I’m a skier based in Tignes during the northern winter and Queenstown during the southern winter, focusing my time on finding and skiing steep & aesthetic lines around the world, whilst also appreciating big mountain free-riding in and out of the resort boundaries.
Having skied many of the classic Scottish winter grade I/II gullies around the Scottish Highlands in areas including Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Stob Ban, Creag Meagaidh, Coire an Lochain & Coire an t’Sneachda during my time living up in the Scottish Highlands, I now spend a large majority of my personal ski time in Tignes, Val d’sere & Chamonix’s couloirs and big mountain faces then make the yearly migration to follow winter down South to ski New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alps range.
My 2 years spent researching avalanche decision making within climbers & skiers (for a BA (Hons) degree) and work with Val Heliski & Southern Lakes Heliski has allowed me to spend much of the season in off-piste terrain, working with some knowledgeable mountain guides and skiing un-touched faces on a frequent basis – and with the odd Heliski trip thrown in of course 😉
Skiing takes me to some cool places with some awesome people, my Ski Journal gives me a chance to note down where and what I’ve skied. Enjoy the read…
I’ll also do my best to update you on the off-piste ski conditions in Tignes and Val d’Isere during the northern winter and The Remarkables backcountry and New Zealand ski touring during the southern winter.