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Meet the Ski Weekends Head Office Team

Meet the team!

At SkiWeekends we are passionate about skiing and all things to do with the mountains. Part of our ethos is to get as many customers skiing as much as possible because we know you love skiing/snowboarding as much as we do! If you are interested in joining our SkiWeekends team find out more about our current vacancies.

Our UK team work hard all year to make your ski holiday as enjoyable and as hassle-free as possible. We go out of our way to recruit and support our staff who help guests feel at home from the moment you arrive in resort. Between us, we've got many years of experience; in resort, having worked seasons ourselves or more office based, helping with bookings, accounts and other areas which are essential for your holiday to run smoothly. Find out more about our team below.

Meet Dan, our Managing Director and Co-Owner

Meet Dan Fox, Owner & Managing Director

Dan has been passionate about the mountains since he first skied with school in the 90’s. His love of the mountains has always been mirrored by the desire to encourage others to share the experience. Dan's premise is to treat everyone as if they were a member of his family.

Dan's career has taken him from Engineering to being a ski instructor and then heading overseas as a ski guide. He’s been in travel ever since, has managed chalets and hotels, contracted, bought and sold property, with his career progressing to General Manager for the French and Swiss Operations of Neilson and TUI.

SkiWeekends has been a way of life more than a job and it has resulted in a quadrupling of the business and ten times the number of resorts. Dan believes SkiWeekends should constantly strive to lead the short breaks market and his mission is to make sure everyone can get more time on the pistes!

Meet Sarah Fox - Sales Director and Co-owner

Meet Sarah Fox, Owner & Sales Director

Sarah's first taste of skiing on snow was on a ‘Try a Day Ski' in Jasper, Canada during a road trip around the Rockies. Little did she know, this would be the start of what was to become a lifetime of talking, working and being obsessed with skiing! Sarah learnt to ski at university and has skied every year since. She skis at least once a month from December through to April, visiting SkiWeekends chalets and exploring new resorts for the company. Sarah loves that her job takes her to fantastic European ski destinations.

Sarah's favourite thing about SkiWeekends is skiing and learning about the many different ski resorts and their own unique cultures in Europe. She loves sharing this knowledge to help people book the right ski trip.

Meet Marianne our Director of Operations

Meet Marianne Wanstall, Director of Operations

Marianne joined the SkiWeekends team in November 2013. As our Director of Operations, Marianne is responsible for overseeing our operational teams and processes, to ensure that all practical areas of activity are delivered so our guests enjoy a great holiday experience from start to finish. Half-French and bilingual, Marianne is well-placed to be a key point of contact with our hotel and other suppliers in France.

A life-long skier, Marianne once spent two years working in Geneva, during which time she skied in a number of French and Swiss resorts, in particular, Méribel and the Three Valleys. However, her favourite resort is the small village of Combloux, near Megève in France, with amazing views of the Mont Blanc, where she regularly enjoys time with friends and family. 

Meet Simon, our Systems Manager

Meet Simon Knowlton, Systems Manager

Simon is one of our longest serving members of staff, and has been at SkiWeekends since 2011. He was initially part of the sales team Simon moved over to the operations side of the business in 2014 and looks after the transport side of your holiday amongst other areas. 

Prior to working for SkiWeekends, Simon worked three winter seasons in France, as both a chalet host and resort rep. Resorts he has worked in include Tignes, La Plagne and Les Gets

Meet Laura, our Reservations Manager

Meet Laura Robinson, Reservations Manager

Laura has been in the Travel Industry for over 20 years working with customers to find their perfect holiday. Laura is a beginner skier but has participated in a variety of winter sports from ice skating to husky sledging.

She has sold ski holidays for years and has always loved the mountains. She is very passionate about customer service and is passionate about the SkiWeekends team.

Meet Charlie, one of our Sales Ski Experts

Meet Charlie Robbins, Ski Expert

Charlie is one of our Ski Experts and has been skiing since a young age where she quickly caught the ski bug from her school trips! Charlie loved school ski trips so much that she did her first ski season helping out with other school trips, helping to organise the fun evening entertainment!

Charlie realised her true passion and decided to save up for a ski instructor course in Mont Tremblant. After returning to real life to become an accountant, it seemed that the call of the mountains was just too strong, and she realised that all she wanted to do was ski and went back to the Alps, working for ski Olympic as a ski host in La Plagne. Her favourite place to ski is Espace Killy for the great off-piste.

Meet Alex, one of our Sales Ski Experts

Meet Alex Hutchins, Ski Expert

Alex joined the SkiWeekends team as a Ski Expert and is a keen member of the sales team. Alex has been "attempting" to learn to ski for 8 or 9 years now and has been snow-ploughing the slopes of Europe ever since. 

Alex loves creating the ideal trip for SkiWeekends guests and has done for the past few years. Using his passion & enthusiasm for the mountains, he will have you out on that terrace with a beer in hand before you know it!

Meet Vicki one of our Ski Experts

Meet Vicki Cheal, Ski Expert

Vicki permanently joined the SkiWeekends sales team, after working a seasonal role here in the office in 2013. Her first ever ski trip was for her 21st birthday to Arinsal in Andorra and she has enjoyed skiing ever since. She completed two winter seasons in 1999/2000 and 2000/2001, working for the First Choice admin office in the Courchevel and the Val D'Arly ski areas. Since then, she has worked for two other French ski tour operators and has a huge total of 10 winter sales seasons under her belt.

Vicki's favourite thing about working at SkiWeekends is being able to talk about skiing all day long and the great team she is surrounded by!

Meet Helen from Sales Administration and Support

Meet Helen Davis, Sales Support

Helen joined the SkiWeekends team as a sales administrator after working as a deputy reservations manager at Solent Hotel and Spa. Helen’s role at SkiWeekends includes supporting the sales team, helping them to process bookings and directly helping SkiWeekends customers.

Helen first learnt to ski as a child and spent her childhood skiing in Austria, in Kolsass Weer and Mayerhofen, meeting up with Austrian friends and skiing as a family. She now enjoys teaching her own children to ski.

 

Meet the overseas team here!

Become an important member of the SkiWeekends team this winter and apply now to join us! View our current vacancies here.