There are lots of people behind the scenes to make your luxury ski holiday as perfect as possible. With more than 100 ski seasons under our belts and years of combined experience in the ski industry, our staff is what sets us apart from our competitors and why you trust us with your catered ski holiday. We pride ourselves in having the best team for the job.
In an industry like ours the staff in the office are only half of the story. Each year we employ over 200 seasonal members of staff, trained to an exacting standard to deliver unforgettable holidays. Follow the link to find out more about working for VIP SKI...
We started off in Andy’s living room in 1989 (well, his parents', to be honest), Andy is leader, motivator, and the constant driving force behind VIP SKI. He has a creative side – much of our programme including Summit View in La Plagne, Aspen House in Val d’Isère and our portfolio of Avoriaz chalets started off inside his head, he then leads the team to turn them into reality.
Dividing her time between Val d'Isere, Chamonix and Surrey, Pip's responsibilities are unending. Running all aspects of the overseas operations and ensuring everything runs smoothly Pip is unendingly calm and ensures our season runs like clockwork.
Our Sales Director, Gareth, came to VIP SKI via many other ski Tour Operators including Crystal, Simply Ski, Bladon Lines and Inghams in a number of roles both overseas and in the UK way too long to feature. Gareth resides in the sales office at our SW London base and requires regular cups of tea to keep him going!
Tony reached a milestone anniversary last year… 20 years with VIP SKI. Much of where we are is due to his 24/7 dedication and fastidious control of the cash till. To switch off from work, he loves cycling, motorbikes and skiing with his family.
Jess started out as a chalet host back in 2010, and has stuck with us. She ensures everything to do with our holiday bookings are processed with absolute precision (whilst keeping our Sales Director on his toes). Outside work she is a keen gardener and loves cooking with her home grown produce.
Louise is the longest standing member of the VIP SKI sales team, having done her first stint in the office in 2002/03 her knowledge is second to none. Now her two children are a little older she's back with us full time and is on hand to ensure every part of your holiday is planned to precision.
We’re thrilled to have Millie back in the team after she previously left us to work in the Canadian mountains. Millie also spent two seasons working as a chalet host so she knows exactly what you can expect from a catered chalet holiday.
Maxine fell in love with skiing at the tender age of thirteen then found herself in Courchevel in 2017 working as a chalet host for VIP SKI. Maxine has first-hand knowledge of delivering the VIP SKI service, and we’re confident she will select the right chalet and resort for everyone she speaks to this winter.
Having spent a year number crunching our Accounts from the Alps Cam has now settled back in the UK and joined our super talented Sales Team. Passionate about the mountains he's here and ready to talk all things ski.
Nici is our Marketing Manager and is responsible for everything on and offline. With 3 ski seasons under her belt (a fair few years ago) and skiing since the age of 7, she has worked in the travel industry in various Marketing guises ever since.
Lynsey has looked after the PR and the media for the past 5 years. She possess a wealth of relationships and contacts with online media, bloggers, regional and national media as well as having key friends in the travel, wine, lifestyle, retail and hospitality industries which helps in promoting VIP SKI.
A whiz with words, and with a love of all things digital, especially social media, Kate is our Copywriter & Content Creator. With over 20 years’ experience within the snowsports and winter tourism industry we feel extremely lucky to have her on the team.
We're thrilled that Olivia joins the VIP SKI family again after a number of years. Once a VIP SKI Resort Manager, Olivia will now oversee the smooth running of our five French resorts.
Mike has worked in the travel industry for two decades and resides in the Portes du Soleil region with his family. After 3 years as Area Operations Manager Mike is now our Properties Manager, looking after all of the properties in our French portfolio he is responsible for regular espresso and Ricard updates with our many landlords and property partners.
Clare first came to France to work a season in 1997 and never returned home. Clare has the huge challenge of ensuring our transfers run as smoothly as possible so you can get to resort and relax for your ski holiday to begin.
Ella has worked through the ranks starting out as a chalet host and now HR Manager. Her passions are snowboarding and coastal running. Ella is UK based but visits France regularly. See’s the welfare of all the staff as paramount and ensures everyone is treated as an individual.
In her role as HR Manager Claire has to select candidates for interview, build teams and deal with all administrative paperwork. During the winter she provides welfare support to our full time and seasonal staff to ensure a happy and fulfilled workforce.
Having worked as a nanny in Val d'Isere last season, Lucy now joins the VIP SKI family full time and will be heading to the Alps this winter with her team of dedicated nannies. Lucy's mission; to ensure all our little guests are well looked after and that kids and parents alike have the best holiday possible.
Laura works tirelessly to create menus for our winter programme, sourcing the best suppliers and ensuring all employees are delivering the best food offering possible.
Seb is responsible for ordering and supplying our chalets in Val d'Isere with almost everything they need from wine to kitchenware and toiletries to lightbulbs. He joined VIP SKI in 2015 and now enjoys the job when preparation and planning pay dividends and facilitate a smooth and simple winter season.
Alys is responsible for ordering and supplying Bear Lodge hotel and suites with almost everything they need from wine to kitchenware and toiletries to lightbulbs. Keeping on top of resort finances and building relationships with partners and suppliers.
Charlie is here to keep on top of the cash flow and resort finances of Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets. Ultimately responsible for ordering and supplying chalets with almost everything they need from wine to kitchenware. And building strong relationships with our partners and suppliers.
End of season trip to...guess where?
Matching with the piste-markers in Les Arcs
Keep your friends close
Bananarama go skiing
Hard not to be happy on the top of a mountain! Col du Montets, 3186m
A little bit lost above the clouds in Val d'Isere
Squeezing through the hidden valley
Photo op at the top of the Toviere, Tignes