I would like to take a couple of moments to introduce myself and my partner, Manuela, known to one and all as Manu. Firstly, myself, Keith Holt, I was born in South Croydon and spent my first twenty or so years living there. I completed a degree in Hospitality Management in Birmingham and spent a year working for the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square.
I then decided to move 'up north' to pursue a completely unrelated job working for the Halifax bank. A good move really as it put me closer to the Lakes, the Peak District and not to forget the great riding around the West Yorkshire moors. Anyway, I worked for almost a decade at the Halifax and finally managed to escape and have moved over to Ellmau, Austria. I've trained with the guys at OTC on the Technical Mountain Bike Leader course.
So life now entails mountain biking during the summer months and skiing / snowboarding in the winter. I also keep myself busy with photography and web design whenever I get a moment. Of course none of this would be possible, without Manu.
Manu was born in Ellmau where her parents and youngest sister Tini, run a 50 head dairy farm and the bed and breakfast where you will be staying. Manu worked at the farm as well as ski instructing in the winter until she came over to join me in England for two and a half years.