Hometown: Carlisle, England, UK
Currently resides: Wanaka, New Zealand
Current sponsors: Airblaster, Alpkit, Cactus Outdoor, Jones Snowboards, Mons Royale, Smith
Mike Handford was born in Carlisle, United Kingdom, and grew up skiing at the local dry slope every Sunday with his father. Since spending the winter in Les Trois Vallees, France, ten years ago, he has been living a nomadic lifestyle, exploring the mountains of numerous countries. Most recently, Mike toured through the Cascades filming the 'This Is Cascadia' project before heading back to his adopted home of Wanaka, New Zealand for the Southern Hemisphere winter. His plans for this coming season include being on the road in North America and Europe, then finishing with a volcano splitboard tour of Iceland.