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We are now offering free transfers from Geneva or Aime-La-Plagne Train Station (See here for terms and conditions)
We are now able to cater for all of your ski & Snowboard rental needs 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 try out or even rent for the week 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 has just finished its 7th 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: 12th
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 1st winter with Alpoholics, now has 3 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
Known to his peers as "Smiley", Lewis will be taking charge of all things toy related this winter with his trademark chuckle and general positive demeanour. This includes running our Ski/Snowboard test/rental centres, an area in which he has unrivalled passion and experience. Lewis has been working for UK Snowsports retail giant Ellis Brigham/TSA for the past 5 years and is known for being an proper ski technician wizard and general product knowledge geek.
Winter Seasons: This will be my 2nd
"I fell in love with snowboarding on a trip when I was 12, after having a crazy pow day four days into it, I realized floating on this stuff is where I belong!"
Fran had the challenging task of running Chalet Orshanti last year and smashed it so hard she'll be joining the management team next winter.This will be her 3rd winter season in the Alps, having previously worked in les Arcs. Only 27, Francesca already has a decade of experience within the hospitality & catering industry, from cheffing to restaurant manager. Her fun and upbeat attitude and her meticulous attention to detail means she's ready to ensure our guests experience with Alpoholics is the best!
Seasons: 3rd winter season in Paradiski
Hometown: Hayling Island
Tripadvisor Mention: "Fran and Jason were just brilliant hosts that made the time fly. No wonder this Alpoholics team gets more 5 stars than any other chalet."
Sports mad: climbing, tennis, rugby, footbal, hurling, squash... you name it he's played it. Also a self confessed adrenaline junkie with a passion for good food with big flavours. Joseph has honed his skills working in London in a mixture of 5* hotels and AA rosette kitchens, cooking since he was 16 he now has 14 years of professional experience and brings skills that will delight and indulge those lucky enough to be booked into Chalet Orshanti this winter.
Seasons: 1st Winter season
Home town: Orpington, Kent
"This is my first season and i cant wait to get this ball rolling!”
This will be Kat's 2nd Winter season in the French Alps, she loves to travel during the summers where she teaches children to sail, paddle board and kayak. Kat studied Creative Product Design in Bristol so has a creative mind which she likes to keep busy. Kat has been Skiing since she was 7 and has recently picked up snowboarding.
Seasons: 2nd Winter season
Hometown: West Wickham, London
"I am always full of energy and happy to get stuck into anything!"
Luke is the final piece of our 2017-18 culinary puzzle and we are very excited to welcome him to the team. He comes from the 2AA Rosette, Good Food Guide & Michelin recommended Carlton Riverside Restaurant where he has worked for many years with Michelin starred and TV personality Mary-Anne Gilchrist. He has a passion for all types of cooking and sourcing the best ingredients with which to create his inspired dishes.
Seasons: This will be the 1st!
Laura will be joining the team as Chalet Host in her first ever winter season! For the past 5 years she has been chasing summer around the globe, and as a qualified PADI Divemaster and experienced boat crew, naturally gravitates towards water and the outdoors. She has years of experience in hospitality, from barista to cocktail mixing to managing, but has never worked in a ski chalet before, so is looking forward to her first white winter in a while. (said while it’s still warm)
From: Milton Keynes
Winter Seasons: This will be the 1st!
Jenny rejoins our dream team for winter 2017/18 having run Chalet Yogi single handedly to critical acclaim last winter. Jenny's food is scumptious and she specialises in cakes and deserts. Her chocolate orange cake in particular is to die for. She is an accomplished skier and also knows her way around a snowboard. Jenny somehow manages to acheive ultra chalet efficency whist still having plenty of time to devote to getting to know her guests. Jenny has a degree in Zoology and has worked at Birdworld and Africa alive giving feeding talks and coordinating animal displays.
Seasons: 4th 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. "
Harry will be working with Alpoholics after his 1st season in Meribel. Together with Florence, he worked as the chef in a 14 bed chalet in the heart of the three valleys. Harry has chef experience in corporate kitchens and most recently a small 4 star hotel in Abergavenny Wales, where he worked as chef de partie. Harry has recently aimed to refine his skills as a pastry chef; running a small local cake business alongside Florence.
Seasons: 2nd Winter season
Special skills: Surfing, skating and also held various pinball league records!
Florence will be working alongside Harry as chalet host. At only 22 Florence already has 8 years behind her, working in hospitality. Starting as a waitress and kitchen prep at a local Michelin star at 14 and working her way to catering college and then pastry chef for a local 4 star hotel. She has since turned away from professional cooking and is currently Front of House Duty Manager at the same hotel, but still likes to spend her spare time baking cakes and cooking for family and friends.
Seasons: 2nd Winter season
Hometown: Abergavenny, Wales.
Special Skills: Cake baking, painting and skiing since age 5!
“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!