The PDS Academy Blog

Sponsored Professional Training

Coming off the back of a great season and expanding our school we are looking at ways we can help more talented instructors qualify faster. Next winter (2017/18) we will be offering sponsorship packages ranging from 25% – 100% of training fees towards Eurotest, Test Technique and  Technical training. The training weeks run year round […]

Kids ski for Free in Morzine and Avoriaz in April!

As we see out the last few days of March, Morzine still has some really good snow to be had. Morzine is holding up well considering how warm it has been and Avoriaz is still enjoying great coverage with all runs open. This in combination with the most recent news, kids ski for free! Means there may […]

Husky Sleigh Ride Avoriaz

  After looking for a suitable Valentines Day present and failing miserably I was pointed in the direction of Husky Sledging. With lots of clients asking whats great to do in Morzine and Avoriaz its only right I let you know what is like. I am admittedly a massive animal lover and a big fan of […]

Get fit and hiit the slopes

When life gives you snow canons, make, em…. Snow!

A ski instructors positive spin on the early season drought. By Scott MacBain. So my fellow snow sports enthusiast and holiday makers, its that time of year again where we all show up in Morzine expecting the arctic circle and have been greeted by the Mediterranean. Now I know what you’re thinking; sure grass has […]

Christmas Week in Morzine/Avoriaz/Les Gets

Christmas Week 2016   With very little snow fall over the last few weeks there has been some concern about the conditions in the Portes Du Soleil and how much skiing is available over Christmas and New Year. The good news is there is certainly no need to worry and there is some fantastic skiing […]

Interski Ushuaia Argentina – Fin de Mundo

We have just arrived home after taking part in the first ever Interski Congress to be run in the southern hemisphere. We had a brilliant few weeks in Ushuaia, Argentina and gained lots of useful knowledge to bring back to the school. Interski is a big event in the Snow-sports calendar running only once every 4 years. It lasts for […]

Scott MacBain tells us how to go skiing in Britain mid summer!

So it’s the middle of summer and you are seriously missing the epicness of being on snow on your beloved planks.  The solution?  A cheeky midsummer tour on Britain’s highest peak Ben Nevis which is exactly what myself and Emily Scott decided to do last week!  Having studied the relevant maps at great length, consulted the […]

What is new for the 2015/2016 ski season

For 2015/16 winter PDS will be offering both a ski school service during the season and a specialist academy for the more advanced skier.