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 17 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.


Ski instructor Richie Grasl from Austria joined the SB Ski team in Megève 7 seasons ago - and is back for his eigth season. Richie is known for his dry sense of humour. He loves the sport - and the resort.


Second season SB Ski 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.

Toby 2

Toby (yes two Toby's this year!) is familiar with Megeve as he worked with us througout the summer 2019. Fluent in French and German. For those of you who are taking our coach transfer keep an eye out for Toby's face as he is our Saturday airport rep.


Uschi (great name eh!) is our chalet manager. Having spent the summer in resort already she knows the area and chalet very well and is now looking forward to seeing Megeve snow covered as opposed to covered in beautiful flowers.