Learnt to ski:
In Chatel, when I was 3.
Most likely to be skiing on:
Rossignol Hero or my Armada Trace touring set up.
Favourite area for teaching:
Depends which level but the Courchevel pistes are usually in mint condition.
Favourite area for off-piste adventures:
Oh so many options! The Chanrossa chair to Aiguille du Fruit bowl is a winner but Meribel is also an off-piste Mecca – with so much to chose from right on our door step.
I reckon one of my best days recently was lapping the Raffort faces – slaloming trees, hopping off roofs and hidden lumps and bumps. But you need to get the conditions right as can warm up quickly there.
A couple day trips to the small resort of Areche with Tom and Del was also pretty damned ace!
Can most often be found after skiing:
Having a cup of tea, in a yoga class, swimming at AquaMotion or skinning up a hill with a friend.
Preferred choice of Savoyarde speciality dish:
Top 2 restaurants on the hill:
Chalet Hillary in Les Menuires or Cave des Creux in Courchevel.
Favourite restaurant off the hill:
Igloo in Meribel for atmosphere. Le Bistro du Praz in Le Praz for an expensive sashimi hit or for social tapas it’s Copina in Courchevel 1650
Local bar of choice:
Meribel Copina for a cocktail, Barometer for bumping into friendly faces, Tsaretta because it is on my doorstep.
Best view in the 3 Valleys:
Another hard one. Can I say standing at the top of La Grande Bec? That was pretty awesome and a bit of a one off.
Best advice (skiing related):
Admire where you are and the rest will come.
Never spend a day on the hill without:
My phone. Or a lift pass!