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


    Client Happiness Manager

    "Hi, my name is Anneliese and I am Operations and Customer Service Manager for The Chalet Company. I gave up life in the City of London when my kids came along 8 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


    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 last season as Assistant 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.
  • Ian & Marilyn

    Ian & Marilyn

    Chalet Hosts

    Hi, we are Ian and Marilyn, new hosts in Chalet Evergreen. After careers in the computer industry, teaching and travel and tourism sectors, we have just spent the last three years travelling extensively in South America, India, Africa and Europe. Now its time to head to the mountains to share our passion of food, skiing and entertaining. We are both passionate, outdoor and skiing enthusiasts, having skied regularly for 30 years and frequently in the Three Valleys. We are really looking forward to welcoming our guests to what we hope will be a fantastic holiday experience.
  • Celine and Will

    Celine and Will

    Chalet Host

    Hi, we are Celine and Will, your chalet hosts for Apartment Dou du Pont. We have just graduated from Bristol University and can't wait to finally put the books away and head to the mountains for our next adventure. We have both been skiing for as long as we can remember and know there is no better place than Meribel to do our first season. We are so excited to get to know you, have loads of laughs and fill your tummies with lots of delicious food.
  • Dan


    Chalet Host

    "Hi my name is Dan. I cannot wait to get out to Meribel for my first season working in Chalet Edelweiss. Having just graduated from Oxford University, I want to make the most of my other interests, namely cooking and entertaining. As a huge fan of all the good things in life - food, music and skiing, I look forward to making your stay as relaxing and indulgent as possible!
  • Evie


    Chalet Host

    "Hi I’m Evie, and I cannot wait to do my first ever ski season looking after Chalet Campanules. Fear not though, you are in safe hands as I am a massive 'foodie' and my amazing sister, Belle, has just done two seasons working for The Chalet Company, so has shared her tricks of the trade with me. I have just graduated from Bristol University in Religious Studies and Theology, so am super excited to head out to the Three Valleys to embrace five months of snow and fun. I am looking forward to meeting you all and bringing you lots of enjoyment and delicious food during your stay.
  • Erin


    Chalet Host

    Hi. I am Erin - your Chalet Host for Chalet L'Orgentil. I am very excited about joining The Chalet Company this coming season in Meribel. I have recently graduated in Primary Education, so before hitting the classrooms, I am looking forward to spending a season making sure you have the best holiday ever. I have been skiing for many years and cannot wait to get back on the slopes. I have a passion for food, which I have reinforced by completing a Chalet Cookery course, leaving me with an arsenal of tasty menus ready for your holiday.
  • Georgie


    Chalet Host

    Hi, I am Georgie and I am so looking forward to being your Chalet Host in Chalet Clair de Lune. Having graduated in 2016 and having a passion for food and travelling, I have spent a good part of the past year travelling around Hawaii, North West America and Cuba and some time in Italy. Now for the slopes and Meribel, where I first learnt to ski!! I can't wait to welcome you to the chalet, ply you delicious food and simply help you enjoy a fantastic holiday.
  • Rebecca


    Chalet Host

    Hi, I am Rebecca and I am thrilled to be the host in Chalet La Foret for winter 17/18. This will be my 5th season working in the Alps, my past summer adventures have included working in the Highlands of Scotland, a vineyard restaurant in New Zealand and most recently running my own pop up cake business in my home town of Nottingham. A snowboarder at heart, I am looking forward to exploring the Three Valleys and ensuring my guests have a relaxed and delicious holiday
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