News and Updates

A Huge Thank You

The Ellie Soutter Foundation is just over a year on from its formation. Ellie’s family were completely astonished by the global reaction to Ellie’s death and this foundation is a wonderful legacy to Ellie. Tony, Ellie’s father said “he has been overwhelmed with the support and generosity of so many people. In fact it has […]

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A Message for my daughter

Ellie moved to France with her father at a young age. There were long, in-depth conversations about the move, but we came to the agreement that, for Ellie to pursue her snowboarding, they would reside in France. This was not without problems financial, logistics, travelling and most of all the distance between us, which caused […]

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A Community Charity

Having moved to the Haute Savoie in 2008 from the UK, one of the big attractions was the access to the mountains and snow sports.  This brought us to Les Gets.  It is in Les Gets that I enjoy the beautiful mountains and the wonderful community.   By starting as a hobby my food and travel […]

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My first two weeks in Switzerland

So I’m living in my tent, as I thought it would be the easiest and cheapest way to stay in Switzerland. I came here to train on my own to see if I can motivate and push myself more than the coaches… and I totally can! It was so nice for me as a youth […]

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We have a lot of work to do!

During my 33 year career in the British Army, in my off duty time, I developed a passion for the mountains, skiing, ski racing and instructing in the sport. My four children, now in their 20s and 30s, were also gripped by my enthusiasm for snowboarding and skiing, and we would head to the hills […]

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A Foundation for my Daughter

After juggling with bring up my daughter and managing a successful dry lining and shop fitting company in London, I decided in 2010 to move to the French Alps with Ellie to chase a better quality of life. Ellie found it very difficult at first due to the language barrier and the fact she saw […]

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