Meet the Ski Famille Team

Ski Famille was started in 1990 by two families who were keen to introduce their young children to the mountains they loved, whilst still enjoying their own skiing time and the occasional lengthy lunch. Our mix of well located chalets, in-chalet childcare and attentive staff continues to achieve this aim

Ski Famille is a privately owned family ski specialist dedicated to providing high quality holidays that enable skiing families to get the most from their time together in the Alps.

Chris Thompson - Managing Director

Chris has always worked in the travel industry and first joined the Ski Famille team in 1995 ... to go away and return in 2003. You can read more here.

Ski plans for this winter include a family trip to one of our new La Plagne chalets and (hopefully) a cheeky weekend in Les Gets.

Sheila Standen - Sales Manager

Sheila joined Ski Famille when the office moved to Hampshire in 2007. She worked for Salomon for many years and has also run her own children's activity business.

Sheila and her family are a sporty bunch and summer weekends are usually spent at athletics tracks or triathlons.  The family are all keen skiers, spending as much time as they can on the slopes.

Kirsty McDougall - Operations Manager

Kirsty joined the UK office team in Spring 2010 having headed up our operations in Reberty Village in 2009/10. She has also worked for Ski Famille in Les Gets as well as spending a period running one of our key transport suppliers.

When Kirsty's not pounding the roads on her bike, she makes fantastic cakes and is sorely missed when she's in resort over the winter.

Anne Delahunty - Sales Services Manager

Anne joined the Ski Famille team when the office moved to Fleet in 2014.  She brings experience from the previous 7 years working for another ski tour operator.
 
Anne’s 4 sons are all accomplished skiers/snowboarders and can frequently be found on the slopes waiting for her to catch up!

Julie Ryder - Product & Marketing Assistant

Before joining our team Jules was an engineer in the water industry. Prior to that she was a chalet girl for a number of seasons and also ran the British Alpine Ski School's Avoriaz office.

Jules's two young children are already accomplished skiers - helped more than a little by having a ski instructor father!

Angela Harrison - Reservations Assistant

Angela joined the Ski Famille team in 2010 after a few years away from work focussing on her two children. All the family are keen skiers and she has visited and stayed in a number of our chalets.  A trip to La Plagne is next on the wish list.

Angela is also a keen cyclist, and a regular participant in the annual Ski Famille bike ride!

Sarah Davies - Reservations Assistant

Sarah joined Ski Famille in 2013 and has been working in the family skiing industry for the last few years.  Prior to that she worked as a Chalet host in France and spent some time travelling Australia, New Zealand, Asia and America.

Currently on Maternity leave Sarah will soon experience our holidays from a new and useful perspective! 

Sarah Atkin - Reservations Assistant

Sarah joined Ski Famille in 2014 after returning from living in Dubai.  She has always worked in the travel industry and is a keen skier, helped somewhat by having a Dad who coaches ski racing.

Sarah is looking forward to visiting all of our chalets in the build up to Winter 2014/15. 

Julie Steer - Reservations Assistant

Jules joined the reservations team at the beginning of November after a family move to Fleet.  Jules has two young children, and although an experienced skier herself, she is looking forward to sharing her passion for the sport with the family.

Greg Perkins - Reservations Assistant

Greg is a new addition to the reservations team having joined us in November after a stint as an entertainer on the Disney cruise line.  Greg is an accomplished musician and songwriter, and is looking forward to adding skiing o his list of achievements.  We're also expecting big things for our next staff party - no pressure Greg!

Tim Milnes - Overseas Manager 

Tim is our eyes and ears in France and is happiest when snow is falling! He joined the team in 2014, just in time to see the first snow flakes fall in Les Gets. 

Passionate about travel and ski, you'll probably bump into him either in a chalet or out on the slopes.

Anthony Dean - Resort Manager - La Plagne

Anthony has previous experience working winter seasons and will be leading our team in La Plagne this year. When he gets the chance, Anthony enjoys mountain biking, playing cricket and fishing.

This will be Anthony's second season with us in La Plagne and he's looking forward to the launch of Chalet Delphine. 

Alice Barrett – Les Gets Resort Manager

Alice has worked in the travel and tourism industry for a number of years working for TUI and Disney. Alice is an experienced manager and is looking forward to working in Les Gets with the rest of the team.

Paddy Hallworth – Reberty Resort Manager

Paddy runs his own outdoor activity business in France during the summer and is now looking forward to a winter season working with the team in Reberty.

Billie Coverly – Childcare Manager

Billie joins us with a wealth of experience as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital.  She’s a keen skier and is looking forward to taking care of children in such a fun environment.