'Shona is brave & patient enough to go back to the fundamentals and make sure they stick. This has allowed me to really accelerate my learning and I'm skiing the best I ever have on and off piste. I have had many breakthroughs and feel incredibly excited about my future progress'
"Shona is a fantastic instructor, great fun and incredibly informative. I learnt so much and can't wait to do another course with BASS Chamonix and Shona next time i'm in Chamonix, which hopefully wont be too long!"
Amazing day off piste with super Shona. Great tuition, great skiing and great company.
Derek has been instructing me, once last year and 5 times this year on a one to one basis.
My skiing has come on a treat and he doesn't bombard me with things to do and tries to make me work things out for myself by discussion, observing and videoing. Following Derek particularly off piste has helped me take better lines in a more controlled fashion.
He has always found the right level to push and test me without putting me too far out of my comfort zone and finds the right level of conditions whether it is on or off piste...which even this year he has managed to do considering the absence of lots of snow without travelling too far.
Today we were skiing through powder through the trees and it was close to the runs.
I will definitely be back for more.
“At the start of the course I thought the rest of the group were already great skiers, but Shona found different improvement areas for everybody. Her exercise routines enabled all to work on these and make great improvements.”
“The focus of the course is very much on you and your needs, not just another generic script”
'Shona has a great way of explaining concepts simply with rich imagery, she's always positive and tuned in to what's going on. Her depth of experience shines through because she has 101 ways of coaching in a concept and her timing of giving you the right help at the right time is impeccable'
'I would heartily recommend Shona as a ski coach for any level of skier'
As a mountaineer I have skied around the world from Utah to Antarctica, and taken many lessons in many countries. The level of technical input, quality of teaching, and overall service of BASS Chamonix has been exceptional, and without doubt the best I’ve experienced. I am happy to recommend them to anyone.’
Andrew Denton - Chief Exec of the UK’s Outdoor Industries Association
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Derek for improving my dad's holiday so much.He really enjoyed the lessons (despite not being keen to start with!) and his skiing really came on. It was great.Thank you so much.Will not hesitate to recommend you to Guests in my chalet.