A bit about us
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)
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
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.
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.
Current BASI Trainer
Level 4 ISTD
Current National Education Team
FIS Race Coach
Sponsor - Rossignol
Le Praz, Courchevel
Tel: +44 (0)1635 278847
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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.