About the founder
Andréas is native to the Swiss mountain resort of Villars-Gryon. In the early years, his ski racing skills took him to the impressive level of Europa Cup competition. Frustrated by never having time to explore the wonderful areas that the hectic ski racing circuit introduced him to, the inner explorer of Andréas, prevailed. Over the next 30 summers, Andréas trekked through Pakistan, India, Nepal and closer to home in the Swiss, French and Italian Alps. During the winters he worked as a ski and snowboard instructor at the Ecole Suisse de Ski of Villars-Gryon, where in acknowledgement of his expertise, he was appointed official trainer of the snowboard instructors.
More recently, Andréas decided to harness all his knowledge, experience and expertise, by founding the FreeAlps company in order to share his passion for the mountains. With his extensive network of partners, all devoted to alpine hospitality, FreeAlps now offers bespoke adventures in Switzerland, Italy, France and the Himalayas.
FreeAlps takes care of clients’ wishes from A-Z, providing the best, always English speaking, always smiling professionals, dedicated to sharing their alpine passion via unrivalled mountain experiences, in complete safety.
The company headquarters are located in Gryon, just 90 minutes drive (120 kms) from Geneva airport.