The Team

Meet the people at the heart of Lyngen Lodge

Graham Austick

Owner / Managing Director

Graham is owner and head of operations at the lodge. He is a professional UIAGM International Mountain Guide, Diploma Ski Teacher and Yacht Master. He founded the ski guiding company Piste To Powder in St.Anton Austria, specialising in global ski expeditions. This lead him to the Lyngen Alps where he decided to settle and build Lyngen Lodge in 2008.

Elisabeth Braathen

Owner / Managing Director

Elisabeth is owner and head of bookings. She is a hospitality professional with years of international experience. She was born in Trondheim Norway and has lived for many years in Austria managing ski resort destinations. Elisabeth is an avid skier, mountaineer and general sports fanatic. Elisabeth joined forces to create the Lyngen Lodge with Graham in 2008.

Karen Byatt

Bookings & Customer Relations

The experience begins from the first email. Karen is your first point of contact for all information and your booking process. You can choose one of our package programs or allow Karen to tailor your special visit. No request is too big and no detail is too small.

Abby Schelew

Lodge Manager

Smiling and ready to receive you at the lodge with positive energy. Abby takes care of every aspect of your stay from arrival until departure. When off duty, Abby can be found out and about roaming the mountain trails.

Alex Kudrjavtsev

Executive Chef

Alex's mission is to stun you with his culinary and vegetarian creations. He prides himself on being able to source the finest ingredients from home and abroad. You may leave here fuller in shape albeit healthy and feeling on top of the world!


Lodge Team

Willing and able, that's our Karine. Queen of breakfast buffets. She'll never let a guest leave on an adventure hungry.

Caroline Reichtomann

Lodge Team / Chef

Taking care of you either morning, afternoon or evening, Caroline is also assistant chef and will take pleasure preparing your three course meals for certain days during your stay. Her smile is infectious as are her cakes at afternoon tea.

Claudia Winkler

Lodge Team

Always a step ahead and ready to assist in any shape or form. Claudia will be present mornings or evenings and when not at work can be found ice climbing or skiing.

Bianca Leskovar

Lodge Team

Bianca always wears a smile and her warm friendly, genuine personality will be greeting you when you arrive. When not working Bianca will be out skiing or climbing.

Michael Butler

Activity Guide

Highly motivated and packed with sensitivity and humour. Whether you wish to bike, hike, kayak, SUP, sit, watch and listen. Michael delivers the experience.


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