Meet Al & Kat
After a decade of making dens and climbing trees through the 80s, the following 10 years were spent negotiating our respective ways through gruelling exams (which we do not miss one little bit). After emerging into the adult world we did everything we could to avoid the inevitable by going travelling. Eventually we gave in, and Kat pursued a career in media sales while Al entered consultancy. We met in October 2006 and were engaged less than 3 months later. After an amazing season as chalet hosts in Morzine in 2010 we realised this was the life for us. The last 7 seasons with Alikats have been incredible, made even more so by the birth of our gorgeous children Ivy, Wilf & Albie!
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!
I'm still here! In fact, I have hung around so much that Al & Kat thought I might as well be a permanent fixture, so I've settled down and bought a house in the area. I count myself very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world!
You will have probably received an email from me at some point but I hope I get to meet you all as I move around the resort. I wish you all a lovely holiday whilst you’re being looked after by our fantastic team in our beautiful chalets. Bonnes vacances!
I'm very excited to be back in the mountains for winter with my fiance Dan and
Peppa, our dog. Having spent three seasons in the Three Valleys we decided to make the change to Morzine last year, and we're back again this winter! The resort is brilliant and has so many things going on. I'm so happy to be working for Alikats this season and I love all the things that set them apart from the rest. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and hopefully this might be the year I finally get snowboarding...!
I live in the alps for 5 years now, I came to do a winter season here and fell in love with the mountains and quality of life. Now i have a lovely baby girl called Ana-Lucia who fills my days with joy, what a place to grow up! I am looking forward to a great season full of snow, good times and of course some lovely food!
I have been a chef for the past 14 years working away around some of England’s best landscapes, I finally made a decision to travel abroad and to experience the slopes of Morzine, after some searching and great recommendation I came in to contact with Alikats. Being very keen in freshly cooked food myself, it was great to see a company so passionate about the food they produce. I’m looking forward to the great opportunity I’ve been given and trying out my skiing skills…..
However after two skiing lessons back at home, I guess I might just end up spending my time on the nursery slopes.
So after diving headfirst into the seasonnaire life last winter; I've decided that Morzine is the place to be. Snowboarding is my one true love in life and to be involved in the ski holiday business and live and work here is a dream come true. I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to work with AliKats as a driver this winter and am looking forward to meeting everyone.
This will be my second season in Morzine after a year of exploring the world in our van with my partner in crime, Joe. For me there’s nothing better than just getting out there into nature and exploring. I’m partial to foraging for wild food (don’t worry – I won’t slip any funky mushrooms into your stroganoff!) and love bringing nature, the comforts of good food and good chats together. I can't wait to spend another season hosting and hanging out with brilliant, like-minded people, and exploring those beautiful alpine heights.
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! I have spent the past year travelling around in a van with my partner, Rachelle in search of sea, surf and adventure and now it’s time for the mountains
I'm back for my second season with AliKats with my partner in crime Will. After 6 months travelling in Asia the mountains are calling. We've had sun, sea and sand but nothing compares to the snowy peaks of Morzine.
We enjoyed our season so much last year that we cut our travels short so we can return to have fun in the snow, meet the new team and welcome new guests. I'm excited to get in the kitchen and whip up some tasty treats to fuel those mountain days!
Meet Will M
I thoroughly enjoyed my season last year in the beautiful chalet Bizet so I'm returning to get my fix of snowboarding in the spectacular Portes du Soleil. Having been part of the AliKats tribe last year I know exactly what's coming up as we gear up for another incredible winter season and I honestly can't wait to meet the new crew and our new guests!
As a yoga instructor in Devon I spent the last year or so at home with family and friends, trying to persuade as many of them as I can to Downward-dog with me (that’s a yoga pose if you were wondering). I spent years travelling the world and thought I was ready to finally settle down. Turns out I was hugely wrong and just a year later I find myself with itchy feet and ready to brave the snow with my best friend and partner in crime, Mark. I cant wait to meet you and spend the season with AliKats!
I have been Gym Manager, Personal trainer and fitness instructor at a Gym in Devon for the last 8 years. This summer I converted a van into a somewhat cosy camper which will be my trusted travel companion (oh and Aimee) en route to Morzine this winter. This will be my first season with AliKats and I couldn’t be more excited to leave the usual grind behind in search of adventure. As well as hosting some wonderful people in a beautiful chalet, I can’t wait to face new challenges, eat good food and hit the slopes... race you to the bottom!
I’m an Italian, born in South Africa, raised in London- the Italian in me wants to make you delicious food, the South African in me wants to make sure you have a good time and the Londoner in me wants to make sure you’re on time for that first ski lift. Having worked with children for all my adult life, I’ve definitely seen it all! Pete and I are really excited for the next few months and meeting all you wonderful people. See you in snowy Morzine!
Having lived in the same city for the last 29 years I've decided that its time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of London and I'm so excited to get the opportunity to start my time away living and working in the snowy Alps! I love to ski, cook good food and a get a sing-song going (maybe we can find a guitar somewhere!) - Daniela and I are really looking forward to meeting loads of great people over the next few months and making sure you have a holiday to remember!
Ever since I was fourteen I have been playing around with food and flavors. I started working in the kitchen of a Chinese take away and ended up becoming the 'Chef de Cuisine' of a local restaurant in the Netherlands. Right now I am traveling the world in an old Land Rover series together with Aron to explore the worlds different cuisines in their country of origin. As a child I spend a lot of time in the mountains during the summer, this however will be my first time in the winter and I couldn’t be more excited about it!
After flying all over the world with my brother and parents I wanted to do it at a different tempo. Together with my friend Quinten I am now driving around the world in our 50 year old Land Rover. Next Stop: Mozine! Super excited to be in the snow and working with the AliKats Crew!
I have been coming to the Portes du Soleil for the last 25 years and I thought it was finally time to spend a whole winter here! This will be my first year working for AliKats and first season in Morzine, where I will be working at The View, with my partner in crime Helen. We've both just finished our first summer season with our own festival catering business and so are no strangers to cooking and serving food! Since I can remember, the Alps have always felt like my spiritual home and I cannot wait to get back out there!
I’ve been traveling to the mountains since I was three and I try to spend time among snowy peaks whenever I can. I’m here with my awesome partner Sam, who first introduced me to the this wonderful area a few years ago. Together we spend a lot of time cooking and hosting, and we recently started a new summer venture traveling around English fields with a festival food stall. Nature, drawing, and music are also big parts of my life and I can’t wait to see what inspiration I find in this beautiful corner of the world.
I have spent most of my life either driving things or fixing things, and believe this winter should be no exception. I am going to swap my adventures with 'Médecins Sans Frontières' for adventures in the Alps with Alikats. I have only been on a few skiing holidays but immediately fell in love with the slopes, and soon learnt to bounce!
Having done ski seasons in Canada, New Zealand and Japan with my partner Lily, we've decided to come to France to see what the French Alps is all about. I'm excited to be in Morzine driving for Alikats this season, ready to help out and make your stay with Alikats ridiculously good.
I've been a serial seasonnaire for the last 5 years, ticking off all the good snow spots around the world which is how I find myself in Morzine.
My partner Nick and I have just spent the summer exploring Europe in our van and are now excited to settle in for the ski season as part of the Alikats team!
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.