Getting to grips with a blog!

As this is my first blog, it appears that it seems to ‘pull’ you in! Time spent adding widgets, understanding rss feeds and so on. I’m sure that with time all will become clear!

With the recent news of the sad death of a skier in Chamonix France,  it brings home to all of us the dangers of skiing off piste.  Never treat the mountain as if it were your best mate…it always seems to have a sting in its tale. So, if you do wander off piste be sure to do this with a qualified guide and remember to have your transceivers, snow shovel and probes at hand.  I am sure this will not be the last time I will be talking about off piste  necessities to have in your backpack.!

Snow reports for France are starting to look up, Chamonix has had a good fall of snow apparently very recently AND AS WE SPEAK, THERE ARE SOME MASSIVE FLAKES OF SNOW FALLING RIGHT NOW! So if you are off out there soon, get some warm gear ready!  Must go, dinner is on the go!

Alex Leaf, Director of WCS

Alex in Vallandry 2009

Before the tan!

As a Director of World Class Skiing I thoroughly enjoy my life, meeting people, skiing with people and helping them improve. To see someone ‘s face after a great run is enough to keep me happy.

Skiing a mountain and have the sun shining is just the best feeling,

making some turns, balancing against natures forces makes you feel alive.

Today as I write this blog I am getting ready to go to France where I will be working with my good friend John Thomas in his Ski School in Vallandry, near Les Arcs. Great skiing and a very friendly resort. Two weeks there and then off to run a ski instructors course for a week. Then home for 5 days to get my thoughts together before I head off out again on a long stint in the Alps. Skiing in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Looks like an exciting winter!

Will miss my family, that’s the drawback sadly. Still, needs must, as my son is growing and eating us out of house and home so to keep the cereal on the breakfast table I need to keep ski teaching!

Boxing Day!

I’m just preparing myself for a busy winter. Flight out on Friday and not back till April! Could do with some lightweight travel stuff this winter I feel.

Course News BASI Level one and two pre training

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MARCH 13 – 20th 2010



Course and Accommodation on a half board basis.

Due to demand, we have a special, limited numbers’ course for those of you who are either looking at taking a BASI Level 1 or progressing onto a Level 2, or above. This week of intensive training will include video feedback and up to the minute information on the latest requirements, from a BASI trainer.

If you are considering developing your skiing to a higher level, whether for a BASI certificate or for personal development then this course is for you.

All aspects of your performance will be explored and re evaluated. You will be assessed and given ‘honest’ feedback on areas you need to develop. This will help you gain a greater insight into your skiing and help you obtain your BASI qualification, if that’s the route you decide to go for.

The course will consist of approximately 22 hours conducted during the week.

We have priority on room allocation up to 10th January, after which we can not gaurantee accommodation requests.

TO BOOK AND SECURE YOUR PLACE WITH JUST A £50.00 DEPOSIT, complete a booking form from the web site..




This winter has begun with record snowfall in Austria, and our Autumn courses have experienced outstanding conditions. Last week was phenomenal and we left the mountain with thigh deep powder!

So, with memories like that, next Autumn is already booking up.


Book now to ensure your place on next year’s showcases. This will be our 19th year on the Hintertux glacier!

16th OCT 2010

23rd OCT  2010

30th OCT 2010



For more information or if you would like to discuss the courses further, call us on

0870 060 4343

or email  


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