Our History

In 1987 Dave Beattie began the 3 Valleys Ski Company offering ski training from BASI qualified instructors, and in 1998 the name of this company changed to Skivolution. With Dave's passion for skiing and his credentials(BASI trainer) he was able to train and mentor many people to skiing excellence. The business's day to day activity was to teach holiday makers but in his spare time he taught those wanting to take their skiing to a more professional level. Many of these people went on to become BASI trainers and National Team skiers, and whilst the success of Dave's coaching was evident it was largely informal and done when it could be fitted in, until 2006.


In 2006 a seperate company was setup to train people that wanted to become ski instructors, this was a joint venture between Dave Beattie and close friend Dave Morris and it was one of the first training schools of it's kind in France. On the first year of the academy opening a young Blake Williams turned up to be trained. He quickly started to learn the ropes, taking every opportunity to learn from the best. 

In 2009 Dave Morris's family grew and he needed a more secure income, so he unfortunately parted ways which was a huge loss to the programme however we still have strong ties with Dave. This left one directorship position available in the company and this was taken by Blake Williams who had shown impressive determination to become the best he could be. In no time he was a BASI ISTD and a BASI trainer.


Blake Williams and Dave Beattie have moved the Skivo Academy forward significantly from a small training organisation for BASI 1&2 to a training group offering training for instructors all the way to level 4. In 2010 Blake added the kids ski academy and this has seen great success with kids that having started their racing at Skivo Academy moving into National Ski Teams. One of the key points of the success of the Skivo Academy is the coaching staff. All of our coaches are qualified to the highest level of BASI, but for us that is not enough. They then need to have something more, be a BASI Trainer, ski in the Olympics, Mountain Leader qualifications, coach National Teams etc.


Today we are at the cutting edge of training with all of the best training facilities, ski equipment, ski servicing equipment, video anaylsis and coaches.

Below is a list of people that have trained with Skivo Academy. This is where we'll upload any images that we capture during our ski camps. If you have trained with us and should be in our prestigious Hall of Fame, then please send us an email to let us know. If you have any pictures from any of our camps then please feel free to email those too and we'll add them to our 'Heroes Gallery'

Hall of Fame
A - G


Ameilia Allan

Tabby Allan

Ewen Anderson

Grace Anderson

Chris Bagley

Joel Baldwin

Jordan Bayliss

Amy Beattie

Ben Beattie

Sam Bell

Skomer Bennet Clemmow

Lizzy Benwell

Tristan Benwell

Sophie Bissett

Niall Bluer

Rachel Brown

Sam Burrows

Finn Carnegie

Max Carnegie

Merlin Carnegie

Lisa Cordwell

Tim Cutbill

Pru Dawes

Nathan Devaux-Davey

Elliot Flay

Alex Flemming

Iain Flemming

Simon Fox

Sam Gaskin

Amber Garvie

Lucy Garvie

Scott Garvie

Robert Grant

Nik Gunson

H - R


James Hannon

Gaye Harewood

Will Hart

Dave Hart

Saskia Hartog

Blaize Hill

Henry Hunt

Ed Kean

Joe Kenny

Tom Kenny

Millie Kerr

Dominic Knowles

Pierre Lister

John McFetridge

Andrew Mckinlay

Calum Mckeen

Danii McMahon

Freddie Meyer

Lachy Middlehurst

Tom Mitchell

Nick Moore

Pat Moore

Alessia Morris

Hannah Morrison

Abbie Noble

Alan O'Doherty

Edward Pash

Huw Phillips

Tim Porter

Kathleen Ray

Sophie Readman

Ieuan Roberts

Nick Robinson

S - Z


Greg Samuels

Andrew Simpson

Neil Simpson

Peter Smith

Robyn Sommerville

Ella Still

Ruby Still

Adam Swaine

James Taylor

Rhiannon Taylor

Aaron Tipping

Stuait Tosh

Ellie Trew

Izzie Trew

Richard Trew

Catherine Turnbull

Rob Watson

Joe Webb

Ben Whatford

Beth Whatford

Freddy Wilkins

Hannah Winkle

Alex Willard

Blake Williams

Kim Williams

Chris Wilson

Georgia Windross

Becca Worgan

Andrew Young

Lawrence Young

Toby Younger


Heroes Gallery
Reserve your place or Contact us

If you would like to book your place on, or have any questions about, any of our courses, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

+44(0) 7762124996


Based in Courchevel & Les 2 Alpes