Welcome to RushAdventures
Your hosts Chris and Beth are both passionate about the outdoors and dedicated to ensuring that your holiday exceeds all expectations! RushAdventures provides a first class Chalet accommodation service and a whole host of activities to keep you entertained. Whether it is snowboarding, skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledging, paragliding, snow mobiling, ice skating or just a relaxing break in the mountains you’re after, we cater for everyone all winter long.
Chris grew up in the Essex countryside but always enjoyed regular visits to the Alps skiing. Starting at 11 years old, annual school trips soon gave him the ski bug. He had the opportunity to travel in his early twenties and decided to go across the water to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He experienced some of the best skiing and snowboarding he had ever done and came back with a real thirst for more. Having a limited budget and struggling to get time off work, France being so close to the UK seemed like a good option, so he headed over to the Alps and fell in love with the place. He completed a couple of winter seasons in France between jobs, but decided to go back to New Zealand to teach snowboarding in Queenstown. This was where he met Beth and they both talked about setting up an adventure Chalet company back in France. Several years, three children and lots of fun later, they now run a successful Chalet Company based in Les Gets France. Chris said ‘It is a lot of hard work running a Chalet company, but I love meeting new people and passing on my passion and love for the mountains and all the activities available’.
Beth lived and grew up in Aberystwyth where she could regularly be found surfing the sea waves in her Kayak. With the Welsh countryside right on her doorstep she loved being involved in all the outdoor sports. After completing a Sports Management degree at Northumbria University she went on to work for Outward bound at their centre in Aberdovey. She really enjoyed working with young people and helping them achieve goals that they did not think possible. She wanted to travel and managed to get a job working for Rock and Ropes in Taupo, New Zealand. During the winter season she worked in Queenstown as a ski lift operator. One day she bumped into one of the snowboarding instructors and he offered to teach her to snowboard! They got chatting and talked about setting up a Chalet Company together – that was several years ago and now Beth and Chris run a Chalet business in Les Gets. Beth said ‘I’m busy looking after our children, but I love bringing them up in such a wonderful environment. My favourite sports are skiing, running and wakeboarding. I have competed in several of the local running events including the Mont Blanc half marathon. I love meeting people, especially families, and enjoy helping to ensure all our holidays run smoothly and everyone gets to experience all that is on offer out here’.
Louis, Ellie and Alex are our youngest team members who all love the outdoors and experiencing the activities on offer throughout the year. ‘We love sliding on the snow using our skis, snowboards or sledges. Making snowmen in the garden and helping the Chalet guests build igloos or throwing snowballs at each other is one of the most fun things we do in the winter’. In the summer we love riding our bikes, walking around the mountains and swimming in the lakes and local swimming pools. This summer we took part in the kidsworx pumptrack competition and Ellie won a prize!’
Sophie is our newest addition to the team. She loves walking around the mountains, swimming in the lakes and playing with the guests and children in the Chalet garden. She doesn’t live in the Chalet but comes to work with us regularly in the summer and hangs out in the garden.
Each season we employ staff to help us run our Chalets. We spend hours looking through CVs trying to find the best people for the job. Not only are we looking for certain skill sets like chefs, but we also want very personable people who will help our guests get the most out of their holidays with us. All our staff have a chosen sport whether it be skiing, cycling, running or swimming. We help them develop their skill base with the fantastic facilities and services available within the resort.