Michelle Porter is the founder of SkiOwl, an independent ski holiday consultancy. Aimed at skiers who are short on planning time, have complex requirements or are new to skiing, SkiOwl removes the guess work from choosing a ski resort that meets the requirements of your group.
Although Michelle was fascinated with skiing as a child, thanks to watching Ski Sunday every week, it was an elusive dream beyond the reach of the family finances. As an adult, Michelle took to the slopes in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the mountains and the sport. For the next decade, Michelle juggled her career alongside being a ski rep for several weeks each winter, travelling to the Alps and to the USA with school groups. She also began being the default organiser of ski holidays amongst her friends and family, carefully researching resorts, locating hidden gems and achieving value for money.
Michelle volunteered as a Snowsport England Level 1 Ski Instructor on a local dry slope for a year, before the slope was sadly forced to close. She is also an active member of the online ski community, and is keen to widen participation among disadvantaged, marginalised and minority groups. Skiing should be accessible to all.