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.
  • Rosie

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
  • 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!
  • Anna

    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.    
  • 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
  • Becca

    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

    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!
  • Joe

    Joe

    Chalet Assistant and Driver

    Hi, I’m Joe, a recent geology graduate from The University of St Andrews. I’m an avid surfer, outdoors lover and traveller where possible. I will be coming to Meribel from a summer season of surfing French beaches and cannot wait to cool off and hit the Alpine slopes. Having put down my rocks and traded sea for snow, I’m excited to welcome guests and ensure that great memories are formed from holidays that are even better
  • Nathalie

    Nathalie

    Driver

    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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