About Us

Ultimate Ski Guide to Ski Resorts & Accommodation was launched in 2006 with a simple mission: to give skiers and snowboarders the information they need to decide where to ski, where to stay and to get the most out of their winter sports holiday.

David Holyoak – Co-Founder & Publisher

David has a passion for all things skiing, especially ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria. most notably St Anton and Lech-Zurs in the Arlberg region of Austria, which he has visited year-in, year-out for over 30 years, always taking regular tea breaks between turns! Publisher & Editor of Ultimate-Ski.com, but with other business commitments, David is invariably too busy to have much time to write, so better writers than him get the opportunity to do so.

William Micklethwait – Editor

William reckons he only got through a 30-year career in business by taking every chance he could to grab a week or two in the mountains, plus a few weekends, and he has in-depth knowledge of not only where the best skiing can be found in the Alps but also how to get back from it before anyone notices you’re not at your desk. The kindest thing anyone has ever said about his skiing style is that it’s ‘unique’ but he has still managed to descend some surprisingly steep official runs and unofficial backcountry itineraries. As a ski writer, he believes his best quality is an open mind: ‘every year I’m asked which is my favourite ski resort, and every year I change my mind, because I’ve learned something new’.

David Cronheim – North American Editor & General Counsel

An attorney at the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P.A. specialising in business and ski-related law and a legal commentator for numerous USA ski publications including First Tracks Online and the Ski Channel, David still finds time for 30+ days each year on snow. In addition to his legal work, David is a founder member of the Ivy Ski Club and an Editorial Contributor and General Counsel to Ultimate-Ski.com. An East Coaster by birth, he has skied extensively throughout North America and oversees our USA & Canada content. His favourite resorts are Sugarbush in the East, Snowbird in the West and the Arlberg in Europe.

Jules Gansl – North American Editor

Jules Gansl is a young working professional, living in New York City. When she was only 3, Jules took her first run on the bunny hill at Otis Ridge in Western Massachusetts. From that moment on, she was hooked, and her parents enrolled her in ski school at another family mountain nearby, Ski Butternut, to which they returned every winter weekend. At age 14, Jules became an instructor at Butternut’s ski school, and spent the next eight years teaching children to ski alongside many of the same instructors who had taught her as a small child. After graduate school, Jules connected with friends who had recently founded the Ivy Ski Club and joined their membership of enthusiastic skiers from around the world. Over the next several years, Jules spent countless weekends in the Adirondacks and took many week-long vacations to some of the best ski regions in the world. Jules’ love of skiing turned into her biggest passion and she is excited to be sharing some of her latest ski adventures with Ultimate-Ski.

Other Editorial Contributors & Acknowledgements

Arnie Wilson, Eric Kendall, Graham Austick, Giorgio Bisotti, Rob Freeman, Mike Gibson, Rob Gibson, Will Holyoak, Henrik Hultberg, Douglas Krause, Ruth Lawrenson, Rebecca Miles, Christine Ottery, Nick Parks, Geoffrey Riddle, Vince Shuley, Warren Smith, Steve Angus, Celia Fielder, Siôn Ishmael, Penny Kendall, Richard McGibbon, Felix Milns, James Morland, Isobel Rostron, Jo Russell, Graeme Spratley, Leslie Woit & Kevin Wolff.

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