Team

Amin Momen

Amin Momen

Managing Director & Founder

My passion for skiing has shaped my career, my life and my work. At the ripe old age of 8, my father would drop me off and leave me with a ski instructor all day at a local ski hill outside Tehran with a sandwich stuffed in my pockets and then pick me at the end of the day. And that’s where it all started. Since then I’ve skied extensively in Europe and North America as well as to many lesser known ski destinations worldwide. I founded Momentum Ski with a single vision - to enable everyone to enjoy the whole alpine experience as much as I have with the help of my knowledge and experience, and in doing so guaranteeing you the trip of a lifetime.

Loredana Barindelli

Loredana Barindelli

Managing Director & Founder

She basically runs the office. Loredana's mastery of the practicalities of tailor-made travel is unrivalled. She is also our top expert on any type of summer holiday to Italy. Her favourite resorts include St Moritz, Madesimo and Madonna di Campiglio. Hobbies include swimming in her beloved Lake Como and cross country skiing.


Ben Badger

Ben Badger

Director - Corporate Sales & Events

Ben divides his time between overseeing the tailor-made sales team, organising weekend trips for our corporate clients and managing our larger events in resort. Any spare time he has is devoted to kitesurfing in as many exotic locations as possible. His favourite resorts are Courmayeur, Madesimo and Zermatt (and anywhere with wind and waves).

Dina Momen

Dina Momen

Director - Corporate Sales & Events

Dynamic sister of Amin. Handover your brief and game plan to Dina and she will organise your perfect Corporate Event or ski weekend down to the last impeccable detail. Her favourite resorts include Megève, Courchevel and Cervinia. Dina's hobbies include tennis and beach volley ball.


Darcy Phillips

Darcy Phillips

Senior International Sales Consultant

Darcy's love of skiing began at an early age through numerous family ski holidays in resorts across France, Switzerland and Austria. After a winter season after university in Val d'Isere, she decided to follow her passion and pursue a career in the ski industry and looks forward to speaking to you and tailor-making your ski break!

Jessica Gorman

Jessica Gorman

Senior Event and Marketing Manager

Ex Eurokid, half French, half English and born in Italy, Jess first worked for Amin in Courmayeur when she finished university studying veterinary medicine. From there, many years around the world directing Olympic Games and other global events, before returning to the fold and joining Momentum Ski to work on major events and marketing. Loves mountains, dogs, foxes, reading, singing, the crazy world of events and English humour.


Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies

Event Coordinator

Momentum's go-to man for operations in the Alps. JD brings huge experience and great knowledge of the Alps to our events team. NBC poached him to work on both the London Olympics and the Winter Olympics in Sochi, but his true calling is managing the Momentum Ski giant slalom start gate at our racing events. He's a sandwich afficionado, so just make sure he has a good stash in his pocket!

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Courmayeur Guru & Resort Coordinator

Chris is a local who left the U.K. for Courmayeur back in 1988 to "do a ski season to get it out of my system" and just could'nt leave! If that's not a good reason to visit Courmayeur, then what is? She's been taking care of visitors to the resort ever since. A very keen skier, both downhill and cross-country, Chris has lots of hands-on experience of the area and neighbouring resorts and endless local contacts to ensure things happen when needed and our valued guests get the best out of this very special alpine destination. Catch her in the Bar Roma for a chat and a Spritz at apres ski time!


Rich Hore

Rich Hore

Senior International Sales and Corporate Business Development Consultant

Rich has skied since the age of 3, dividing his time between the dry ski slopes of Kent and the Alps. He was a committee member for Leeds University’s snow sports club before organizing ski holidays for Universities across the UK. After 3 years of Resort Management in both ski and summer destinations, Rich took a brief hiatus from the travel industry before his passion for the mountains brought him to Momentum Ski!

Robyn Skinner

Robyn Skinner

International Sales Consultant

When the annual ski holiday wasn’t enough to satisfy Robyn’s wanderlust for the mountains she decided to give a ski season a go. Before she knew it she’d become a full-time resident of Chamonix where she developed a passion for the backcountry, ski touring and climbing. Several years later she moved back to the UK and was soon drawn back to the ski industry where she became a ski sales consultant for Momentum Ski. Robyn’s other big passion in life is music, when she’s not shredding on the mountain she’s either shredding on her guitar or watching the latest hot bands that none of us in the office have heard off.


Team of Experts

Phil Batty

Phil Batty

Isokinetic

Dr Philip Batty, Momentum Ski’s Team Doctor, is the Medical Director of the Isokinetic Centre for Sport and Orthopedic rehabilitation in London. He has been involved in elite sport and exercise medicine for 22 years. He worked as the deputy club doctor at Manchester United between 1996 and 1999 before joining Blackburn Rovers Football Club as Head of Sports Medicine. He combined this role with positions at the English Institute of Sport and Sedbergh School.

He became head of Sports Medicine at Manchester City Football Club in 2011-2012 before taking on the role of Senior Team Doctor for the England Rugby Team which he left in October 2014.
Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon

Snow+Rock

Phil has extensive experience of the industry both on and off the hill. Born and raised in Canada, Phil’s passion for skiing began on the slopes in Southern Ontario but quickly progressed to teaching skiing in Whistler, British Columbia, where he spent multiple seasons. Since moving to the UK, Phil has dedicated the past 10 years to applying his insight and first-hand experience to test and evaluate the latest snow sports equipment for Snow+Rock, the UK’s premier Snow Sports Retailer. In his role as Buyer, Phil is able to continue his passion for skiing by selecting the very best equipment for the year ahead – to help customers make the most of their holiday

Simon Owen

Simon Owen

Wonderhatch

Wonderhatch founder, Simon has been working for luxury clients for more than 15 years. An award-winning photographer, Simon ran Red Photographic for more than a decade, before its merger with leading film company New Art Productions, to form Wonderhatch. A former professional rugby player, Simon is also the grandson of Alfred Owen, long-time owner of the iconic British BRM racing team.
Alex Koch de Gooreynd

Alex Koch de Gooreynd

Knight Frank

Alex Koch de Gooreynd. – Partner in the International residential team responsible for Knight Frank’s Swiss, Austrian and Portuguese networks. Managing “best in class” property Sales in all the key International destinations. With previous experience in the London markets Alex has been with Knight Frank for over 13 years and in property longer than he cares to mention

Dan Charlish

Dan Charlish

Snow-Camp

Snow-Camp’s Founder, Dan Charlish, has known Amin for many years having met in the early days at the Ski Show. They kept in touch and as the charity grew Amin was keen to see a partnership with Snow-Camp develop. Snow-Camp joined the City Ski Championships as the official Charity Partner in 2018. The partnership between Snow-Camp and the Momentum Ski provides a wonderful opportunity for the charity to further raise the profile of its work, find new supporters and create new opportunities for the young people we support.


Alpine Experts

Karen Pieroni

Karen Pieroni

Following my start on the slopes as a Ski West chalet girl, I then filtered into the life for a few seasons as a Bladon lines rep, this is where I first came across Amin Momen, back in the day. Between being a rep and keeping everyone calm at Geneva airport on a Saturday (trouble shooting)my life in the Alps lasted a number of years, Amin introducing me to my husband, an Italian, leading to me spending almost 20 years out in Courmayeur, raising our two boys. Doing seasons for Momentum ski in resort, taking part in many an event with Amin, Loredana and their team.
We moved to the UK in 2014 when Italy was hit by the recession,we made the decision to up sticks for the future of the boys to finish their education in England.
Since then I have continued on with my weekend events with Momentum ski, it is my chance to catch up with the others in the team, we are all "old" friends from past seasons who enjoy the chance to work together and go down memory lane. Oddly we may only meet up for one or two weekends a year but it's like we have always worked together, the cogs fit and we all love it. My real job is working for the 111 service which is part of the ambulance service, so I could be dealing with anything from a stubbed toe, labour, strokes or cardiac arrest! Never a dull shift at work, much the same as a weekend away with my friends in Momentum, living on the edge, keeping me on my toes and loving the excitement of the never knowing what could be around the next corner. Not brochure chat but life in the mountains when you are on an event is to expect the unexpected! Oh and keep smiling.

Robin Yeld

Robin Yeld

Robin just loves helping to run events, whether it’s producing dinner at home, planning large parties or running his local annual music and food festival. He has worked with Momentum for a number of years and combines his events knowledge with a love of long distance driving, collecting and delivering items for Momentum events in and around Europe. He is an intrinsic part of the on site event team
Rachel Duncan

Rachel Duncan

As a chalet girl who never went home I have lived in Italy longer than in the UK. I split my time between Courmayeur, UK and Sicily, where I produce olive oil from my own trees. Food has been one the main attractions of living in Italy to the point that I spent a year studying for a Masters degree in Food Culture and Communications at University of Gastronomic Sciences founded by Carlo Petrini, the President of the Slow Food Movement. Winters are spent in Courmayeur in the Alps where I'm always ready to join the Momentum team whatever they are up to.

James Davies

James Davies

Knight Frank

Partner and Head of the Fulham office, James has been at Knight Frank for eight years and during this time has covered the high end Country House market as well as helping to open a new London office for the company in Queen’s Park. James now runs the Fulham office based in Parsons Green dealing with ‘best in class’ property in this popular area of London. An avid skier James has been ‘on snow’ since a young age and managed to squeeze in several seasons in the Alps before starting with Knight Frank. A member of the Kandahar Ski Club, James also competes at an amateur level at various racing events around Europe throughout the season.
Poppy Jameson

Poppy Jameson

Poppy is a real world traveller having lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Argentina and London. She started skiing at the age of 5 and has skied in France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy , Mammoth mountain in California and Vail/Beaver Creek in Colorado. As happy on stage as she is on the slopes Poppy has starred in many amateur productions including the leads in Evita and My Fair Lady. She is also a great musician playing a number of instruments including the Trumpet. She works in London in Marketing but makes time for Momentum whenever she is needed.


Charlie Gordon Harris

Charlie Gordon Harris

Charlie is always escaping to the fresh air and stunning scenery of the mountains; he started skiing late by Momentum standards but still loves to be the first up the mountain to carve up the powder. When he’s not on the slopes, he’s in the kitchen rustling up a new dish for his fledgling YouTube channel ‘The Gourmet Pantry’. His ‘real’ job is managing a commercial property portfolio in Sussex, but he loves nothing more than spending his holiday helping out at Momentum.