At Ski Armadillo, there are a handful of key people involved in creating your holiday. We may be a small team, but our combined knowledge of Verbier, skiing and running a successful company speaks volumes.

Andy White - Resort Manager
Email: resortmanager@skiarmadillo.com

Having learned to snowboard in New Zealand, whilst travelling around the world, Andy returned to the UK to tackle the slightly different challenge of furthering a career in sales and marketing… but the call of the mountains was too great.

This will be Andy's 7th winter season and he has now grown a passion for skiing as well as snowboarding. It is the resort lifestyle that really drives him and nowhere has more to offer than Verbier, with its fantastic tree lined runs and chocolate box chalet feel.

How many seasons and where

I have completed 7 winters in Queenstown, Meribel, Tignes, Morzine and Nendaz. Summers have been filled working as a mountain bike guide in Greece and Turkey.

Favourite sport
Mountain biking is probably my favourite sport if I was forced into a decision. I love the sense of freedom and the technical challenge along with the fitness. I'm hoping to get into ski touring this winter for a comparable experience.

Favourite holiday destination
Travelling around Vietnam was incredible but New Zealand will always have a special place in my heart as it opened up my eyes to life in the mountains.

 

Emily Brabbs - Chalet & Logistics Manager
Email: chaletsmanager@skiarmadillo.com

After leaving university, Emily went out to the Alps to do one season before starting a career in law. Five seasons later and she's still here! The call of the mountains was much stronger than the call of the office! She loves being in the mountains and is also a qualified ski and snowboard instructor. In the summer she manages windsurf and sailing centres in Greece and runs instructor training.

You will see her around resort and in your chalet as she makes sure everything is running smoothly.

How many seasons and where

This will be winter number 6. As well as the Alps I've also done seasons in Japan and Canada. I've also done 10 summer seasons in Greece

Favourite sport
Skiing and snowboarding of course! I also enjoy windsurfing in the summer

Favourite holiday destination
My favourite holiday in recent years was a road trip I did camping in western Canada and the US. Such breathtaking scenery!

 

Marie Leviston - Sales Manager
Email: marie@skiarmadillo.com

Marie has lived and worked extensively throughout France and Switzerland, beginning her career overseas as a nanny in France before enrolling on a French, "Tourism" diploma. As a Ski Resort Manager and Groups Coordinator for First Choice Ski, Marie has numerous winter and summer alpine seasons under her belt as well as a number of summer seasons in Turkey.

Now settled back in the UK with her young family, Marie joined the Ski Armadillo team back in November 2013 and she looks after all our chalet enquiries.

How many seasons and where

8+ summer and winter alpine season accross France and Switzerland and 5 summers in Turkey

Favourite sport
Skiing and mountain biking.Not amazing at either but love the challenges, especially with the children alongside!

Favourite holiday destination
In addition to Verbier... amazingly stunning Sri Lanka

 

Naomi Annetts - Operations Director
Email: naomi@skiarmadillo.com

With her entire career to date revolving around the ski industry, Naomi has joined the Ski Armadillo team to head our overseas operations. She started out as the token ski bum before heading to London for work as a Ski Specialist Travel Agent. Adamant that she wouldn’t be dragged into the classic 9 – 5 lifestyle, Naomi returned to the mountains to work in the prestigious Virgin Limited Edition Verbier Lodge. She left The Lodge to set up her own business in 2010 and now owns and operates our successful sister company Project Ski as well as sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience with the Ski Armadillo team.

Naomi spends most of her time in the Alps so is very much involved in the day to day running of the businesses.

How many seasons and where

More than a few… I’ve spent time in Banff/Lake Louise, Les Arcs, Verbier and currently live in Val d’Isere.

Favourite holiday destination
I’ve been to some pretty incredible places but nothing beats the one I get to call home… Val d’Isere

 

Tom Wilson - Commercial & Marketing Director
Email: tom@skiarmadillo.com

After leaving university with a marketing degree, and spending 2 years backpacking round Asia, Australasia, South Africa, South America and North America, Tom decided it was time to return to Brighton, settle down and get a ‘proper job’.

Pursuing a career within the travel industry was an obvious choice and he has gained 10+ years’ experience as a marketing manager for both large corporations and privately owned businesses.

As our Commercial and Marketing Director, Tom brings a wealth of experience to the team and a firm passion for all things skiing related.

How many seasons and where

Worked at Grouse Mountain (Vancouver), Civetta and Sestriere (Italy)

Favourite sport 
I enjoy snowboarding, football, tennis and golf, but all this is currently on hold as I enjoy spending every minute out of work with my 3 young children 

Favourite Holiday Destination
Away from the obvious ski resorts, Nepal… hands down! Trekking in the Himalayas and making it to the Annapurna Base Camp was well worth the 9 day hike!