Raffi Khorchidian is a world traveler and talented skier who is incessantly in search of the most pristine mountains. After learning to ski in Europe with his family at a very young age, Khorchidian hit the mountain and never looked back.
Growing up, he would frequently ski the Alps in Austria, Switzerland, and France. The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe and features internationally renowned ski conditions and the most pristine mountain resorts in the world.
To this day, the Swiss and the French Alps remain as Raffi Khorchidian’s favorite locations to go skiing. However, the Canadian Rockies are a close second on the list — an area which he had plenty of time to explore while living in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Khorchidian was drawn to the sport of skiing for a variety of reasons, most notably the challenge, sense of freedom, and camaraderie.
The big, wide-open spaces provide the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and mentally recharge. Gliding down the pristine mountains in “God’s country” offer an unparalleled sense of freedom. The steep, mind-blowing runs offer an unequaled thrill and rush of adrenaline that provide a real sense of pride when looking back up the mountain knowing what you have just accomplished.
Over the years, Raffi Khorchidian has had the opportunity to develop friendships with people around the world through their shared passion for skiing. Skiing gives you a great feeling of independence and liberation that you will never forget, but the relationships built on the ski lift or in the lodge are what truly makes a ski trip memorable.
Professionally, Raffi Khorchidian has engaged in a variety of special situation and local projects spanning biotech, restaurant and hospitality development, wineries, real estate development, and corporate project development.
The corporate development projects have primarily concentrated on mineral resource exploration, specifically precious metals (gold, silver, and pgm) and industrial elements (copper, zinc, uranium), as well as oil and gas exploration and project development. These projects have afforded Raffi Khorchidian the opportunity to visit numerous countries that boast unrivaled ski mountains, such as Chili and Argentina.
Furthermore, Khorchidian is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in start-up business venture development, finance, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. He currently manages a broad portfolio of private equity investments and has helped numerous entrepreneurs unlock capital for business operating all over the world. Specializing in projections, market analysis, forecasting, research and development, Khorchidian offers sound advice on strategic matters concerning mergers and acquisitions and guiding companies into the public marketplace.
While Khorchidian’s career is extremely demanding, he appreciates the fact that it affords him the opportunity to travel extensively around the world. Raffi always makes sure to explore for his own pleasure during his free time, especially when visiting locations that offer skiing.
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