We asked team member of the month, Nick, 20 questions about skiing.
Skier or boarder and for how long: Skier for 31 years
Favourite food: Curry; breakfast, dinner, and tea.
Favourite drink: Green King IPA or Fullers London Pride
Hobbies: Aside from skiing, season ticket holder and supporter of some 34 years at my beloved Leicester City. Now my playing days are over I coach my sons football team and help out with his cricket team. Cooking, running, and gym.
Favourite non-ski holiday destination: Port d’Andratx, Mallorca. I love the walking over the mountains to St Elm.
Where have you yet to visit that you want to: Iceland and Norway
Have you ever seen any celebrities when skiing: Luc Alphand in Serre Chevalier, Ian Hislop in Davos, and Chris Evans in his pyjamas in a hotel lounge in Champoluc watching a test match.
Favourite ski resort: It’s a toss up between Ischgl and Whistler but Whistler edges it.
Favourite apres ski drink : Genepy, Chartreuse, Jagermeister, Grappa, etc
Best apres ski bar: Nederhutte in Obergurgl, Trofana Alm, Ischgl.
What do you always take with you on holiday: Gaviscon.
Best time of year to ski: Mid-March, warmer and longer days and not so busy……and yes there’s plenty of snow.
What music is on your phone: A big mix of late 60s ska, Kinks, Squeeze, and loads of indie music including The Smiths, Stone Roses, Wedding Present, and Libertines, amongst others.
Favourite ski run: Spankeys Ladder, Whistler.
Ideal apres ski: In an Austrian bar with people of all ages boozing to cheesy apres tunes.
Favourite ski dish: Gulasch soup followed by Kaiserschmarrn (chopped pancakes with stewed plums)
Chalet, hotel, chalet hotel, or apartment? Depends on my travel companions but most likely an Austrian hotel.
Worst ski experience: Being mugged in Borovets or being slapped round the face with a wet ski glove by my wife in Val d’Isere as I should have been on child minding duties instead of skiing.
Ideal celebrity ski partner: Jodie Whittaker; great fun and a sense of adventure.
Funniest thing you have seen/done on the slopes: Back in about 1998 in Les Gets a fellow industry colleague was bragging about his ski ability over many beers in the small hours. The next day we went out to ski and decided on a pit stop. When pulling up for lunch he completely over-rotated on a turn and slid down the mountain in a reverse snowplough with the palm of his hands on the snow only to continue over a 3 foot drop onto a restaurant wooden terrace. He continued sliding across this terrace clearing out two fully set tables. Chairs, cutlery and glasses went everywhere.....never brag about your ski ability.