PDS BLOG

Avoriaz Gets New Lifts For Next Winter

2019-10-02T16:21:16+01:00|

  2 New Lifts Accessing Swiss Side of PDS One of the best things about the ski lessons we deliver in Avoriaz is the freedom to go to so many different places. We often get the request of skiing to Switzerland and back, its great fun! But theres more to it than that. The slopes on [...]

Cross-Over, Cross-Under or a Transition somewhere in-between….

2019-08-27T19:08:31+01:00|

Whilst running some training for the Peak Leaders group in Argentina I had some time to grab a bit of footage. This video should help to discuss the pros and cons of different transitions. Now I’ve been thinking on this subject since the recent Interski Congress in Bulgaria whilst watching skiers of different nations but [...]

Eurotest Kit List

2019-09-04T01:34:48+01:00|

Embarking on the journey towards passing the Eurotest can be a a daunting one. To help you get started we have made a Eurotest Kit List of the things you will most likely need. Some of it can be shared, some bought second hand, importantly all of it can be sold once you get that [...]

A Guide To Morzine

2019-03-08T17:40:00+01:00|

The Town If your travelling to Morzine as a Family then you are in the good company, and here is why. Morzine has an interesting history that dates back over 1000 years and has been the home to Monks, Miners and Farmers. All before becoming the hub of skiing and mountain biking that it [...]

What to wear to Keep Warm Skiing

2018-11-10T12:34:17+01:00|

Hi there, Its Gareth from PDS Academy 3 Valleys.  Ski instructors are like onions, we have layers! For some this might be correct both metaphorically and literally, however in this post you will be glad to know that I am only writing about the latter. With lots of early snowfall across the alps and more [...]

Taking the Eurotest this winter?

2018-11-10T11:54:46+01:00|

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 [...]