Meet Alain Baxter

Alain at the 2002 Olympics Alain Baxter competing in the 2002 Olympics.

One of the greatest skiers Scotland has ever produced

He is the son of Iain and Sue Baxter, who were both British Ski Team members, and was born in Edinburgh. He is named after the 70s French skiing star Alain Penz. At 16 years of age, he was selected to the British Alpine Ski Team in 1991, and he steadily worked his way through the world rankings, making the top 100 in time for the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.

A note from Alain

Having skied for 35 years, 18 of which as part of the British Ski Team, I’ve had my fair share of sore feet – as it was only during my later years on the team I discovered I didn’t have to sacrifice comfort for performance, and how much difference a pair of well fitted ski boots can make!

Since my retirement, I’ve found my new calling and have just opened my own Ski and Snow Sports Workshop in Stirling, where as well as providing Boot Fitting services we stock a range of clothing as well as hats, helmets, glasses and ski tuning equipment.

Whether you ski for one week each year, or are an up and coming World star, I can help. Conveniently situated for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, a visit to my Workshop will bring an end to skiing in pain – your feet will thank you for it!

Alain Baxter