Thursday, 25 September 2014

Matterhorn lit up!

The Matterhorn gets lit up!

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn on 14th July 1865 by Edward Whymper, the Matterhorn is now lit up at nights - and looks amazing!

Six years later, on 22 July 1871, Englishwoman Lucy Walker became the first woman to climb the Matterhorn – wearing a long flannel skirt as was appropriate for a Victorian lady.

Her ascent was seen as a jewel in the crown of female mountaineering.

Next year Zermatt will celebrate the epic pinnacle dubbed 'the mountain of mountains' and the alpine tradition of climbing it with events, experiences, festivities and special offers.

The main player on this stage besides the Matterhorn is the Hörnli Hut - a mountain hut located at the foot of the north-eastern ridge of the Matterhorn, 3,260 metres above sea level, which will reopen in July 2015, and many other events are planned as part of the celebrations.

You can ski in Zermatt every day of the year and there is a huge range of activities other than skiing in Zermatt during the summer too!

OTP offer holidays year round in Zermatt, so why not come and see the iconic mountain, enjoy the famous mountain restaurants, and join in the celebrations.

Zermatt is easily accessible from all Swiss airport by the famous Swiss Travel System - OTP holidays include these transfers but if coming independently you can purchase all Swiss Travel System passes from us online at

See you soon!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Your Winter 2014 / 2015 Team

Your team!

We are very proud to present your team who will be looking after you when you come on holiday with us this winter.


From Ampthill in Bedfordshire and with a BA in Business & Marketing, Will is the Resort Manager for OTP in Grindelwald and the Jungfrau region. 23 years old and with a strong skiing background and a definite 'people-person', Will is a top guy to ensure your holiday is the best!


NENDAZ, Les 4 Vallées: Tom Darlison

From Birstall in Leicestershire and with a BSc in Sports Therapy, Tom is the Resort Manager for Nendaz and the 4 Vallées region. 23 years old and a keen footballer, Tom is going to be an excellent person to show you the region and make sure your holiday runs smoothly.


SAAS-FEE: Tom Senior


From Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, many of you will know Tom - OTP Senior Resort Manager and back again to charm you in Saas-Fee. Now a qualified ski instructor, Tom is 25 years old and a rock solid member of the OTP team for a number of years.

ZERMATT: Dave McCormack


21 years old, Dave is from Broadstairs in Kent. A graduate of Chatham House and Kingston University, Dave is Resort Manager for Zermatt and is a keen snowboarder (but promises to ski as well!) and is the ideal person to entertain and look after you in Zermatt!


Let's not forget the long-term team member to entertain you at the Fondue Nights with his tricks (also on YouTube!) - Rocky, our team dog!
My name is Jeff Michel, and I am the MD of OTP Swiss Holidays. I am so proud of the team we have this season and if you get the opportunity, come and visit us at the Manchester Ski Show, 24th to 26th October at Event City, Manchester and meet them, discuss your holiday and book! (Rocky is staying in Zermatt for a holiday)
OTP Swiss Holidays offers ski holidays to 30 Swiss resorts, so have a look at and join us this winter for a great holiday. See you soon!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Manchester Ski Show 2014

OTP Swiss Holidays & are exhibiting at the Manchester Ski Show from 24th to 26th October 2014 at Event City - our stand number is D22

Ski Show 2013

We would be delighted if you could come and visit us and discuss your holiday requirements (skiing, MTB, Road Biking, Christmas Markets) and we will be selling Swiss Travel System tickets too.

We have a free Prize Draw on the stand with a 2-person apartment for a week in Switzerland as the prize - including cross-Channel or Transfers!

We even have 2 for 1 Transfer Tickets on sale at the show to make your Swiss holiday even better value!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Information: for directions to Event City, just click on

At we offer 30 ski destinations in Switzerland along with MTB Holidays, Road Biking Holidays, Christmas Markets, Golf Safaris and City Breaks. is a leading supplier of Swiss Travel System passes and tickets so if you have already booked your holiday, come along and get discounted Swiss tickets, ski passes and ski rental!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Les 4 Vallées is back!

Les 4 Vallées ski area is back!

Just announced that one of the largest ski areas in the world, Les 4 Vallées, is secured at least for the next 18 years, following agreements between the lift companies of NENDAZ, VERBIER, VEYSONNAZ and THYON.

Once again from this winter your full area ski pass will cover over 400kms of pistes and 100 lifts to 3330m in altitude with NENDAZ's glacier, MONT-FORT.

OTP is the longest established Tour Operator in Nendaz Les 4 Vallées and offer a range of holidays thoughout the area at

The piste map can be viewed at

Come and join us skiing in the huge 4 Vallées area, with easy access from all Swiss airports!