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We are able to cater for all of your ski & Snowboard rental needs with our officail Armada Skis and Bataleon Snowboards demo/rental centre which will be fitted in the comfort of your chalet on your 1st night meaning no faffing about in rental shops on your 1st morning :-)
We will preorder your lift passes so that they are all ready and waiting for you when you arrive allowing you to get straight out and onto the slopes on your first morning
Thanks to our fantastic sponsors we are able to offer you the latest Bataleon Snowboards, Switchback Bindings and Armada Skis to rent for the week or just try out for a day during your stay. We also work with a host of other Brands to showcase cutting edge equipment, clothing and accessories.
Charlie is the founder of Alpoholics which is about to embark on its 9th winter season. Charlie has an upper second class (work hard play hard) Honours degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and is a former British Universities Freestyle Snowboard Champion. He is also the founder of La Plagne’s premier mountain top apres-ski event so be sure to catch him in action at La Bergerie during your stay!
Winter Season: 13th
Extra Skills: DJ & mad keen golfer during the summer
Whilst not technically employed by Alpoholics, we could not function without them. One of them spends as much of the winter as she can in La Plagne but works for the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist and also has her own private Physio, Massage & Acupuncture clinic in the UK. When in France, she is often available to our guests for in-house massage therapy. The other likes chasing sticks, giving high fives and having her belly rubbed. But which is which?
Ages: Not telling & 2
Hometowns: Fareham & A public toilet in Serbia -> Fareham / The Alps!
Winter Seasons: 4 & 0!
Jess is our energiser bunny manager and, having completed her 2nd winter in this role for Alpoholics, now has 4 seasons in La Plagne under her belt working in chalets of different shapes & sizes. Jess is super smiley and personable and nothing is ever too much trouble. She has excellent local knowledge of the resort and loves to pop into the chalets for a cup of tea and a chat with her guests. “I wanted to do a winter season at a young age through my love for skiing, a job where you ski in your time off - perfect! I truly relish having the opportunity to help make peoples holidays as enjoyable as possible and have had the chance to take this up a level since joining Alpoholics.”
Nickname: Jessington (World of Adventures)
Winter Season: 4
Born again 20 years ago on the mossy plastic bristles of Sheffield ski village. Charlie became an instructor a few years later and still occasionally coaches freestyle at the northern snowdomes. Sold, set up and serviced hundreds of boards for the snowboard asylum. A seasoned destroyer of boards, body parts and expectations. Can take a good photo.
Jenny is back for winter 2018/19 having run Chalet Yogi single handedly to critical acclaim for the last two winters. This winter Jenny will be stepping up into a well earned management role where she will no doubt continue to be ultra efficiency with her admin duties whist still having plenty of time to devote to her guests and have lots of fun too. Jenny has a degree in Zoology and has worked at Birdworld and Africa alive giving feeding talks and coordinating animal displays.
Seasons: 5th Winter season
Tripadvisor Mention: "Jenny (The chalet host) was incredible, we've had quite a few in our time and she was head and shoulders above. "
After a barnstorming 1st season with Alpoholics Harry will be taking the reigns of our brand new Mustang Chalet with Florence. Harry has extensive chef experience in corporate kitchens and during summer works as a private chef in an award winning 5* wedding venue. Harry has recently aimed to refine his skills as a pastry chef; running a small local cake business alongside Florence.
Seasons: 3rd Winter season
Special skills: Surfing, Tree surgery skating and also held various pinball league records! Oh and self confessed beer geek and Brewdog Superfan.
Florence will be working alongside Harry for their 2nd season with Alpoholics & 3rd overall. At only 23 Florence already has 9 years of hospitality experience behind her. Starting as a waitress and kitchen prep at a local Michelin star restaurant at 14 and working her way to catering college and then pastry chef for a local 4 star hotel. She currently spends her summers as front of house Duty Manager at the same hotel, and runs her professional cake baking business on the side.
Seasons: 3rd Winter season
Hometown: Abergavenny, Wales.
Special Skills: Cake baking, painting and skiing since age 5!
Chalet Bassey Superstars Rob & Dannielle will be returning for winter 18/19!
Those of you who were lucky enough to stay in Bassey last winter will know just how good these two are with the most common feedback being Rob's next level 2AA Rosette culinary skills and Danielle's rare ability to be all over her chalet without ever being in anyone's face.
Rob and Danielle managed an incredible 17 x 5 Star Tripadvisor reviews (out of 17 reviews) last season which says it all really.
They met met on Dannielle's first season in Courchevel (Robs 6th) and have been doing winter seasons ever since! Rob has been a chef his whole life and has worked in and managed many restaurants and hotels, including a 2AA rosette hotel in his home town in South Devon.
This winter marks Jenni’s fifth winter season as a chalet host, and her second consecutive winter in La Plagne with Alpoholics, having also worked in Various other ski resorts! She balances her winter seasons with summer seasons Scuba Diving.
Jenni is a passionate snowboarder and is looking forward to another super snowy winter in La Plagne!
Seasons: 5th winter season
Back for a second season running Chalet Orshanti is sports mad Joe. Also a self confessed adrenaline junkie with a passion for good food with big flavours. Joe has honed his skills working in London in a mixture of 5* hotels and 2AA rosette kitchens, cooking since he was 16 he now has 15 years of professional experience and brings skills that will delight and indulge those lucky enough to be booked into Chalet Orshanti this winter. Joe' has been described by guests as delivering "outstanding meal(s) throughout the week. The care and attention to the cuisine was something to behold."
Seasons: 2nd Winter season
Home town: Orpington, Kent
“Amazing week, wonderful staff, excellent food- the perfect week” What a fantastic experience we had staying in Orshanti, which is tremendous value and a lovely home away from home. The food was top restaurant quality- Nick is a phenomenal chef. Fran & Jason were attentive to our every need, kind, fun and excellent hosts.A phenomenal chalet experience! Amazing hot tub and cinema room perfect for chilling after a great day of skiing. Thank you team Alpoholics.
“Great chalet, superb staff” This was our 4th stay in Chalet Blanchot, which says a lot! Excellent food, location and a ton of slopes for a wide range of abilities and ages. Chalet is well-equipped with a hot-tub, Play Station and a selection of TV/movies (Flight of the Conchords recommended). Staff are friendly, helpful and have put up with untidy teens and an over-friendly dog over the years. My brother-in-law is especially fond of La Mine pub up the road.
Have booked another Alpoholics chalet (as we are a bigger group) for this year's ski holiday as they really are hard to beat.
“Best sking holiday ever” From the moment Charlie collected us to the time Jess dropped us off everything was just perfect
The snow was great but so was the accommodation at Chalet Blanchot - a lovely little Chalet in a great position.
Holly's welcome smile continued for the whole week and made us feel perfectly relaxed and Luke's food was unbelievably brilliant every night
We are already booked for next year
“Epic location and legendary service” Yogi really is a ski in/ski out chalet. The hot tub is amazing and basically located on the piste, allowing you to raise your glass to passers by with a suitable smug grin on your face. Scotty's is also only a short walk away for some apres and live music. Great location - full stop. I'll definitely be back!