Richard Rice

Richard Rice
Founder & Chairman
Skier or snowboarder

Skier... and beginner snowboarder!

Favourite Ski Safari

The Rockies Loop will always be special for me as it was the first one I did and the inspiration for starting Ski Safari.

Best mountain moment

Getting the whole Ski Safari team into helicopters in Zermatt in March 2016 and doing the season's first descent of the Monte Rosa - just magical.

Ski/ boarding history

After doing annual one-week ski trips in Europe as a teenager, I discovered Canada in my early 20s. Since then I've skied all over Canada the US and Japan and I'm now enjoying exploring other ski destinations around the world.

Resorts visited in 17/18

Furano, Asahidake, Niseko, Hakuba, Whistler.

Next trip

I'm looking forward to the Group Ski Trips that I am leading this winter in Japan, Canada and Sweden.

I'm also eyeing up a heli-ski trip in Canada, as well as some ski-touring in Hokkaido

Interesting fact

I got much needed, new ski boots in April - my last pair lasted 15 years!

Top ski trip recommendation

There are so many interesting ways to do a ski holiday - I'd recommend any trip that allows you to get out and ski and see somewhere new.