It’s all in the service…
It’s the little extra touches that make a good holiday into an excellent one.
As a small, owner-run company we are able to provide all those little touches that make your holiday really special. From your first enquiry to the wave goodbye, we look after the details all the way…
We recognise that the key to happy guests is a happy team. With that in mind, we handpick the loveliest people, with experience and attitude to provide the holiday that we ourselves would like to go on. They’re trained to recognise that it’s the thoughtful details that make a good holiday into an excellent one: a mug of tea in bed, your lift passes awaiting your arrival or adjusting menus to suit your party’s needs.
With over twelve years of ski chalet management under our belts, not to mention nearly thirty years of skiing staying in all manner of countries & resorts, you can trust Team Talini to deliver a divine ski experience.
I formed Ski Talini after 6 busy but inspirational years of living and working in the French Alps, having graduated from Oxford University in 2006 (sorry Dad!). Life as a chalet host was the perfect tonic for the post-finals frazzle and the return to UK seemed rather less attractive, so life became centred on all things snowy. I took a sabbatical from skiing and migrated to a superyacht in the Med and later joining the crew of a colossal motor yacht for a 6-month tour of the Indian Ocean.
However, the call of the mountains was too strong and I returned to the Alps all the more determined to start my own ski business. Thus Ski Talini was born and is now going from strength to strength into its sixth winter season.
My ethos for Ski Talini is simple – creating a chalet holiday that I would like to go on, where there is serious food and fantastic but unpretentious service, all in a beautiful chalet where you feel that you can really unwind. And all in one of the best ski resorts in the world!
Marketing and PR aficionado
With over a decade of experience working in and around chalets, I know that at Ski Talini we offer something really special to our guests.
One of my earliest memories is sitting under a café table in Dieppe, chatting to a poodle while my parents sipped espresso. This quintessentially French moment instilled in me a desire to live and work in France, although it wasn’t until I was a gauche teenager that I made my first tentative turns here on skis.
After eleven Three Valley winters skiing and undertaking all manner of behind-the-scenes chalet tasks with an (almost) unflappable sense of calm, I make slightly more confident turns these days, but more often than not I’m being overtaken by my two lovely sons who are growing up in the Alps and are rolling their ‘r’s like natives!
With a background in PR, marketing, recruitment, transport logistics and multifarious AOBs, I’m fully equipped to make sure you have a wonderful holiday.
We are thrilled to welcome Ryan back for a second season with Ski Talini, having run Chalet des Anges in Winter 16/17. He brings with him a vast knowledge and passion for cooking from his background on superyachts, villas and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Turning his hand to management of Team Talini this year, our chefs and hosts are sure to have fantastic backup from Ryan, as well as proven Land Rover chat and a penchant for 90’s karaoke! He is looking forward to meeting more Talini guests each week this year and ensuring that they all get the very most out of a holiday with us.
Balloo is the youngest member of Team Talini! She is a Labrador x Bauceron x Golden Retriever and is a serious powder pup!
Born on New Year’s Eve 2012, Balloo has now fully grown into her role as the Talini mascot. She loves pouncing on snowballs in fresh snow, teatime and Daisy’s slippers, along with lots of lap-time!
Balloo is only around as much as guests would like her to be (if at all) so please don’t worry about her being in the chalet if you – or anyone in the chalet – is not happy with her.