Alf Alderson is an award-winning adventure sports and travel journalist and photographer based in Pembrokeshire and the Alps. He specialises in ski, surf and mountain sports journalism and his travel writing has appeared in a wide range of publications and websites including The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Toronto Globe & Mail, South China Morning Post and Financial Times.

He is also the editor of ‘Church of the Open Sky’ an Apple Newsstand magazine featuring ‘eclectic adventure travel’ stories and great imagery, also available on Facebook here, and the author of various surfing, skiing and travel guidebooks.

Going up in the world

Ski lifts – we never give them a second thought (unless you’re sitting on one that’s broken down in the middle of a blizzard). But without them, skiing and snowboarding as we know them simply wouldn’t exist…

From the slopes Guides