Nicknamed ‘The Snow Hunter’, I’ve been researching and writing about ski resorts and ski holidays for more than 35 years, since my first book ‘The Essential Ski Holiday Guide’ was published when I was 21, back in 1985.
Since then I’ve written a dozen ski books and thousands of articles for newspapers, magazines and websites around the world. I currently edit InTheSnow magazine.
In the 1990s I built a database of all the ski areas in the world, finding more than 6,000 in 80 countries, which is still used as an industry resource. Becoming concerned about the impact climate change was having on the snow I love, in 2004 I set up SaveOurSnow.com as a resource for people looking for clear information on what’s happening and what ski resorts are trying to do about it.
“In the 1990s I built a database of all the ski areas in the world, finding more than 6,000 in 80 countries, which is still used as an industry resource.”
Over the years I have visited hundreds of ski resorts myself, travelling with my wife Sally and our three sons Sam, Alexander and Robert, whenever we can. We live on an 8-acre croft in the Highlands of Scotland where we have ponies, hens and a Christmas tree farm. I also grow apricots and peaches in my polytunnel and this keeps me occupied when I’m not snowhunting in person or on the computer.