The Civil Aviation Authority’s Atol crisis management team is dealing with ski specialist Val-Ski, which ceased trading yesterday (March 13).

A statement on the company’s website reads: “It is with great sadness and after 43 years operating in the ski business we are extremely sorry to inform you that Val-Ski Ltd has ceased trading as of today, 13th March 2019.

“We are currently liaising with the ATOL Crisis Management team regarding both consumers overseas and consumers due to depart from 16th March 2019 onward.”

The CAA confirmed that Val-Ski ceased trading yesterday and said the authority is “currently collating information from the company”.

Based in Tavistock, Devon, it traded under the names Val Ski and Ski Val Ltd, offering catered chalet holidays to Val d’Isere and St Anton.

The CAA added: “For consumers overseas; we are currently contacting suppliers to secure services and you will be able to travel back to the UK as planned. Please do not make your own arrangements.

“If you are being requested to pay for services again, please contact us on claims@caa.co.uk with your full booking details.

“For consumers due to travel from 16th March 2019 onward, further information and a claim form will be published shortly. Please do not use claim forms from other failures as these cannot be accepted.

“If you are an agent of Val-Ski Ltd, we are currently collating data regarding the bookings you hold and will be contacting you shortly. Please wait for further instructions from us.”

Updates will be added to the CAA’s Atol section here.