Craig Charley

Skier or snowboarder

Skier.

Favourite Ski Safari

It has to be our Colorado Ski Safari. Lots of fantastic resorts within easy driving distance, all unique in their own way, and the opportunity to sample some of Colorado's famous microbreweries!

Best mountain moment

Skiing off piste powder through the trees in Niseko with a guide. I'd had a bit of practice on more mellow terrain the day before in Rusutsu but this was the most fun I've had on skis and I didn't want to go back onto the groomers!

Ski/ boarding history

One of the handful of non-skiers before joining Ski Safari, I've now skied in North America, Europe and Asia. After trying powder and tree skiing in Japan last winter, I'm looking forward to getting stuck into more off piste adventures!

Resorts visited in 16/17

Niseko, Kiroro and Rusutsu in Hokkaido, Japan.

Next trip

TBC

Interesting fact

Skiing isn't the only active sport I enjoy, I also climb, surf, windsurf and dive.

Top ski trip recommendation

Ski with an instructor/guide as often as possible. Not only will your skiing improve, but you'll find the best spots. I'd also recommend being picky when hiring kit. If your boots or skis don't feel right then you can easily swap them over. You'll really notice the difference.

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