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 Operations and Customer Service Manager for The Chalet Company. I gave up life in the City of London when my kids came along 10 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.
  • Lucy

    Lucy

    Chalet Manager

    Hi, I’m Lucy, and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to my role as Chalet Manager with The Chalet Company this winter. After trying skiing on my first season in Saas Fee, I was hooked! Since graduating in 2016, I've done everything possible to make sure I hit the slopes every winter, working primarily in the resorts of Tignes and Verbier. I cant wait for the coming season in Meribel, where l will do everything I can to ensure you have the best skiing holiday possible - both on and off piste!
  • Katie

    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! My first ski season was winter 14/15 working as part of the childcare team 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!
  • Alex & Katie

    Alex & Katie

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Evergreen

    Hi, we are Alex and Katie, your hosts for Chalet Evergreen. Having lived and work in London as Management Consultants for several years, and being avid travellers, we have taken the opportunity to move overseas and travel along the way. We love cooking, hosting dinner parties and skiing and are thrilled to be doing a ski season with The Chalet Company. We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Meribel and help make your holiday one to remember.
  • 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 have just graduated from Dundee University and can't wait to finally put the books away and head to the mountains for our next adventure. We know there is no better place than Meribel to do our first season, so can't wait to get out there. We are so excited to get to know you, have loads of laughs and fill your tummies with lots of delicious food.
  • Dan and Katie

    Dan and Katie

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Impala

    "Hi we are Dan and Katie. We cannot wait to get out to Meribel for Dan's second season and Katie's first. We are excited to be working in the new Chalet Impala. Having spent the summer travelling around South America, we are looking forward to getting back to the mountains to make the most of our other interests, namely cooking and entertaining. As huge fans of all the good things in life - food, music and skiing, we look forward to making your stay as relaxing and indulgent as possible in Chalet Impala!
  • Sabrina

    Sabrina

    Chalet Host - Chalet La Foret

    Hi, I’m Sabrina and I can’t wait to meet you all! I have just finished Newcastle University studying economics and now can’t wait to get out to the mountains and be your chalet host in Chalet La Foret for the Winter 18/19. Being a big food fan, I’m excited to cook up some delicious food to help you on your way to the slopes and ensuring that you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday. I am looking forward to exploring the Three Valleys and having lots of fun!
  • Victoria

    Victoria

    Chalet Host - Chalet L'Orgentil

    Hi, I’m Victoria, your chalet host in Chalet L’Orgentil this winter. I have just graduated from the University of Bristol and am excited for my next adventure to begin! I’m a keen skier so am delighted to be heading to the mountains to combine my passion for food with hosting and of course, skiing. I look forward to welcoming all of you to Meribel, cooking up some delicious treats and ensuring you have a fantastic holiday!
  • Georgie

    Georgie

    Chalet Host - Chalet Edelweiss

    Hi, I am Georgie and I am so looking forward to being your Chalet Host in Chalet Edelweiss. Having graduated in 2016 and having a passion for food and travelling, I have spent time travelling around Hawaii, North West America and Cuba and some time in Italy. This is my second season working The Chalet Company, and I cannot wait to get back to the slopes and Meribel, where I first learnt to ski!! I am really looking forward to welcoming you to Chalet Edelweiss, ply you delicious food and simply help you enjoy a fantastic holiday.
  • Dan and Mel

    Dan and Mel

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Pied de Voute

    'Hey, we are Dan and Mel. We are both from Lincolnshire and love snowboarding. We were lucky enough to be a part of Snowskool in Canada, where we both trained to become Snowboard Instructors. It is a perfect fit for us to now join The Chalet Company team and run Chalet Pied de Voute. Our passion for food and snow mean that hosting a Chalet is a brilliant opportunity for us, and we look forward to welcoming all of you to Meribel
  • Jess and Vicky

    Jess and Vicky

    Chalet Hosts - Chalet Bruyere

    Hello, we are Jess and Vicky. We have been great friends since secondary school and are very excited about heading out to Meribel for the season to run Chalet Bruyere. Taking a break from out careers in fashion and nursing, we are enthusiastic home cooks, who hope to provide you with tasty and comforting food in the beautiful mountain setting.
  • Lydia

    Lydia

    Chalet Host- Chalet Campanules

    What a way to spend a winter doing two of the things I like best: cooking and skiing! I’m Lydia and I’ve just graduated from Newcastle University. I’m looking forward to being your host in Chalet Campanules for the season of 18/19. I’ll be here to help you make the most of your time in Meribel and ensure that your Ski Holiday is one to remember! See you soon!
  • Olivia

    Olivia

    Chalet Host - Chalet Nano

    Hi, I am Olivia and I’m looking forward to hosting Chalet Nano for my first ever season with the Chalet Company. I have just graduated and I can’t wait to get back on the slopes this winter before returning to university to do a second degree next year – what better way to spend the year than cooking, skiing and entertaining! Having enjoyed many ski holidays, I am excited to return to the Three Valleys as your host and ensure you have a holiday to remember!  
  • Thomas

    Thomas

    Chalet Host - Chalet Sainte Appolonnie

    Hello, my name is Thomas and I am delighted that I will be the host of Chalet Sainte Appolonnie this winter. I have just graduated from University and cannot wait to get out to Méribel and join you in the snow. I have skied many times before, yet each time feels like the first time with the rush of flying down the ski slopes. I am very excited to meet you all and help you have a wonderful time with The Chalet Company.
  • Katherine

    Katherine

    Chalet Host - Chalet Phoenix

    Hello, my name is Katherine and I will be the chalet host for Chalet Phoenix. I’ve been on a few skiing and snowboarding trips, and like a giddy child at Christmas, I am already ready and raring to go for the winter season this year. Having just graduated from university it seemed the perfect time to explore foreign realms and I cannot wait to get stuck in and make sure you have an awesome time with the Chalet Company
  • Charlie

    Charlie

    Driver

    Hello, I’m Charlie and I will part of the driving team this winter. We’ll be transporting you to and from the slopes so you can maximise your ski time! I have just graduated from the University of Bristol studying Mechanical Engineering. I love doing a range of outdoor sports and I am currently travelling around the Alps in my van this summer. I am really looking forward to seeing you all having a great time out in the mountains this winter!
  • Rob

    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!
  • Andy

    Andy

    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hi I`m Andy, your Chalet Assistant and Driver for the 2018/19 winter season. I have just graduated in Sport Business Management and can`t wait to work my first season for The Chalet Company out in Meribel. I am an enthusiastic sportsman and a qualified tennis coach. I have loved skiing since my first experience at the age of 5, and I am looking forward to getting back to the mountains and doing my bit to make sure you all have a fantastic holiday!
  • Alana

    Alana

    Driver

    Hi, my name is Alana, 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 my career in Millinery. In 2013, I was lucky to be able to go to Banff, Canada to gain my ski instructor qualifications through SnowSkool and I’m really looking forward to now supporting The Chalet Company driving team as well as working alongside all the new SnowSkoolers this year 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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