PDS BLOG

October 2018

Taking the Eurotest this winter?

2018-10-09T21:17:04+00:00October 9th, 2018|

With the seasons changing and the temps dropping our focus is starting to turn to winter. Our first project is always on the glaciers, working with candidates aiming to get things dialled in for the first Euro Test of the season. This years calendar kicks off with Carezza in the Dolomites and we as [...]

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 [...]