Claire is a trained solicitor with over seven snowboard seasons under her belt. She was a Canadian snowboard instructor and Option NFA sponsored rider. Her love for heli boarding enthused her to make the sport more mainstream, and accessible to ski resort holiday enthusiasts not wanting to spend the time and money on long haul flights to the typical heliski holiday in Canada. In 2009, Claire took the decision to live the dream and started Val Heliski. Run by their 3A’s code of Accessibility, Ability, and Affordability, Val Heliski have captured the Canadian experience and brought the same level of service to France: now offering an all-inclusive door-to-door package, allowing their clients to sit back and enjoy a stress free experience.
Tom is a Canadian ski instructor and chartered surveyor who utilised both his talents to win the European property ski championships in 2009. He met Claire whilst doing a ski season in Banff, Canada. Ten years on, now married and living part-time in Tignes, their passion for heliskiing is undiminished. Their business continues to grow from strength to strength as they believe their fundamental passion for providing an honest, good service keeps their clients coming back year after year.
Jordan is our Operations Manager. He has skied around the world, in resorts such as Chamonix, Zermatt and Revelstoke. He’s particularly at home skiing steep backcountry couloirs on his local mountain Ben Nevis. Having worked in the snowsports industry for eight years as a Ski Instructor and Ski Patroller and his current role at Val Heliski, he has written a dissertation on avalanche education and developed his own mountain weather website which brings together the climbing and skiing conditions of the mountain regions. He has the ability to design, develop and market our fantastic Heliski experiences, ensuring that your heliski trip runs as smoothly and safely as possible. Whilst you are in resort Jordan uses his knowledge of the Tignes / Val-d’Isère backcountry terrain & our Italian drop-zones to find you the best spots to ski based on the conditions during your stay, and his in-depth avalanche safety knowledge will ensure that you are always in the surest hands.
Read more on what Jordan is up to on his blog here; http://jordtiernan.com
Mark: (London Office)
Mark is a very likeable person with an extremely bubbly personality. Combining this with his attention to detail and his skills as a financial controller makes him a huge asset to our company. Mark has had an extremely diverse career starting off as a pilot with British Airways and then becoming a maths and engineering teacher. He also works as a commodity trader and is doing this in tandem with managing the accounts at Val Heliski.
Contracted PR and marketing:
All conditions Media – Chris Moran:
PR and marketing services for the action sports and adventure travel industries. Having being out there since 1989 they have years of experience and expertise.