Breezy & Alun
It is always good to get a feel about the people who will look after you on your hols, so here is a bit about me – Breezy.
I am from Yorkshire originally and after doing a Sports Studies Degree in Newcastle, I decided it was time to improve my skiing, so I decided that I would do one season. As with so many other people one season goes into another and another… I was lucky and worked for several tour operators in many resorts across France and Canada.
I spent 7 years working in ski resorts in the winter and travelling for the rest of the year. After doing one season in Chamonix, I realised that this was the place for me and so began Ski Breezy offering catered accommodation.
I managed to find the chalet in 2000 which was ideally suited for me, as it sleeps 10 people and with this size I knew I could easily run it on my own. Being from a Yorkshire family I have been brought up in a very sociable household, emphasis always on a warm welcome, plenty of excellent home cooking and flowing wine, which has helped in creating the atmosphere you will enjoy in my chalet.
I have always been very actively involved in all sports and outdoor activities. I still continue to be able to enjoy these activities and love skiing, ski touring, rock climbing, mountain biking, tennis and walking. More recently I married Al who I met in Chamonix. He is now my chief assistant in the chalet and like me he knows the Chamonix Valley extremely well.
Hi, I’m Alun, Alun Barrett. I used to be a snowboarder and am now converted to telemark skis. I met Breezy in Chamonix before she set up Ski Breezy and married her some years later. We get up the hill about 5 days a week so keep abreast of the snow conditions. Between us we have over 30 years experience of skiing Chamonix and will endeavour to make your holiday a great one.
Originally from Berkshire, I left education after A levels and worked in outdoor centres for a number of years coaching outdoor pursuits before finding a career in Learning and Development.
Now I am a freelance Trainer and Facilitator as well as sous chef and snow shoveler in the chalet.
Having snowboarded for some 20 years I took up telemark skiing as something new to learn. I love it and can now get everywhere I used to go on a board, and more. No more snowshoeing up hill and carrying a board.
I love the outdoors; climbing, skiing, snowboarding and walking. I don’t run unless I am late and only swim if I have fallen out of a boat. I am an expert at chopping up vegetables.