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The Freeride Republic Ltd

The Freeride Republic is run by winter sports enthusiasts who have spent over twenty seasons working and running chalets in the French Alps. The Freeride Republic is now in its 12th full season of operating chalets independently in the Courchevel area.

We provide you with an extremely comfortable chalet environment in which you can enjoy a winter sports holiday, in a world-class ski resort, at a very competitive price. 

Our Product

The Freeride Republic experience provides all the essential ingredients of a winter sports package, in a great chalet, with fantastic facilities & modcons.

A holiday with us will provide you with great food, quality accommodation and doorstep access to a fantastic ski resort - the 3 Valleys – one of worlds biggest and best ski domains.

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Staff Biographies

Ralph Corner | Managing Director Freeride Republic Ltd

Managing DirectorBorn in Bradford West Yorkshire in 1974. Educated at Rishworth School Halifax West Yorkshire. Graduated from Goldsmiths College University of London in 1999 with B.A Honours Politics & Economics. 

Ralph spent 3 seasons in Tignes in the mid nineties as a ski guide and barman. Ralph returned to the ski business in 2001 working as Resort Manager for Ski Direct Control in Vallandry Les Arcs & then La Tania Courchevel. Ralph set up the Freeride Republic Ltd as a company in 2006 and ran the companies first chalet in winter 2006 / 7 in La Tania and has remained in the area ever since. 

The Freeride Republic is now in its 11th year of operating chalets in the La Tania & Courchevel areas. Ralph is a Halifax Town fan and is the President of the annual Charity Day in Meribel. 

John & Lyn Chalet Hosts

Chalet managersJohn and Lyn from Edinburgh have just completed their 3rd season onboard their 42' sailing yacht, Nera. Based in Split, Croatia, they offer catered day sails to guests, visiting the neighbouring islands, and serving drinks, canapés and lunch.

Before starting this venture, Lyn was a director of a marketing and design agency, in Edinburgh and John worked in the investment industry before creating a more rewarding career as a self-employed caterer for all types of events. They work well as a team and their easy-going approach yet attention to detail, puts guests at their ease.

John and Lyn are keen skiers, despite John learning in Scotland, they are again looking forward to swapping the azure blue seas of the Adriatic for the azure blue skies of the Alps, and welcoming you to Chalet Pommat their second season in La Tania.

Lee and Lizzie Chalet Topaz Chefs & Hosts

Chalet host and chefsWe both met whilst working as ski reps on a winter season in La Plagne 4 years ago and have lots of experience in hospitality having worked as hosts, reps and managers. Over the past few years we have lived and worked in Australia, travelled South East Asia and returned back to the UK where we have been living in Brighton. Lee works in the water industry as an environmental advisor and Lizzie as an illustrator and ceramic studio assistant. Lizzie has skied and Lee boarded for many years and on our last season we swapped and taught each other, we can now do both but Lee still loves boarding more! Having been back from traveling for over a year we are keen for our next adventure and are looking forward to working our 4th season back out in the mountains.

Abbie and Jonny Chalet Baikal Chefs & Hosts

Chalet host and chefs Abbie (a Derby girl) and Johnny (originally from Australia) met whilst both were travelling and have been frequenting various parts of the globe for the past few years. Having explored Europe, Australia and the UK together we are venturing on their maiden ski season together, in La Tania. Johnny and Abbie are avid adrenaline adventure seekers, whether it be on the slopes, sky diving or surfing the waves down in Australia. Having over 15 years’ experience in hospitality combined they are creative cooks and are an enthusiastic outgoing couple.

Jasmin - Chalet Baikal Host

Chalet host and chefsHaving studied at Brighton University to become a Video Editor, Jas put her creative career on hold two years ago to travel the world. Since then she has visited many South East Asian countries, has spent a year living in Australia and has just finished living and working in New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown. Having become a bit of a thrill seeker this year she has tried her hand at paragliding, skydiving and the world's biggest swing! Jas learnt to snowboard this year in Queenstown and is excited to improve her skills on the slopes this winter!

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