Meet Alpine Action 

The company was originally started in 1993 because of a passion for skiing in Meribel and The Three Valleys. It is still run by those same people today. 

Dionne Heasman

Managing Director

Dionne joined Alpine Action 1994 as a chalet girl, she loved it so much, she's never left. For the next eight winter seasons, Dionne worked in resort during the winter, and in the UK office during the summer months. In those years she has been chalet host, cook, cleaner, driver, resort representative and the Resort Manager. 

There's not much she doesn't know about our chalets, the resort or the Alpine Action holiday experience. She is passionate about Alpine Action, Meribel and skiing. Dionne runs the UK all year round. During the winter she enjoys skiing and in the summer walking and biking in the Three Valleys with her family.

Please feel free to ask her advice on any aspect of your holiday for an accurate and honest answer, from beginner skiers, to skiing with children, where best to ski or where to have a hot chocolate or glass of Rose.  She will pick up the phone to you and answer all your questions. 

Favourite Run:   There are quite a few runs that I like. But I do love to ski from the top of Saulire all the way down to Meribel La Chaudanne or Village without stopping! A few others off the top of my head; Jerusalem, Suisses Mur, Ariondaz, Faon, M and all in Moriond (Courchevel 1650)

Favourite Chalet:  Meribel - Chalet Azalee  A great location, with large and spacious bedrooms, all rooms have a bath and I always prefer this, while skiing. There is also plenty of storage. It is a short walk to the chairlift in the morning. The town centre is a lovely downhill walk of around 8 minutes. . 

Iain Macluskie

Resort Director

Iain has been in the holiday and skiing industry all his working life and has skied in Meribel for 30 years. He has now made Meribel his family home living there with his wife and two children. A fully qualified ESF ski instructor his knowledge of the area is unmatchable. He is very much a part of the local community knowing most of the local tradesmen, business proprietors and chalet owners being a fluent French speaker and a well known face. He joined Alpine Action as the winter Resorts Manager in 2003 and has bought a wealth of experience to the company. So much so that he has become the full time Resort Director running all the overseas operation with a seasonal staff arriving each year. He continues to improve the company's chalet program, operation and profile whilst still maintaining the companies valued reputation

Favourite Run:   Off piste from the top of Roc du Fer and through the forrest to Raffort.

Favourite Restaurant: Adray Telebar, Meribel. The veal a la creme with hand cut chips is indulgent but irresistible.

Sookie The Cockapoo

Office Morale

Sookie is the liveliest member of the UK Team.  Her role is very important, she's head of the office morale. The days can be long, but Sookie is always there with a friendly face and a cheeky smile to make our day. She'd prefer more playtime but understands that we are often be busy. She loves being in the snow, but prefers the beach and running around on the downs, getting muddy.