About e3

exceptional service, enriching travel, excellent value school skiing

e3 is an innovative school ski and educational travel company founded with one over- arching principle. It is this principle which defines the company and sets it apart from others – Exceptional Customer Service.

Ask any Party Leader and they will tell you that the other essential ingredients which go towards making a great School Ski Trip are security, know-how and value.

e3 offers you each and every one of these attributes in abundance.

You and your students will experience an exceptionally high level of customer care from the moment you enquire and throughout the booking procedure, as well as 24/7 support while you are abroad. We care about you and we want you to travel with us again and again, whether on your school skiing trip or on another of our educational tours.

Of course, there is no substitute for experience, therefore it is important to note that e3’s Management Team has over 30 years of experience in the schools, groups and ski business and they will bring every bit of their knowledge to bear when organising your school trip.

What would make you choose e3 over other school ski companies?

    • Experience – counts for everything and e3 has it in abundance
    • Knowledge – unrivalled know-how on travel options, destinations and services
    • Understanding – every school is unique; each trip is tailored to your requirements
    • Safety – the security and safety of every child and adult is at the heart of our operation
    • Value – whether your budget is tight or elastic, e3 offers value for money
    • Service – a consistently high level of customer service throughout
    • Choice – worldwide destinations: Europe, USA, Canada and A La Carte
    • Innovation – e3 offers a range of unique, tailored services and features

experience, service, choice, security and value


Catherine Lewis

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“My absolute passion is to bring skiing and other educational travel opportunities to school children. The experience of fusing sport with culture, fun and travel will always remain with them, as it has with me since my first skiing trip with school many moons ago.”

Before graduating from Cardiff University as a teacher in the early 90s, Catherine had already completed three years working in ski resorts in Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy. After a few years teaching, the call of the mountains became impossible to resist and she returned to work in the Alps and in the UK. For 20 years, Catherine held the position of Director of Operations for a number of school skiing companies and has built up considerable knowledge of ski resorts around the world. During this time, Catherine also completed her MBA. Her experience in the complex areas of overseas operational logistics is considerable and her total focus is on delivering excellence.
In 2015 Catherine celebrated 25 years in the ski and educational travel business.


Resort & Tour Managers

All of e3’s resort and tour managers are experienced in managing school groups. Over the years, Catherine Lewis has worked with many of them personally and has chosen them for their dedication, personality, experience and excellent customer service.


Suppliers and Travel Partners

Strong relationships between businesses and their partners are vital to the success of any company. e3 has developed these partnerships in an atmosphere of mutual respect and with an understanding of our specialist requirements as a professional and responsible company.


Ted Higham
Study Tours Specialist








Ted broke most of his bones playing rugby to a high level, climbing and paragliding.
He trained as a teacher and has degrees in both Physical Education and History from Exeter University and an Advanced Diploma in Education from London.
While Head of History and a Day Boy Housemaster at Bishop’s Stratford College in Hertfordshire Ted founded ‘European Studies’. This specialised in running accompanied study tours throughout Europe.
Ted brings 30 years of experience in tour administration to Study Tours.