About Venture Sun
Venture Sun is the summer alternative to Venture Ski’s hugely successful winter ski accommodation company. We’re a service-driven organisation and our aim is to deliver an unrivalled experience to our clients, through our fabulous location, wonderful accommodation and outstanding personal attention.
Drawing from experience in the Alps over the last 16 years, we have designed a service that draws on our best experiences of delivering and enjoying fantastic Alpine breaks, and that avoids the pitfalls. Our staff are courteous, helpful and friendly and are dedicated to ensuring your needs are met. If you are like us, you’ll love fun, fresh air, relaxation and the outdoors!
Meet The Venture Sun Team!
The people that own and run Venture Leisure Ltd. are not only keen outdoors lovers but are dedicated to developing a successful business devoted to customer service. Founded by Peter Duke and joined shortly afterwards by Mark Livesey, Venture Ski is Sainte Foy’s largest provider of luxury catered ski chalet accommodation.
Formerly a Captain in the Armed Air Corps, Peter served in the first Gulf War flying combat helicopters. After a decade in the Services he went on to qualify as an FCCA (Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) becoming the Finance Director of a major IT company. Peter is the founder and driving force behind Venture Leisure and he lives in Bedfordshire with his wife Rachel and their six children! You may have seen them on Virgin 1 channel when they won the ‘Restaurant in our Living Room’ TV series.
Mark has lived and worked all over the World and his sports marketing career spanned two decades. Before Venture Ski, he spent several years in Sir Frank Williams’ Formula One & Touring Car racing teams in charge of all aspects of marketing, public relations and sponsorship. In his spare time he enjoys walking, cycling, flying helicopters and is a PADI Divemaster as well as a qualified LTA Part II tennis coach. Whenever he gets the opportunity, Mark enjoys showing guests around the mountain in Sainte Foy.
The Venture Sun UK Office
Our Guest Services desk is always open and we’re ready to answer your questions as soon as possible. To make sure your holiday preparations are all in-hand is our Guest Services team headed by Julian Preston. He did his first season in Zermat, but then discovered the untracked powder and uncrowded pistes of Sainte Foy. Since he joined us in 2006, Julian is responsible for our unsurpassed reputation for customer service and he also spends his summer planning, recruiting and administering some 30 team members and interviewing hundreds more for ski season jobs each year.
Jackie Brame is our accountant and other general administration is handled by Julian. We’re not just friends, but a team of like-minded business people whose passion for skiing and love of sun, fun, the outdoors and especially a bit of luxury, has led them to form a dynamic company dedicated to giving you the best customer service and holiday experience they can.
We believe we have developed a winning formula to deliver the best bespoke accommodation in the Alps.