THE TEAM

DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT SNOWSPORTS & TEACHING.

Meet the team

All British Alpine Ski School ski instructors are British and deliver their ski lessons in their native English launguage. Every instructor holds the prestigious ISTD (international ski teaching diploma) and have been selected by BASS because they are the best at what they do. The quality of such instructors guarentees you excellent comunication, fun and effective lessons, improved skills and understanding and an enhanced holiday experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Ricketts

BASS Managing director

Espace Killy Area Manager.

BASS Pro-Trainer & BASI Alpine Trainer

Level 4 ISTD

 

Born: Wigan UK - Lives: Oslo Norway

Works: Val D'Isere - Tignes & The 3V's

Ski teacher for 33 years all over the world. Steve says, "I enjoyed skiing so much in the area of Espace Killy that I started a ski school there. I am still discovering new adventures in the off piste after 16 seasons in Val." Steve has been an alpine trainer for BASI for the past 18 years and trains other instructors to the highest level. He started his skiing career in Andorra where he worked foe 11 winters in Arinsal. Since then he has worked all over the world and is an ambassador for BASS delivering our corporate product around Europe & Scandinavia.

 

Unknown fact: Author of the Lord of Destiny books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Conkie

Director 3 Vallees & Area Manager

BASS Pro-Trainer & BASI Alpine Trainer

Level 4 ISTD

 

Works: Meribel & Courchevel

Craig is a landmark in this extensiv ski area.

6 years with the ESF in Meribel and now 10 more years with BASS.

A L1 Alpine trainer for BASI, Craig is extensively involved in our our instructor training program as well as off piste and all other levels. Heis an ambassador for BASS delivering our corporate product around Europe.

Craig is very popular with kids and adults and has many customers who return year after year.

Born in Glasgow he has been skiing since the age of 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Haliday

Resort Manager Val D'Isere

BASS Pro Trainer

Level 4 ISTD

 

Works: Val D'Isere & Tignes

 

Home town: Glasgow
I have been teaching for 12 Years and taught in Pila, Courmayeur, Zermatt, Cardrona, Val d'Isere, Tignes and all over Scotland My favorit 3 ski runs are, The Saddle at Treble Cone NZ, Furgg in Zermatt and Le Face (especially during torch lit decents) Most exciting thing I've done recently was going snorkelling in the red sea. On ski's its still heli-skiing in both Val d'Isere and New Zealand
Craig was the first baby born in Scotland in 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Crawford

BASS Pro-Trainer & BASI Alpine Trainer

Level 4 ISTD

 

 

Mikes 5th year in the 3 Valleys.

A popular instructor with BASS clients and the BASS Pro-Training program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Cain

BASS Pro Trainer

Level 4 ISTD

 

Joe will be operating in Val D'Isere and Tignes.

He joined the team in 2015, he has many years of teaching experience working with ski schools from USA, Switzerland and France. He grew up in Bournemouth but has made a permanent home for himself and his family in Tignes since 2012. 

 

I started skiing when I was 4 years old, we went on a family ski trip to Borovets in Bulgaria, it was the first time any of my family skied and everyone loved it straight away, so from then on we went on at least one family trip every year. When I finished Uni I decided to do a winter season and I have been living in the mountains ever since.

 

My first instructor job was in Verbier Switzerland working with Altitude snow sports school I did a couple of weeks with them in 2004 then was offered a full time position for the following winter season which I very happily accepted I spent the next 3 winters with them while working through my BASI exams. Verbier was a lot of fun especially for someone in there 20’s, lots of big nights out and the skiing was pretty good to. After leaving Verbier I went off to America and then back to Switzerland until finally settling in Tignes France in 2012. I have been working with BASS since 2015, with BASS I get to the opportunity to work with a very wide range of clients from complete beginners all the way up to training instructors which keeps the job very interesting, also working in France gives you the financial stability needed to make ski instructing a proper career allowing you to live and raise a family, whereas in other countries I’ve worked it is treated more like a bit of fun for kids to do in their gap years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Norton

BASS Pro Trainer & Level 4 ISTD

Teaching in  Meribel & 3V

 

Info coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhydian Morris

BASS Pro Trainer & Level 4 ISTD

Teaching in  Meribel & 3V

 

Info coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elliot Stone

Level 4 ISTD

Teaching in  Val D'Isere & Tignes

 


I started as a young child on family holidays in Scotland. I remember skiing in Lecht and Glenshee mainly, both of which bringing challenging wet conditions. As well as this, I used to ski at my local dry ski slope in Rossendale.

I first tough in Sahoro, Japan which is different from the Alps. The main difference being the conditions. Meters of powder snow fell throughout the season which really puts a smile on everybody’s face. As well as the conditions, having lessons of none English speaking clients really made things interesting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hudson

Level 4 ISTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Cain

 

 

Reservations

 

Sam is taking care of reservations in the BASS office and is the the person you will be speaking to for in resort enquiries.

Sam is a qualified BASI ski instructor so knows her way around a mountain. She will be able to help you organise your ski lessons and is knowladgeable enough to advise you on other aspects of your trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross Trainer

Level 4 ISTD

Working in Val D'Isere & Tignes

 

Based in the UK Ross joins the BASS Team during the school holidays. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve MacDonald

Teaching Snowboarding in Val D'iser & Tignes

 

Originally from Helensburgh, near Glasgow, I started snowboarding in 1998 while on student exchange in France and since then have been riding all over the world, from Scotland to New Zealand. I moved to the Tarentaise valley in 2007. I’ve been living, working, snowboarding and mountain biking here ever since. An International Mountain Leader and Mountain Bike guide as well as a BASI 4 Snowboard Instructor, I spend my whole year teaching in the outdoors and know the whole valley inside-out as a result. My big passion in snowboarding is backcountry riding and touring – been splitboarding to earn my turns for many years.
 
Fun fact: Can’t be many people who have made snowboard descents of both Mont Blanc and Ben Nevis!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jocelyn (Floss) Cockle

Teaching in  Tignes

 

IFloss is a British BASI Level 4 ISTD Ski Teachers based in the Espace Killy in France. She started skiing at the age of nine on a family ski holiday and whilst "learning to ski didn’t come easy" she is now one of a limited number of British female ski instructor qualified to the highest level in her profession and is close to passing her Mountain Leader Guide qualification. Floss has been ski teaching all over the world for 17 seasons and with 19 ski seasons under her belt (she says that makes her feel old!) she's still as passionate as ever. Quite simply, Floss loves skiing, ski touring, climbing and hiking the mountains and passing her passion onto others. A specific focus for her work is teaching women how to ski on and off-piste and to enjoy touring in the backcountry.

Rob Hutchinson

Teaching in Tignes & Val D'Isere

 

Rob has proved to be popular with BASS clients. He has taught in the Alps for the past 15 year and has no end of experience in getting the best out of his students and finding them the best terrain and snow to ski on.

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