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Enigma Travel Group

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Ski tour operator

Enigma Travel Group is the UK’s leading independent ski tour operator focused on the chalet market, catering to families and adult groups through the Esprit and Total brands. Enigma is focused on the ‘premier league’ snow-sure resorts, cherry-picking the best chalets in prime locations in Europe’s top resorts.


Creating the UK’s leading ski and specialist holiday brand

  • Following Livingbridge’s investment in 2006 Enigma continued its high levels of growth, and at the end of the investment period were in a terrific position to continue that trajectory, through their acquisition by Hotelplan to create UK’s leading ski and specialist holiday brand.
  • Daniel Smith, partner at Livingbridge, commented at exit, “We are very pleased with our successful investment in the Enigma Travel Group and delighted to have shared the latest four years of the Enigma team’s journey with them. The business has developed very well and the enlarged group is ideally placed to continue its leadership in the ski market.” 


 “We have enjoyed and appreciated the support and challenge from Livingbridge over the last four years, which has helped Enigma go from strength to strength.” 

Peter Dyer, Founder & Chairman



Enigma starts trading as Esprit Ski, the family skiing specialist, and as Total Ski, which caters for the adult market in the chalet and chalet hotel sector


Livingbridge invest in Enigma


Enigma Travel Group sold to Hotelplan to create UK’s leading ski and specialist holiday brand