I didn't start skiing until my 20s (a fact which I often trot out as an excuse for my skiing not being better than it is) but I'm still working at it decades later. I'm happy on or off the piste and love skiing with other people similarly addicted. I'm a regular visitor to Tignes with my family, and to Verbier where I shall be repping this season as usual. Other interests include mountain biking, tennis, photography and music, especially opera.
Skiing has been my passion since being introduced to the sport in Andermatt at the age of 3. I have been a Ski Club “rep” since the 70's skiing in so many different places both as a Freshtracks and a resort rep. I love skiing off-piste when I can but just being on snow with others who enjoy the mountains, preferably in the sun, is fine by me. This season, Covid willing, I hope to be in the St Moritz area and then my regular 2 weeks in Zermatt. After skiing I head back to a fairly busy retired life on the Isle of Arran
I love being in the mountains, the skiing, the scenery, the light.,the atmosphere and ambiance of alpine villages.
Skiing is such a fantastic sport, exhilarating and exciting and yet sociable. It can be challenging, pushing yourself to tackle that gnarly couloir, or maybe taking it easy just cruising , enjoying the view and thinking about that lovely lunch spot.
My skiing experience is enhanced by sharing with like minded and passionate Ski club members.
For many years I was a ski club member before I became a leader. I really get a kick out of meeting new people and old friends and sharing the fun.
My favourite resort is Zermatt. It has everything, the only downside being the expense.
Outside of skiing I enjoy photography, golf , dancing, classic cars and motorbikes.
For a crust I run a residential property company.
I really look forward to meeting you on the slopes.
Welcome! I am very fortunate to have 24 consecutive years experience of representing the Ski Club in Zermatt where I have spent more than 550 very memorable days ....and nights!!
Zermatt is a truly fantastic place and I really enjoy telling people about all its charms! It's combination of:... stunning scenery, amazing on and off-piste skiing, beautiful mountain restaurants and buzzing night life with great live music... are to me, unbeatable! It has a special family connection for me too, as my parents honeymooned there ....many many years ago.
Please come and see me to find out more!
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Been skiing since a schoolboy and love it as much now as when I first started.
Having done instruction, racing, snowboarding and ski ballet over the years, these days I prefer to ski off piste wherever safely possible, and enjoy the freedom that brings to exploring much more of the mountains.
Alan loves most sporting activities but currently actively participates in running, sailing, flow boarding (coming 4th in the Masters category at the European Championships), indoor skydiving and snowsports. As well as being an active SCGB Rep, Alan is a qualified Alpine (ISIA), Adaptive, Telemark and Snowboard instructor and an Alpine (race) and Snowboard (freestyle) coach as well as a Masters racer and EMS-certified ski tourer. However he especially looks forward to skiing alongside SCGB members due to the shared passion for skiing and the common determination to have a great time!
Been skiing for over 40 years and still enjoying this marvellous Alpine Sport. I have skied in various places over the world from Obertsdorf in Bavaria to Crystal Mountain in Washington State USA and the Monashees in BC Canada. As a PhysEd graduate and Former RAF officer I have enjoyed instructing,guiding and participating in alpine racing when I was a good deal younger!! I qualified as a Level 2 BASI instructor over 16 years ago and have also participated in ski touring in Norway including a 3 day tour which involved a night's snow-holing!! I enjoy the mountains and the ski resort atmosphere and look forward to the 2020 season. Hopefuly I will be repping with the SCGB next season. Looking forward to seeing you on the mountain.
Like the line in a Bob Dylan song, “My Heart’s in the Highlands”. I started walking in the Scottish Highlands from a young age before taking up skiing in my mid 30s and becoming instantly hooked. I have skied with family and friends in many parts of Europe with a few detours to the Rockies. Now, as a retired GP, I can indulge my passion for the hills, whether on skis, skins or foot. When not up high, I can be found refereeing football on the Bristol Downs, playing bridge or tending my allotment, all to the soundtrack of the 2016 Nobel Laureate.
I learnt to ski and climb whilst at school in Snowdonia and have been a passionate skier ever since. I worked three seasons for ski Thomson and since then have spent as much time as possible in the mountains in between running my clothing business.
I am also a member of the Kandahar ski club and am a keen amateur racer competing in club races, the AICC and the Inferno. My biggest passion though is off piste. I love meeting new and old friends and helping them get the most out of their skiing holidays.
Having wandered the world with a backpack for several years in my 20’s, I found myself staying with friends in the French Alps one winter with nothing much planned and simply fell in love with everything about the “skiing lifestyle”. Doing everything I could to prolong the visit – including washing thousands of pans, shoveling tons of snow and living in a broom cupboard! – I realised I was hooked.
Alas, real life intervened and back to Blighty to pursue a career in IT, with skiing trips a much longed-for highlight.
A lovely FreshTracks week with an awesome Ski Club Rep and local guide persuaded me to have a go at the Rep. course myself and, well, here I am!
I am keen on most mountain sports, but apart from skiing I love to hike, canoe, paraglide, climb Via Ferrata, and ride my bikes - both pedal and powered.