine Answers is a specialist ski travel agency, tour operator and booking service selling fully bonded packaged holidays and tailor-made itineraries. This includes luxury ski chalets and luxury ski hotels and good value accommodation. They represent over 150 different ski holiday companies selling fabulous ski holidays to over 1,200 ski chalets, and hundreds of hotels, in Europe and North America's top ski resorts.

Chalet Finder


ChaletFinder has thousands of properties across the globe at your fingertips, to book direct. Along with live snow forecasts and all you need to know about the resort, you’ll find a wide choice of accommodation - perfect to suit any ski holiday requirements.

Crevasse Clothing

If you, your family or your friends are looking for quality, affordable clothing for you ski and snowboard holiday then we would recommend trying Crevasse Clothing’s rental service. For just £75 per week, you can be kitted up with top brands such as Volcom, Dakine and Bolle. You will receive your kit by post two weeks before your holiday with a free post return to send it back afterwards. Simple!

Ellis Brigham

Ellis Brigham is the UK's premier retail store and online shop for ski hardware, mountaineering equipment and outdoor clothing. During the last 75 years of operating, Ellis Brigham has grown from being a specialist boot seller, to the UK's leading independent outdoor sports retailer. They sponsor and employ professional skiers and snowboarders, and all of their expert members of staff are passionate about outdoor sports.

Henry's Avalanche Talks

We like to be as informed as possible when we venture beyond the safety of patrolled areas. Henry's Avalanche Talks are an excellent way to arm yourself with knowledge. HAT has been helping off-piste skiers and riders to get more from the mountain for 20 years. They will help you develop avalanche awareness and provide you with off-piste skills and tips.


Huski is an online store with a wide-range of healthy meals, drinks and services delivered straight to your doorstep, in the alps. The team deliver daily and provide click-and-collect options on your drive up the valley. Hu.Ski aim to take the hard work out of your ski holiday, giving you more time to enjoy the mountains. The team works with local restaurants and suppliers to bring the best of the Alps' food to its customers in the most convenient way. 


The more you know, the further you can go! Fatmap provide the most detailed 3D ski maps ever made. Freeride and piste routes mean you can have confidence on your adventures.


Britain's original specialist ski holiday website ifyouski.com is owned and run by passionate and dedicated skiers and snowboarders. They have been involved in the ski and travel business since the 1990s and live for the mountains. The team at Ifyouski will help you choose the best holiday for you and your group; they can select thousands of ski holidays offered by a wide variety of reputable, tour operators for any winter resort of your choice.

Iglu Ski 

Iglu Ski is the largest independent retailer of ski holidays and will update you with the latest snow reports, resort info and of course the best offers. The team of ski experts work with over 60 different ski tour operators, offering a selection of more than 200 ski resorts in 16 countries.


 PowderBeds are ski accommodation specialists, offering a superb range of ski apartments and hotels at the best possible prices. PowderBeds is part of one of the UK’s most established independent tour operators, Osprey Holidays Ltd. Osprey is a family-owned company with over 40 years of experience in the travel industry.

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Rental Republic

Rental Republic are a personal ski and snowboard butler service. They deliver to your door, taking all the hassle out of ski hire, meaning no more queueing or walking to shops! When your technician is 20 minutes away from your accommodation he'll send you a text to let you know so you don't have to hang around waiting. Each and every person receives a personal equipment fitting from the technicians who carry plenty of spare boots and are trained to pass on their tips and tricks for comfy feet. 

Need support in resort? Rental Republic are just a Text message away - They aim to be with you within an hour between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. They collect everything, and will send you a text on the morning of your departure with a collection window too.


For almost 20 years Skiset have been equipping skiers from 400 resorts within the Skiset network. Thanks to its teams of professionals, hiring ski equipment is quick and easy.

Ski Weekends

Ski Weekends have been organising tailor-made trips for groups and individuals for over 30 years. The team will help you ski when, where and for as long as you want, in some of the best and most well-known ski areas in Europe. They offer more choice than ever before, with travel possible from 17 UK airports to a full range of 2-5* chalets and hotels. Ski Weekends is part of Harris Holidays.


Knowing what the weather is going to throw at you will help you decide where to go, and what kit to take. Snow-forecast allows skiers and boarders to view weather forecasts, snow reports, cameras and maps for 3000 ski resorts. Updated four times daily.

Surfer Dad

Surfer Dad is a surf blog by a wave starved father. Sharing surfing wisdom, news, reviews, photos and film for the surfing community worldwide, Surfer Dad provides compelling content around everything surf – including great photos, surf reviews, wise words and the odd delirious rant.

White Storm

White Storm have been providing quality ski rental in the 3 valleys for over 20 years. They pride themselves on great customer service, brought by a team of fully trained, English-speaking and passionate technicians. White Storm have shops in Courchevel 1850, Le Praz and Meribel. They also offer a delivery service, bringing the equipment right into your chalet, for a hassle-free holiday.

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