About Us

Scout is the smartest option for skiers looking to explore ski resorts around the world. Made for skiers by skiers, Scout helps you plan and book the perfect ski vacation.

At Scout we feel the only way to provide a genuine recommendation is to physically go there and check it out. Every single resort and nearly all 700 properties listed on Scout have been visited and researched by one of our team. 

Sarah Plaskitt - Sarah fell in love with skiing when she was just three years old.  Many years and many resorts later, Sarah became known among friends as the person to ask if you were planning a ski trip and needed recommendations. She realized that there was a lack of credible information out there about ski resorts and hotels, which made planning a vacation difficult. Inspired to share her knowledge with the rest of the world, Sarah left her career in advertising strategy to create Scout. Since starting the business in 2013 Sarah has visited all but two of the resorts listed on Scout and has toured well over 1,000 properties.

Claire Hopper - Claire brings a wide variety of experience to the Scout team having worked all kinds of interesting jobs around the world. A snowboarder and lover of all things winter she followed her instincts to enter a career in ski travel and since 2017 she has made her home at Scout. Claire contributes to all aspects of the business from content to database management and social media posts. However her true passion is helping clients plan their ski trips using her extensive first-hand knowledge of resorts in Canada, USA and Japan. 

Petra Johnson - Petra spent most of her childhood living in Japan after her family was relocated there. Her family spent most winter weekends skiing the Gunma prefecture resorts and Petra instantly fell in love with the sport. As our Japan specialist, Petra brings to Scout an intimate knowledge of traveling in Japan, its culture and language. This along with her passion for skiing ensures that our clients get to fulfil the Japanese ski adventures of their dreams. As a mother of three (now living in Sydney) she’s also had plenty of first-hand experience for what it’s like to go skiing in Japan with children.


Scout is fiercely independent and we always put the client's needs and dreams first. We feel it’s important for people to make up their own minds about where they stay – rather than being unknowingly forced into a hotel. So Scout has no minimum sale contracts with hotels or resorts and is not paid by hotels to be listed on the site.

What the Media Says

"Sarah Plaskitt is the ski vacation guru" Forbes.com, Aug 29, 2016

"Our favorite new ski-specific travel site" Outside Online, Sep 19, 2014

"I highly recommend checking out scoutski.com. (Sarah has) a very discerning eye and deeply investigated and personally examined lodging options" Larry Olmstead, Forbes Jan 3, 2015

"Information that goes far beyond the typical guidebook fare" Outside Magazine, January 2015.

"Wouldn't it be nice to have a friend who could give you all the info on hotels and resorts? Scout is here." LA Times, Oct 5, 2014

"A carefully curated, global/travel booking site created for independent-minded skiers" Curbed Ski, Nov 11, 2014

"A Smart, Well-Design Pivot from the Traditional Ski Vacation Planner Model" Slopefillers, Oct 20, 2015



Scout is a global business for skiers & snowboarders from around the world. When we are not scouting resorts we are based in Sydney, Australia. Scout is a registered trademark in Australia and is wholly owned by Bivouac Media Pty Ltd. ABN: 31 163 769 846 (Fittingly, Bivouac was named after Sarah’s favorite ski run – Bivouac at Jackson Hole, Wyoming). 8 Leinster St, Paddington, NSW, 2021, Australia.


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Due to the current uncertainty of future travel surrounding COVID 19, our regular T&Cs are overridden by individual supplier cancellation policies. We will clearly communicate all cancellation policies prior to confirming any booking, so you can be confident with your plans and book risk free.

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