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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!
Enjoying getting to know the flexiski brand and customers and looking forward to building the focus towards tailor made luxury ski holidays.
Dan has been passionate about the mountains since he first skied with school in the 90's. His love of the mountains has always been mirrored by the desire to encourage others to share the experience. Dan's premise is to treat everyone as if they were a member of his family.
Dan's career has taken him from Engineering to being a ski instructor and then heading overseas as a ski guide. He’s been in travel ever since, has managed chalets and hotels, contracted, bought and sold property, with his career progressing to General Manager for the French and Swiss Operations of Neilson and TUI.
SkiWeekends has been a way of life more than a job and it has resulted in a quadrupling of the business and ten times the number of resorts. Dan believes SkiWeekends should constantly strive to lead the short breaks market and his mission is to make sure everyone can get more time on the pistes!
- Years' Skiing?: 30
- Favourite Resort?: All of the Portes du Soleil!
- Second Passion?: You'll find me out in the Solent!
During my time at flexiski I've 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 Three Valleys. I have loved every minute of it and am so lucky to say that for a few weeks in 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 that comes from getting onto the first lift and feeling the skis flex on that first turn. It really does transport you back to an almost childlike sense of fun. 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)
Joining flexiski fresh from a season completing a ski instructor course, I'm your go-to man for Banff and 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 and Lake Louise
- Favourite après: Toffee vodka
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