Trainees attending the BSA in 2021/22 will benefit from our continuing commitment to exceptional tutor/coach:trainee ratios, as well as an excellent tutorial team.
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.
Penny is School Liaison Officer 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. She heads up the tutorial team as well as liasing with schools and parents to ensure that the children training with us do not lose continuity with their education.
Fraser graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. A long term trainee with the British Ski Academy he joined our coaching staff in the summer of 2018 and coaches both in the UK and full time during the season at our base in Aosta, Italy. After 5 years on the British and Scottish Ski Teams Fraser made the transition to coaching and on occasion coaches the British Children's Ski Team.
After a racing career, including time with the British Childrens' Team and the Scottish Ski Team, Hope completed a degree in Sport and Fitness and is a Level 3 personal trainer. She joins BSA for her 4th season in Aosta this coming winter.
Adam graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Adam, a UKCP Level 2, has worked with FIS athletes for a number of years and has extensive experience working with FIS athletes of different levels and nationalities. Developing under former BSA FIS Head Coach Alain Baxter, Adam headed up the Junior FIS programme at Cardrona Alpine Ski Team (NZ) before working with British FIS athletes throughout Europe. Adam brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the team, including experience in boot fitting.
Alice joined BSA in 2019 in Aosta after graduating from Northumbria University with a BSc followed by an Mres, both in Psychology. Alice joined as both a member of the pastoral team and the teaching team, working primarily with the primary school athletes (whilst also providing extra support for any other athletes who needed it out of school hours).
Tom has recently transitioned into coaching after 8 years of racing with the British Ski Academy and the Scottish Team. Tom spent the first few years of his racing on the dry slopes and indoor slopes, he then progressed onto the snow with BSA in Les Houches. Over the last couple of years Tom has been busy completing his BASI level 3 and has spent time in Val d’Isere, Zermatt and Perisher, Australia, furthering his instructing and coaching experience.
BSA Consultant Technical Director. Slalom ace Alain scored a string of top 10 results at World Cup to complement his third place in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Jamie has been coaching throughout the UK and internationally for the last 10 years. Since graduating university with a degree in sport and exercise science, Jamie has coached specialised in working with FIS athletes. Jamie sent 3 years in New Zealand as the Head Junior FIS Coach for the Cardrona Alpine Ski Team. On top of this, he has worked with athletes of all ages and ability, from first time U10s to Europa Cup and World Cup athletes.