• Artemis Interschools, 2016
  • Training Grands Bois
  • Jazzy Butcher ASC-2013
  • FIS Team 2016
  • ASC 2015
  • Race preparation 2013
  • Megan Jenkins ISSC-2013
ISSC 2016 Les Houches1 Training Les Houches 20152 Jazzy Butcher ASC-20133 FIS Team 20164 ASC-20155 Race preparation 20136 Megan Jenkins ISSC-20137

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col devozaCourse inspection, Maison Neuve, Les Houches


The BSA is the UK's most successful junior Alpine race training centre. Many young ski racers achieve excellent results complementing their main club programme with spells at the BSA, those racers who train exclusively with us have achieved the following:

Best overall Children One (U14) club at the British Alpine Ski championships
2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Best overall Children Two (U16) club at the British Alpine Ski championships
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


The British Ski Academy - BSA

The British Ski Academy provides a winter base to support and encourage junior British racers aiming to achieve the highest standards in Alpine ski racing.

Trainees from seven to nineteen join us for training at camps throughout the year in the Alps, and now the Rockies. Since 1996 we have operated tailored school and ski programmes in the Chamonix valley lasting from a few weeks to the whole winter. The younger racers frequently live out and many students have their first experience of race training with the BSA.

The level of individual attention and input is excellent. The UK's junior and senior national ski teams are full of our current and former trainees. The entire British ski team at the 2015 Vail Alpine World Championships was made up of racers who attended the BSA.

Season Update - Summer dates posted

More information to follow on race camps and next season details, meanwhile summer dates and probable venues posted on the blog/facebook.

Summer Camps: Fitness & Glacier Training July/August - details tbc.
and Norwich Slalom Camp August bank holiday week: not booking yet.
October Camps: Glacier Training half term, options to be confirmed.
Canada Camps: TBC- see Calendar page


Malcolm Erskine, BSA Programme Director:


Welcome to the British Ski Academy website. It is with great pleasure that we announce our new sponsor, Artemis Investment Management. With the help of Artemis we have embarked on an ambitious coaching programme with a truly awesome team assembled for BSA 2016, headed by former Canadian Team head coach Kip Harrington. See staff page. Exciting times!

During the main season in Les Houches, end of week races will decide groups for the following week, and the coaches will ensure that every trainee receives a high level of attention. Each coach will be responsible for the ski and fitness training, video work and ski prep of their main group, and host video sessions attended by other coaches to ensure a range of input as well as continuity.

On the schooling side Brendan McCormick continues to deliver a strong tutorial  programme. We continue to hear reports of students returning to school with improved grades. This demonstrates that with hard work children can excel at both sport and school.

New families

Our aim has always been to raise the standard of UK junior ski race training. Any competitive young British racer willing to work hard will find the British Ski Academy ready to make a serious difference helping them to fulfil their dreams.

New racer families, visit contact page and get in touch. There is a lot of information on the pages here but we are more than happy to answer any questions over the phone.

Updates will be posted here and on our blog, take RSS feed link above to be sent latest updates.

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