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Meet our team...
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.
- Years skiing: 15
- Favourite resort: Bit of a cheat but 3 Vallées, it's just impressive
- Lunch favourite: Sainsbury's Christmas Triple Sarnie
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.
- Years skiing: 13
- Favourite resort: Meribel
- 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.
- Years skiing: 12
- Favourite resort: Whistler
- Favourite après: Espresso Martini
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.
- Years skiing: 18
- Favourite resort: Morzine
- Favourite après: A shot or seven of Genepi
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!
- Years skiing: 7
- Favourite resort: Banff & Lake Louise
- Favourite après: Toffee vodka
I lived in Austria for a few years when I was younger, which is where my family and I fell in love with skiing.
Being able to drive to the ski slopes, ski just for the day and then return home was absolutely phenomenal. My favourite memory from living in Austria would be going to Stuhleck every Christmas eve, less than an hour from our house, and spending the whole day skiing before heading home in the evening. As Christmas is celebrated on the 24th in Austria, it always felt like we got two Christmas’ as people would be on the slopes celebrating.
As I got older my love for skiing (and Après) grew, my family and I try and head out whenever we can, we especially love Meribel, however, Austria will always be my favourite ski destination.
- Years skiing: 15
- Favourite resort: Anywhere Austrian
- Favourite après: Straight off the slopes and into the spa
I've always been one for the mountains when they're green rather than white, but working at flexiski has given me a new found appreciation for winter!
After one season at flexiski I’ve been to lots of our resorts including Chamonix, Les Arcs and St Anton. I tried out the green slopes in St Anton as a complete beginner and eventually got into the swing of things. My favourite part of skiing is definitely the après and food, so Chamonix is one of my favourite places with the beautiful glacier and excellent restaurants and bars. I’m heading out to Whistler this summer so will be a shame to miss the snow but will certainly give me new knowledge for one of our bestselling resorts.
- Years skiing: 1
- Favourite resort: Chamonix
- Favourite après: Aperol Spritz in the sun
I first hit the slopes 4 years ago and "the fear" is still very real. Does it ever go away? My expertise still lies firmly in après
By some stroke of luck, I was sent to the Canadian Rockies within 3 months of joining flexiski. I spent most of the time completely baffled by how everyone managed to make it look so easy, when I could barely stand up on the flats - that said, learning to ski in the beautiful Sunshine Village at the age of 27 was certainly an experience I'll never forget.
I've been numerous times since and whilst I'm certainly no pro, I have finally started to enjoy it...!
My advice? It's never too late to learn so just book it and get out there!
- Years skiing: 4
- Favourite resort: Rusutsu, Disneyland in the snow
- Favourite après: Prosecco, always prosecco
I started skiing aged 18 in order to impress my (now ex) boyfriend. Little did I know, I’d discovered a lifelong love for the mountains.
I’d never been much of an athlete, so it was much to my surprise that skiing struck a chord with me on my first uni ski trip back in 2013. Starting off with an unhealthy amount of self-confidence - partly due to the copious amounts of alcohol we’d consumed on the 26-hour coach to France - I quickly discovered that I wasn’t, in fact, a natural skiing expert. Five weeks of technique improvement later though, and I’m starting to feel at home on the slopes. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of successfully making it down a black run in one piece. There’s also nothing quite like a hot chocolate with a double shot of Baileys to calm the nerves.
- Years skiing:: 6
- Favourite resort:: Meribel
- Favourite après:: Aperol Spritz
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One of my favourite quotes: "Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down." – Ray Bradbury
For me, starting to ski in Chamonix is better described as surviving the slopes for the first three years until I finally got a ski instructor. It was only a couple of years ago that I stopped looking at the colours of the runs and just simply started enjoying the skiing, speed and the nature around.
- Years skiing: 10
- Favourite resort: Chamonix of course!
- Favourite après: Vin chaud
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