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Simon Hoskyns

I completed my 1st winter ski season as a ski bum after leaving school. Travelling out to Sauze d'Oulx, Italy, (not knowing one ski resort from another) and with just a basic Italian phrase book in my rucksack I found a job in a hotel as a pot washer. However, I was also trained as a barista (before anyone knew what they were) which was enormous fun. After graduating from university I headed back to the Alps for a 2nd season. I was a handyman for Bladon Lines in Meribel, looking after their chalets and also those of sister company, Ski West. This was the best ski resort job ever. The 2nd season was followed by three fun but ultimately unrewarding years in a London advertising agency before I returned to the Alps yet again. A season for the Ski Club of Great Britain in St Anton was followed by another season working for Powder Byrne in Flims and Klosters, Switzerland. Returning to London I joined the fledgling Alpine Answers in 1995, becoming partner in 1997.

The History of Meribel Chalets

Simon Hoskyns | 06 December 2013 | Ski Resorts

Meribel ski chalets have been built since the Second World War in the traditi

Why Book with a Small Ski Chalet Operator?

Simon Hoskyns | 24 September 2015 | Ski Chalets

Organising a ski holiday can be very stressful, and the large selection of re

New Year and Half Term Chalets 19/20

Simon Hoskyns | 18 September 2019 | Ski Chalets

Following on from a busy summer for winter bookings coupled with the main ski

Fine Dining in Megève

Simon Hoskyns | 03 January 2019 | Gastronomy

Megève in France really is one of the Alps’ prettiest and most glamorous reso

Best remote ski chalets - covid safe

Simon Hoskyns | 10 November 2020 | Ski Chalets

Plenty of clients look at remote ski chalets in the Alps for their winter hol

Half term ski chalets February 2022

Simon Hoskyns | 21 June 2021 | Ski Chalets

We have seen unprecedented high levels of advance bookings for next winter 20

Why are these chalets available for Half Term 2023?

Simon Hoskyns | 13 June 2022 | Ski Chalets

There are a few different factors at play but the long and short of it is the

Chalet holiday market for winter 2021-2022

Simon Hoskyns | 13 July 2021 | Ski Chalets

What a strange and unpleasant last 17 months the UK travel industry has endur

Ski Chalet Holiday Market Analysis 2022-2023

Simon Hoskyns | 25 October 2022 | Ski Chalets

The bounce back in holiday sales immediately post-Covid was inevitable. After

Ski Chalet Holiday Market Analysis 2023-2024

Simon Hoskyns | 08 November 2023 | Ski Chalets

This time last year we were talking about the bounce-back in holid