Meet The Team

The company was originally started in 1993 because of a passion for skiing and is still run day to day by those same people.

Dionne Heasman 

Managing Director

Dionne joined Alpine Action 1995 as a chalet girl, she loved it so much, she never left.

For the next eight winter seasons, Dionne worked in resort and in the UK office during the summer. In those years she was a chalet host, a chalet cook, the chalet cleaner, a driver, the resort representative and the Resort Manager. 

There's not much she doesn't know about the chalets, the resort or the Alpine Action holiday experience. She is passionate about Alpine Action, The Three Valleys and skiing. Dionne now 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. 

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

Favourite Chalet:  Meribel - Chalet Bouchot, beautifully furnished and a real charm. I've sat in bed with a cup of tea and viewed the runs of Meribel in the distance. it also has a hot tub. In La Tania - Chalet Attila, it's located opposite the piste and has an outdoor hot-tub.

Iain Macluskie

Resort Director

Iain has been in the holiday and skiing industry all his working life and has skied in Meribel for over 20 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 of around 34 arriving every 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.

Pam Hughes

UK Adminstration and Sales

Pam is an experienced skier and understands exactly the thrills and holiday experience skiers expect.  Favourite Run: As a more sedate skier these days, I love the descent from Tougnette, where depending on my mood or 'condition' I take the red Blaireau or gentler Faon down into Meribel centre.  Both runs are generally quieter than the more popular pistes and therefore the snow under ski more often remains in better condition.

Favourite Chalet:  Chalet Fugue, Meribel Centre, and its magical, set amoung trees with spectalular views,  ski in ski out, modern mixed with tradition.  


Office Morale

Sookie is the livest member of the UK Team.  Her role is very important, she is head of 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 would prefer more playtime but understands that we can often be busy. She loves being in the snow, but  prefers the beach and running around on the downs, getting muddy.