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Piste Improver Course - 6th - 9th January 2020


This week we are running our Piste Improver Course

Delivered by Instructor Shona Tate

This course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their

understanding and skills to boost their performance while skiing on piste.


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Echo112 Emergency Services App

Echo 112


As Outdoor Enthusiasts (Snowsport, cycling, canoeing, hillwalking etc) venture more and more away from inhabited and patrolled areas to get into the wilds and backcountry it is more important that individuals are prepared and have some vital checks in place.

As well as hav…

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Panda Optics Discount Code 2019/20

This season Panda Optics will be very kindly giving our clients 15% Discount off their website prices.  Get the same goggles as our PROs use!


Please use Code BASS20SKI at 


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Chamonix Ski Touring Tracks

Designated Skinning tracks have been announced in the Chamonix Valley.

A new leaflet has been designed to help you know where these areas are and the times available.

The marked skinning tracks are located in Les Houches (841m ascent), Les Grands Montets (730m ascent) and Le Tour (701m asc…

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DATES ANNOUNCED for Adventurous Women's Courses 2019 with Dee O'Neill




Unleash the inner adventurer, whether you are looking to conquer the steeps, break trail and escape into solitude of the mountain, rip up the off piste, tour the alps or just cruise the powder fields this is the place to be. It doesn't matter what si…

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What a fantastic January!

What a fantastic January we have had!  

The weather was very changeable in the New Year but everything has settled down and we have been out enjoying the fantastic depth of snow around the Chamonix and Evasion areas.

Here are some pictures just to prove it :-)



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Disability Snowsports UK - Ski to PyeongChang with Pippa Middleton

40 Years Transforming Lives Through Snowsports

We are excited to announce that DSUK with the help of Patron Pippa Middleton have launched our #Ski2Paralympics campaign  


The 2018 Paralympics will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea between 9th and 18th March.  A team of ski and snowb…

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Discount on Mountain Drop Offs Airport/Resort Transfers

Click on the logo for you discount link and use BASSCHX to receive your discount.

Mountain Drop-offs has been running private and shared minibus airport transfers from Geneva Airport to popular winter ski and summer sun resorts since 2004. They have an office in the UK and an operations off…

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6 points to follow to get you ready for the Off Piste this season!

Everyone dreams of skiing the POW POW, floating through champagne powder as it billows over your head and snow particles sparkles in the sunlight.




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This season we are looking for clients who would like that EXTRA SPECIAL private ski lesson.

À LA CARTE Private Ski Lessons are being delivered this season in Chamonix by BASS Directors Shona & Derek Tate.  Sign up for your bespoke lesson and share your learning development, experience he…

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Resort WebCams

Sitting in your office wondering if there is any snow falling in the alps yet?

Check out all the webcams in the valley and watch the changing seasons as the ground cools down and gets covered in the "white stuff."


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Keep up with whats on in Chamonix

Chamonix hosts a number of large events every year, Summer and Winter.

To keep up with what is happening when you are in resort check out the Official Chamonix website 


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What courses do we run?

British Ski School Chamonix Group Ski Lessons


Piste Focus

Intermediate & Advanced Skiers

  • 1 Day Group Courses - Single days covering Piste Performance skills to give you a clear focus and action plan for your future development.

Unlock Your Potential with Derek Tate and Engage the Edge with Shona Tate

We also have a range of Priva…

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How do I know my ski level for booking into a ski group or private lesson?


How do I know what level I am?  This a question we get asked by many clients wishing to book ski lessons.

It is probably one of the most important questions to know the answer to as it helps you book into the correct Group Class or gives your Private Lesson instructor the knowledge to h…

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BASS Kids Rock Junior Off Piste Adventure, Chamonix 2017

BASS Kids Rock on Grands Montets, Chamonix

6 very lucky kids got to experience our first Junior Off Piste Adventure in Chamonix this year.  All the kids have been skiing regularly with us in groups or private lessons from an early age (some from 3 years old) and they have now developed  together as one group to experience what other advent…

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What's on your list for 2017?

Ski with a BASS Director

Now the festivities are over it's time to start thinking about YOU!  What do you want to achieve this year?

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Christmas snow conditions and openings

Some of the Chamonix & Megeve Team out Training this week

The weather is currently stunning here in Chamonix with blue skies & sunshine from peak to peak.  It's been a dry spell in the Alps this December but the temperatures are cold so the ski lift companies have had the opportunity to make …

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Mountain Drop-Offs Airport Transfers

Mountain Drop-offs has been running private and shared minibus airport transfers from Geneva Airport to popular winter ski and summer sun resorts since 2004. They have an office in the UK and an o…

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Les Grands Montets, Chamonix - Partial opening from 19th November 2016

For the first time since 1999 the Valley are able to open partially for weekends.  The Grands Montets ski area will have 4 uplifts open from 8.40am - 4.30pm this weekend 19th & 20th November.

The Compagnie du Mont Blanc staff have been working very hard for the last week to piste the runs an…

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Update regarding Tickets and investment in Chamonix Valley



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