Our Fabulous Ski Team
You can be assured of a friendly and professional service from our ski team which goes far beyond that normally offered by the large skiing operators.
Your dedicated Ski Weekender team will be there to look after every aspect of your time with us and are always on-hand to help you relax and unwind in a great setting.
Whatever you are looking for out of your holiday – you can trust us to take the hassles away from your trip – after all, you are on holiday!
Although mostly all based at our Aravis Lodge you will see the our welcoming Drivers and Reps in other accommodations and at Geneva airport.
Our office based team are just a quick phone call away, and have a huge experience of all of our resorts, accommodations and how to help you get the most from your time away!
Recruitment and Work for Us
We are currently recruiting our winter team for 2022-23. If you are interested in working for Ski Weekender next season please visit our recruitment page which has full details of all the job roles we will have on offer and how to apply for them.
Please see below for an insight in to our Ski Team for the previous season!
Ski Weekender’s founder, used to be a snowboarder but is now to be found more often on skis. Although largely office based these days he enjoys grabbing a pair of skis whenever he gets the chance to accompany guests for a quick ski in all of our resorts. A fan of a cheeky beer of an evening, he is often in the lodge bar chatting before dinner.
Now in to his eigth winter with Ski Weekender, Teak is well settled in the Aravis with his family, and as a keen skier and road cyclist he makes the area his playground all year round. Teak plays a vital role in helping Paul with general operations around the business, and is always up for a chat over a beer to talk about great days out on the slopes or in the saddle.
Originally from the proud town of Ghent in Belgium, Daan spent a number of years living and travelling around Australia and Asia. Being a skier since he was 2 years old he’s over the moon to be exchanging the exotic beaches for snowfilled mountains. As the hotel manager Daan is especially excited to be giving everyone a warm welcome to the Alps this winter.
David, originally from York, where he ran the many kitchens at York racecourse for more years than he cares to remember. Finally deciding it was time for a change he moved to Spain, during the summer working in restaurants and now spending his winters in the Alps. Following fabulous feedback, David is back for his third winter in the Aravis.
A quirky Half French Half Irishman, Ben is back for his second winter with Skiweekender. Having taken up skiing at a young age in the Lebanese mountains, Ben is a fan of adrenaline filled sports from Skiing to Rugby to Downhill mountain biking and motorsports. Ben is also a genuine fan of Genepi. The Aravis mountain range has captured his heart and he is looking forward to another great season.
Travelling all the way from Chile, this is Eduardo´s first Skiweekender season. He is looking forward to skiing and exploring the Aravis mountains and sharing the enjoyment of winter with our guests. He has worked as ski coach multiple seasons in Chile and before that he has to ski race from a very young age. Eduardo has recently graduated university and is very excited to spend this winter chasing snow, working with people who love the mountains and making sure guests have a great time!
Anna is looking forward to her first season with Ski Weekender after spending the last few months travelling around Europe. Coming from the west of Ireland this will be Anna’s first foray in to the mountains during winter and first time on a snowboard;it’s definitely a big lifestyle change but she can’t wait to join the team at Saint-Jean.
Sam is a country boy who’s been living in the Cotswolds on a farm where an actual cockerel is my alarm clock. A carpenter by trade he has been playing semi-pro football for years but despite being handy with his hands and nifty with his feet, he is completely useless on the dance floor. He might not always be smiling but he is always up for a laughand is looking forward to meeting our guests and sharing some fun times.
Maddy has just come back from a few years living, working and travelling Australia and didn’t fancy the grey wet Cornish winter, so couldn’t wait to head to the mountains and to get to work in the alps for the first time; taking the opportunity to brush up on rusty skiing skills as well as helping make sure our guests have an unforgettable holiday!
Yosta grew up in a family-run restaurant in the Irish mountains. After 4 years of studying Interior Architecture, she escaped to the Caribbean to combine her love for travel and hospitality. Swapping sand for snow she then moved to the French Alps for her 1st ski season. Yosta then worked on a yacht travelling all over the Mediterranean, but has been itching to get back to the snowy mountains and can’t wait to join the team this season for her second stint at the Aravis Lodge!
Mayra lives in the Kerry mountains in the South-West of Ireland after her parents moved from the Netherlands when she was 10 months. Growing up in a family-run restaurant, Mayra has been exposed to the hospitality industry from a young age and has brought her skills with her around the world. After visiting her sister Yosta during a ski season in 2019, Mayra decided she would take the chance to enjoy the snow herself. Mayra is looking forward to welcoming guests and making their stay as memorable as possible.
Ella is from the Cotswolds, England, and has always been an animal and outdoors lover. She grew up on her family’s farm and went on to get a degree in English Literature from Birmingham – exchanging the fields for the city. She then went into the events industry in London and worked in events for 2 years. Ella has been lucky enough to ski on lots of family holidays but is really looking forward to spending some more time in the mountains with SkiWeekender, getting to know the guests and the slopes!
Jana, who is originaly from Czech republic, lived in Scotland for 12 years. With over 10 years of experience in kitchens Jana found her love and passion for food decorations. Jana is a huge fan of living a life in the mountains, breathing fresh air and enjoy the freedom that accompanies the mountain lifestyle,she is looking forward to improving her snowboarding skills . Having done a bit of travelling around Europe, Jana is excited about this new oppotunity, learning some fresh skills and meeting new, like minded people.
Jamilia was born in Germany but grew up in Tenerife and Cornwall; after finishing her studies she decided to go travelling to Asia and really loved it especially Sri Lanka. She is a pretty active person and enjoys the company of others. Having lived near the sea all her life made her really enjoy surfing but now she is ready to try something completely different. Jami has worked in hospitality a long time and really enjoy it, and looks forward to sharing her new experiences!
Charlotte is from Devon and has just finished her A levels. She has spent the summer traveling and working abroad in Croatia. Charlotte has been skiing since she was 5 and can’t wait to be back on the slopes for her first season. She is very excited to get to know the area and meet our fabulous guests.
Isla hails from the Highlands of Scotland where she learnt to ski at an early age. Isla has been involved in tourism for over 8 years . A few years since graduating in geology from Edinburgh Uni and subsequently working within the geology sector it is now time for a change of scene to get back outside more. Isla is looking forward to her first season in the Alps and being part of a team delivering great service to our guests.
Sharon is on her 3rd winter season with us, where she is currently heading up the UK sales and reservations team, having also spent 4 exciting summers with Bike Weekender (being a big fan of pro-cycling and often found following the Tour de France).
Although no longer based in France, Sharon will be dropping in throughout the winter to indulge her love of photography and hopefully get some great shots to keep you inspired via social media, so watch this space!
Jess is enjoying her first season with Ski Weekender, where she is responsible for the the day-to-day running of the UK sales and reservations team. She’s passionate about the outdoors, travel and having new adventures with her family, so is very keen to get back out skiing again.
Jess is often one of the first people our guests are in contact with, so she plays a key role in making sure they have a friendly and helpful experience with us from start to finish.
Katy is also on her first season with Ski Weekender, as the 3rd member of the UK sales and reservations team, so is another of our first points of contact. She is looking forward to helping guests make the booking process as smooth as possible, so they can enjoy every part of their trip.
With a keen interest in the travel industry (as well as her own personal love of travel), and providing high levels of customer service, Katy is looking forward to the new challenge.