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, inclusive 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 - Programme 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 Les Gets chalets and his first ever visit to the Pyrenees.
Sheila Standen - General 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 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 not focussed on our guests and resort teams Kirsty does silly things like cycle the length of France for a "holiday".
Julie Ryder - Planning & 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.
Joe Dixon - Resort Manager - Reberty
Joe is an experienced seasonal manager, having managed various resorts in France. Joe led our Reberty team last season and its great to have him back again this year.
Sophie Scott - Resort Manager - Les Gets
Sophie has previous experience working in the Travel and Tourisn industry, most recently working for the National Trust managing family events at a castle in Somerset. For relaxation, Sophie enjoys mountain biking, kayaking and (trying) to surf.
Shane Chander - Childcare Manager - Les Gets
Shane is a qualified teacher with a diverse career covering sports coaching and activity leadership. Shane has led our childcare team in Les Gets for the last 2 seasons and it's great to have him back.
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.
Saskia Knill - Chalet Manager - Les Gets
Saskia has previous experience in the hospitality and customer service industries. She has been an avid skier since a young age, holidaying with a range of ski companies gaining a great understanding of customers expectations. She loves to travel having been born in Hong Kong and brought up in Dubai, and experiencing a recent trip sky diving in New Zealand.