Who We Are

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 8 BASI Level 4 teachers includes 5 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 team

Meet the Coaching Team and see their individual credentials which make BASS Pro such an inspiring place to work & train.

 


Andy Jerram

 

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.

  • Current BASI Alpine Trainer, current BASI Telemark Trainer
  • Completed BASI Trainers Quality Assurance 2016
  • BASI Level 4 ISTD Diploma holder since 1999 with full French Equivalence
  • BASI Level 4 European Mountain Security
  • BASI Level 3 ISIA Telemark
  • BASI Level 2 Snowboard

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.


Becci Malthouse

 

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.

  • Current BASI Alpine Trainer
  • Completed BASI Trainers Quality Assurance 2017
  • BASI Level 4 since 1991 with full French Equivalence
  • BASI Level 4 European Mountain Security
  • Member of the BASI Interski Demo Team 1999 & 2015
  • Former BASI Snowboard Trainer and British Snowboard Champion

Becci is supported by VolklDalbello and Marker

 

 


Jaz Lamb

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.

  • BASI Trainers Director
  • Current BASI Alpine Trainer
  • Great Britain BASI Interski Demo Team Coach
  • Completed BASI Trainers Quality Assurance 2017
  • BASI Level 4 ISTD Diploma holder since 1991 with full French Equivalence
  • BASI Level 4 European Mountain Security
  • Coach of the BASI 2019 BASI Interski Team & National Eduacation Team


 

 

Lesley Page

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.

  • Current BASI Alpine Trainer
  • Completed BASI Trainers Quality Assurance 2016
  • BASI Level 4 ISTD Diploma holder since 2010 with full French Equivalence
  • BASI Level 4 European Mountain Security
  • European Speed Test
  • UKCP Alpine Coach Level 2
  • BASI Level 1 Snowboard
  • BASI Interski Team & National Education Team 2019

Ed Brown

Ed is a very experienced instructor who knows exactly the best places to take you.  He has been living and working in Les Gets and Morzine for many years and knows it like the back of his hand!

Ed is a genuinely lovely chap who has a relaxed and easygoing manner that will put everyone at ease; he can instantly get along with everyone!  This gentle persona combined with the deep understanding of all aspects of skiing allow Ed to really hit the mark in helping you get what you want out of the sessions.

Ed is also a very talented Telemark Instructor, and a BASI Telemark Trainer, he also recently completed his Adaptive qualification as well!

Outside BASS Ed is a full time Trainer for BASI, with responsibilities to train and assess instructors coming through the British system, he is often running instructor training and courses in the Portes du Soleil, around UK and Europe throughout the summer months!