Special Guests

Chef Lyndsey

It is my great pleasure to introduce myself to you as your chef. My name is Lyndsey Mason and I was born and raised in the mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho. I grew up in a family of chefs and restauranteurs. I was raised in the kitchen and began cooking at the age of twelve. Over the years I tested my hand in all aspects of the kitchen from baking to line work before starting our second restaurant in 2009, Enoteca, an Italian wine bar. I settled in as executive chef of our third restaurant Town Square Tavern in 2015.

With a degree in International Studies, outside of cooking, the love of my life has always been travel. Previous adventures to Thailand, Nepal, India, and Europe have inspired my cuisine. I find the food people eat and the traditions surrounding it one of the greatest insights into their culture. At the table, conversations  happen, and food, a basic human need, can give us mutual understanding in a world full of divides. Sourcing produce and proteins from local and regional farmers is important to me as a chef. I enjoy visiting local markets, seeing what the area has to offer. I also love putting my own creative spin on new ingredients. I am thrilled to explore the food scene in France and very excited to prepare meals each evening to enrich your dining experience in Chamonix.

Chef Lyndsey

Steven Wolhandler

Steven is a psychotherapist and retired attorney, with years of mediation and psychology training focusing on the dynamics of relationships. He founded Creative Conflict Resolutions, LLC in 1999, and is the author of Protecting Yourself from Emotional Predators: Neutralize the Users, Abusers and Manipulators Hidden Among Us, which offers a radically different view of abusive and manipulative people and provides practical effective solutions. He brings humor, compassion and insight to his work.

Steven is a 1984 Law Review (honor) graduate of Cornell Law School. He practiced law in a prestigious Wall Street law firm and as a soloist in a small New Mexican town. He has been resolving disputes outside of the courts since 1992, completing numerous advanced trainings in mediation and dispute resolution for attorneys and for family matters. Since receiving his Master in Counseling Psychology in 2002, he has practiced psychotherapy, mediation, arbitration and custody evaluations. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a member of the New Mexico, New York and Massachusetts Bar associations, as well as various other professional organizations.

Steven has skied since he was 4 years old, and spent nearly a decade as a ski patroller at Taos Ski Valley, NM. After some years free heeling it on old telemark gear, he’s recently re-joined the fixed-heel alpine world and looks forward to enjoying the ease of his new up to date gear.

He brings humor, compassion and insight to his work, and is a fun, lively and engaging presenter.



Jessica’s Bio Coming Soon.