Chris: Don’t come to my ski lodge. Genuinely, the place is horrible. The queues are unbelievable and the lifts are old and small and there aren’t enough of them. The routes I have for you are terrible, terrible routes – dull, but also dangerous. And I have a builder’s hut stuck right in the middle of the main area. Don’t know what happened there.
The thing is, I have had a brilliant time. Snowtopia is a tycoon game in early access. You have a pristine mountain and then you turn it into a business. You keep everyone happy and fill the slopes with great lines and then you sit back and watch it all work. Or watch it all fail.
But for me, the main appeal at the moment is just the setting. I love these mountains, these beautiful trees. I love trying to find a good line to put up and I love just disappearing off and moving the camera around. Snowtopia is a triumph of setting – it really delivers an alpine flavour. And it has a great name.