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Find out more about each of us below…
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. Our life running AliKats has been incredible, made even more so by the birth of our gorgeous children Ivy, Wilf & Albie! We are now both on the board of trustees for local environmental charity Montagne Verte and have co-founded a speciality coffee roastery called Cafés Vorlaz.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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!
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
I grew up running around my parent’s farm in Normandy surrounded by cider apple trees and beautiful « Limousine » cows. I finished my studies abroad and spent the most of my twenties working and travelling around the globe. After a few years working in the event industry, organizing weddings, receptions and seminaries, I heard the call of the mountains, so I went ! These days, you can find me running, skiing or snowboarding but also sewing and renovating furniture always with a smile on my face :). You will probably hear me say « PPP » (Pensées Permanentes Positives) which means « stay positive no matter what! » !
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.