Biography

* Best-ever British result in the Olympic Men's Downhill

* Joint best-ever British performance in a World Cup Super G

* The only British skier to score multiple top-10 placings in Men's World Cup Downhills

* One of the leading coaches in British skiing, with 14 seasons of World Cup competition and 25 years of coaching experience

* PSIA-certified instructor, USSA-certified coach
Born 6th December 1964, at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus.
Attended George Watsons College (Edinburgh) and Stams Ski Gymnasium (Austria).
Resides in Colorado, USA.
Married with two daughters.
Qualifications:
Professional Ski Instructors of America: Level 3 (Alpine)
US Ski & Snowboard Association: Alpine Coach (Level 300)

Photos
World Cup results

Skiing career
Started skiing aged 6 with Karl Fuchs’ Struan House Ski School, Cairngorm, Scotland.
Began ski-racing aged 8 with White Hare Ski Club (Andermatt) and Scottish Ski Club (Cairngorm), then with Kandahar Ski Club (Mürren, Kaprun).
1973-79: Trained at Hillend (Edinburgh) with Lothian Ski Racing Association under the tutelage of Hans Kuwall.
1979-83: Attended Ski Gymnasium Stams, Tirol, Austria.
1981-95: represented Great Britain on the World Cup circuit.
Competed in over 160 World Cup races.
Achieved 7 top ten World Cup placings
Best placing – 5th in the 1986 World Cup downhill, Åre, Sweden.
8th place in the Men's Downhill at the 1988 Winter Olympics
11th in Leukerbad in 1988 - joint best-ever British placing in a World Cup Super G (tied with Chemmy Alcott).
In 1986, the first-ever British skier in history to place in the top 15 at the Hahnenkamm World Cup Downhill at Kitzbühel, Austria.
4-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1994).
Represented Great Britain at 5 World Championships (1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993).
Winner of 4 British Championships overall titles.
Winner of the 1996/7 Jeep King of the Mountain professional downhill series (with Steven Lee, Australia, in the team event).
In endurance racing, Martin set the lap record at the 1998 “24 Hours of Aspen ” (with Graham Bell), and was runner-up at the 2002 “50k of Coronet Peak ” (with Graham Bell and Andrew Freshwater).
On artificial ski slopes, Martin won the All-England Championships 6 times between 1988 and 1994, and the British Championships overall title in 1985.
In grass skiing, Martin competed in the 1987, 1997 and 1999 World Championships. Best performance 10th in giant slalom in 1999.

Media
Equipment Editor of Telegraph Ski and Snowboard (formerly Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard) since 1999.
Has also written for The Guardian, the Observer, the Sunday Times, Country Life, Rocky Mountain News, Vail Beaver Creek Magazine, the Vail Daily, Taos News, The Big Sky Weekly, and Big Sky Seasons.
Martin has commentated on ski-racing for BBC (Ski Sunday and Olympic Grandstand), Eurosport and Channel Four Skiing with Nick Fellows.
Also commentated on the 24 Hours of Aspen for ESPN with Bob Beattie.

Coaching
In the winter, Martin works as a coach for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (Colorado, USA), and also coaches part-time for the British Ski Academy.
Previously worked for the Big Sky Ski Educational Foundation, and Big Sky Resort in Montana, USA.
Has also run camps in Zermatt for Powder Byrne, and coached with Cascade Winter Sports Club summer race camps at Mount Hood, Oregon.
Martin has run ski technique clinics in Tignes, Crested Butte, Kitzbühel, Saalbach, Hintertux and Davos.

Videos
Martin has written and presented three instructional videos:
Let’s Go Skiing (with Martin Bell and Annabel Croft) – 1990
Carving Skills – 1997
Conquer Powder and Bumps (with Martin Bell and Pat Sharples) – 1998

Books
British Ski Federation Guide to Better Skiing (1986) – contributor
Let’s Go Skiing (1990) – author
Snowfinder USA (2008) - editor