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 Specialist Aftersales
Hiker and biker
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.
Favourite après:Aperol Spritz in the sun
Brand & Digital Manager
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!
A secret board game fanatic - who doesn't revel in a heated argument over a game of trivial pursuit on a Sunday afternoon? We can't ski every day.
They sent me to Japan in my second winter here as I've been in awe of the place for years. Of all the things we did perhaps the most unusual was making tempura prawns out of wax - what else would you do with a day in Tokyo?
A lover of deep snow, Japan was definitely the place for me, you can't beat the feeling of snow below, above and either side of you whilst descending a steep pitch through the trees - have always loved darting through the trees in Europe and Japan took it to a whole new level. The food was pretty amazing too.
Purchasing & Operations Support Executive
Banff is amazing and more specifically my time in Sunshine Village, without a doubt the best days skiing I've ever had!
When we were in Calgary we had the pleasure/fright of riding the Canadian Olympic Park bobsleigh track. Definitely a 'once in a lifetime' experience as no one in their right mind would risk the whiplash again!
Purchasing Manager - France & Italy
Living the dream
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.