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BASS Chamonix Ski School

Chamonix Valley - Evasion Mt Blanc

Personal Ski Lessons

The British Alpine Ski School, Chamonix (BASS) has been delivering personalised ski lessons in the Chamonix area for 18 years.  Headed up by husband and wife team Shona & Derek Tate, hundreds of skiers of all ages and abilities have developed their skiing skills with the team and shared their passion and love for the sport and mountains.

Providing personalised ski development courses and private lessons in the Chamonix Valley and local Evasion area (Saint Gervais/Megeve/Les Contamines).

The BASS Team bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge from working across the globe from grass roots skiers right up to training and assessing aspirant instructors.



Call: +44 7799036358 / +33 633724707

All Terrain Development - Grands Montets, Chamonix

Chamonix Valley

Chamonix Valley has 5 skiing areas all offering very different terrain and skiing experiences.  Using one of our Instructors is a great way of introducing you and your family to the terrain and picking up the local tips for a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Les Houches - at the entrance to the Valley Les Houches offers a great range of skiing for beginners to intermediate pistes and a small selection of easy off piste.  Les Houches is a real gem when the weather conditions are difficult as it is on the corner of the valley and more protected from the funnelling wind that can sometimes affect the other uplifts.  It's tree lines slopes make it very scenic and the view of Mt Blanc is spectacular.

Brevent - the next in the valley and accessible directly from Chamonix town is Brevent.  This has a beginners area at the bottom (Savoy) and the progression is then up the Plan Praz gondola to the top where the main skiing is.  This can be a very busy area at peak times and weekends, with busy junctions and crossing over uplift, best to be there early and enjoy the first hour with little crowds and ques.

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NEW - Opening/Closing Dates WINTER 2023/24

Evasion Mt Blanc

The Evasion area is a short drive from the Chamonix Valley and also has it's own towns and villages with a range of accommodation.  Well worth a visit if you have not yet experienced it.

Saint Gervais Les Bains

Les Contamines


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Off Piste - Les Contamines, Evasion

Private Lessons and Development Courses Season 2023/24

"Derek, thank you for the last week of your excellent tuition. It was actually the first time I have thoroughly started enjoying skiing without the worry of being able to ski a slope. The 'cat and mouse' chases were really great fun and I look forward to more great times next year."   David

"My daughter and I had Shona as an instructor for a morning at Saint Gervais and she was excellent. She really worked patiently on our techniques and helped to make a massive improvement in a short space of time. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a ski instructor in Saint Gervais."