Due to the Coronavirus situation, all Ski Club on snow activities, including Freshtracks holidays, Rep service and Instructor-Led Guiding are now cancelled for the season.
I have now been a Ski Club Leader and Representative for more than 25 years and still love it! I enjoy making the most of every days skiing.
I look forward to being with old friends and new this coming season. I hope that many will come to my Social Hour in the Sunstar from 6 to 7pm.
I'm a fashion designer and have been making gloves that don't keep you warm but look cool! I'm now in the throes of making a gorgeous ski glove that will suit skiers and apres skiers alike! Hope to have this launched for next winter www.corneliajames.com
I live near the South Downs in East Susex and am still on my first husband! We have 3 children, Leonora, Freds & Nic who can ski the pants off me and constantly keep me on my toes!
Next year will herald the 50th anniversary of my first ski holiday. In that time I've been fortunate enough to ski in more than 35 resorts spread across the big-four European alpine countries, the East and West Coasts of America and the Rockies. My only regret is that 45 of those years went by before I discovered the Ski Club of Great Britain! Since joining the club I've spent most of a season exploring the Tarentaise resorts, enjoyed some great Freshtracks holidays (both on- and off-piste) and spent several more weeks each year in Zermatt and Cervinia. I enjoy every aspect and style of downhill skiing - from cruisey blues through thigh-burning reds and jaw-dropping blacks to heart-pumping moguls and waist-burying powder (when available). But, more than anything else, skiing is for me a social sport so there is nothing I like more than making new friends and enjoying convivial company while finding new places to ski and new routes to travel between picturesque chocolate stops and wonderful mountain restaurants. Last year I took the plunge and qualified as a Ski Leader so I am looking forward to skiing some new resorts, meeting more friends and helping Ski Club members experience my favourite activities. When I am not dreaming about, or planning, my next ski trip I live in the quiet Hampshire downloads, working to keep fit by swimming, cycling, walking and playing the occasional game of tennis.
I had the great privilege of first putting on a set of ski boots aged 5. My feet have never been too far from a pair since! Most of my early skiing was done in the French Alps. More recently I have been exploring the rest of Europe and have even been able to dip my toe into the snowsports scene in both North and South America. Out on the mountains you will find me cruising the blues, pounding the bumps and trying to eat as much powder as I can fit in. Every now and again you may even find me with a board on my feet. When the snow starts to disappear I lace up the trainers and head into the hills or pull on a wetsuit and plunge into a loch to let the wind pull me around for a while.
Joining an airline in my early twenties opened up a whole new world to me - literally! As well as travelling to exciting destinations, many new opportunities presented themselves. I learnt to ski in Alaska on a stopover enroute to Japan. I thought I was just going to sightsee, skiing colleagues had other ideas and before I knew it I was kitted out, pushed onto a chairlift and told to "just get on with it"! Not the best way to learn but rather the story of my life being the typical stubborn Capricorn and not acceding to defeat easily.
Since those early days I have been lucky enough to ski on average 4 weeks a year and continually work on my technique especially when skiing in Verbier at the beginning and end of most seasons. As well as being a passionate skier, I love to horse ride and my ambition is to learn to jump. I help to teach youngsters with disabilities to ride when I am in the UK. I also play golf whenever I can and have just taken up Nordic walking as yet another hobby!
Married to Karen with two children (one boarder and one skier) I love being in the mountains.
My first taste of skiing was on a school trip to Scotland. The weather was challenging but I certainly caught the bug I followed this up soon after with a holiday with a friend. What memories… two 16 year olds away from home on a skiing holiday in Hinterglemm, Austria. There was an abundance of snow and we danced on the tables in our ski boots after the last run down!
That was all along time ago but my love for the mountains and skiing has never diminished and now the children have grown up I can take advantage to get away skiing more often; enjoying the slopes, the scenery and meeting new people.
My other passion is squash though I have to say the standard is not that high as I only took it up a few years ago.
I am looking forward to seeing you in resort.