Came to skiing relatively late at 22, which was a long time ago and I caught the bug from the very beginning. I’ve not missed a season ever since. Just LOVE the mountains and have never had a bad day. Retired early, which allows me to indulge in my passion. I’ve met some fantastic people leading for the club and looking forward to more great days, hopefully catch up with some old and new friends on the slopes in 2019/20.
I came quite late to skiing as a 40 year old. I learnt through the Army so good tuition but terrible accommodation and food! Since then I have become something of an addict and spend as much time as I can on the slopes. I have skied a fair amount in France and Italy, but my favourite has to be the Tirol region of Austria. However, I am not that fussy where I ski. I am semi retired now so have more time to enjoy the mountains and all they have to offer. Ski leading seemed to be a natural progression for me and I qualified in Dec 2016. Since then I have led in Saas Fee and Bad Gastein. I am very much looking forward to leading next season and hope to meet as many ski club members as possible, both on and off the slopes. I have also recently obtained my level 1 ski instructor qualification in Canada.
I was once an accountant, but luckily I retired early enabling me to indulge in things I really like to do. This mainly involves the great outdoors - essentially skiing (as much as possible) , walking, or should I say following, my collie dog and also playing golf (badly!)
I live in Bristol with my wife and the aforesaid dog......I cannot wait to get skiing again......but I will miss the dog!