We are Gary and Debbie Devine along with our daughter Leah. Originally from Leeds we moved to France in 2009. So, at Alps Haven you will find a little bit of Yorkshire in the beautiful Haute Tarentaise.
Gary is a former British and English fellrunning champion who has also represented England and GB as both a junior and senior athlete, during this time he also won a number of mountain running World Cup medals. Gary has competed for over 30 years on the European Mountain running circuit with great success, winning titles as a senior and now as a vet 50. Gary has also skied for over 35 years and now is a qualified BASI and CSIA alpine ski instructor. He has also represented GB in the World Ski Mountaineering championships.
Debbie is a sometime fell runner, others would say more a fun runner! She has also competed for a number of years both in the UK and Europe but not quite with the same success as Gary. As a qualified UKA Endurance Coach Debbie is also on hand to provide any training help and advice you might need.
At 11 after having skied since she was 2 years old Leah has decided that snowboarding is the future unless she is ski touring! In the summer she will mainly be found at the local equestrian centre.
Lets not forget Stanley the…well we are not quite sure what type of dog he is and Ollie the collie. They are most likely to be found with leads in their mouths waiting for someone to take them running!
Last but certainly not least there is Belle and Beau the cats.
We have our own separate accommodation so if you are not keen on dogs, cats or children don’t worry!!
We hope to see you soon and welcome you to Alps Haven.