PDS BLOG

August 2018

Getting Fit For Sking – What Exercises to do?

2018-08-21T12:53:25+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 December 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 [...]

December 2015

Christmas Week in Morzine/Avoriaz/Les Gets

2017-10-13T14:59:33+00:00 December 18th, 2015|

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 to [...]

October 2015

Interski Ushuaia Argentina – Fin de Mundo

2017-10-13T15:00:10+00:00 October 1st, 2015|

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 [...]