Get to know Tom
Learnt to ski:
I learnt to ski in La Plagne and Val D’Isere.
Most likely to be skiing on:
Most likely to be skiing on Armada Edollos are absolute winners! The lack of camber makes them very manuverable in the powder for quick rhythm changes in trees and steeper terrain. It will be the second pair I’ve bought have. 98mm underfoot meaning I can be off piste and still feel like I am skiing through the powder rather than floating on the top of it but still having snappy performance on the groomers! Love them!
Favourite area for teaching:
My favourite area to teach is up the Loze lift and over to le Tania or Le Praz. Lots of variety for increasing the difficulty, if needed!
Favourite area for off-piste adventures:
Loving the new Cherferie lift as it shortcuts to the off piste around the Meribel Tougnete side, with lots of powder but also access to the St Martin side if more relaxed off piste is desired!
Can most often be found after skiing:
Heading back to Bozel to look after the little Daisy! Maybe with a stop off in the Peuplier in le Praz for a vin chaud if its been particularly cold!
Preferred choice of Savoyarde speciality dish:
Genuinely miss the meat fondue with oil, but I guess too many people ended cooking their own laps, so will happily take on my weight in cheese fondue! Yummers!
Top 2 restaurants on the hill:
Soucoupe is a must! Pepe Nicolas is also fantastic! If you can find it!
Favourite restaurant off the hill:
Off the hill, I love the Table du mon Grande Pere in le Praz, amazing food and great downstairs lounge for pre dinner drinks!
Local bar of choice:
Local bar of choice would have to be the LDV.
Best view in the 3 Valleys:
Best view? Probably when skiing in 1650, as the lovely cruisey runs draw your focus to the breathtaking view of MontBlanc with La Plagne on the Ridgeline in the foreground.
Best advice (skiing related):
My best skiing advice is to become awesome of your core muscles! So so important in skiing. People who progress the quickest usually spend time on these, whether its from gym work or yoga and pilates! Defiantly makes a big difference!
Never spend a day on the hill without:
Never spend a day on the hill without my boot heater! Terrible circulation!