Our experienced team will help you through the entire process, from your first enquiry to the moment your team return home. But who are we?

Phil Brown ISSC Chief of Race

Phil Brown, Chief of Race

Phil is the owner of Impulse Racing, who can provide students with specific race training. In terms of his experience and credentials, Phil has been coaching for nearly 30 years, acting as head coach for numerous UK clubs.

The ISSC is great because it’s a schools’ event which is recognised by the National Schools Snowsport Association, of which I’m Programme Director.

What’s your greatest skiing achievement?

Attending the World Alpine Championships as a national team head coach. I’ve also coached the British children’s ski team and taken skiers to the European Youth Winter Olympics and the World Student Winter Games.

Dave Reilly ISSC Race Coordinator

Dave Reilly, Race Coordinator

Dave started instructing school groups more than 30 years ago in Switzerland before becoming a Schools Holiday Company Rep, then area manager in Kitzbuhel. Later, he worked as Alpine Manager with a few different companies before joining Halsbury Travel nearly a decade ago.

As a former teacher, BASI trained skier and Alpine manager with a vast amount of experience in the ski industry, as well as having participated in different ski competitions, I can offer a range of organisational skills, which ISSC customers will find helpful.


Alex Chapman, Race Coordinator

Alex is a BASI Level 4 ski instructor and owner of TipTop Ski Coaching. Alex has been working in the ski industry for over 15 years and thrives on helping skiers to improve their technique so they can get more out of the mountains.

The ISSC is a fantastic opportunity for all schools and children. The racing element is not only an excellent way to improve your skiing, but also great fun! There are plenty of activities to do after skiing and lots of professionals available to talk to about future opportunities within the ski industry. 

John Pinca Hotels Contractor

John Pinca, Hotels Contractor

John first learnt to ski over 25 years ago in the tiny Italian resort of Monte Pora. Based on the French-Italian border, John has a close working relationship with all our hoteliers to ensure that our groups are always very well accommodated.

What’s your favourite skiing memory?

It has to be meeting Alberto Tomba (‘La Bomba’) in Madonna di Campiglio when he won the 3Tre.