It seemed a terrible waste of "ski geekery" to be walking around England like human glossaries of ski terminology, so we headed to the Alps to practice more of what we preached. After many seasons sliding around other resorts, we settled in the biggest area of skiable terrain in the world; The 3 Valleys.
Wherever we worked, we found that our clients really appreciated genuine, honest user-knowledge of the gear, the kind of service that only comes from an infectious enthusiasm for winter sports and an understanding of exactly how precious snow time is for holiday makers.
Over the years, against a backdrop of globalised groups and ever expanding companies, the landscape of ski and snowboard rental has changed forever. Things moved on and the personal element disappeared. Not content with the service or quality of rental products now available out here in the Alps, and we have decided to go mobile. As a purely mobile business we can keep our prices down and still maintain superior quality of service and product.
There's something deeply satisfying about being able to hand over a brand new season's, perfectly tuned pair of skis to a client at a fair and honest price, knowing it's exactly the right ski, and were you to bump into them on the slopes, they wouldn't be able to wipe the silly grin off their face.
Meet The Slide Candy Team...
Once you hear that Andrew used to earn himself a few dollars hucking off enormous cliffs, it's hard to believe he's the sensible one. A precise coordinator who knows the area like a local cabbie, it's no surprise that he'll be organising our deliveries this winter. His seasons of experience in the industry in Europe, Canada and even heli-trips to Alaska are probably more numerous than he likes to admit, as are his skiing skills.
Helen has a clear memory aged 8, of declaring in Chamonix to her father that when she grew up she'd be a ski bum. Helen learnt her skills at Snow & Rock before heading alpwards, and has since added many years of boot fitting, ski and snowboard testing to her encyclopaedic equipment knowledge.
With us since day dot , James has climbed the heady heights of the corperate ladder to become the World Wide Logisitcs Mananger .....A master in the art of fluid logistics ( also known as making it up as you go along )...... He can mostly be found sat in a warm office drinking cups of tea......contemplating how cold all those intructors must be this morning .....cup of tea anyone ?
Since his first season many years ago, Charlie has been planning every year to go back home and get a "real job". Lucky for us - he's still here and has become indispensable. As well as becoming a legend in the workshop, he's also been working hard on his skills on the mountain and now knows these moutains like the back of his hand.
Gus "G-man" loves snowboarding as much as he loves the high school musical trilogy (yes, all of them!). When he is not in the slopes he will most likely be found in one of the many local bars looking for new people to chat to. Coming from a life of corporate IT he is now slowly falling in love with the mountains and everything that comes with them!
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Lee took a year out of his teaching career to travel the world and work a winter season...that was five years ago. He has been coming back to Meribel ever since. To satisfy his mountain addiction, when he isn't snowboarding (or skiing very poorly), he can be found hiking the hills.
Leaving the corporate world behind 2 years ago, Brian spent last winter riding the deep powder in Japan and working on his inner Zen. He claims he’ll be heading back to a proper job soon, but for now he continues to live the dream and stick it to the man.
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Boo has been with us from birth and is no longer a floppy puppy. She is an avid ski tourer and is normally found guarding the the workshop with one eye on the kitchen.
Now is the perfect time to pop into our office or contact us to talk about next year! It's never too early to get next season lined up and it'll be our 10 year anniversary! contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your cv.