Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Another new season

So we're coming up to yet another winter season, and while the Blog has been quiet, I've been pretty busy (maybe the two are related). In January I finished the final module of my BASI Level 4 ISTD, the top qualification in the BASI system, and the one that allows me to work in France. I had barely got used to the fact that I had finished my last exam before I was teaching three classes a day over February half term holiday week - the busiest week of the winter by far for British holiday skiers.

The rest of the winter was gone before I knew it. Spring was a mixture of ski touring, a brief trip home spent mostly in the Snowdonia hills, and a little building project for the ski school moving our meeting hut out of the way of the new piste that is being made in Les Deux Alpes. Summer was also spent in the resort, teaching skiing on the glacier, plus quite a bit of walking, climbing, running and an introduction to downhill mountain biking. We really have a fantastic playground in the Alps, with so much more to do besides my first love of skiing.

I'll post a few photos soon...

Friday, 7 February 2014


Good Luck to Team GB and all the athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

My Good News

Followers of my blog will know that I have been working towards my BASI Level 4 and the right to work in France for some time now. Last week I completed my last module - the Level 4 Technical Exam. It has been a long journey to reach this point, taking many, many weeks of training and courses and more money than I want to think about.

I'd like to thank all the coaches, trainers and instructors who have helped me get there from BASI, Podium, TDC, Ski Marmalade, ECAP and others.

Now to the future, I look forward to doing some skiing and teaching without the shadow of exams to pass.