Learnt to ski:
Still learning and getting worse but initially ‘strapped em on’ in Aviemore on a youth club 2 day trip at the ripe ole age of 12
Most likely to be skiing on:
Armada Tracers with Salomon shift bindings, a cracking set up for up and down.
Favourite area for teaching:
Top of Tougnete ridge line above Meribel. From there with fast access chair lifts there are 8 or 9 amazing pistes from green to black, off piste in between and always in great condition!
Favourite area for off-piste adventures:
You can’t beat trekking to the 4th valley and exploring that area. Also, all the stuff you find on the way as you pass Mont Vallon, Les Menuires and VT!
Can most often be found after skiing:
Ski touring with the dog or the local pub for a well earned beer and a catch up.
Preferred choice of Savoyarde speciality dish:
Savoyard pizza. Guaranteed to make you want to not eat cheese ever again, until the next day anyway
Top 2 restaurants on the hill:
Cave des Creux and Les Cretes.
Favourite restaurant off the hill:
Local bar of choice:
Aux Petits Onions, Meribel
Best view in the 3 Valleys:
You can’t beat the view from the top of the Roc de Tougne/Bartavelle ski area in Meribel and either looking North with the overlapping valleys or South towards the Southern Alps you can’t beat it!
Best advice (skiing related):
Work on your balance and basic core strength before you even go near a set of skis – try practice on a slack line. And don’t be shy to use your arms when skiing for balance!
Never spend a day on the hill without:
An extra layer and never ski without a smile on your face at some point and appreciate the moment :)