Barcelonnette, which is in the South Alps. About 5 hours from Meribel
Learnt to ski:
Before I could walk. I started competing at age 5!
Most likely to be skiing on:
I love my off-piste Faction skis. They are my pretty bright coloured best friends! You feel like you are floating on them. My piste skis are Blizzards which I also love and highly recommend. They are great for carving.
Favourite area for teaching:
Courchevel for the wide cruise blue runs that are always perfectly groomed. It is my favourite area to take beginners. For the more advanced skiers I like to head to Jean Blanc or Jockeys for the adrenaline ride.
Favourite area for off-piste adventures:
To be honest I am happy everywhere off-piste but I do like the Crux Noir/Aiguille Du Fruit area. To get there you have a nice little week to get away from the crowd but it is not too far to be tired for the epic ski down. The off-piste is North facing which means that you can ski it late into March or in the afternoons. (if snow allows. It’s allows along a ridge so you get a bit of excitement at the same time. Oh, and the view is excellent too.
Can most often be found after skiing:
On the sofa with a cup of tea (I take it with milk these days!! :roll: ). Or if the day dictates then I’m at the Ronnie or the Lodge du Village
Preferred choice of Savoyarde speciality dish:
My dad’s fondue. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. A good croziflette is up there too.
Top 2 restaurants on the hill:
Cave de Creux and Soucoupe in Courchevel are both excellent.
Favourite restaurant off the hill:
Tough one – there are lots. Le Cepe is extra tasty.
Local bar of choice:
Tsaretta or Lodge Du Village as they are my locals but I also enjoy 50/50 and love the Rond Point for apres!
Best view in the 3 Valleys:
Top of Creux Noir or Mont Vallon as they both have great 360° views of the Mont Blanc, Grand Cause and Barres des Ecrins.
Best advice (skiing related):
Bend ze knees!
Joking! Enjoying your time on the mountain. Don’t take it too seriously.
Never spend a day on the hill without:
A hat, a buff and a sense of humour.