A bit about us

Our Team

SkivoAcademy is a ski training organisation offering ski programmes for people wanting to become ski instructors and for young talented skiers.


We are located in one of the world's most reliable ski resorts and our team is difficult to match in terms of experience and expertise. See below for our team and our structure.

Blake Williams - Director 

Current BASI Trainer and Examiner(revalidated 2018)

Eurotest Coach

Test Technique Coach

ISTD Level 4

FIS Masters Cup SL & GS winner in Megeve, Pila, Veysonnez

Ambassador for Dynastar and Lange

Dave Beattie - Director 

Ex BASI Trainer of 20 years, ISTD Level 4.

Director of skivo2

Top 3 in Etap de Tour cycling race

Adrian Dunlop - Head Coach Test Tech

Formerly of Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, USSA Level 300 Coach, BASI ISTD Level 4. Adrian has worked with some of America's top racers!

Natalie Beattie - Kids Academy Coach

2013 British Slalom Champion, 28 fis point skier, qualified in the BASI system. Natalie is an inspiration to the kids and a great coach.

Agustin Torres - Head Coach Euro Test

Argentinian National Ski Team, 2012 Vancouver Olympian, World Championship skier, BASI Demo Team, Ex-Euro Test opener, BASI ISTD Level 4.

Argentinian Trainer and Examiner

Sophie Readman - BASI 3 (ISIA) Coach

Previously of the GB National Ski Team and now a BASI ISTD Level 4. Sophie has a lot of experience and expertise to share.

Simon Edwards - Kids Academy Coach

BASI Trainer

Previously of the Sansicario Ski Team and now a BASI ISTD Level 4. Simon is a fantastic skier, a great character and a favourite of the kids on the camp.

Tom Kenny- BASI 3 (ISIA) Coach

Starting on the Pendle dry slope Tom now takes a speciality in off piste and ski touring, a Mountain Leader Tom trains our instructors on Navigation, Avalanche Awareness and Mountain Safety. Tom is BASI ISTD Level 4.

The Resort

Winter Programmes

Our winter programmes run out of Le Praz, Courchevel, which is part of the huge ski area of the 3 Valleys.


We have accommodation opposite the ski jump in Le Praz, just a brief 30 second walk from the piste.


Le Praz is the nicest of the Courchevel Villages, with two ski lifts taking us straight into the world's largest ski area.


Courchevel is a north-facing resort so often has the best and longest lasting snow.


Our fitness programmes are run out of the sports centre in Le Praz, by the ski jump.

Sarah Simms - Physio 

We're delighted to have Sarah on board to work with our teams, advising on physical conditioning, injury prevention and recovery.

Sophie Lebarcq - Language Tutor

Sophie is a hugely positive addition to the team. She speaks English and French fluently and will be the tutor to our trainees for the forthcoming season.

Dave Morris

Current BASI Trainer

Level 4 ISTD

Current National Education Team

FIS Race Coach

Sponsor - Rossignol



Le Praz, Courchevel


Tel: +44 (0)1635 278847 



Based in the world's largest ski resort in one of the most snow sure spots in the world, SkivoAcademy has every element to make it the best possible ski training organisation out there. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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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.