Hi Everyone, I decided this Feb half term to do a bit of 'repping' for a company called SKIING EUROPE based in the South which is owned by a particular man called Chris Reyanrd (you might want to google him!) I was told I would be looking after a large school party and travelling with them to the resort by coach and paid £175 for my duties and get some skiing thrown in! (Happy days!) However the story was yet to unfold..... This forum post is a plea to anyone who had a similar experience or to warn people to NEVER book with them. I arrived at Dover to be picked up by the coaches by some very stern looking drivers. 'oh your Skiing Europe are we? Well were not answering anything to you this week! The school have paid for us!' I thought hmm that's strange. Anyway I got talking to the party leader who then told me that he had paid Skiing Europe the full balance of the trip in September and that he had a phone call from the coach company to say they had still not been paid (Alarm bell number 1). So the school decided that they would pay the coach company to secure the coaches, after all if they didn't have coaches they were never going to get there! We arrived in resort and everything was fine until Wednesday when I had a very frustrated Hotel owner explaining to me that the hotel bill had not been fully paid by Skiing Europe (66% to be precise) and that if she didn't get the rest of the payment then we would have to leave the hotel. (Alarm bell number 2) As you can imagine this caused a panic and a massive headache for me and the school staff, there was over 9,000 euro's outstanding on the bill! We made many phone calls to the UK office, explaining our situation but no one seemed to care or call us back for that matter. In the end the school had to pay the rest of the accommodation fee baring in mind the kids had already paid already! Luckily for me the school kindly paid for all of us reps and the instructors however I found that it wasn't only on in this situation. A friend of mine who also repping for the week came home early along with his school party as the bill had not been fully paid, can you imagine telling the kids they are coming home early because someone hasn't paid the bills even though their parents have already paid £900 for them to go on the trip! Whilst out there I heard many other experiences from schools, reps, coach drivers and instructors including another friend of mine who was repping being arrested for a 1800 euro outstanding bill for ski hire! Lift passes were also being blocked due to 20,000 euro bills not being paid at the lift pass office, the list goes on.... My advice to anyone who has booked a trip with this company for the Easter holidays you need to check all of the following and confirm BEFORE YOU TRAVEL to see if they have been fully paid:- - Coach company - Ferry/tunnell - Hotel (rooms and food) - Lift passes - Ski hire - Insurance ....and for those of you who haven't booked and were thinking about it, my advice is steer clear!