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After an interesting but ultimately unrewarding 10 years working in banking in London and Geneva, I made the move into full time mountain life and have never looked back. When I am not looking after our 3 energetic and hilarious children, I oversee the commercial and business change side of AliKats. I also helped set up a local environmental charity called Montagne Verte, along with Kat and have recently co-founded Cafés Vorlaz, the first speciality coffee roastery in the Valley d’Aulps.
Following an unfulfilling career in media sales in London, I was looking for a new challenge when I met Al and I already had one eye on the mountains. Since 2010, we have been living here in Morzine and I now have a life creating interesting menus, recruiting and managing our wonderful team looking after our 3 gorgeous children. Al and I are also on the board of trustees for local environmental charity Montagne Verte and we have co-founded a speciality coffee roastery called Cafés Vorlaz.
Hector is the youngest member of the AliKats team but is very keen to learn. His enthusiasm and energy are contagious and he can often be found urging the team on with encouraging barks. While Hector has never skied or snowboarded before, he is hoping to find his feet on the snow this season. He is also very much looking forward to meeting our wonderful guests.
Having worked in Morzine some, hmmm… 30 years ago I fell in love with the area. My passion for the mountains and way of life kept drawing me back. Now, some hmmm… 30 years later, having followed my dream working / eating / drinking my way around the world, I finally ditched the corporate life and I am happily settled in the mountains with my 2 kids, cat and chickens. Every day is a pleasure to watch the sun rise and set on the hills around me. Why wouldn’t I want to help you experience this magic!
Eyup! My name is Joe and I’m a Yorkshire man born ‘n’ bred. And, if you have ever met a Yorkshire man before, you know we love good food, good company and a warm hearth –yes, we are basically hobbits!
Hey, I’m Rachelle. In a nutshell, I love creating things. I love cooking, I love sewing, I love DIY-ing, I love crafting, and I love learning what other people are passionate about. You probably won’t see me much during your stay but if you can’t find me in the kitchen, I’ll probably have my head in a flower somewhere or be lost half way up a mountain.
With a passions for snowboarding and all things mountain based I am very much looking forward to hitting the slopes again. This season I can’t wait to be chalet hosting for AliKats alongside my wonderful wife Kazia, it’s going to be a great winter!!!
After spending several snowboarding holidays falling in love with Morzine my husband Dan and I decided this was where we wanted to be, so we made the move out here last winter . This will be my first season hosting with Alikats and I’m excited to be working with some great people in a beautiful chalet. I feel lucky to be living in such an amazing part of the world surrounded by mountains and can’t wait to share that with you.
Do you ever hear the mountains calling? Daydreaming, you almost feel the warmth of the winter’s sun on your face and hear the crisping of the snow beneath your board or skis… When my boyfriend Dimitri suggested applying for a job at AliKats, this image came to my mind. How could I say no to that? I can honestly say that I am nothing but excited to be your host in the wonderful chalets of AliKats while enjoying the splendours of the mountains, making new memories in the beautiful Morzine and living life to the fullest.
I dream of the mountains on only two occasions: when I’m asleep and when I’m not. Great adventures, good food and nice people equal happiness for me. Together with my girlfriend Cate, I have worked as a campground host for several summers. When the challenge of becoming a chalet host for AliKats crossed our path, we immediately got a good feeling. This is what we wanted to do! Friends call me a Duracell rabbit and I will throw in all my energy and motivation to make it a magical and memorable winter season.
Being a lifetime lover of the great outdoors, driving, and especially sliding down snowy mountains on a board, it seemed like a brilliant idea to apply for a driving job in Morzine with AliKats back in 2018 and leave my office job behind, and to my amazement I got the gig! Fast forward to 2021 and I’m back for my third run. Without sounding too “fromage”, it’s been the most fulfilling role I have ever worked, made some incredible friends along the way and it has firmly reignited my passion for a life in the mountains; A truly life-altering experience
Hi I’m Fede, I’m born Italian but I grew up international… I wouldn’t know where home is, meaning I find home wherever I go. After two very stagnant years I look forward to this new dynamic adventure in the Alps with my partner in crime Alex. It will be my first time working a seasonal hospitality job, but as the daughter of a former ski instructor and the cleanest mum you’ll ever meet, I think I have it in me 🙂 See you all up here.
Hey I’m Alex, following a decade in various hospitality positions, and then a year locked inside, I took a sabbatical and thought about what to do next. I can’t wait to combine my love for the outdoors, creating incredible experiences, whilst working alongside my partner Fede. It’s going to be an amazing winter in the mountains
I’m a Brazilian girl who to loves nature, ecology and learning new things, especially new cultures. I love DIY, reading books, writing, cooking good food with goods friends and listening to people’s stories.
Growing up all I ever knew was sandy beaches and hot weather but I decided to trade that in for the snowy mountains! I enjoy nothing more than a hot drink after a long day on my board, surrounded by good company. I’m excited to spend this season working for Alikats and look forward to meeting you!
Hey, my name is Sinead but you can call me Sid! Growing up I always dreamed about going skiing and being a chalet girl and when I was 18 I made that dream a reality and fell in love with the mountains! I’m passionate about all things outdoors and food so you’ll find me in the kitchen or on the slopes! I’m excited to spend this season working for Alikats in Morzine and can’t wait to meet you all!
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