Trainees attending the BSA in 2017/18 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.
USSA Alpine coach of the year 2016, Rob joins us on a year's sabbatical from the prestigious Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV). Formerly Steamboat Springs Head Coach and US Ski Team Regional Coach before joining SSCV, Rob had an SSCV partnership with Ski Gymnasium Stams where he spent over 3 months training in their system, as well as studying the Norwegian system on a fact finding mission in 2014. Rob is motivated to continue to push GBR athletes to higher levels and to see each athlete reach their full ski racing potential. He says his greatest satisfaction as a coach is seeing maximum progress, and athletes who put their chin in the fall line!
Our Head of U12/U10 training, Charley's thoughtful, calm approach makes him an ideal coach for our junior racers. He holds the highest American qualifications and has an infectious enthusiasm for the sport. BASI Level 4 ISTD, IASI Level 4, European Mountain Safety Level 4, USSA Level 200 Coach, UK Snowspnorts Level 4 Development Coach and Level 2 Performance Coach, PSIA Level 3
Louise joins the team for the first time this season and assumes the role of Head of Pastoral Care as well as tutor for Humanities and English. She brings with her a wealth of experience from over twenty years in the secondary sector of education, including school trips, such as a Geography trip to Iceland in 2016 and skiing in Bulgaria and the Alps. Louise lives in North Wales and looks forward to swapping the mountains of Snowdonia for those of the Italian Alps. We are delighted to have her on board.
Doug worked at Team Summit Colorado as a FIS coach from 2000-2005 and was the head FIS coach there from 2005-2011. He spent two seasons after that coaching privately through SSCV (Ski and Snowboard Club Vail), and from 2013-2016 as the Head Women's FIS coach at SSCV. Doug says he is excited by the opportunity to work with the athletes and staff at the British Ski Academy in this upcoming season. And we are very glad to have him.
With a 50 FIS point profile across three Alpine disciplines and a recent career in professional road cycling, Brad rejoins us as a full time coach this summer going into the 2017 season.
Lynn Mill (née Sharp) helps out at our pre-season race camps. Lynn runs []( in Val d’Isere.
Dave Tee has been in the England Alpine Team from 2008 to 2009. He has a range of instructing and coaching qualifications, including BASI Level 3, UKCP Alpine Coach Level 3, Mountain Safety Level 3 and IVSI.
Ailsa joins us this year as Maths Tutor
BSA Administration, Stroud, Glos, Dominic runs the BSA office side and is the least outward bound of us all. Occasionally he makes it over to rumble down the bumps.
Penny is now the School Liaison Officer in her third 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.
Charlotte has taught science for twenty years in U.K. secondary schools. She is very much looking forward to her second season with BSA after a marvellous summer in the mountains of North Wales.
A veteran of Kitzbuehel and Wengen, Conrad twice scored World Cup points at Garmisch. Injury has forced Conrad to retire from the Canadian Team and he now joins the BSA for his first coaching appointment.
Zoe grew up in Munich where she studied primary school teaching with the focus on German as a second language and sports. Also a Yoga and Pilates teacher, this is Zoe's second season with the BSA.
Romain joins our FIS staff for the main part of the 2017 season. Romain has worked as a coach and technician with France (WC), Andorra, and Argentina. He has a wealth of experience and is a great addition to our team.
Playing a part in Primary tutoring and on the coaching team, Helli grew up racing, she was an England Alpine Team member and is now a BASI certified instructor. She was also a junior national team rower. Helli studied at the University of the Arts London and at Parsons School of Design in New York.
Martine takes up position as housemum this season, a welcome addition to the pastoral team.
Steve is a graduate in Sports Science/Physiology from the University of Leeds, with a recent MSc in Sports Performance from Portsmouth as well as 2 gold standard PT qualifications. He’s been training elite ski racers since 2003 (amongst other sports) to optimise the athletes’ potential and to raise levels of confidence in their own abilities.
Noni Stocker joins the U12/U10 team on a regular basis and brings a wealth of experience to her role. Since 2002 Noni has been a British instructor examiner (BASI trainer) held her Carte Professionelle (France) since 2012
Laura lives in North Wales where she has recently graduated in Primary Education. She has a background in gymnastics which she has coached for many years. Laura captained her university gymnastics team for two years and also took up rugby as a side line. She is looking forward to joining the BSA team as primary tutor and getting back on the slopes!
Joel grew up in Northern Ireland where he was a keen swimmer, representing his county on several occasions. He was also starting full back for the local rugby team and represented Bangor University holding his position as full back on the 1st team. A drummer and a surfer, Joel loves his time on the slopes and we are very happy to have him on board at the BSA as a general factotum this season.
Tereza Is very much looking forward to joining the House Mum team for this coming season. As an owner of Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre based in Scotland, which provides activity residentials to children of all ages all year round, she fully understands the need for excellent pastoral care for children who are away from home. Tereza enjoys life in the outdoors, she loves horse riding and is a qualified Ski Instructor.