Our Staff

The Team @ The Chalet Co

We devote more time, resources & (nervous) energy to recruiting, training and managing our staff than we commit to any other task! It is the location, images and price of the chalet that will encourage you to stay with The Chalet Company for the first time but it is the people that will make you return…hopefully year after year! This fact is not lost on us. We know what we want in a team member – we are looking for people with intelligence and diligence, as well as the requisite skills to do the job for which they were employed. We are looking for people who are ready and prepared to go above & beyond for reasons of personal pride rather than the prospect of a good tip! We are looking for people with life experience and work experience so they can interact with (although not impose upon) our guests as well as wow-ing you with their cooking!

  • Steve Purdie

    Steve Purdie

    General Manager

    “I worked as a management consultant (for Accenture), studied for an MBA (at University of Cambridge) and worked as a strategy consultant (for AT Kearney) before joining my brother in the snowsports’ industry in 2009. My role is to ensure that every aspect of your holiday runs as smoothly as possible from when you book until the sad moment you check-out from your chalet after, hopefully, the most incredible ski holiday!”
  • Phil Purdie

    Phil Purdie

    Sales & Marketing

    “I have been working in the snowsports’ industry since 2001. I have worked for various Ski Schools (as a ski instructor), for the Ski Club of Great Britain (in the Information Dept) and I also founded SnowSkool (ski & snowboard instructor training) in 2003. Méribel was the first place I ever skied outside of the UK way back in 1982 and although I have now skied in resorts in eleven other countries, I keep coming back to Méribel! I will be your first point of contact and will provide detail on all our chalets and our services in order to help you make the right choice.”
  • Anneliese

    Anneliese

    Client Happiness Manager

    "Hi, my name is Anneliese and I am the Operations and Customer Service Manager for The Chalet Company. I gave up life in the City of London when my kids came along 11 years ago and have been working for The Chalet Company for the last few years and love every minute of it!!! Based in the UK, I am here to help take the stress out of holiday planning. Once your chalet and flights are booked, I can assist with the organisation of all the ‘extras’ for your ski holiday before you depart.  I also like to think of myself as the ‘font of all knowledge’ on taking kids skiing"
  • Alex

    Alex

    Resort Manager

    Hi, I am Alex and I am your Resort Manager. I am really looking forward to welcoming all our guests to Meribel. After gaining my Ski Instructor qualification in Banff, Canada through SnowSkool in 2013, I have spent several seasons being a ski instructor in several different countries and the past two seasons as Resort Manager for The Chalet Company. I am very excited about returning to Meribel to support our guests with their needs and help them have the best skiing experience possible.
  • Jordan

    Jordan

    Chalet Manager

    Hi, I am Jordan and I will be your Assistant Resort Manager for season 2020/21. This will be my sixth winter season and I have worked in Morzine, Meribel, Japan and Val d’Isere as a Chalet Host, Lodge Manager and Resort Manager. Meribel is such a great resort that it keeps on calling me back to the Three Valleys and I am really looking forward to welcoming guests and using all of my experience to help you to have a great time.
  • Liam and Jo

    Liam and Jo

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Evergreen

    Hello, we’re Liam and Jo and we’ll be your hosts for Chalet Evergreen. After meeting at university and travelling around Europe white water kayaking, we decided it was time to swap our paddles for some skis. We spent an amazing season in Morzine last year and can’t wait to get back to the mountains. When we’re not cooking you delicious food in the chalet you’ll find us spending every available minute on the slopes exploring all the nooks and crannies the Three Valleys has to offer. We can’t wait for the season to begin and look forward to meeting everyone who holidays at Chalet Evergreen.  
  • Emma

    Emma

    Chalet Host

    Hi, my name is Emma and I am so looking forward to spending a season being your chalet host in Meribel. This is my first ever season but something I’ve had on my bucket list forever, so now, after four years of studying at the University of Bath I can’t wait to hit the slopes and welcome you guys to the three valleys! Good wine, food, and fresh power is a winning combination and one I am looking forward to helping deliver for you this Winter. Can’t wait to see you then.
  • Kelly and Jonny

    Kelly and Jonny

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Impala

    Shwmae! We’re Jonny & Kelly and we will be the hosts in ‘Chalet Impala’ this season. Embarking on our second winter season - this year we’re super excited to swap the ‘Portes Du Soleil’ ski area for the ‘Three-Valleys’. We will be bringing a little bit of Wales to Meribel; you can expect some hearty food, warmth and a little song, if you’re lucky! With a passion for delicious food, skiing and adventures; we are the dream team when it comes to chalet holidays. See you in the alps! Ta-ta for now
  • Ella

    Ella

    Chalet Host - Chalet Croquette

    Hi, I’m Ella and I can’t wait to welcome you to the wonderful resort of Meribel. This is my second season working for The Chalet Company and I am eagerly counting down the days until the season begins. I am a huge foodie so look forward to sharing my passion with you and ensuring you are well fuelled for hitting the slopes. After last season, I now have extensive knowledge of the Three Valleys, so look forward to passing on some tips and ensure you have an amazing holiday.
  • Beatrice

    Beatrice

    Chalet Host - Chalet Grange de Marie

    Hello! My name is Beatrice, this will be my 4th winter season in France and I can't wait to get back to the Alps and make sure you have the best holiday. I have a passion for great cooking and hospitality. I'm looking forward to meeting you and making sure you have a great time with The Chalet Company.
  • Emma and Rosie

    Emma and Rosie

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Bruyere

    Hi – we are Rosie and Emma and we are so excited to be the hosts for Chalet Bruyere this winter season! Having both attended Leeds Uni, our paths never crossed until we met last year in Avoriaz on our first season. We are looking forward to cooking you some favourites from our last season as well as trying out some new, but hopefully just as delicious, recipes. We can’t wait to spend another winter in the snow and welcome you to our chalet where we’ll do everything we can to make your holiday one to remember  
  • Frankie

    Frankie

    Chalet Host

    Hi! I’m Frankie and I’m going to be a chalet host this winter. This is my second season, having spent last winter in Avoriaz, and I’m excited to swap Portes du Soleil for the Three Valleys this year! I’m looking forward to cooking lots of different things for you to keep you fueled for the slopes, and I can’t wait to welcome you to Meribel and hopefully make your holiday one to remember
  • Carlie

    Carlie

    Chalet Host

    Hi, I am Carlie and I am so excited about being your chalet host in Meribel this season. I love travelling and meeting new people so can't wait to get to know all my guests. This is my second season, but first with The Chalet Company, so I am looking forward to hitting the slopes and enjoying another adventure in the Alps. I hope I can wow you with my cooking and I will do everything I can to ensure you have a fabulous holiday.    
  • Mollie

    Mollie

    Chalet Host - Chalet Sainte Appolonnie

    Hello, my name is Mollie and I am delighted that I will be the host of Chalet Sainte Appolonnie this winter. I have just graduated from University studying Occupational Therapy and cannot wait to get out to Méribel and join you in the snow. I am very excited to meet you all and help you have a wonderful time with The Chalet Company.
  • Emma

    Emma

    Chalet Host - Chalet Phoenix

    Hi, I'm Emma and I will be your host during your time at Chalet Phoenix. I have just graduated from Oxford Brookes University and am spending my summer travelling around Brazil and South East Asia before commencing my first winter season. I have visited the Three Valleys multiple times and look forward to getting back to the mountains to make sure you have an incredible holiday filled with delicious food and amazing memories
  • Ben

    Ben

    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hi! I’m Ben, and as well as helping out around the chalets, I’ll be part of the team getting you safely to and from the slopes. I’m looking forward to hearing what tunes you’ve got for those morning trips! I spent last season in Morzine and the summer in Portugal on a surf camp, so looking forward to swapping the sea for snow and welcoming guest to the incredible Three Valleys.
  • David

    David

    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hey I'm Dave! I studied journalism in London for three years and have spent the last few months travelling around Europe, so I am more than ready to get out of cities for a while and head for the beautiful area of Meribel! I'm really excited to be joining this team as a Chalet Assistant & Driver, and I look forward to meeting all of the guests and making sure everyone has an unforgettable time in this amazing resort
  • Jodie

    Jodie

    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hello! I'm Jodi and this will be my first time in Méribel working for The Chalet Company. I've spent the past year living in the beautiful Peak District where I spend my free time hiking, climbing and cycling. I also like reading, spending time with pals and drinking tea, because balance is important. I look forward to hitting the slopes (hopefully not face first!) and meeting all of our guests, making sure you all have a lovely time!  
  • Ed

    Ed

    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hi, My name's Ed. I'm really excited to be swapping my local (rainy) Lake District hills for the snowy mountains of Meribel this winter. I'll be driving you to and from the Chalets, the ski lifts and the bars, making sure you have a totally fantastic time both on and off the slopes! This winter represents a long awaited career break from my day job as an architectural technician so I expect I'll be smiling as much as you are too. I look forward to meeting you out there soon.
  • Alex

    Alex

    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hi, I’m Alex, and am delighted to be returning to Meribel for my second season working for The Chalet Company as a Driver and Chalet Assistant. I’m excited to welcome guests, share my knowledge of the best places to go and help ensure guests have an amazing holiday.
  • Tom

    Tom

    Driver

    Hi! I’m Tom and I will be a dedicated SnowSkool Rep supporting skiers complete their Ski Instructors Qualification, as well as your driver in resort. After studying abroad in Canada, I have just graduated in Geography from the University of Liverpool and am thrilled at the prospect of a season in Méribel. Having grown up on the slopes, skiing is a topic I am particularly enthusiastic about and can’t wait to trade stories and share some of the resorts best kept secrets. I look forward to welcoming you to Méribel and getting you out on the snow.
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