Originally from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, last year was Pat’s first season at Ski Rider – although he has been snowboarding at Perisher since he was 15. His first full winter living on snow was 2015/16 in Hakuba, Japan. That season in Japan got him hooked – now Aussie Summers are a distant memory for Pat who lives in Japan most of the year, coming back to Australia during our winter to work at Ski Rider. Between the seasons, if he can, Pat will fit in some surfing & skating but boarding is his true passion.
In Japan Pat manages a lodge in Hakuba. During his down time he spends most of his time split boarding, and exploring the backcountry. At Perisher he never roams too far from the terrain park, however if you don’t find him there, he may be enjoying a bevvy or two in the Pub.
Pat says his fondest memories of Ski Rider would definitely be the dress up parties and the amount of effort that goes into every persons costume. Great banter from all the ski techs is another added bonus… Especially Dave. He is heading back for another season in 2018 for more great riding, the food at Ski Rider, the great location and amazing people.