• About Redpoint
  • History
    The Redpoint Story
    The Redpoint story began in 1992 when Nina Hasinski, a languages graduate from Wolverhampton in the uk, came to Austria to work as a ski rep. Arriving in the little-known Austrian resort of Fugen in Zillertal for the first time, she was shown around by the English-speaking instructors who were working for the local ski school and who were responsible for teaching her clients. One of the instructors was Greg Moffatt, a New Zealander who had visions of starting up his own adventure sports business similar to those springing up in New Zealand at the time. After working together for two winter seasons, Greg and Nina, together with a couple of their ski-instructor friends Mark and Dagmar, decided that they could look after their customers better by setting up on their own.

    In 1995, Redpoint Travel was born. The first brochure was produced and a few guests, mainly contacts from previous years, arrived for their ski holidays. Unlike most Tour Operators, who send a rep to the resort, Nina and Greg based themselves in the resort, looking after their customers and using their local knowledge and skiing expertise to make sure their customers had the best possible care and the most fun!

    By 1997 it became clear that Mark and Dagmar had other plans and wanted to move to America. Nina and Greg were keen to continue what they'd started and changed their company to Redpoint Holidays Ltd, keeping their customer base. The company grew and a summer programme was soon started, offering river rafting, kayaking, paragliding, walking and mountain biking.

    By the year 2000, Sue Turner joined the team to run the UK Office, giving customers a specialist UK contact, who they could call to discuss their holiday arrangements. Due to so many returning guests, the winter season has grown steadily. Sara Jones and Steve Smaje have joined the winter resort team to ensure that the customer service in resort remains as good as it was when our first guests arrived. Sue Turner left Redpoint in June 2007.

    In October 2007 Pauline joined the team with over 20 years travel industry experience; she looked after our UK Office dealing with all aspects of customer bookings.

    The new decade of 2010 starts with a new Redpoint Team, headed up by Nina and Greg as usual. In the UK Vicky is organizing your holiday bookings (Sales) and Ines is arranging special requests and liaising with the hotels on your behalf (Customer Service). In resort, Dave is heading up the Disabled Ski Programme, with Steve and Eddy teaching skiing and Roz being our smiling rep welcoming you to the resort.

    We know that without our loyal guests our story would have been quite different. So on behalf of all of us at Redpoint, it is my pleasure to express our heartfelt thanks to every one of you.