We're a close-knit bunch in a small company so we can offer a very personal service. Combined, we've had more ski days than you can shake a stick at and we all love to get on the slopes to become big kids again. You never know, you may even catch us out there!
During my time at flexiski, I have had some wonderful experiences and met some exceptional people (both staff and customers).
In terms of the some of the more memorable times, these range from walking through the arrivals in full ski kit plus skis after getting dropped off by a helicopter transfer, straight from the piste, to enjoying a week of Michelin star dining across the 3 Vallees. I have loved every minute of it and am so lucky to say that for some weeks of the winter, I have the best office in the world.
I used to be able to ski a bit but as abilities and bodies slow down, one thing that doesn’t change is the pure, unfiltered excitement and joy that comes from getting onto the first lift, feeling the ski’s flex on that first turn. It really does transport you back to an almost childlike sense of fun and enjoyment. I felt this from day one in Val d'Isere and am totally sure this will continue all the way through to my last day on the mountain. It is purely the best adventure you can have with friends and family and seeing people experience this for the first time really can't be equalled.
Favourite resort:Bit of a cheat but 3 Vallées, it's just impressive
I've skied since my teens, learning in Chamonix before really finding my ski legs in Meribel. It’s still my favourite resort 13 years later.
Constantly on the hunt for bargains, I would find my way to a good deal even if it meant braving King Minos' labyrinth. I’ll spend hours searching in my quest to save a few pounds!
As an avid piste skier, you can't beat cranking up a decent daily mileage so I love a large ski area. Somewhere like the 3 Vallées is perfect for travelling for miles without having to repeat a slope. I feel at home in the Three Valleys. Forget the piste map, get lost and race back for that last lift. Don’t put any moguls in my way, I’ll just give up.
Favourite après:Hot chocolate and a warm fire (with cake)
Former ski instructor turned sales specialist, yet still, my navigation through gladed tree runs often leaves me in a pickle.
Really confident skier, always look for the more creative route down… (normally viewed as the most ridiculous route by those who follow my lead). When the snow isn’t so great, I just enjoy darting around on the piste. Failing all of that, if it’s a cloudy low light day, you can find me in Whistler Longhorn's eating my own weight in nachos. Absolutely no sharing. I also can't tell the difference between digestives and rich tea biscuits - this was major scandal in the office.
I joined fresh off a season in France, I've been skiing since 4y.o. & always prided myself on being faster than the French kids. Totally mad they are.
I'm a skier/boarder hybrid (I lean towards boarding but still get a bunch of stick for doing both), and I've been heading to the slopes of France from a young age. On my season I was always the one getting up to experience the perfect conditions when my friends were too hungover in bed!
One of my favourite moments was skiing down a slope covered in tinsel and balloons tied to me on my birthday - confidence was high after a few shots of Genepi so no run was too steep and no jump too big.
Joining flexiski fresh from a season completing a ski instructor course, I'm your go-to man for Banff & Lake Louise - both the skiing and the après!
I grew up as a sport-loving kid, so learning the ropes on skis wasn't too different. I learnt relatively late compared to others, but this means nothing - I was always the kid veering off the side of the piste to discover crazy tree runs or bumps... usually culminating in a crash. However, no pain, no gain!
My funniest moment was trying to teach my parents when they visited me in Canada on my ski instructor course - they always thought they knew better when it came to getting down the mountain, but after a few discussions they finally understood they should probably listen to what I had to say!
Favourite resort:Banff & Lake Louise
Favourite après:Toffee vodka
Ski Sales Specialist
Massive sweet tooth
A snowboarder who has attempted to ski but prefers being stuck to one plank rather than two (easier to roll down hills that way).
My first snowboarding experience was in Andorra in my teens, during a fierce whiteout, on the iciest pistes I have ever seen… Somehow the ensuing hours spent as a human mountain slinky weren’t enough to put me off getting completely addicted to mountains.
I see poor snow days as an excuse to go up the mountain the other direction so when I’m not sliding down them on a board I’m usually hiking up them chasing frozen and unfrozen waterfalls alike. I never claim to know where I’m going but I’ve been lucky enough to fumble my way through some gorgeous scenery!
Favourite resort:Pas de la Casa, Andorra
Favourite après:A steaming hot chocolate
Ski Sales Specialist
Eager for snow
I haven't been skiing in years, so it's time to rekindle my time in the mountains and get those ski legs back on track.
I haven’t been skiing in years but it has always been up there on the to-do list.
During the time I did get out on the mountains in my childish years, chair lifts were not my friend - having failed to exit the lift in time I managed to go all the way back round. Not my proudest moment.
I am eager to get back on the slopes and increase my knowledge and ability of skiing!
Favourite resort:Yet to find out
Favourite apres:Prosecco or Rosé
Ski Sales Specialist
First lifts? Who?
I am all about the cruise like Ferris Bueller says “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”
After spending two seasons in the best ski area in the world (the three valleys) I have certainly fallen into the fair-weather skier bracket some call it lazy I call it savvy, but there is no better feeling than clipping in and flying down a mountain on a bluebird day.
I am all about the cruise like Ferris Bueller says “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it” this is the exact same with skiing, so words to live by.
Favourite resort:Val Thorens
Favourite après:Brasserie Du Mont Blanc - La Rousse
Drop cliffs, not bombs. Did somebody say the pints are on the house?
Having completed 3 winter seasons and worked as a ski technician throughout my time at university you can rest assured my enthusiasm for the mountains is bona fide. I have skied since I was 5 years old, but I still get chills of excitement when I slide my planks off the first lift of the day.
For me, skiing is irrefutably the best holiday going. Whether it be cruising reds and blues in fancy dress with the family, powder hunting on bluebird days with whomever is out of bed early enough (no friends on powder days!), teaching and giggling at first-time friends who insist they don’t need ski lessons, or simply relaxing in the sunshine with a beer and the best view in the world.
Favourite resort:St Anton
Favourite après:Krazy Kanguruh
Ski Specialist Aftersales
Unlucky on a board
The best ski experience I've ever had was a powder day in New Zealand; knee deep powder and an empty resort = untouched snow and lots of falling over.
I didn’t start until I was 19, I'd never even been to a ski resort but fell in love instantly when I worked my 1st season in Meribel. Though one particularly embarrassing/funny moment was being stuck off-piste in deep powder. I couldn't move let alone stand up stand up for at least 30 mins. To make matters worse I had an audience of laughing friends and the bottom of the slope! – let's face it, we've all been there!
Favourite Resort:Tie between Meribel & Tignes
Favourite après:Relaxing vin chaud or wild toffee vodka