SnowHQ is an exciting, independent catered chalet company specialising in ski and snowboard holidays in the Paradiski area of the French Alps.
We are Fanchea, Andre and Ben. Great friends that have a passion for good food, wine and fresh powder. We love what we do and can’t wait to share that with you…
Living in the French Alps, we have accumulated a huge amount of local knowledge, whether it’s where to ski, where to eat or where to relax! We’re sure we can point you in the direction of your perfect holiday!
The combination of our skills and experience is a real plus – whether it’s in the hospitality sector at the highest levels around the globe or the countless seasons worth of skiing and snowboarding – we understand the importance of exceptional service during your chalet holiday. We pride ourselves on the personal service that we offer our guests, making your holiday that bit easier and all the more special.
We’re looking forward to the season ahead, and we hope to see you soon.
Fanchea certainly is the “hostess with the mostess”! Growing up in Newcastle in the north of England and having Irish roots, Fanchea always goes the extra mile to ensure exceptional service.
After completing her degree in The Fine Arts, Fanchea worked in New York at the Whitney Museum of Fine Arts where she further honed her sharp eye for detail. After managing galleries dealing in contemporary art, her passion for good food and fine wine led her unsuspectingly into management in some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the UK. Fanchea will ensure our team look after you from booking to farewell – everything in between will be made effortless.
Originally from the south of Portugal, André grew up running around the kitchen floor in Newcastle. Nowadays, André has over 15 years of professional experience working in some of the best restaurants and five star hotels on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as on private yachts and estates.
He has travelled France extensively, and with strong knowledge of regional cuisine enjoys mixing these influences with classic dishes, resulting in stylish, contemporary food.
André applies these skills to come up with creative menus based on the preferences of your group. Returning guests will always enjoy differing menus, of course peppered with some old favourites.
Originally from Bolton in the North of England, Ben now lives in the French Alps in Peisey village close to the SnowHQ chalets. Ben has always loved the mountain lifestyle, whether that be in the Lake District or the Alps. As soon as he visited Peisey-Nancroix he fell in love with the place and moved there for good.
After working for the BBC for five years, Ben is now a professional freelance web developer. He has obtained the perfect work/life balance – living in the mountains, snowboarding whenever possible and working remotely for UK clients.
The SnowHQ Ethos
Our focus is on providing the quality and comfort we ourselves would expect! We all like meeting new people and love it when those new faces become old friends!
Our focus is on quality and comfort, whether that be with food, accommodation or service.
Each SnowHQ chalet is selected very carefully to comply with the highest standards, with the focus being on comfort, style and convenience. We want you to feel immediately at home. All SnowHQ chalets have a large lounge to accommodate all guests with ease. Stylish, modern en-suite bathrooms and sumptuous tastefully decorated bedrooms. We limit the number of guests each week to ensure all our guests receive the same high level of service and comfort. No elbow-to-elbow round the dining table or cramming three beds in to tiny bedrooms at SnowHQ chalets. Your stay will be a total pleasure.