Where is home?
Originally I’m from Sheffield in the UK, however, for over 10 years home has been wherever I drop my bag.
Where in the world are you happiest?
It always comes down to the old friends you see and the new friends you meet. But if I must choose, New Zealand is the place I feel happiest.
What is your favourite ski resort?
Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand. It’s relaxed, friendly, welcoming and quiet. And when you’re done shredding, you get to live in Wanaka – the most gorgeous place in winter and summer.
What most excites you about going to Pyeongchang in South Korea for the Winter Olympics in February?
The opportunity to showcase my biggest passion: freeskiing. I believe slopestyle, which is the sport version of what I do, is such an amazing expression of character, inspiration and the action sports lifestyle. I get a huge kick out of having a wide audience to show it off to.
A place that most lived up to the hype
The Six Flags theme parks in America, definitely. You wouldn’t believe the roller coasters!
Describe your favourite view
Sunrise, sunset, or a clear night staring at the stars. Whatever kind of a day, week or year you’ve had, the magnitude of these scenes is colossal and they always give me a beautiful perspective.
What’s the best dish you’ve eaten?
Curries are my favourite, but nothing beats catching fresh salmon and eating it raw with soy sauce. Japanese trips are my favourite on the food front.
I always pack…
Spare shoe laces. They come in really handy, in more ways than you’d imagine.
My best-kept travel secret is…
Don’t freak out when your plans change. It always works out. And having no plan often works best.
When I’m in the mood to paint the town red, I hit…
In Sheffield, everything starts at Notty [The Nottingham House]. In Whistler, Canada, it’s the Amsterdam Cafe Pub. In Laax, Switzerland, it’s Indy Club. And in Breckenridge, Colorado, it’s Cecilia’s Cocktail Bar and Nightclub.
My favourite travel pastimes are…
Surfing and skydiving. I love the ocean so I take every opportunity to get a break from the mountains to go surfing. Skydiving gives you a really amazing perspective and understanding of a new place. And, of course, it’s really, really fun.
What is your earliest travel memory?
A trip to a farm in Cornwall, in the south of England, with my parents, grandparents and brother. I can remember feeding lambs, watching Ninja Turtles and eating sugary cereal.
Which is your favourite city?
I’m not much of a city person really, however being more of a ‘roaming the wild’ type, Auckland in New Zealand offers a lot. With the ease of access to a huge amount of amazing and empty coastlines, beautiful tropical forests and mountains, it’s a winner for me.