Trainees attending the BSA in 2019/20 will benefit from our continuing commitment to exceptional tutor/coach:trainee ratios.
Founder of the BSA and former British ski team downhiller.
In 1996 Malcolm reformed the Ski High School as the British Ski Academy in Les Houches, Chamonix Valley, where operations were run first from Les Campanules Hotel and then from 2001 at the BSA's exclusive base, the Etoile des Neiges. All of the current British Alpine Team have trained with Malcolm and the BSA at some point in their careers. Now based in the Aosta Valley, the BSA programme is expanding to include FIS racers and the Academy continues to grow with its excellent sporting ethos and the generous support of sponsors and friends.
Simone raced for the Sci Club Sansicario. He has coached for the past ten years, gaining Italian Maestro instructor and FISI race coach certification, and coaching experience of a high standard at all age levels. He covered FIS Head Coach positions in Italy and Australia for the past 4 years. As principal coach to GB U21 star Zak Vinter since 2016, he steered Zak to the lowest ever teenage FIS result in British ski racing history. Simo is looking forward to working with our boys U21 team.
Penny is now the School Liaison Officer in her fourth season for the BSA. She lives in Les Houches, prior to that she lived in Scotland for 26 years, did her degree at Strathclyde University and worked in education for over ten years.
Martine, former Moguls Champ, returns as housemum this season, always welcome on the pastoral team and, manager of the BSA Parents and Coaches Facebook page - outlying parents: make friends!
Detra has been a ski coach in Pila for nearly 10 years, involved in the training all ages and at an international level. With Alpine skiing coach qualification lvl 3, FISI as well as ski instructor & telemark qualifications, great local knowledge and long experience of working with the young we are very much looking forward to working with Detra from October onwards.
Jordan began racing with Telford Ski Club and made the GB U18 squad before retiring from racing in 2016. He is studying sport science at Durham University and joins the BSA whenever his schedule allows. With his instant impact as a serious-minded coach and technical analyst, Jord has been described by Canadian coach Conrad Pridy as having the best eye of any young coach that he's met. A great addition to the team over the summer, we look forward to him joining us in Aosta. in the coming season.
Fraser studies Sport and Exercise Science at Newcastle University. A long term trainee with the British Ski Academy he joined our coaching staff this summer, and has been a great asset in the Alps and on the UK circuit. After 5 years on the British and Scottish Ski Teams Fraser has made the transition to coaching and on occasion he coaches the British Children's Ski Team.
Graham was in the Scottish team from 2013-2015 and is currently working towards his Basi 3: with only two modules left and anticipates his Basi 3 will be finished by December. An easygoing kind of guy, always happy to help, we are very glad to have him on the coaching team for 2018.