Learnt to ski:
At ripe old age of 3 in Val D’Isere
Most likely to be skiing on:
Piste – Head I-Speeds
Off-Piste – LOVE my fluoro pink Black Crows Corvus Freebirds!
Favourite area for teaching:
Kids – it’s got to be the Meribel Altiport. Plenty of fun adventures to be had – in the trees, off-piste and great access to some blue and red runs.
Adults – we are so lucky to have so much on offer but surely a favourite is the red run Dave des Creux. It’s big and wide at the top, gets steep and challenging towards the bottom. It’s always quiet and it’s next to one of the best restaurants on the mountain.
Favourite area for off-piste adventures:
For me it has to be Les Avals. It’s away from the crowds. You have to earn your turns and there is always some untouched snow for you to whoop whoop in. But at the end of it all you ski out and you’re in Courchevel 1650.
Can most often be found after skiing:
At the gym!
Preferred choice of Savoyarde speciality dish:
Cheese fondue. All the way!
Top 2 restaurants on the hill:
Has to be Cave des Creux, Courchevel 1850 and Chez Pepe Nicola, Les Menuires. And just in case I can get away with 3… Le Crete, Meribel.
Favourite restaurant off the hill:
Tsaretta Spice… after all that amazing Savoyarde food it is nice to something a bit different.
Local bar of choice:
Not one for hitting the apres scene too often but when I do I like a drink in L’Abreuvoir. And yes…. it’s an Aperol Spritz please.
Best view in the 3 Valleys:
It’s got to be the 360° mountain view that you get from the top of Mont Vallon.
Best advice (skiing related):
Get a ski instructor from Marmalade Ski School of course! Then you’re bound to be awesome at skiing.
Never spend a day on the hill without:
Hand warmers! I get really cold hands – I always have a spare pack in my bag in case you do too!