Dan & Mini

A couple with a love of entertaining, laughter, fine food, good wine and the great outdoors - we like that alot!!

Based: La Tzoumaz
Hometown: Woking and Hullbridge

Dan and Mini met in 1994 whilst working on private yachts and soon realised that they had a lot more in common than just sailing. Hiking and cycling (whether road or mountain bike) in the summer and a real passion for skiing and ski touring in the winter. Heading into their 10th season (2017/18) in the chalet they had built as a catered chalet, and managing a dozen lovely self-catered properties, it's a passion that hasn't dimmed.

Chalet La Luge Luxury Catered Chalet and Rental chalets in La Tzoumaz, 4 Vallées, Switzerland

Skiers or boarders


Favourite place to ride in your home resort

Mini; The trees around Tailley and that bit of forest they cleared a couple of years ago after a huge storm.

Dan; Vallon d'Arbi

Years riding

Not enough fingers and toes for either of us.....

If we could send you to any resort in the world for a day where would you go?

BC or Japan...Japan or BC, but a day wouldn't be enough ;0)

Favourite dish to eat in the mountains?

Rösti - grated potato cake baked with local cheese and ham and topped off with a fried egg. Goes great with a glass of Fendant, one of the local wines (we didn't know the Swiss made wine either!)

What's happening!

  • La Tzoumaz

    31/10/2017 via Chalet La luge

    We're getting excited for the start of the season, and with extensive new snowmaking La Tzoumaz is organising a ski test 7-10th December, lifts open in 37 days' time :0) Details (in French) http://www.latzoumaz.ch/fr/week-end-ski-test.htm

  • Verbier

    07/11/2017 via Chalet La luge

    Lifts open on Friday in Verbier :0) On skie dès ce vendredi à Verbier 4Vallées :-) #bethefirstontheslopes We will be, well it is poets day after all ! and we'll post some pics too :0)

  • Verbier

    12/11/2017 via Chalet La luge

    Friday we skied up at Lac des Vaux above Verbier, snow cover was fine. Today we took the lift to Les Ruinettes and then ski toured up to Attelas. Ed Leigh and family in the restaurant too 😁

  • Verbier

    20/11/2017 via Chalet La luge

    A skiing weekend. Thyon area on Saturday, pistes already nicely white. Sunday we ski toured up from Medran one of us went to the top at Attelas and I went to Les Ruinettes ;0) skied in La Chaux, great snow! photos on Instagram #chaletlaluge

  • La Tzoumaz

    28/11/2017 via Chalet La luge

    Fabulous skiing this weekend! The link to Verbier opened from La Tzoumaz, and the snow's here, so we ski toured up on Sunday morning (after 10-15cm on Saturday) in sunshine and blue skies, but properly cold -7C or so. The ski back down was in lovely light powder!