Casteldelfino – a very small village in the Italians Alps.
Learnt to ski:
When I was about 3 years old in Pontechianale which is a small ski area close to my place, at about 6 I was in the local ski club and I competed until I was 18.
Most likely to be skiing on:
I used to ski with Fischer since I was little but right now I quite like my Volkl Yumi; light and versatile in every snow conditions.
Favourite area for teaching:
I like the altiport area in Meribel for the beginners level (you can feel quite safe out there)
For the intermediate level I love courchevel 1650 there are few wonderful blue slopes where you can easily practise technique and it’s often not that busy.
Favourite area for off-piste adventures:
Is in Mottaret Meribel area, one of my favourites is probably “le spot” just on the side of Chatelet chairlift.
Can most often be found after skiing:
Few years ago the answer was with no doubt “Ronnie” but now with a 1 year old boy it is a bit more difficult see me at the apres ski.
Preferred choice of Savoyarde speciality dish:
Top 2 restaurants on the hill:
La Cave de Creux in Courchevel is very nice food; good value and the desserts….. OMG
Le Blanchot on the way down to Meribel Village, in the sunny days is very pleasant eating on the terrasse.
Favourite restaurant off the hill:
Le Martagon in le Raffort. Very local place where you can find good french food.
Local bar of choice:
Best view in the 3 Valleys:
I think top of La Loze at the end of the day.
Best advice (skiing related):
Enjoy the mountains, the fresh air, enjoy every moment it’s hard work to learn how to ski but don’t give up; it’s worth it, you will really appreciate the feelings.
Never spend a day on the hill without:
Cool sunglasses – the sun is always behind the clouds!