Voices of; Haute Montagne Chalet Manager – Emily Shaw


After an incredible winter holiday, have you ever wondered what it would be like to lead a life in the mountains? Have you questioned what brings people to the Alps and keeps them here?

If so, you are in the right place. Welcome to the first chapter of our new collection: Voices of Bramble Ski.

Our aim is to provide you with a compelling glimpse into the lives of those instrumental in the creation of your unique winter story.

Ten years ago, Emily traded her life in Yorkshire, England, for the iconic ski town of Verbier, Switzerland. What began as a desire to experience a winter season post-uni degree evolved into an indefinite love affair with the mountains. Emily stumbled upon Bramble Ski through a stroke of luck, landing a role as a chalet host for the winter of 2013/14. Little did she know that this encounter would set her on a path to becoming an integral part of the Bramble Ski Family.


Chalet Manager


Could you elaborate on what your role entails?


 “My role within the company is ‘Haute Montagne Chalet Manager’ – the ultra-luxury sister company to Bramble Ski. This position involves overseeing all aspects of the guest’s experience, to create a memorable holiday and uphold the company’s values and reputation as the leading provider of luxury chalet holidays in the Alps. I alongside a talented team of staff, including chefs, hosts, drivers and housekeepers deliver the epitome of luxury hospitality and service covering all aspects of a ski holiday both inside and outside the chalet.”


What motivates you in your role as a Chalet Manager and keeps you returning year after year?


Providing luxury hospitality is something I am very passionate about and the dynamic and challenging nature of my job is a constant motivation to ensure we deliver over and above guest expectations each booking. Now, my motivation is the ability to live and work here year-round and experience the amazing other seasons in Switzerland, with summer now being my firm favourite.”


Voice of Emily Shaw


In your opinion, what makes Our Service so unique?


The attention to detail and bespoke service offerings make each holiday with Bramble Ski unique and memorable to the guests. My favourite part about my role is the ability to work in some of the most stunning chalets; in a beautiful part of the world.”


What are your top insider tips?


Savoleyres – For a quieter ski area, with beautiful views over Verbier and rolling blues. 

Farinet Après Ski – For the best live music après-scene in town. 

Caffe Goomah – For the best pizza in town – make sure to get the homemade dips.

Chez Dany – For the best mountain restaurant. 

Experimental Chalet – For their amazing facials.”


Voice of Emily Shaw
All images taken by Emily Shaw


When asked to describe Bramble Ski in three words Emily promptly stated;


“Luxury. Excellence. Exclusivity.”


.We concluded the interview by posing a question to Emily, one that holds an answer we all eagerly seek:


What is something you wish someone had told you before making the move to work in the Alps?


After careful consideration, she simply stated;


“Once you experience living in the mountains, you will never want to leave.”


Curious about life in the mountains? Whether you’re envisioning joining the Bramble Ski team or planning a special holiday in the Alps, our dedicated sales team would be delighted to guide you through the first steps toward the exceptional experiences that await you.


Other luxury chalets from Haute Montagne

indulge in the ultimate luxury experience

We set up our sister company Haute Montagne to cater to the exacting demands of our clients looking for the ultimate chalet holiday experience, expecting the finest luxury properties accompanied by the very best of service levels.

It is not by accident that the Haute Montagne experience has come to be known as superyachts in the snow.

the properties

Haute Montagne chalets are among the finest properties available to rent in the ski industry. They are the best properties in resort and are all stand-alone mega-chalets with beautiful furnishings and decadent spa facilities.

the service

You will be looked after by a team of highly trained professionals, each selected for excellence in their field, attention to detail, and discretion.

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