Here's three reasons why we know Ollie will make a fabuluous Delicious Mountain host...
Ollie first came to Meribel way back in the day (2004) when Dicks tea Bar still existed and people wearing helmets were ... well ... helmets.
Aside from skiing, Ollie loves all sorts of sports and the outdoors and is a qualified Summer Mountain Leader.
He’s been described to us as a ‘glass half full’ kinda person who is ‘generous with his time’ and has a ‘no-drama’ approach to life.
Ciara enjoys being busy at work and is happiest when no two days are the same (sounds very familiar). Throughout our correspondence and meetings with Ciara, her food obsession totally struck us. Here are a just a few quotes...
— "I am an avid cook and baker with very high standards."
— "I am obsessed with cooking."
— "I am fanatical about cookbooks and read them in bed."
— "I adore trying out new recipes."
— "I am always happy to cater for large groups of friends and family."
2018/2019 will be Ash's THIRD winter in Meribel and we cannot wait to welcome her to the DM TEAM. Ash's Meribel experiences are going to come in super useful for all you lovely guests as she is going to be driving you to and from the slopes (Ronnie's) and around the resort. She also has a wealth of experience as host and is an excellent cook so will be a fabulous support for the rest of the team.
In 2015, Ash left her 6-year teaching career to take a break, which has so far lasted 3 years. Along with her boyfriend Lee (who will be working for Slide Candy) she has been travelling the world between working winter seasons.
Since graduating in 2011, George has been teaching maths at an independent school in Croydon. According to George, nothing is harder than being under the spotlight in a room full of teenagers: there is nowhere to hide when things go wrong! That should make welcome speech an absolute doddle for him then!
We think you are going to love meeting George. Those who know him say he is "charismatic" and "bloody good fun". He has shared with us some excellent tips for top customer service.
"The customer is always right"
"Service with a smile"
"Be true to your word"
Although she has completed two ski seasons already (as a coordinator in Italy and a ski instructor in Canada), Elsa's first love is cooking. In her free time, she plans menus, hosts dinner parties and attends specialist cuisine cookery courses.
Elsa's ideal Christmas day would either be skiing with raclette/fondue on the mountain or back at the family home in Dorset with a range of desserts!
Elsa has been teaching English at Lambeth Academy for the last 3 years and her colleagues describe her as organised (a real list maker), a team player, creative, thoughtful and sociable – I’d say that’s the perfect combination!