Will began skiing when at the age of 10 in Fiesch, Switzerland and immediately took to the sport. He is as passionate about the sport today as he was on his first day. Will has worked in countries all over the world including the USA, New Zealand, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Having settled in Megeve/st Gervais, Will has been teaching skiing for 12 years now and has an array of qualifications at the highest level including BASI ITSD Level 4 (with full french equivalence), Alpine Development Coach, and MLTB Mountain Leader. Will also works as an Alpine Trainer for the British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI).
I have been teaching skiing since 1986 and 28 years later I am still totally in love with the sport and "life in the mountains". During that time I have been involved in racing, race coaching, ski school, instructor training and have taught just about everything from 4 year olds to top level instructors. I have been lucky enough to work in many countries around the world including the USA, France and Scotland to name but a few. In 2004 my wife and I set up BASS Chamonix, 5 years later we joined forces with Will Roberts and Andrew Lockerbie to set up BASS Megeve. I love working in all aspects of the sport and have been heavily involved in training and assessing ski instructors.
Born into a skiing family Shona worked her way into skiing from racing for the Scottish Team then developing through the British Instructor qualifications (BASI) right to the top to become fully qualified to work independently in France (Carte Professionnelle) and the rest of the World. Having spent many years working in Scotland race coaching and teaching all levels on all surfaces the skills and experience shines as Shona works with all levels of skiers who visit the BASS Schools in Chamonix & Megeve. Also working as a Trainer for organisations such as BASI, IASI and Snowsport Scotland Shona moves around the Alps training and grading aspiring instructors.
From the age of seven Christmas was twice as exciting as it meant new ski kit and a new ski season. Passing my driving test meant I could start teaching skiing on a dry slope at 17. University was funded by teaching in the UK, Europe as well as the Southern Hemisphere. Since then I have enjoyed sharing my enthusiasm for the sport with many thousands of skiers, acted as a trainer for the British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI) training instructors, skied in the BASI Demo team and gained teaching and coaching qualifications in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and my Carte Professional to work in France.
A ski season in New Zealand was my launch pad into ski instruction. 16 Australians in a "Beginners Starter Pack" was a shock to the system but I instantly loved it. 12 years later, many resorts, many qualifications, many clients and I still look forward to the winter coming. Skiing is such a thrill seeking sport I can't help but smile when clients make those breakthrough moments. Whether it's holding their first snowplough or first time powder turns. You know what they're thinking - "When can I book my next ski trip!"
When I am not teaching I still love being in the mountains. Ski touring, rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering - the Mt Blanc valley has it all and I love it! - Why didn't I come here 12 years earlier?!
Peter is a highly committed and motivated professional ski teacher and coach, with over 25 years ski teaching experience. Holding British Association of Snowsport Instructors level 4 (International Ski Teacher Diploma with full French Equivalence), New Zealand Snowsport Instructor Alliance Level 3, Trainer and Senior Coach for UK training and coaching bodies. He has worked for BASS in Megeve for the last 2 seasons. Prior to which he worked in Chatel (France), Treble Cone (New Zealand) and Zell am See/Saalbach Hintergelmm (Austria). Peter loves teaching all levels and finds great reward in the smile on their faces as they master and perfect their skiing.
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