Barry joined Bramble Ski in its first formal year of operations in Verbier to run the company’s second chalet. He has been with Bramble Ski since then and is now a co-owner, heading up the sales and marketing department.
After studying a post-graduate degree in photojournalism at Rhodes University in South Africa, Barry followed a journalism career in Dublin and London. He took a career break from this to do a winter season and travel the globe, but did not quite anticipate how infectious his new life in the mountains would be.
Twelve years on, he is married with three children and lives in Versegères, Switzerland.
What are you passionate about? Wild space What pushes your buttons? Arrogance Ski/snowboard? Why? Skiing. My first mentors in the mountains were skiers and it followed that I would take to this discipline first. I also love touring and accessing quiet, remote mountains. While possible on a split board, long endurance tours are better suited to skis. Your favourite ski resort? Kicking Horse in British Columbia. Steep, deep and champagne pow!