We actually have a really small amount of BASI qualified ski instructors in Chamonix. In fact with a grand total of only around 10, that’s not to mention the couple of Brits who went through the French system. It’s a relatively small community compared with resorts like Courchevel and Val D’sere. Ski instructors come to Chamonix for many reasons. One reason I’m sure is our amazing terrain, it’s so varied … Read More
Chris finds the goods again on this weeks Backcountry intro course. An awesome ski tour today to the classic La Flegere Backcountry.
Hello and welcome to the summer news post for August 13.
Summer for Chris and Sarah as usual has been full of short days and skiing. Based down in New Zealand’s South Island and the alpine town of Wanaka. With Spring on the way Chris says he’s torn between preparing for another Chamonix winter and planning some spring touring missions in NZ. Not a bad position to be in we think.
Whilst… Read More
I hope you are all enjoying the Olympics at the moment, wow if that doesn’t inspire you to get out and play then nothing will. With that in mind make sure your keeping your self fit and strong for the coming winter season. The better shape you’re in, the more you’ll get from your skiing holiday in Chamonix. I know I bet you’ve heard that a million times, but hey I’m… Read More
Summer skiing update
We believe even a small amount of skiing during the summer months can make a
massive difference to your skiing. Here are a few things going on this summer to
keep your skiing in great shape.
• Summer workshop days at Hemel Hempstead indoor slope
We’re really happy to announce a great new partnership between Tinderbox ski school and Back Country Access (BCA) Well known for producing excellent avalanche safety and backcountry skiing equipment BCA’s famous ‘Tracker’ range of avalanche transivers changed the way we look at avalanche beacons. This leading resource for avalanche safety supports our avalanche awearness program with bomb… Read More
The Tinderbox Ski School team will be down at the London ski show this weekend, come along to the ‘Profeet’ stand to meet some of the crew. Chris Fecher will be on hand to answer any of your technical skiing questions along side Hamish Wolfenden the boot fitting guru! Why not soak up a bit of that skiing vibe and get into the mood for this coming seasonm down at the Earls Court ski show!… Read More
Welcome to the team: New for this winter we have two new additions to the tinderbox ski school team. Olly Rose is a fully qualified BASI ISTD ski teacher with 15-years teaching experience, Olly’s on board to help out with our All Mountain lessons and courses and enjoys teaching skiers of all levels. Russell Braddock a Kiwi mountain guide joins the team, offering his wealth of experience… Read More
Avalanche Awareness courses: New for this coming winter we have two new weekend avalanche safety course’s. The Level-1 ‘Avalanche Awareness’ course is for people new to avalanche safety, looking for a good foundation of avalanche safety skills. The Level-2 ‘Backcountry Avalanche’ course is for people wanting a deeper understanding building on the foundation of the level-1 course. Assess… Read More