About Us

At Mountainsun we specialise in accommodation in prime skiing locations. Our chalets are in the French Alps and the Italian Dolomites.

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.

Staff Members

Joanne Barraclough

Reservations – France

UK 07808 722740

Jo takes reservations and looks after bookings, 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 arrived. Jo has a passion for skiing and also loves snowboarding and generally being in the mountains (summer or winter). She is based in North Cornwall and is an enthusiastic trail runner and ropey (hoping to improve one day) surfer.

Jude Lamb

Jude Lamb

Reservations – Italy

UK 0794 1196517

Jude takes reservations and looks after bookings to our Italian properties. She has over 25 years experience working in the ski industry and was employed by Robert in his former ski retail and rental businesses. She has been involved in Mountainsun since it’s formation. She has personal knowledge of all our resorts and will be happy to share her tips for superb ski lunches and spectacular rest stops in the Dolomites.

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Resort staff with a passion for the outdoors to join our teams.

We are always on the look out for enthusiastic chalet staff to join our teams in Italy and France, throughout the year.

Are you dreaming of a season in the mountains?

For further info visit our recruitment page  >>>>> 

Sittah Alfreider

Sittah Alfreider –

Area Manager Italy

Sittah originates from Berlin and worked at Robert’s ski shop in London while studying architecture. She spent 2 enjoyable seasons in Les Coches and became Manager of Albergo Frohsinn when it was first acquired by MountainSun in 2002. She has since married a local boy, Ewald, and had a son. Sittah is fluent in at least 5 languages and enjoys both skiing and boarding. She was Manager at Albergo Frohsinn until April 2010 and then became Area Manager for our Italian chalets.

Jeanne Peterson


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


Ellie Green

Area Manager France

Ellie joined Mountainsun Ltd in January 2011, initially as Manager of Les Melezes, Tignes before becoming Area Manager for France in 2012. She was keen to get back out to France having done her degree in French as well as having previously worked in and around the Alps in both retail and property. Ellie 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. 

Martin Lee


Martin was a co-founder of Mountainsun and spent many years as our Financial Director. He is a highly experienced accountant and has held several high powered positions including running a private hospital. Martin stepped in as Director of Mountainsun Ltd in April 2014.

Dev Jaffe

Operations Advisor

Dev is Robert’s niece and spent several seasons as a chalet girl in the Dolomites in the 1980’s. 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.


Robert Jaffe


Robert first worked in the Italian Dolomites nearly 50 years ago as resort manager for the founder of the chalet holiday concept Small World Holidays. He continued to be involved in the ski industry throughout his working life, both providing accommodation for chalet holidays, and in retailing and renting equipment.

Robert loved skiing and being in the mountains and wanted everyone to share his enjoyment. He was the force behind the creation of Mountainsun Ltd in 2002 and worked tirelessly to provide people with memorable holidays until he sadly passed away in April 2014.  His enthusiasm and innovative ideas have contributed greatly to making positive changes within the ski industry as a whole and he believed strongly that skiing should be something to be enjoyed by all, not just the wealthy. He is sorely missed by all of us at Mountainsun and we will carry on his legacy in a way which we hope would have made him proud.