Nicola James

Sales Team Leader

Nicola James Ski Expert


My first skiing experience was on the dry slopes of Bracknell but La Clusaz is where I got the ski bug at the age of 11. I have skied every year since - mainly in France. I love skiing with large groups of people, and have done it on pretty much every visit to the Alps. Nobody likes a lonely chairlift. After my season in France I went to Uni in Sussex and was Social Secretary and President of the Ski Club in my last two years. I enjoyed getting newbies on the slopes and organising the ski holidays. Since finishing Uni I have stayed within the ski industry in one way or another.


Number of Seasons

One season in La Plagne, where I (technically) got paid to ski!


My Favourite Resorts

La Plagne

I have a massive bias to La Plagne as I’ve done most of my skiing there and it was where I did my ski season. There's loads of terrain to cover as you can ski over into Les Arcs and the nightlife is always good fun.


Ischgl is a great Austrian resort to ski in with high-reaching pistes, world-class lift infrastructure and excellent slope access from accommodations. It's also climate neutral which is always a bonus!




What My Clients Say

"Nicola was so helpful that I had my ski booking sorted in a day including the option not to fly and a private transfer from the station to resort. Very helpful and efficient and I will certainly recommend Ski Solutions​.​"

Ski Solutions Client

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Skiing Wisdom

Skiing History

I started skiing at 11 with a big group of family friends. After one lesson (which I hated) my parents taught me and by the end of the week I was whizzing down the slopes with the other kids in the group. Skiing with a big group of my neighbours was how I began my time in the Alps, and how I fell in love with it. 

Favourite Hotel

The iconic Hotel Das Centrale in Sölden is a wonderful option if you are looking for a cosy spot to relax in after a day's skiing. The food is really excellent, local wine reasonably priced and the staff are all lovely - full marks from me!




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