PDS BLOG

September 2018

Beginner – Intermediate Guide to Courchevel. Which runs to start on?

2018-09-17T16:14:36+00:00September 17th, 2018|

Hi, Its Gareth from PDS 3 Valleys, As I explained in the Beginners Guide to Courchevel, Courchevel is a world class resort.  For me as an instructor what makes it the dream place to teach, is the fact that it has amazing choices of terrain for all levels of skiers, which are all linked up.  [...]

August 2018

Getting Fit For Sking – What Exercises to do?

2018-08-21T12:53:25+00:00August 21st, 2018|

GEETING FIT FOR SKIING – WHAT EXERCISES TO DO? Hey, its Gareth from PDS 3 Valleys.  Here is the 3rd part of my summer skiing fitness blog, I hope you enjoy the read and find it helpful. Where to Start? As mentioned in our previous posts, What is fitness? What to focus on?, skiing taxes [...]

July 2018

Getting Fit for Skiing – What to Focus on?

2018-07-21T13:53:38+00:00July 21st, 2018|

The Physical Demands of Skiing Welcome back, in our last post we explored what is fitness?  We broke it down into its 4 basic components (flexibility, speed, strength and stamina), and then looked deeper into these areas to briefly explore how these relate to skiing.  From this we found that skiing requires you to be [...]

Getting Fit for Skiing – What is Fitness?

2018-07-21T13:25:51+00:00July 9th, 2018|

Your winter ski holiday can seem a million miles away in the summer, however it’s a really good time to get yourself into shape for when your holiday comes around.  Having a good level of ski fitness will allow you to ski well and more importantly enjoy your ski holiday and lessons with us. This [...]

May 2018

Why Sainte Foy is a true Hidden Gem

2018-05-02T16:27:36+00:00May 2nd, 2018|

Sainte Foy is a small resort nestled at the bottom of the Tarentaise valley that gives access to multiple ski resorts including Tignes and Val d'Isere. Just a 20 minute drive along the road from Bourg St Maurice. Having worked there for a week in February along side Robbie and Dan who both run PDS [...]

May 2017

Sponsored Professional Training

2017-10-13T14:50:36+00:00May 9th, 2017|

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 [...]

March 2017

Kids ski for Free in Morzine and Avoriaz in April!

2017-10-13T14:51:18+00:00March 26th, 2017|

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

2017-10-13T14:51:39+00:00March 12th, 2017|

  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 [...]

December 2016

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

2017-10-13T14:58:28+00:00December 16th, 2016|

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 [...]