It’s been some time since I last got to grips with the blog! I have been very busy, with almost nonstop skiing since the last entry here from Saas Fee. Most of the winter will be here in France and skiing the amazing area  from La Plagne to Les Arcs.  Based in Vallandry we are strategically placed for access to the entire area.

Snow conditions here are superb, albeit a little hard packed as you ski the lower slopes. We are lucky to have access to high glaciated areas with fine snow however.

The New Generation Ski school here is managed by John Thomas and from this year I am here to assist in the development of  the ski school.  Currently we are booked up and could do with more Instructors! Any BASI, I.S.T.D.  fully qualified ski teachers out there? It is a fine place to work. Here also is a good friend of mine, John Arnold, we have both been in skiing since…well..a long time! John and I were in the 1995 Japan Interski team, it’s great to be working alongside him again. Between the three of us we have worked out that there is well over 120 years of combined teaching experience!

Seen here I am busy delivering a lesson to two keen skiers.  The very bright New Generation Ski School uniform is highly visible and an Ideal uniform!

The Piste security and management is probably some of the best I have seen and just fantastic customer service…now that’s saying something!  They are well organised and very efficient. Today some lift rescue training was taking place and was a spectacle to see, it certainly makes you feel safer when you know that there are well trained staff to help in difficulties.  The pistes are exceptionally well groomed and in perfect condition bearing in mind the last time it snowed here.

Last week my time was taken up delivering a BASI  level 1 ski teachers training and assessment in Courmayeur Italy. Seen below are the candidates and a few breathtaking views of Mont Blanc! The snow conditions there were very good given the fact that there has been next to no snow since the middle of December!

To know more about New Generation Ski Schools visit www.skinewgen.com

More news soon about the World Class Skiing Autumn showcase Birthday party week!

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