This year we have a diverse group of trainees from different backgrounds and countries; 3 snowboarders, Nick, Georgie and Jake and 8 skiers Quentin, Linda, Jon, Gus, Freddie, Kelly, Hannah and Emily.

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Our Snowboarders left to right Nick, Georgie and Jake

Quentin and Linda are a seeking a change in career and wanted to follow their passion and qualify as ski instructors. Kelly is from Colorado and joins us from traveling India. Nick worked in Morzine last winter and is now back as a training instructor and planning on travelling to NZ afterwards. We also have some School leavers enjoying a gap year and heading back to Uni after the season!
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Our Skiers left to right, Linda, hannah, Quentin, Jaz the coach, Emily, Gus, Freddie, Jon and Kelly

Our future ski instructors know how to have fun!

The trainees participated in some ice breakers and fun with 3 and 5 legged races and some blindfolded group art…some of our trainees will need to work a little harder on their 3 legged skills, but we feel confident that they will rise to the challenge ;) …a great laugh had by all!



3 legged capers from the trainees!

On Sunday night, the trainees met head coaches Tammy from the amazing Mint Snowboarding (read more about the Mint Snowboarding team here) and Jaz from the awesome Bass Ski School. An inspiring and motivational chat from both instructors and the trainees were definitely geared up to start to head up the mountain and start a great week of training.

MORZINE trainees

Group Selfie!

The first week of training focused on technique and the standard of skiing and snowboarding needed for instructor level, while also preparing for BASI Level 1 next week.  The trainees worked hard to improve style and get stronger and better on the mountain, and even finding some time to get loose with some freestyle moves in the Park.


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Working on some freestyle moves!

The skiers had a full on week with Jaz and the BASS crew impressed right from the start with a very informative, professional and friendly brief.  Jaz worked the trainees on building a solid foundation of balance to progress throughout the course.


Skiers working on balance and style!

Supporting the local sports teams

Work hard play hard though…and the trainees enjoyed some local sport with Morzine and Avoriaz’s famous Ice Hockey team playing against the Grenoble Wolves.  After a strong start by Morzine going 2-0 in the first period it finished 8-4 to Grenoble. A high scoring game with a lot of action, and great fun to support the local team. Some of the trainees even cheering on with a horn. We will be there throughout the season cheering on the penguins!!  

Basi  level 1 is now underway for both the skiers and snowboarders. After speaking with the crew and their trainers everything is on-course for a successful week…….fingers crossed!

Stay tuned.

Morzine Penguins fans

Supporting the Morzine Penguins

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Banff (11 week course) 9 Jan-26 Mar @ £7,799

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