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Meet The Team

Andy and Fran Castle

Andy and Fran Castle

Founders & Co-Directors

When we started Ski In Luxury in 2005, never did we anticipate growing the company to the scale that we have achieved. We have managed this not only through personal hard work and determination ourselves, but also the pure brilliance and dedication of the team that we have built, every one of whom are passionate about ski. There is such an incredible harmony amongst our team, with everyone pulling together to achieve the common goal….to offer exceptional levels of customer service and experience, building industry leading, easy to navigate websites, this in turn has resulted in us growing the business. Every one of our team is an integral part of the company, each bringing a different dimension. We are so very proud of them all and it is here that we would like to introduce to you the team behind us here at Blue Skies Lifestyle Ltd and Ski In Luxury.

Management Team

Name

Gavin Buckingham

Role

Head Of Sales

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Courchevel

Favourite Ski Memory

Flying into Courchevel by helicopter, being met by a skidoo and heading straight up to Cave des Creux for fondue and charcuterie on their sunny terrace. A great start to an amazing ski trip.

Gavin Buckingham

Gavin Buckingham

Head Of Sales
Name

Lauren Clayton

Role

Operations Manager

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Verbier

Favourite Ski Memory

Dancing on tables with my family in Austria when it was foggy. Witnessing my parents bust a move in their ski boots was definitely worth the lost ski hours!

Lauren Clayton

Lauren Clayton

Operations Manager
Name

Rebecca Bradshaw

Role

Product Manager

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier (Amateur Boarder)

Favourite Resort

Three Valleys

Favourite Ski Memory

Family ski holidays as a small child. A favourite was Samoens and the Grand Massif, with Piste des Cascades being a highlight!

Rebecca Bradshaw

Rebecca Bradshaw

Product Manager
Name

Ellie Riches

Role

Marketing Manager

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Chamonix

Favourite Ski Memory

I have been very lucky to have spent Christmas Day in the Alps a few times. One of my favourite Christmas Days was a bubbly brunch followed by a trip up the Aiguille du Midi and an afternoon ski – who needs presents!?

Ellie Riches

Ellie Riches

Marketing Manager
Name

Luke Burgess

Role

IT Manager

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Val d'Isere

Fun Fact

I was taken to Val d'Isere as a child and I have such a strong memory of this amazing evening market and some puppets that were for sale at one of the stalls.

Luke Burgess

Luke Burgess

IT Manager

Sales Team

Name

Nicole Shering

Role

Senior Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier - but can venture to the dark side of snowboarding on the odd occasion!

Favourite Resort

Les Arcs - one of the best off-piste days of my life there!

Fun Fact

I was the UK Dry slope ski champion for several years.

Nicole Shering

Nicole Shering

Senior Ski Specialist
Name

Ant Wilks

Role

Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier/Telemarker 😉

Favourite Resort

Val d'Isere

Fun Fact

One season working in Serre Chevalier formed a band with a friend. We were called Leroy and the Sunshine Kid and played at The Grotte in Villeneuve.

Ant Wilks

Ant Wilks

Ski Specialist
Name

Su Collins

Role

Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier 100%

Favourite Resort

St Anton

Favourite Ski Memory

Now in my 5th decade of skiing, having been all over the Alps I still have very fond memories of weekend skiing in the Cairngorms in Scotland as a child.

Su Collins

Su Collins

Ski Specialist
Name

Faye Jones

Role

Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier (although, I may rock out my snowboard every now and again!)

Favourite Resort

Morzine

Favourite Ski Memory

I mean, there's nothing more liberating than a double-diamond black in Whistler!

Faye Jones

Faye Jones

Ski Specialist
Name

Shaun Vinnicombe

Role

Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

100% snowboarder

Favourite Resort

Either Montgenevre or La Tania. Both hidden gems.

Fun Fact

I have done 10 winter seasons across 5 resorts in France and Switzerland.

Shaun Vinnicombe

Shaun Vinnicombe

Ski Specialist
Name

Ellen Storey

Role

Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

I'm a skier and a snowboarder! ⛷🏂

Favourite Resort

Samoens

Favourite Ski Memory

I arrived at my intended resort, skied one day and then decided to snowboard instead. I then spent the rest of the week's holiday driving between resorts trying to find the best snow. Ending up visiting France, Italy and Switzerland within the week!

Ellen Storey

Ellen Storey

Ski Specialist
Name

Guy Jones

Role

Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Revelstoke

Favourite Ski Memory

Mine has to be conquering my first black run! Skiing in Whistler when I was younger and making it down the piste without embarrassing myself... I was oh so proud! 😎

Faye Jones

Guy Jones

Ski Specialist
Name

Vince Johnson

Role

Ski Specialist

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Courchevel

Fun Fact

I went on my first ski season after just one week's skiing.

Vince Johnson

Vince Johnson

Ski Specialist

Behind the Scenes Team

Name

Lesley Mackin

Role

PA to Directors & Accounts Administrator

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Morzine

Favourite Ski Memory

Watching my eldest child ski makes my heart sing with pride

Lesley Mackin

Lesley Mackin

PA to Directors & Accounts Administrator
Name

Brad Upfold

Role

Product & Marketing Executive

Skier or Snowboarder?

Aspiring skier (but World Ski Champion in my dreams…)

Favourite Resort

Chamonix

Fun Fact

Like my skiing, I’m also an aspiring DJ…

Brad Upfold

Brad Upfold

Product & Marketing Executive
Name

Ollie Rickard

Role

Product Data Assistant

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Val d'Isère

Favourite Ski Memory

In Pila, where I learnt to become a ski instructor, sat in the sun on Christmas Day with a pint in hand while wearing a Santa suit after a busy morning of skiing.

Ollie Rickard

Ollie Rickard

Product Data Assistant
Name

Caterina Boschi

Role

Product Data Administrator

Skier or Snowboarder?

Skier

Favourite Resort

Madonna di Campiglio

Fun Fact

When me and my brother were little we accidentally took a black run instead of a blue one! Scary, but an experience I'll never forget!

Caterina Boschi

Caterina Boschi

Product Data Administrator
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Blue Skies Lifestyle Ltd, established in 2005, is an online luxury ski holiday agent that specialises in finding clients the perfect luxury ski chalet in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. We feature an extensive portfolio of luxury chalet accommodation and luxury ski hotels that are ideal for group and family luxury ski holidays.

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