Here at Ski Talini we believe 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 the little touches that make your holiday really special. From your first enquiry to the wave goodbye, we look after the details along the way. So you can relax, safe in the knowledge you’re in good hands.
We recognise that the key to happy guests is a happy team. Which is why we handpick the loveliest people, with experience and the right 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. And so far, this strategy seems to be working! We’re really proud of the excellent feedback they receive from guests.
Each chalet has it’s own host and chef, whose jobs it is to ensure that your holiday is seamless. And that your every wish is catered for. Whether that’s service tea in bed, baking your favourite cake, or booking the best lunch spots. They’re here to help. Plus our driver is on hand to run you to the slopes and back. And ensure all the group make it to ski school on time.
With over twelve years of ski chalet management under our belts, not to mention nearly thirty years on the other side as guests, you can trust Team Talini to deliver a divine ski experience.
Here are some of the people (and furry friends) who are here to make your holiday one to remember.
I formed Ski Talini after several 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, working on superyachts in the Med and Indian Ocean but 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 seventh (7!!) winter season.
I split my time these days between St Martin and rural Cornwall where we are renovating an old mining ‘counthouse’ into a boutique B&B. Watch this space!
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.
Tim joins us from a background in project management and running a family pub in Anglesey. He brings a wealth of experience and a calm head to all things Talini.
Tim will be ‘on the ground’ in St Martin de Belleville all winter and will be looking to look after the team and ensuring that you get the most out of your holiday with us, as well as on his snowboard!
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.