Craig Charley

Skier or snowboarder

Skier, but open to trying new things.

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 Vail from top to bottom on my second ever day skiiing. Due to tired legs and other commitments the other members of my ski school group dropped out so I ended up in a one-on-one lesson in the afternoon. My instructor never told me his plans so I was quite surprised when the base came into view, it was a huge confidence booster.

Ski/ boarding history

I'm relatively new to skiing having spent a lot more time on water, but after conquering black runs and moguls in Whistler last season, I'd say I've taken to it fairly well. Next challenge is off-piste!

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.

Latest blog post