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BASS Chamonix Ski School

Piste Development courses with Derek Tate & Shona Tate

The Course

These development courses are specifically aimed at helping YOU to be the best skier you can be. There can be many reasons why you struggle to ski as effectively as you possibly should. And this can impact on your ability to learn and improve your performance. We will help you to develop your skiing by giving you the knowledge and then selecting the best drills and strategies to help you become more skilful. Whether you need to learn a new movement pattern (motor learning), block bad habits or make your performance stronger you will gain a greater understanding of how to train and become better. 

Video analysis will be used to support the learning process.

Want to know what the course is about?  Check out what we did on our January course HERE

Is this course for you?

These courses are suitable for those who are able to ski most groomed runs in some form or another.  

 alt    Piste Improver

Piste skiers who have taken time to develop onto most runs but have not yet mastered the control on varying degrees of slopes and textures of snow.  Confidence still needs to be built through practicing a range of tactical skills so that any groomed slope is achievable at the speed that suits you.

WE ALSO RUN OTHER SUITABLE COURSES FOR PISTE MASTER LEVEL - Off Piste Improver, Master the Bumps, Find Ur Flow, 3 Day Off Piste Improver, 3 Day All Terrain and Touring Courses.

The courses can be done stand alone or integrated into a seasonal programme for you.  

If our programme does not suit your dates please let us know and/or consider private lessons

*We do not provide accommodation or transport with our courses.  Here are some links to accommodation and there is a full bus service around the valley.







€399 (£350) per person

(instruction fee only)  


4 Half Days


Group maximum of 6 people (min 4)


Chamonix Valley

Minimum Level

These courses are suitable for those who are able to ski all groomed runs in some form or another up to difficult reds or easy blacks.

Lift Pass

Mont Blanc Unlimited or buy on a daily basis as required / or the Rapid Card

Required Equipment

Skis - Modern piste skis or easy all mountain skis (no greater than 88mm width under the mid point of ski boot) If you are in doubt please contact us to discuss the most appropriate skis for the conditions.  Helmets We recommend Helmets are worn by all clients.


You require to have Winter Sports Travel Insurance with piste rescue insurance (additional insurance can be purchased with your lift pass on purchase).  Please ensure you read our booking conditions carefully.