About PDS Academy Ski School
Skiing is a sport based around a series of skills and movement patterns, build the right platform and you will experience a smoother progression towards your goals. We have taken our experience of national team programs and made the quality of training at that level accessible to everyone. During your sessions you will experience technical feedback, tactics, psychology, goal setting, video feedback and clear understanding of how to develop your skiing.
We are passionate about grass roots level development
The PDS children’s academy has been set up to allow your children to experience what it might be like to take their skiing further. As active coaches for British children skiing at international level we understand the development process from ski school to race and freestyle clubs. It is our goal to create the opportunity for your children to progress from recreational skiers to the next level by inspiring, motivating and building their confidence.
Your instructors have years of experience teaching and coaching all over the world from first time skiers to world class athletes. They hold their BASI ISTD level 4 qualification and French equivalence and have helped 1000’s of clients reach goals such their first solo run, passing instructor exams and competing at the world junior championships
From start to finish you will be in direct contact with us your coaches. Spend more time skiing because we have already got to know you in the booking phase. You need to be turning to be learning!
Alex is new to the team in 2017.
Ben Brian – Ski instructor
Ben is a fully qualified BASI ISTD with experience working world wide. He has a passion for free ride skiing and is a brilliant instructor to take a lesson with if your looking to develop your skills off piste in Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets. Ben has headed up instructor courses, been known to pull a backflip mid race and is an inspirational skier to take your skiing to a new level with.
Scott Macbain – Ski Instructor
Scott has a wealth of experience having skied for Scotland and the British development team all over the world. Since fully qualifying through BASI he has helped many ski instructors pass their exams and worked for various ski schools teaching at all levels before arriving in the Portes Du Soleil.
In the summer months he heads to Australia to coach up and coming ski racers and will also find Scott on the yachts teaching his other passion sailing.
Tom Hudson – Ski Instructor
Tom Hudson has over 10 years experience working with clients around the world. Teaching all levels from beginners to training ski instructors. He has been based in Morzine for the last three seasons and we are delighted to have him on the team. He has some brilliant skills in the snow park and is also impressive in the backcountry. Kids love skiing with Tom especially when learning through adventure.
In the summer Tom is based in the Uk working at times in the Castleford Snow dome, there he trains local instructors helping them to move through their exams.
Craig Robinson – Ski Instructor
Craig raced at world cup level in skicross and represented Great Britain in the 2009 world championships. Since then he has become qualified at the highest international level and coached athletes to world junior championships and many ski instructors through the Euro Test and instructor exams. Most recently Craig has been selected to represent the British Association of Snowsport Instructors at Interski as part of their demonstration and delivery team for the congress in Argentina.
James Bennett – Ski Instructor
James has been a member of two British Ski Teams, in both Alpine and Telelmark racing. Since then he has become a BASI Trainer in both Telemark and Coaching delivering courses in the UK and abroad. As an active coach for the British childrens team James has a strong interest in the development of childrens skiing from grass route level up. In 2012 he qualified as a First Aid Trainer and has run courses for all instructors ranging from gap students to ski school directors.