Listen to this article
Christophe Georges, 47, is president and chief executive of Bentley Motors in the Americas. He has held the role since 2007, and was previously the carmaker’s regional director for Europe. He is a keen skier, having taken part in races in his youth.
Jacket by Toni Sailer
This jacket is both classic and highly functional, which makes it great for the variety of skiing that I do. Typically, I manage to spend two or three weeks a year skiing with my family during the holidays at Christmas, Easter and even in the summer, as we are able to ski on the glacier above Tignes, France, where I have an apartment. I like to dress appropriately for every occasion, whether that be a corporate meeting, dinner with Bentley owners or for a recreational event such as skiing.
Snow pants by Toni Sailer
I bought these snow pants on my last visit to Aspen from Ted Davenport at Miller Sports. Since I tend to wear black or navy in my professional life, I like to wear something a little more colourful during my recreational time. Ted, who is an extreme-skier and base jumper, persuaded me that orange was the way to go. Growing up as a junior ski racer, I spent a considerable amount of time in ski race suits – these days, I like my ski kit to be a little bit more contemporary.
Watch by Breitling
I bought Breitling’s Emergency model when it was launched, as I wanted a watch that would be suitable for the variety of sports that I enjoy. I hope I never have the need for the emergency beacon function but, for sure, I will be wearing this on my next ski trip: back-country cat-skiing in Irwin, Colorado.
Helmet by Giro Seam
I always wore a helmet when skiing competitively and I now do so when skiing recreationally. In Tignes I keep a special Bentley-branded helmet that was given to me by Ted Davenport after he completed a wing-suit flying demonstration for Bentley in Aspen a couple of years ago.
Boots by Lange
I have always skied in a pair of Lange race boots. It is essential that a boot holds my foot both securely and comfortably. I started skiing when I was three years old, and joined a junior racing programme when I was seven. I stayed on it until I was 14 or 15. Since then I have skied as much as I have been able to. I hope that I have not slowed down too much since my racing days.