The European Ski and Snowboard School Team
The team is led by Jeremy Edwards, BASI ISTD who has run the school successfully since setting it up in France in 1998. The multi-lingual instructing team consists of BASI ISTDs and top qualified instructors from other European nations. There are opportunities available for BASI ISTDs with a passion for teaching to join the team, and for those working towards their ISTD to benefit from the Sponsorship Programme.
What does the school offer?
We pride ourselves in the quality, consistency and value of our ski and snowboards lessons at all levels. We are big enough to deliver a full range of group and private lessons for all ages and abilities – Snow Garden Kids to high-level adults – but small enough to ensure that our hand-picked instructors always deliver the best possible lesson experience.
We work closely with a number of major British tour operators to provide carefully tailored instruction for their guests and of course we welcome independent bookings too. We also work with the Ski Club of Great Britain delivering instruction for their Freshtracks holidays.
We offer tuition in skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, freestyle and off-piste/freeride. In Les Deux Alpes we are lucky to have the La Grave-La Meije off-piste area on our doorstep and our regular guided trips provide high-mountain off-piste skiing in a spectacular environment.
The school is open both summer and winter. In summer we offer ski and snowboard lessons on the glacier, race training (Test Technique / Eurotest) camps and ski/snowboard freestyle camps in the largest summer snowpark in Europe. Les Deux Alpes also offers many other summer activities such as downhill mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting and much more.
At the European Ski and Snowboard School we believe it is important to support instructors progressing through the BASI system to reach their full potential. To this end, our Sponsorship Programme provides assistance, free of charge, to two instructors working towards their ISTD. This includes Eurotest/Test Technique training, access to our in-house instructor training and staff development and the possibility of working within the ski school in a non-teaching role whilst training. The programme also provides a fantastic opportunity to ski with and to shadow our team of top level qualified instructors which is great preparation for teaching and technical exams.
We are very proud of the success record of the Sponsorship Programme. To date over twenty five BASI members (including four current BASI trainers) have achieved their ISTD with the support of the European Ski and Snowboard School, and we anticipate many more success stories in the future