About Us



At Mountainsun France we specialise in accommodation in prime skiing locations. Our chalets are in Tignes, Villaroger (Les Arcs) and La Rosière.

We are staffed by keen skiers and snowboarders with the aim of delivering great value to our guests. We take pride in providing a high level of service and many of our guests return to stay at our chalets again and again.

Mountainsun was formed in 2002 and we have spent 15 years developing our business. In September 2017 we re-structured Mountainsun Ltd and now operate as two companies, Mountainsun France Ltd and Dolomitesun Ltd. This change will enable us to improve future services to our guests, with more effective focus on individual localities. Our aspirations remain unchanged and both companies continue to work in friendly co-operation to provide the quality chalet stays for which we have become renowned.

Joanne Barraclough

UK Office – Sales, Reservations and Admin

CONTACT : 01273 257008 Ext 2 / 07808 722740 / joanne@mountainsunfrance.com

Jo looks after reservations, sales and after sales as well as planning and logisitics for our French chalets. She first joined Mountainsun in 2004 as a chalet host in San Cassiano and joined the reservations team in 2007 after her son Saul (now 11) arrived. Jo loves skiing and snowboarding and generally being in the mountains (summer or winter). She is based in North Cornwall and is an enthusiastic trail runner and a love of being outdoors whenever the opportunity allows.

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Ellie Green

French Operations Manager

Contact ellie@mountainsunfrance.com

Ellie joined Mountainsun in January 2011, initially as Manager of Les Melezes, Tignes before focusing on French operations for the company from 2012. She was keen to get back out to France having done her degree in French as well as previously working in both retail and property in the Alps. Ellie is now based in France year round and loves being in the mountains, particularly in the summer when she makes the most of her road bike and long hikes with her cocker spaniel, Jam.

Amy Dawson

Chalet Hotel Les Mélèzes Manager

Contact Amy@mountainsunfrance.com

Amy joined Mountainsun France Ltd in November 2012, initially for the winter season at Les Melezes. Six months later after quitting her job in the UK, Amy swapped Yorkshire for the Alps and has been managing Les Melezes ever since. From riding the mountains on her snowboard in winter, to tackling the local cols on her road bike in summer, Amy enjoys all the mountains have to offer.
Amy and Matt enjoy welcoming back all the regulars at the Melezes and meeting the new guests!

Matt Thomas

Ski Rental, Maintenance and Renovations Manager

Contact Matt@mountainsunfrance.com

Matt was a regular guest at the Melezes before becoming part of the company. He did an initial winter season in 2012, came back the following winter and never left! Matt is in charge of our ski rentals and ongoing renovations and maintenance at the Melezes. He is a passionate snowboarder in winter and mountain biker in summer, trying to fit as much of it in as possible in between making and fixing stuff!
Matt enjoys welcoming back all the regulars at the Melezes and meeting the new guests!

Dev Jaffe
Operations Advisor

Dev spent several seasons as a chalet girl in the Dolomites in the 1980s. She is a superb cook and particularly enjoys baking. She can often be found in one of our chalet kitchens during the early winter season producing delicious cakes and biscuits for afternoon tea and passing on her recipes to the winter staff.  Dev will be running out Chalet School starting in 2018, which will offer chalet host courses – invaluable to anyone considering working in the chalet industry.

Jeanne Peterson

HR / Recruitment

Telephone: 07874 212904   /  Email: jeanne@mountainsunfrance.com

Jeanne is head of human resources at Mountainsun France Ltd. Her duties include staff recruitment and payroll.