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 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


    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.
  • Rosie


    Chalet Manager

    Hi, I’m Rosie! This coming winter, I will be working alongside Alex, as one of the Chalet Managers. I have worked four previous winter seasons and two summer season across the French and Italian  Alps. I have a huge passion for the great outdoors, the mountains and everything snow sport!!! I am excited to be working for The Chalet Company and get stuck in to create some amazing memories for myself and the staff, but most importantly our guests.
  • Katie


    Chalet Manager

    Hi, I’m Katie and I will be one of the Chalet Managers for The Chalet Company this winter. I am very excited to be heading back out to Meribel after an amazing season here last winter with The Chalet Company! My first ski season was winter 14/15 and I loved it so much I haven’t missed a season since! Having worked across 4 different ski resorts; Meribel has been by far my favourite and I cant wait to meet you all, for you to experience Meribel and to do my very best to ensure your holiday is perfect and exactly how you want it to be; whether your a first time skier or a regular on the slopes!
  • Georgie and Beanie

    Georgie and Beanie

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Evergreen

    Hi, we are Georgie and Beanie, your hosts for Chalet Evergreen. We became great friends working for The Chalet Company last season and have, therefore, decided to team up this season to 'wow' the guests in Chalet Evergreen with our friendly smiles, witty banter and tasty food. We love everything about the 3 Valleys and look forward to sharing our knowledge and tips with our guests.
  • Calum and Lauren

    Calum and Lauren

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Dou du Pont

    Hi, we are Calum and Lauren, your chalet hosts for Apartment Dou du Pont. We are really excited to return to work for The Chalet Company for our 2nd season in Meribel. We know there is no better place than Meribel to work a season, so can't wait to get back out there after a summer back home in Scotland. We are so excited to get to know you, have loads of laughs and fill your tummies with lots of delicious food.
  • Aimee and Charlie

    Aimee and Charlie

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Impala

    "Hi, we are Aimee and Charlie. We have just graduated from The University of Leeds and have decided to delay starting our careers to enjoy some time in the mountains before heading off to South America travelling.  We love cooking, hosting and skiing so cannot wait to get out to Meribel to provide our guests with a food-filled holiday that they will never forget
  • Ella


    Chalet Host - Chalet La Foret

    Hi, I’m Ella and I can’t wait to welcome you to the wonderful resort of Meribel. I have just graduated from Newcastle University and now 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. Having skied the Three Valleys for the past few years, I cannot wait to return and make sure that you have an amazing holiday with The Chalet Company.
  • Amy


    Chalet Host - Chalet Croquette

    Hi, I’m Amy and I am really looking forward to being your host this season. I have just graduated from Sheffield University and I cannot wait to get back on the slopes for my first ever ski season. I am so excited to combine two of my favourite things, skiing and cooking - and where better to do that than in in Meribel! I have a genuine passion for cooking and I can’t wait to share some of my favourite meals with you. I am excited to meet you all and to ensure that you have a fantastic holiday filled with great fun both on and off the slopes.
  • Dan


    Chalet Host - Chalet Edelweiss

    Hi there!! My name is Dan and I will be your chalet host for the coming winter 19/20! I have 4 seasons worth of experience working across the French and Italian alps and I am looking forward to adding Meribel to my list of best ski destinations! I have a passion for creating fresh, exciting, home cooked food. This winter I can’t wait to integrate my passion for cooking into my love of hospitality and I am waiting to make your winter 19/20 holiday a memorable experience, full of hospitality, spectacular food and stunning skiing
  • James and Hannah

    James and Hannah

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Pied de Voute

    'Hey, we are James and Hannah. We are very excited to be returning to Meribel for our second season with The Chalet Company. We hosted in Chalet Bruyere during 17-18 season and have then spent some time in Australia, travelling and cooking!!! We cannot wait to get back to the mountains and  welcome our guests to Chalet Pied de Voute and try out some new recipes and a few old favourites.
  • Tom and Hannah

    Tom and Hannah

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Bruyere

    Hi! We’re Hannah and Tom and we can’t wait to welcome you to Chalet Bruyere! We’re taking a break from our careers in London and are more than excited to swap the tube for the many chairlifts of the three valleys! The mountains and socialising are our favourite things and we can’t wait to host you for a week of amazing skiing, food and wine!  
  • Phoebe


    Chalet Host- Chalet Campanules

    Hi, I'm Phoebe and I am delighted to be hosting in Chalet Campanules this winter. I've just graduated from The University of East Anglia, and can't wait to spend my Winter in the snow. I love travelling, cooking, and skiing and am so excited to look after you all, and make your ski holiday unforgettable. I can't wait to make sure you have the most amazing time relaxing off the slopes by cooking you delicious food. See you there!
  • Anna


    Chalet Host - Chalet Nano

    Hi, I am Anna 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 getting my skis on 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


    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


    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
  • Mac


    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hi! I’m Mac, and as well as helping out around the chalet, 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 have been working in Africa for some time now, and am incredibly excited to be taking a career break to fulfil a long-held dream of working a ski season – I can’t wait to welcome you to Meribel, and play my part in ensuring that you have as fantastic a time with us as possible
  • 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
  • Becca


    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hi! I’m Becca and I will be joining the team as a Chalet Assistant and Driver in Meribel for the 19/20 season. I’m a keen runner and love taking part in anything outdoors, particularly if it involves mountains! Taking a break from my career in outdoor learning, I am really looking forward to heading to the mountains this winter, and to making sure you have a fabulous holiday in Meribel!
  • Rob


    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hello! I’m Rob and I can’t wait to start the upcoming season as a Chalet Assistant and Driver. I’ve just graduated in Engineering so I’m excited for a different variety of hard work. I enjoy travelling, food, mountaineering and love skiing, and I want to make sure that you go home with fond memories of a great holiday. I look forward to meeting you this winter!
  • 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.
  • Nathalie



    Hi, my name is Nathalie. I can’t wait to get to Meribel and meet you all. I’m excited to get out to the mountains and take a break from education; having completed my own Degree and Masters in Psychology and then spending a year working in a primary school. I am really looking forward to supporting The Chalet Company Driving team as well as working alongside all the new SnowSkoolers this year who are training to get their Instructor Qualifications. I will do everything I can to make sure everyone has the best experience possible.
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