Our Team

Alpine Country Holidays are the holiday experts in the NSW Snowy Mountains.



 Joan Bird – Agency Principal & Company Director In addition to her role as an agency principal, Joan has dedicated over four years to collaborating with the NSW Government on formulating the Code of Conduct for Short-Term Rental Accommodation. Her work in this area has been pivotal, ensuring that the guidelines are fair, transparent, and beneficial to both property owners and tenants. Joan’s commitment to enhancing the standards of short-term rental accommodations reflects her broader vision for a more regulated and well-managed property market.

Recently, Joan was appointed to the esteemed NSW Property Services Expert Panel, a testament to her expertise and significant contributions to the industry. In this prestigious role, she works alongside other top real estate professionals, engaging with and providing counsel to the NSW Government. Together, they focus on the formulation of policies, programs, and communication strategies that directly impact the real estate and property sector in New South Wales.

Joan’s involvement in the Expert Panel allows her to bring her extensive knowledge and practical experience to the table, ensuring that the policies developed are not only theoretically sound but also practically viable. Her insights help shape strategies that address current market challenges, promote sustainable growth, and protect the interests of all stakeholders in the property market.

Furthermore, Joan’s role in the panel involves active participation in discussions, workshops, and advisory meetings where critical issues affecting the real estate sector are debated and addressed. Her ability to provide well-informed, strategic advice has made her an invaluable asset to the NSW Government, contributing to the development of robust, forward-thinking policies that drive the sector forward.

Overall, Joan’s multifaceted contributions to the real estate industry, through her work with the NSW Government and her leadership within her agency, underscore her dedication to improving the property landscape in New South Wales. Her efforts continue to influence positive change, fostering a more dynamic, transparent, and equitable real estate market.


Peter BirdCompany Director – Peter serves as the lead in Guest Relations at Alpine Country Holidays, playing a pivotal role in ensuring exceptional guest experiences and fostering lasting relationships with clients. His expertise in this area is complemented by his significant contributions to business development, where he applies his strategic vision and industry insights to drive growth and innovation within the company.

In addition to his professional roles, Peter holds the position of a Justice of the Peace, showcasing his commitment to public service and his strong ethical principles. His distinguished history as a longstanding member of NSW Fire & Rescue highlights his dedication to community safety and service, further underscoring his leadership qualities and ability to remain calm and effective in high-pressure situations.

Peter’s diverse skill set also includes being a world-class ski boot fitter, a specialization that requires a deep understanding of biomechanics, technical proficiency, and a keen attention to detail. This unique expertise not only enhances the skiing experience for guests but also underscores Stuart’s passion for the sport and his commitment to excellence in all aspects of his work. His multifaceted background and dedication to both his profession and community make him  an invaluable asset to Alpine Country Holidays.


Stuart Roberts : Property Manager & Sales – Stuart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Alpine Country Holidays, with a strong background in real estate property management at one of the world’s best ski resorts. His expertise is further enhanced by his time working with a local real estate agency, where he honed his skills in property management, customer relations, and strategic planning. Stuart’s deep understanding of the real estate market, coupled with his keen eye for detail, ensures that every property under his management receives the highest level of care and attention.

Stuart’s passion for the mountains is evident in his love for skiing and snowboarding, activities he enjoys with his wife and two young children. Whether carving down the slopes or exploring new trails, Stuart’s enthusiasm for mountain life is infectious. His commitment to providing exceptional experiences for guests at Alpine Country Holidays is driven by his desire to share the beauty and excitement of the alpine environment with others.

In addition to his professional achievements, Stuart is known for his warm and approachable demeanor. He values building strong relationships with clients and colleagues alike, always striving to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding service. Stuart’s dedication to his work and his family is a testament to his character, making him a valuable asset to the Alpine Country Holidays team.


Kaelin Bird : Reception Kaelin is a highly skilled artist and photographer who brings a unique and creative perspective to Alpine Country Holidays. Her talent extends beyond the canvas and the lens, as she is also an excellent skier who has overcome disability to become a valuable asset to the company. Kaelin’s dedication and resilience are evident in her professional and personal achievements. In addition to her artistic pursuits, she loves staying active through the gym and Pilates. Kaelin also enjoys traveling and exploring new places, as well as dining at various restaurants, embracing the full spectrum of life’s experiences.



Lesley : Accounts Manager – Lesley leads our highly experienced accounts team with a dedication to precision and excellence. With years of expertise in financial management and a keen eye for detail, Lesley ensures that all our financial operations run smoothly and efficiently. Her leadership in the accounts department guarantees that our clients receive accurate and timely financial reports, and her commitment to continuous improvement drives our team to achieve new levels of success. Whether handling complex financial transactions or overseeing daily accounting tasks, Lesley’s comprehensive knowledge and steadfast dedication make her an invaluable asset to our organization.


Partell & Associates – External Auditors – Partell & Associates is a renowned firm specializing in external auditing services. With a team of highly qualified and experienced auditors, we provide comprehensive audit solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Our expertise spans various industries, ensuring that we deliver precise, reliable, and insightful audit reports that help businesses maintain transparency, comply with regulatory standards, and enhance operational efficiency.

At Partell & Associates, they pride ourselves on our meticulous approach and commitment to excellence. Their auditors employ cutting-edge techniques and the latest industry standards to evaluate financial statements, internal controls, and risk management processes. By partnering with them, clients gain valuable insights into their financial health, enabling them to make informed decisions and achieve their strategic objectives.


Hicksons Lawyers – Legal Council –  Dedicated to providing comprehensive legal expertise across various sectors. With a distinguished reputation built on decades of experience, they offer strategic counsel and tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Their team of skilled attorneys ensures proactive guidance in navigating legal complexities, fostering trusted relationships grounded in professionalism and integrity. 


Local trades, including handymen, plumbers, builders, and electricians, play a crucial role in ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of our properties. Their expertise and dedication ensure that every aspect of property maintenance, from routine repairs to more extensive renovations, is handled efficiently and professionally. By collaborating closely with these skilled professionals, we ensure that our properties not only meet but exceed, the highest standards of safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. Their contribution is invaluable in keeping our spaces comfortable, functional, and well-maintained for all our guests and residents alike.

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