Ski Journalist of the Year

Alf Alderson is an award-winning adventure sports and travel journalist and photographer based in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. 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, Financial Times, Mpora and Abu Dhabi National – here’s an example from the Guardian.

He is also the gear editor of Active Traveller, Snow and Ski & Board magazines, editor of ‘Church of the Open Sky’ an award winning digital magazine featuring ‘eclectic adventure travel’ stories and great imagery, a monthly columnist at the highly acclaimed Engineering & Technology magazine and the author of various surfing, skiing and travel guidebooks.

In addition he’s an active member of the Outdoor Writers’  & Photographers’ Guild (, the UK’s best established guild of professional outdoor and travel writers, and a regular blogger on the leading snowsports website and the Wales correspondent for the website

Alf is also happy to turn his hand to promotional and advertising copy – clients have included The Guardian, Neil Pryde Bikes, Visit Wales, TyF Adventure and Visit Canada.

He was also one of the first UK members of the environmental group One Per Cent for the Planet.

When he can be bothered he occasionally posts scurrilous comments on his own blog here and also Tweets as #alfinwales.

Several examples of Alf’s work and photography are featured on this website. If you would like to get in touch to commission material full contact details are also provided.


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