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. She joins us every Monday, Thursday & Friday following the birth of her little girl Molly - a sister to keep Bertie on his toes.
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.
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.
Andrew oversees the smooth running of our French resorts. Having worked for VIP SKI in various roles for several years we know there is no better person to take care of both our guests and staff in French Alps.
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.
Ella has worked through the ranks starting out as a chalet host and now taking on the role of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Harriet swapped her chef career (working in Michelin starred restaurants!) to become a chalet host a few years ago. Now she works tirelessly to create menus for the summer and winter programme, sourcing the best suppliers and ensuring all employees are delivering the best food offering possible.
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