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Kaluma Ski Tour Operator - Polaroid Images of Kaluma Crew

Kaluma Travel was born from the desire to centre luxury ski holidays around the guests enjoyment and to take customer care and the personal touch back to its roots. The result was Kaluma Ski – a ski tour operator formed in 2004, by Richard and Andy, both of whom had previously managed other high-end operators.

We are an experienced and professional alpine specialist, dedicated to sourcing the finest luxury properties. As an owner-managed company we have built up a loyal following of clients who appreciate our unique in-resort concierge service. Our company directors, Andy and Richard, have both been lucky enough to live in the Alps for the last 20 years and as a result are both true specialists in the regions of St Anton & Courchevel.

The resorts have become their homes, and the locals friends, giving us unrivalled access to all these fabulous resorts have to offer.
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The Kaluma Story


A new, exciting, all inclusive, high level or personal service ski tour operator was discussed. Focussing on how we could provide a service that really made a difference to our guests.

Andy Butterworth & Richard Lumb - Owners of Ski Tour Operator Kaluma Ski


Kaluma Travel was born and we launched our first chalet in Courchevel 1850: we had 1 chef, 2 hosts and Richard our Director in resort.

We ran a successful, mainly corporate business in The Arlberg, working closely with partner hotels for 3 seasons.

Chalet Vizelle Exterior - Kaluma's first ski chalet as a ski tour operator


We began our first chalet project in St Anton. A new build and newly designed chalet predominantly aimed at our corporate clients. Chalet Montfort was launched for winter 2007/08.

Chalet Montfort build in St Anton - a chalet run by Kaluma Ski, ski tour operator

2008 – 14

Kaluma grew and grew adding new chalets to our portfolio , new resorts, destinations and experiences. We try, all the time, to stay ahead of the curve and offer new and exciting hotels, chalets and ski experiences.

Heli-Skiing a Ski Experience offered by Kaluma Ski - Ski Tour Operator

2014 – 2018

Our portfolio grew again to include Chalet Montana and La Colombe in Courchevel 1850 and Eden Rock and Sweet Little Home in St Anton.

Sweet Little Home Exterior - Ski Chalet operated by Kaluma Ski


Going into our 16th year as a ski tour operator and we are redeveloping and launching another new luxury chalet in St Anton, Chalet 47. We now employ over 45 people in the Alps and 4 fantastic full time sales, holiday planners, recruitment and operations and all round stars to help us run the company.

We offer stunning hotels and amazing ski experiences and we are proud to be one of the leading luxury ski chalet operators in the Alps.

Kaluma Ski Team in the Snow


The winter season 22/23 (we hope) brings some ‘normality’ back to travel and to winter ski seasons. After 2 years we will never forget, Kaluma has weathered the Covid storm and remained honest and true to our client base in order to be able to continue our luxury services. The alps ‘endured’ a tourism free few years but the bounce back is strong and people are desperate to travel, ski and reconnect.

We are delighted to maintain our portfolio of luxury chalets and our ‘all inclusive luxury services’ for the 22/23 ski season and can only promise the very best of service in order to offer you the very best of ski experiences with Kaluma.

Merry Christmas in chalet 47 with a kaluma bear and champagne
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