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
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 into and to meet our great Ski Team for this 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 or his family for a quick ski. He will be ensuring everything runs smoothly for your holiday and that all elements fall into place and the logistics work smoothly. Once that’s all done, he’s a fan of a cheeky beer of an evening, and can often be found in the lodge bar chatting before dinner.
Now in his tenth 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 will be taking a lead in ensuring we get everyone out to the slopes in time for their lessons. He is always up for a chat over a beer to talk about great days out on the slopes or in the saddle.
Laura, originally from Brazil, is having her first season in the Alps after living in Australia for 8 years where she fell in love with the mountains & snowboarding. She’s a passionate surfer, loves nature and the outdoors and is looking forward to working in the Aravis. She is looking forward for the opportunity to develop her skills in the ski industry. She can’t wait to be fully immersed in the winter atmosphere and make this a memorable season with our team and guests.
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, and during the summer works in restaurants or as a private chef. Great for us he loves spending his winters in the Alps. Following fabulous feedback, David is back for his fourth winter in the Aravis so expect the amazing cakes and delicious food once again.
Aimee comes all the way from New Zealand where she spent many of the winter holidays in the mountains skiing. With a love for outdoor activities Aimee has always dreamt of living and working in the mountains. So after travelling through Europe for a couple months, she is very excited to get to the snowy Aravis and really experience mountain life. With a background in hospitality Aimee is excited to be onboard with Ski Weekender and she’s keen to help give guests a memorable ski holiday!
Maja grew up in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, spending most days on the Zambezi river. On leaving school she looked for an alternative to university that would provide adventure, working outside with like minded people, and found skiing, swapping the African sun for snow! In her free time she enjoys exploring, hiking and documenting her experiences through photography. The Aravis mountain range will continue to allow her to do all these and much more. This is her first ski season and she is eager to join the team and get stuck in.
While studying graphic design at University Caitlin spent her summers teaching horse riding and lifeguarding in America. Since graduating she moved to New Zealand and worked in the hospitality and tourism industry all over the country for nearly 2 years. Her favourite part of NZ was working the ski season in Queenstown and can’t wait to share her passion for the mountains and to meet some amazing guests. In her spare time, she loves spending time in the outdoors with her two dogs.
Sarah describes herself as a happy, humble and proactive person, always happy to help others, looking for something new to learn every day and spending time in nature is one of her favourite things. She’s been involved in hospitality since the age of 19, enjoying the customer service element whilst studying. Her first language is Spanish but she also speaks good English which she is hoping to improve throughout this winter! Along with partner Ruben, back at the Aravis Lodge for a second winter season.
Luca studied design and engineering in Scotland and has Italian and French roots. He grew up on a horse livery west of London but decided he preferred bicycles and chickens as they require less maintenance and attention. With his free time he enjoys wild camping, art, carpentry, cooking and baking (badly) and a variety of sports. Unfortunately he skis like an “Italian on the Autobahn” and doesn’t stop until his legs give in. Luca is excited to help make your trip as smooth, fun and as memorable as possible.
Rubén, is a passionate lover of the outdoors and outdoor sport. A seasoned traveller, along with partner Sarah and Jagger the dog, Ruben enjoys cruising the coast in his camper looking for the perfect wave and sunset. Winter, is all about snowboarding, skiing & snowshoe walks, activities he discovered during a few winters in Canada. Last winter was his first season in France when he fell in love with the Aravis -it’s mountains, villages and of course all the good people of SkiWeekender.
Mariah is traveling from Canada and is excited to spend her first winter in the Alps! With a MSc. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, she enjoys helping others getting the most from their physical activity. Mariah loves the outdoors and has worked as a forest firefighter, radio operator, and event planner. She has traveled to various destinations around the world, including across Canada on a bicycle, and looks forward to being a part of the team and helping guests have a wonderful time in the mountains!
A British born Aussie girl living down under in the beautiful Gold Coast Australia for 15 years now. Nia is very excited for her first ski season job in the French Alps. She loves everything outdoors and travelling, from beach walks to rainforest hikes, and it will be a change for her to experience the cold snowy winter compared to the scorching heat, especially during Christmas! She’s looking forward to working with so many new people and being a part of the Aravis Lodge team.
From the small city of Wellington in New Zealand, Tuscany has spent the last few months traveling and volunteering in various locations around Europe. Having recently finished his studies at university, he has been drawn to the Aravis by dreams of experiencing a ski season in the alps. A convert to skiing, Tuscany is hoping to become an expert on the slopes by the end of the winter. He is excited to be a part of the Skiweekender team and looking forward to meeting the guests.
Ana, a 23 year old from Portugal is looking forward to returning to the Alps for a second winter season. Having also helped out this last summer, she really feels at home in this beautiful place in which the Aravis Hotel and the whole family environment has a major role. She admits that she was proud when Paul told her that she was the first Portuguese working at the Aravis Lodge so this winter she is bringing her twin sister Barbara to follow this new legacy.
Barbara is joining us for her first winter having been told about the experience by her twin sister Ana. She is a trained therapeutic masseuse and in her free time enjoys walking in nature, dancing and crocheting. She likes to practice and work on different things as she believes that different experiences enrich us as people. She thinks it’s very important to give our best to others and that’s the philosophy she practices to make the world a more beautiful place.
Ian and his family swapped their life on the beach in the Phillipines for the mountains of France. Ian may be your first contact at the airport of Geneva as he joins our transfer driving team for another winter season. A keen skier in the winter and a keen trail runner during the summer months, he certainly knows his way around the Aravis mountains and will be happy to share his local insights on the drive from the airport.
Jess will be enjoying her 4th 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.
Sharon is on her 6th winter season with us on 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 may drop in at some point during 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!
Erica will be answering your emails and phone calls as she joins our UK sales team for this her first winter season. She’s looking forward to helping you all find the perfect ski holiday and guiding you through the booking process.
She is also a published childrens author and illustrator so brings her creative flair to the office.