Our Ski School
Joe Beer is a well known face in British skiing. He has represented Britain in the World Synchro Championships in the USA, was a member of the British Demo Ski Team at the Interski Congress in Japan ’95 and again in St Anton 2011 he represented the British Telemark contingent. ‘Ski instruction started off as a good way to fund my personal skiing but pretty soon the thrill from teaching felt just as powerful. I just love seeing people with that look on their faces when they crack it, whatever their level of Alpine or Telemark skiing.
Ed Brown :‘I started skiing in Les Gets in 1988 when I was three. Since then I have skied in resorts all over the Alps. I have taught skiing in the UK at dry ski slopes and in Bulgaria, Switzerland and Italy. During this time I have organised high end performance courses and delivered instructor training programs at Castleford Snowzone.
Ed finished his BASI ISTD qualification in 2010. The last four years he has skied back to back seasons going from here in Les Gets to North Island, New Zealand to work their Winter seasons teaching Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding. During this time he has slotted into and steadily worked his way up the NZ teaching system to broaden his knowledge. And he has still found the time and energy to supplement his BASI qualifications with a Telemark Level 2 teaching exam at the end of 2013 season!
Andi McCann: We considered it a real feather in our caps when Andi McCann joined us for the busy New Year week last season and were frankly overjoyed when he agreed to come and work this New Year and February Half Term 2014.
Andi started teaching at the tender age of fifteen (he lied about his age to the dry slope!). He is now a BASI Alpine Trainer taking his own workshops world wide under the banner of Alpine McCannix and a balance alignment specialist. Over the years he has probably forgotten more about Alpine technique than the rest of the ALC Team put together know but is still able to impart his knowledge in a humorous and simple way that our clients love.
Barbara Beer: ‘I taught Alpine Skiing for about twenty seasons and qualified with both the British & Canadian teaching associations. I made ends meet in the summers with a variety of administration based jobs, where I discovered a flair for organisation.
After all this time I reckon I’ve earned the right to be a fair weather skier and thanks to modern technology I can do this and still be at the end of a phone, using my teaching experience when setting up the lessons.
We try to ensure our instructors are not taking mobile phone calls during lessons. I take the calls and am on standby at all times during the season, so the boys can get on with what they do best – teaching!’
Joe, cracking morning and we thoroughly enjoyed your input (it's still Joe this and Joe that and Joe said...). Wish you could have joined us for lunch and what a recommendation - David is superb and the Figatelli is (was) excellent! Thank you again Stewart McGregor Dec 2012