Coaching Team
Courchevel & Les Trois Vallees
Our ski instructor coaching team

Blake Williams

Position: Director, Coach & Mentor

Working on:  BASI Ski Instructor Training Course & Test Technique Training

Blake organises, coaches and mentors students on the BASI Ski Instructor Training Programme and Test Technique training.
Blake started on the skivo2 instructor training programme after a very sporty upbringing. He then proceeded to pass all BASI exams first time and passed the French Test Technique exam. He then worked using a Stagiere License in France before finishing his Level 4 qualifications and obtaining the Carte Professional.  He is fully British and French qualified and a current BASI Trainer

Blake started and heads up the succesful skivo2 Kids Ski Academy, BASI Instructor Training and Test Technique programmes.

Mentor to the trainee ski instructors and Director of the programme, if you have any questions then Blake is the person to ask


Dave Beattie 

Position:  Founder of skivo2, Director & Coach

Working on:  BASI Ski Instructor Training Course

Dave founded skivo2 in 1988 when it was formerly known as The Three Vallées Ski Company. His experience is rich and varied having worked in both ski schools and as a race coach.

Dave worked as a Trainer and Assessor with BASI for 18 years training at all levels through to ISTD.

He is French qualified and a Canadian level two race coach.


Adrian Dunlop

Position:  Head Coach Test Technique

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

Position:  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

Position:  Head Coach Eurotest

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



Sophie Readman

Position: 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

Position:  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

Position:  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.

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