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 and Marketing 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 her VIP SKI career as a chalet host in Val d'Isere back in 2010, and having settled in London she now wears her 'controller' hat with pride. She is on hand to ensure everything to do with our holiday bookings are processed with absolute precision and keeps our Sales Director on his toes!
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. She joins us every Monday, Thursday & Friday following the birth of her little girl Molly - a sister to keep Bertie on his toes.
Andy was the first Sorenti in the team and has rejoined us in the office after spending the summer season working in Morzine. Having seen the alps both in full bloom and covered in snow he's a fountain of knowledge on all things Portes du Soleil.
Katie joined the sales team this winter after working as a chalet host in Indiana Lodge during the 2016/17 season. She's the resident Meribel expert in the office and loves nothing more than chatting about the Trois Vallees ski area. Having found time to go paragliding during her season we're confident that she's seen the resort from every conceivable angle.
Jonnie followed in his big brothers' footsteps and joined the sales team. He's our go to guy for all things Val d'Isere after spending the last few months of the 2015/16 season there working for us.
Libby holds a BASI level 2 qualification but has swapped ski instructing for the thrills and spills of the sales team. She completed her training in Val d'Isere and knows all the best spots for making first tracks on powder days, beating the queues at the end of the day and enjoying an apres-ski vin chaud.
Ben is the newest member of our sales team! Joining us fresh from a winter season in Courchevel, he is eager to help with all things Three Valley related. When he wasn’t the first up the mountain or the last at après, you could be sure to find him in a snowpark.
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.
Lottie joined the UK team in 2017 after spending a season working for us at Altitude Lodge in Les Gets. After two years in the sales team, she is now responsible for all things marketing.
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.
Lottie worked in Morzine as a Chalet Host and then in Meribel as the Assistant Resort Manager before she took on the role of HR Manager. She spends her time in the UK, but visits the Alps regularly. Lottie sees the welfare of all the staff as paramount and ensures everyone is treated as an individual within VIP SKI.
Andrew has spent three years in our operations team but decided that childcare was the route he wanted to take. Andrew is now wholly responsible for all elements of our Childcare Programme and for recruiting our fabulous team of nannies.
It's no surprise that Neil received a 1st class degree in Maths as he is now number crunching in our UK office. He has a new found love for skiing and whilst still tackling the green & blue pistes he joins our annual ski trip with great enthusiasm.
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.
Paul oversees the smooth running of our French resorts. He has over 20 years experience in the ski industry (first season in 1995) having worked for various tour operators in France and Switzerland. A true Scot, he started his ski career as a Ski Patroller in Glen Shee and learnt to ski on a dry slope in Edinburgh. Paul now lives in St Foy with his family and labrador Monty
With over 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry, we're thrilled that James will be overseeing operations in Austria this winter. Having worked seven winter seasons, two of them as VIP SKI's Val d'Isere Resort Manager, we know that our guests in Lech, St Anton and St Christoph are in capable hands.
After running restaurants and bars in Australia and New Zealand, Ben decided to do one winter season before heading back to the UK. Six years later he is now based in France all year around, as our Catering Manager. He works tirelessly to create menus for the summer and winter programme and continues to develop and improve our product.
Clare first came to France to work a season in 1997 and never returned home. Clare has the huge challenge of ensuring our flights and transfers run as smoothly as possible so you can get to resort and relax for your ski holiday to begin.
Jill liaises between our UK office, our overseas team & our French suppliers helping our Financial Director, Tony, to ensure that the numbers add up. Passionate about the mountains, when not at work Jill can most likely be found either pounding the trails in and around her home in the Tarentaise Valley or enjoying the mountains with her equally “mountain mad” son Mac and partner Paul.
Alys is responsible for ordering and supplying our resorts and chalets with almost everything they need from wine to kitchenware and toiletries to lightbulbs. She joined VIP SKI in 2013 as a chalet host and now ensures all our chalets are stocked with everything you could possible want on your luxury ski holiday.
When he's not out and about on his snowboard or mountain bike, Jack keeps busy with our Maintenance team, ensuring the very best upkeep of our properties. This summer we've kept him extremely busy with our chalet renovation projects.
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