BASS Pro is the professional training arm of the BASS Morzine & Les Gets Ski School which has been operating in the Portes du Soleil since 1999.
We are the only organisation that meets the standards and has been awarded BASI Business Partner status in the whole of the Haute Savoie department of France.
As a trusted partner, we run BASI Level 1, 2 and 3 technical and teaching courses based here in the Morzine / Avoriaz ski area.
Our ski school team of 10 BASI Level 4 teachers includes 6 that are also current BASI Trainers & Examiners with experience of running the whole range of BASI technical and teaching courses from level 1 through to level 4. We also have 2 members of the BASI National Education Team who are responsible for training the trainers and developing the BASI education system into the future.
On top of that, team member, Lesley Page is conducting the first-ever Phd. related to ski teaching.
We believe that learning is a lifelong process which should be inspiring, enjoyable, motivational, achievable and above all, collaborative.
Nobody enjoys just being told what to do, learning is most effective with coaches you trust to listen to your needs and deliver the right information at the right time to help you break your personal performance barriers.
The BASS Pro coaching team has the knowledge, experience and passion to take you to the next level.
Meet the Coaching Team and see their individual credentials which make BASS Pro such an inspiring place to train.
Andy is a long-standing member of the BASS team, he became a BASI trainer in 2000 and brings a wealth of experience in delivering Alpine Level 1, Alpine 2 and Alpine Level 3. He also holds a Level 2 snowboard and Level 3 ISIA telemark qualifications.
A very talented teacher and often found in the Vallee Blanche or somewhere steep and deep.
Andy is endorsed by Dynastar, Lange and Look Equipment and his favourite ski is the Dynastar CR74
Favourite type of skiing: Off Piste
Best run in the world: Pas de Chèvre
What’s the best thing about your job: Meeting lots of different people.
Current BASI Alpine Trainer, former World Cup Snowboarder, Level 4 since 1991. Becci became a BASI Trainer in 1998. She has been involved in writing course content and has a huge depth of experience delivering Level 1 and 2 courses as well as the technical and teaching modules.
Becci is a current member of the BASI Interski Demo Team and BASI National Education Team.
Current BASI Alpine Trainer, Level 4 ISTD Diploma holder since 2010. David is proof the professional program works, he completed Alpine Level 1 to Alpine Level 4 ISTD in a little over 3 seasons. He was selected to join the BASI training body in 2012 and has been delivering Alpine Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 assessments since.
Dream ski destination: Somewhere quiet with multiple helicopters and good friends
Why did you become a ski instructor: So I didn’t have to work in an office
What is your favourite run in the Porte du Soleil: Stade, Pleney
Words of Wisdom to trainee Instructors: Get fit!
Current BASI Alpine Trainer, former National Team Mogul Coach. Level 4 Diploma holder since 1991. Jaz became a BASI Trainer in 1996 and is experienced at delivering all levels of BASI course, including delivering Level 4 teaching and technical courses in the last year.
He is also BASI Trainers Director and involved in the Training and selection of the current BASI Training body. He is a current member of the BASI Interski Team.
Current BASI Alpine Trainer, Level 4 ISTD Diploma holder since 2010. Lesley is proof the professional program works, she completed her training to get through Alpine L3 courses and Alpine Level 4 courses with BASS. She has spent seasons in Verbier and New Zealand and was selected to join the BASI training body in 2012.
Dream ski destination: Backcountry skiing in American Rockies
Why did you become a ski instructor: To help people become inspired by the mountains and skiing.
What is your favourite run in the Porte du soleil: Mouflon on Mont Chery
Words of Wisdom to trainee Instructors: The details matter when training to change something. Make every turn count towards your goal.
Level 4 ISTD Diploma holder since 2012. Marc is another case study of the BASS training program producing talented teachers. Having recently progressed through the BASI system he understands what is required at every level.
Marc is incredibly passionate about improving understanding and performance, he communicates at every level. His approach to teaching is very assuring and calm, you will feel at ease moving out of your comfort zone.