A life should not be dreamed, but dreams must be lived. Frans, 27, was always fascinated by mountains and a life abroad as a child. However, his winter sports career took a while to come. As a child he came to the Harz for several years to taste winter sports, but 16 of real skiing did not end up at a school camp in France. There he discovered that this was the sport of his dreams. The wish to leave the Netherlands was turned into action at the age of 18, via an internship in Germany, followed by a dual study at a large German trading company. Living within easy reach of Winterberg, skis were closed every night in the craziest days. The trips to the Alps at the same time became more and more frequent, each time looking for a new ski area in which the infamous Alpin Forum became a fixed component.
Inspired by special winter sports reports, the step to look around the Alps was quickly made. Ever thought about a winter sports holiday in Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Greece or even Georgia? No country can be crazy for Frans anymore. “Time and time again you are surprised by what Europe outside of the Alps has to offer in fantastic skiing, for the exotic destination no USA or Japan is needed.”
In the meantime Frans has been living in Germany for 9 years and has fully integrated himself there, which is noticeable by him, without losing the positive Dutch qualities. As a consultant, he travels without interruption in the DACH region and combines work with skiing. For the Sauerland he has made winter video blogs for several years. As Snowplanner he will be responsible for Snowplanners Germany. “You can find fantastic people with winter sports DNA everywhere, and even a disproportionate amount in Germany.”
In addition to the lively passion for winter sports, Frans is also a private pilot and therefore enjoys the best views of the mountains. Have breakfast at home, ski on the Nordkette in Innsbruck and dine in the evening in Venice? Or spontaneously spend a weekend skiing and shopping in Andorra? As long as the weather is good, it is all possible.
* DACH = Germany, Austria, Switzerland
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