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!
This will be my first season in Morzine, along with my partner in crime and van compadre, 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 the season hosting and hanging out with brilliant, like-minded people. Although I've snowboarded a grand total of once, I'm crazy excited to spend a lot of time sliding down those beautiful mountains on my bum.
Hey! 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! I have spent the past year preparing to live in a van with my partner, Rachelle, and this is our starting point – to live in the mountains before we head further afield in search of sea, surf and adventure. I cannot wait to meet you all.
This will be my first season with AliKats and I’m so excited! After growing up in Yorkshire, I’m looking forward to switching the rolling hills of the Dales for the snowy mountains of Morzine. I can’t wait to become part of the team, meet new people and try new things. It’s the start of my travels with my partner, Will, and I couldn’t think of a better adventure to be the start of our world voyage.
Meet Will M
I’m looking forward to swapping resource making and class timetables for the clean, bright slopes of Morzine. I’ve lived most of my life in the north of England and Scotland and absolutely love the great outdoors. If I could live off fresh air and good company I would! I can’t wait to work with the AliKats team this season before jetting off on a year of travel and adventure!
Having worked in a multitude of different careers over the years – a visual effects artist, delivery driver, vehicle appraiser and, briefly, a postman – I thought it was about time I pulled my finger out and started chasing my dreams. The mountains, skiing and snowboarding have always been a passion for me but, for various reasons, I have not had the opportunity to work a season until now. I am incredibly grateful and exited to be joining AliKats this season and am looking forward to meeting you all.
I’ve lived 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 for her 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 my way around some of England’s best landscapes. I finally made the decision to travel abroad and, after some great recommendations, found AliKats and the chance to experience the slopes of Morzine. Being a big fan of freshly cooked food, it was great to find a company that is so passionate about the food they produce. I’m looking forward to the great opportunity I’ve been given and to trying out my skiing skills… though, after just two ski lessons back at home, I might end up spending most of my time on the nursery slopes!
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.