Meet the SB Ski team

Meet SB Ski's 'team at the top'. The directors and managers, and key members of our chalet and instructor teams, who are all tuned in to ensuring guests enjoy the very best holidays.

Caring for your every holiday need – meet the SB Ski team

SB Ski’s dedicated teams – the managers, instructors and chalet staff – are all highly customer focused. Everyone works hard to provide great service, so guests leave having enjoyed the best holiday experiences. Ultimately it’s about making every holiday as perfect as it can be.

SB Ski team members are selected because of their sparkling personalities and great ‘people’ skills. Nothing is too much trouble and it’s this ‘can do’ attitude that guests love.  Of course team members also hold relevant qualifications for their roles. Find out more from SB Ski guests’ rave reviews.

As a result, SB Ski has secured a number of national and global awards for service excellence including  TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards.

But don’t take our word for it, please join the team this season for a great holiday on the snow.


Business founder Simon Butler heads up the ski school team. His aim has always been to make skiing accessible to all and his business was founded on providing quality instruction as part of the holiday package.

Simon holds one of the industry's highest qualifications, the International Ski Teacher Diploma (ISTD).

Outside of the ski school he is a regular competitor in the FIS Masters Alpine Ski race series.


Jay Blatherwick heads up the ski school and hospitality teams in Megève. She has enjoyed a 25-year career in the industry and holds the International Ski Teacher Diploma. She received her Carte Professional in 2003.

Within the business, Jay's focus is on providing guests with a first-class holiday experience. In her own time, she loves nothing more than being with her children Molly and Mattie, both of whom, not surprisingly, are already developing into strong young skiers!
FAVOURITE RUN: Grande Epaule


Niall Macpherson-Mickel is one of our Directors and is an Alpine ski leader , rock and ice climber, ski-tourer, and qualified off-piste backcountry ski guide as well as being a BASI trained ski instructor.
As well as all that, he is a practicing Lawyer ! As a Director of the Company, Niall looks after all the legal bits and bobs that need dealing with throughout the summer and winter seasons but if you fancy having an adventure and trying out some off piste ski touring and climbing around the Mountains, any excuse to get out of the office will do, so he’s the chap to ask


Put in a call to the UK office and it's likely to be Brenda who answers. Brenda works as Sales Manager, based in the UK office. She draws on previous retail and sales management experience in her customer-focused role.

Brenda loves skiing in Megève so has first-hand knowledge about SB Ski's accommodation, the resort and our ski programme.


Head Chef, Toby Fisher, has worked for SB Ski for 15 seasons and has built up an amazing reputation amongst guests for the quality of the food he produces at the Hotel Chalet d'Antoine. Toby trained at Claridge's and previously worked at The Glasshouse in Kew, which holds a Michelin star. He has also worked for a number of internationally renowned boutique hotels.


Maree Fisher is Toby's wife and also plays a key role in the Hotel Chalet d'Antoine kitchen as second chef, bringing her own cooking flair to the table. Maree has also worked for SB Ski for 16 seasons.
FAVOURITE RUN: Gullies on L'Epaule


Ski instructor Richie Grasl from Austria joined the SB Ski team in Megève 6 seasons ago - and is back for his seventh season. Richie is known for his dry sense of humour. He loves the sport - and the resort.


New to SB Ski for season 2018/19 is ski instructor Bozo. Skiing has been his passion since he was very young and now has over 30 years ski teaching under his belt. Catch a lift up the mountain with him and conversation can range from healthy eating, alternative medicine, natural pet food to wine! He's looking forward to meeting you.


Gavin, our maintenance man isn't new to doing seasons as he's already spent several around Europe. This is his first in Megeve though which he is thoroughly enjoying. He will be on hand to do any maintenance around the chalet throughout the winter season, as well as being our resident ski tech. Busy guy!


Charley came to SB Ski as a young child with her family to learn to ski and has now returned years later as one of our lovely hosts!


Rhiane is certainly not new to the hospitality industry, She's ready to welcome all our guests and make sure they have an enjoyable time with us.


Ana, our Spanish host is looking forward to spending time in the Alps as she loves the outdoor life. She's eager to meet and greet all our guests, old and new.


Laura, our sports massage therapist is looking forward to meeting you and your bodies over the course of the season! She is keen and eager to rid you of any aches and pains so you enjoy your days skiing to the max. Book early as she is one popular lady!


Kerrie is no stranger to jumping on a plane and travelling the world, having just returned from Australia. With her feet firmly on the ground for a while she is looking forward to meeting you all here in Megeve.