What Kind Of Service Do You Provide?
I’m here to provide a personalized service of the highest quality, backed up with 38 seasons of experience and high level qualifications. A lateral thinking attitude and a good eye for technical problem solving helps you reach your goals quicker and gives you better results. I can help you organise your whole ski holiday or just getting the kids mobile. Whatever standard of skier you are, from beginner to expert powder hound or mogul skier, I can improve your skiing.
How many days should I book?
I recommend as many as you can physically cope with. My guiding and instruction programme will take you to places you will probably never get to without the assistance of 38 seasons’ experience.
What other services do you provide?
I can help you organise your entire ski holiday, advising you on what resort best suits you and helping you arrange travel and accommodation, along with advice on lift tickets and ski school programmes for the kids, if appropriate. I am also able to advise you on the types of skis that will suit your skiing ability and the snow conditions. And I can recommend restaurants and other activities in the snow.
Why should I ski with you rather than by myself?
I’m your ski buddy! I take out the decision making process for you, so you can relax and have peace of mind, knowing every detail will be taken care of! From taxi rides and lunch time restaurants to finding the best slopes, best snow and best conditions. Your holiday will have more purpose and you can just relax and enjoy the wonderful skiing and scenery.
I’m a good skier. Why do I need a guide?
Experience the Alpine environment to its fullest seek out the best snow and conditions, get away from the lifts and groomed runs and make your ski holiday a true adventure in total safety. You have invested a lot of time and money in your leisure time ski holiday, so make the most of it, ski your best and enjoy the thrills and spills of this fantastic sport. My back country knowledge and experience is extensive and I can make that experience safe, exciting and rewarding. (please note that local resort restrictions may limit access to some back country areas. Talk to me first if you are seeking a back country adventure)
What types of skier is Telluride suitable for?
Telluride is a wonderful allround resort with something for skiers of all levels of ability. It offers an extensive beginner area, which is largely separated from the more advanced areas, making it a very safe and confidence boosting environment to learn in. Progress to a huge selection of beautifully groomed intermediate runs, and once you have mastered these, there are plenty of groomed and ungroomed black runs to advance to. Telluride offers extensive bump runs along with exciting tree skiing and some spectacular hike-to terrain, all of which is still within bounds.
Is Telluride Child Friendly?
I usually recommend that families with small children stay in Mountain village which is connected to the town of Telluride by a 13 minute gondola ride. Mountain Village offers extensive accommodation right on the slopes and close to the ski school, making it easy to get around. There is an excellent kids ski school with a full day programme and many other activities for kids. Uncrowded slopes provide a safe skiing environment for the kids to have fun in the snow in.
What Time Of Year Should I come Telluride?
Every year is different, but Telluride has an excellent snow record. For more advanced skiers wanting to explore some of the ungroomed and back country terrain, I generally recommend skiing February onwards, but the groomed runs are usually fantastic throughout the season. It can be cold in December/January, but our very cold spells generally only last for a fairly short period of time, unlike in some other US ski resorts.
Busy periods include New Year, Presidents weekend (usually around mid February) and Spring Break (usually weeks 3 and 4 in March), but even during these times, queues are rare in Telluride.
What Time of Year Should I ski at Falls Creek?
Again, every year is different. Unlike Telluride, Falls Creek doesn’t need much snow cover to get started, which is a huge advantage. Generally speaking, I consider any skiing in June a bonus. The best skiing is usually to be found in July and August, and in a big snow year, September can be a beautiful time to ski. The busy times are during the school holidays. And again more advanced skiers will want to come to Falls Creek when the Summit area is open, which requires more snow and doesn’t benefit from snow making.