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Meet the Powder White Team

Meet the Team @PowderWhite and learn more about the fun, vibrant and hard working members of the Powder White People.

 

Claire Freeland - Co-Founder

Claire Freeland - Owner/Director

As one of the co-founders of Powder White in 2003, Claire bought a solid foundation built through working with other leading operators in the Ski Industry for over 20 years. Her main goal is to ensure that our guests receive the holiday they are seeking, whether that be the smile and welcome of your hand-selected chalet host or perhaps the delicious taste of a sumptuous chocolate cake after a hard day on the slopes. In her spare time, she loves to travel with a particular passion for Africa, and spends much of her time enjoying country pursuits. Her skiing days started at the age of 14 when learning to ski with her school and the bug has been with her ever since. Claire is passionate about Powder White and strives to provide the holiday experience you want resulting in our valued guests returning to stay with us year after year helping Powder White become a leading global brand in ski holiday accommodation.

Favourite Ski Resort: St Anton - what could be better than a hard mornings' ski followed by lunch at the infamous Hospitz in St Christophe then some apres-ski at the Moosewirt!
Ski or Snowboard: Skier
Favourite Accommodation: The Schneider in St Anton

 

 

Fraser Ewart-White - Co-Founder

Fraser Ewart-White - Owner/Director

Fraser founded Powder White with Claire back in 2003 with one single mission: to redefine inflexible 'boot camp' style skiing holiday that skiers had been subjected to for decades. Fourteen years later Fraser is still striving to add flexibility, value and quality to make each Powder White experience individual, excellent, fun and memorable. His passion for skiing and technology has lead to the creation of this innovative website and booking system that enables users to create the holiday they want, be it in a catered chalet, hotel or self catered apartment.

Favourite Ski Resort: Morzine
Skier or Boarder: Skier
Favourite Accommodation: Hotel Le Samoyede, Morzine

 

 

 

 

 

Nikos Vekios - Operations Director

Nikos Vekios - Operations Director

Nikos heads up our Overseas Operations Team ensuring a streamlined Powder White operation right across the Alps. He provides continued valuable support on the ground to our resort teams and having worked his way through the ranks, has gained huge amounts of industry experience to carry out this extremely busy and important role to the highest standards for us. With a degree in tourism, he has gained valuable experience across various hospitality and tourism settings and Nikos' love for the ski industry found him running in Meribel in the 2012/13 season, before joining the Head Office team in London and then progressing to heading up our Alpine Office. Nikos knows the PW Product like the best runs in The Three Valleys and is first port of call for all Resort Managers. Look out for him in Resort as you may spot him checking out the chalets and making sure everything is tip top for all of our guests!


Favourite Ski Resort: Meribel
Ski or Snowboard: Snowboard
Favourite Accommodation: Chanteclair A

 

 

Bippon Kalia - Technology Manager

Bippon Kalia - Technology Manager

Bippon is Powder White's Online Guru bringing a wealth of technical knowledge and experience to our team. Bippon has been instrumental in helping develop website activities from launching our new website to managing content, search engine optimisation and social media. Bippon is constantly seeking ways to improve the online customer experience and has recently launched the Powder White mobile website to help customers using mobile devices to quickly browse our properties. Next he will be looking at how to best use mobile apps to help customers make a choice. Bippon has also appeared on national TV and news publications discussing technical issues before bringing his expertise to Powder White.

Favorite Ski Resort: Val d'Isere
Ski or Snowboard: Snowboard
Favourite Accommodation: - Chalet Appaloosa

 

 

 

 

Duncan Ogilvie - Chalet Sales Manager

Duncan Ogilvie - Chalet Sales Manager

Duncan is our newly appointed Sales Manager, and is one of the first people you speak with when calling our office. He spent 3 winter seasons out in the alps in the resorts of Saas Fee, Zermatt and St.Anton working in a range of job roles from chalet host to assistant hotel manager. This experience has given him a good understanding of what a guest wants and needs from their winter holidays holidays, and will be here to help you at every stage of planning - with a few words of wisdom thrown in, here and there.

Favourite Ski Resort: Meribel
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Chalet Grange de Marie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Bradshaw - UK Operations Executive

Lucy Bradshaw - UK Operations Executive

Lucy is one of Powder White's travel experts and a key member of the UK Operations Team. Not only did Lucy depart from her winter season in La Tania with an unbeaten track record on the Courchevel Luge, but also the knowledge and passion for skiing and snowboarding in the Three Valleys. Although Lucy?s job role is broad within Powder White, she is the Powder Shuttle ambassador and is the girl to chat to about transfers. As a keen traveller of over 25 countries and 16 ski resorts, Lucy knows the ins and outs of logistics and transport and has recently been developing ways to make travel more enjoyable for children. Lucy came from a creative, performing arts background and as a former freelance singer and entertainer Lucy loves to see people enjoying themselves!

Favourite Ski Resort: Val d'Isere
Ski or Snowboard: Both, to save arguments!
Favourite Accommodation: Chalet Chanteclair A in Meribel because it has a great social space and eating area and has brilliant access to the slopes.

 

 

 

George Biffen - Online Marketing Executive

George Biffen - Online Marketing Executive

George is our new Online Marketing guru bringing valuable and engaging content to the Powder White guests and online followers through the multiple #socialmedia platforms. He graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing from Oxford (brookes) University where he then joined us as a chalet host in St Anton in 2015/16 season. When he is not working with us he can be found sniffing out fresh #powder in the Alps, #surfing the Cornish waves or #cooking up a storm on his food blog Biffen's kitchen.

Favourite Ski Resort: St Anton
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Chalet Seeberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick How - Senior Account Executive

Nick How - Senior Account Executive

Nick became a part of our chalet sales team after he swapped life in the mountains for a 'real job'. He has grown his knowledge of what makes the perfect chalet holiday while working in various resorts across Bulgaria, Switzerland and Austria. Since he first clipped into a pair of skis at age 16 he has not stopped throwing himself down mountains or sharing his passion for the slopes with others. Nick always makes it his priority to find you the perfect chalet for your ski holiday.

Favourite Ski Resort: St Anton
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Chalet Levett

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaya Rayani - Senior Sales Executive

Jaya Rayani - Senior Sales Executive

I started skiing at the age of 3 and I've had the bug ever since! I've skied all over the place across Europe, America, Canada and New Zealand, so like to think I've got a bit of skiing knowledge to pass onto guests. After two seasons as a chalet host in France, I thought it was time I got a real job and having previously worked in sales, I thought it would be a great move to combine my sales experience with something I love and managed to secure a chalet sales job with Powder White.

Favourite Ski Resort: Val d'Isere
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - The Clara

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry - Senior Account Executive

Henry Ross - Senior Account Executive

Henry is a new member of our experienced Chalet Sales Team and comes with a wealth of knowledge having skied across all across the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps. Henry was born into a mountain loving family and has skied since he could walk, getting his first weeks under his belt at the tender age of 2 in Argentieré. He parleyed this early start into 2 seasons as a Chalet Host, his first in Val Thorens and the gigantic 3 Valleys ski area and his second in the challenging off piste of the Arlberg and St Anton. His experience as a host and holiday goer in resorts all over Europe give him a great insight into what Powder White's clientele are looking for and is full of essential info for you to have the best possible holiday.

Favourite Ski Resort: St Anton
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Chalet Epicea

 

 

 

 

Xara Fisher - Senior Sales Executive

Xara Fisher - Senior Sales Executive

Xara's passion for skiing started at the age of 6. She has been lucky enough to visit many different resorts from the small and quaint Sierra Nevada in Spain to the larger resorts such as Val d’Isere, St Anton and the Three Valleys. After studying Spanish and Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, Xara joined Powder White as a Chalet Host and did her season in Courchevel 2016/17. Since then she has joined the Chalet Sales Team and is helping bring her first hand expert knowledge of the Chalets and Mountains to you

Favourite Ski Resort: Courchevel
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - The Everest

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Chew - Hotels Product Manager

Emily Chew - Hotels Product Manager

Emily joined the team last year as our hotels and apartments operations guru. Having worked in resorts across France, Switzerland and Austria she is keen to impart her alpine knowledge to help organise all those additional elements of your holiday, from recommending the best lift pass deals to securing the most convenient transfers. A lover of quieter and often lesser known resorts, Emily can't wait to assist with your trip to some of the exciting new destinations in Powder White's hotels and apartments programme!

Favourite Ski Resort: Mayrhofen
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Hotel Schoenegg, Wengen – the most amazing panoramic view from its sunny terrace!

 

 

 

 

 

Cahal Kane - Apartment Sales Consultant

Cahal Kane - Apartment Sales Consultant

Cahal is our resident expert on all things self-catering. Having spent four seasons in the French Alps, in Serre Chevalier, Flaine, Avoriaz and Les Arcs, helping guests organise everything they could possibly need from their ski holiday, he is now looking to forge a career in the 'real world' ski industry! Ever since his first trip to the mountains at the age of seven, he has loved nothing more than sharing his passion with others, which is just one reason he is the perfect addition to our sales team. His experience of how different types of guests approach their winter holiday is instrumental in helping YOU plan your perfect mountain getaway.

Favourite Ski Resort: Flaine
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Les Terrasses d'Helios

 

 

 

 

Emma Barber - Apartment Sales Executive

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Francesca Molyneux - Overseas Recruitment & HR Executive

Francesca Molyneux - Overseas Recruitment & HR Executive

Fran is our HR and Recruitment Executive ensuring Powder White has the best staff across its resorts. Fran completed a season as a Chalet Host in Val d’Isere, making sure her guests had the most memorable holiday possible… for all the right reasons! She knows exactly what it takes to complete a season, so if you are looking to do one, she’d be the best person to talk to.

Favourite Ski Resort:Val d'Isere
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Chalet Amanjena

 

 

 

 

 

Bhavinee Basant Roi - Accounts Manager

Bhavinee Basant Roi - Accounts Manager

Bhavi is one of our newest members but plays an important role in the management of finances to keep the wheels turning at Powder White. Bhavi has a great eye for figures and is keen participate in various sports and is looking forward to hitting the slopes with us. So you you have questions about accounts or finances, Bhavi is our resident professional and will be able to help cut through the numbers like a slalom pro. 

Favourite Ski Resort: Verbier
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - Hotel Nevai

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woody - Office Mascot

Woody - Office Mascot

Woody is our office mascot providing inspiration, joy and a little motivation ensuring he checks on all the staff, protects the office and and make us laugh once in a while. Woody is an instrumental part of the team fulfilling his role admirably.

Favourite Ski Resort: Head Office
Ski or Snowboard: Ski
Favourite Accommodation: - His comfy cushion

 


 

If you would like to join our Team and you feel you have what it takes to be part of this dynamic forward-thinking and fun Ski Company, why not take a look at our Work For Us page to view current opportunities or alternatively send your CV to [email protected] to keep your CV on file with us so we can contact you if something suitable arises. 

Powder White is an Independent Tour Operator meaning we can provide you with a personal service. So if you have any questions or need more information, or even if you have specific requirements you want to discuss with us, just get in contact and one of our ski holiday experts will do everything possible to tailor your holiday to your needs.

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