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Masterclass British Ski School classes in Alpe d'Huez - 
 Improve your skiing technique 

Do you Ski as well as you want to?
No... Then let us help you

Stuart & Mel of Masterclass in Alpe d'Huez offer the highest quality private skiing lessons & group clinics.    Whether it's making the jump from greens to blues, or tackling challenging black and off piste runs, each lesson will be tailor made for your needs.  We use the latest techniques and the most up to date teaching aides, and explain in terms and language you will understand.  We ensure you will have ski lift queue priority, allowing you to spend optimum time skiing.

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Group tuition

WHAT we do

Teach you Skiing Technique - using a sympathetic method of teaching. 
in plain English - our instructors are British and have a wealth of experience rarely found in Europe
Build your confidence
in small Groups - maximum six with similar aims and abilities
or in Private lessons / Family groups if you prefer
The group lessons are short but intensive two hourly sessions on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings, with time off to practice and consolidate, and to ski with family and friends.  
SUNDOWNER -  see costs page for more details..
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Individual tuition

WHY we do it

We know that if you want to learn or improve on existing skills - you can, whatever your age and ability.  All it takes is willingness from you and our expertise.
We can’t ski for you, but we can help you to help yourself.
Increased ability means increased confidence and increased safety.
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Individual tuition

WHAT we don’t do

Overwhelm you
Talk a lot of jargon
Charge you if we can’t take you
Take you guiding round the mountain (many companies have a guiding service.  The Ski Club of Great Britain rep is resident in Alpe d'Huez and has a guiding programme)
Take children under 7 years old
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Lac Blanc restaurant
where we meet
WHO we are

We are a small friendly group of British independent ski teachers, trained and qualified to the highest degree.
Our instructors are fully qualified worldwide, and
have a wealth of experience rarely found in Europe.
Both Stuart & Mel are both ex-trainers of BASI, and have the full British Association of Snowsport teachers qualifications and the French equivalence.

Stuart Adamson started Masterclass in Alpe d'Huez in 1993, in order to offer British clients the opportunity to take a course of intensive coaching with some of the top British trained instructors.

Stuart holds all the relevant qualifications including BASI 1, BASI Trainer, the French Equivalence and was even a schoolmaster.  Most importantly Stuart has forty years of experience from which to draw.
email   for details of Masterclass and ski lessons.

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Stuart Adamson
Mel Mallen has worked in most of the European countries during his 25 years of ski teaching experience.   Mel now lives in Alpe d'Huez and works alongside Stuart in Masterclass.  

Mel has been at the top of the British Ski Instruction system for many years, holding the highest awards including BASI 1, BASI trainer / examiner, ESC coach and the full French Equivalence.  
 email   for details of Masterclass and ski lessons. 

Also see
skieasy  for Mel's Chalet rentals in Alpe d'Huez
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Mel Mallen

Jimmy Smith has recently joined Stuart and Mel as a Masterclass instructor.  
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Jimmy Smith

WHAT is our Masterclass technique

a series of manoeuvres that assist your forward movement and allow you and your skis to work in harmony
a realignment of your body to allow you to control your descent with maximum carve and no slip

Technique to us means
How and when to change weight
How and when to change edges
How to make the best of both at any speed, on or off the piste

Most mistakes in skiing are at grass roots level.  We cut out the jargon and give you guidance.  If you want your ski to turn, we will show you how to stand on the right part of the ski at the right time.  

MASTERCLASS are the acknowledged experts at confidence & skill improvement at all levels 

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Stuart, Alberto Tomba,
& Mel

For more information see :    

Where we Ski : Details of Alpe d'Huez and where we meet - at the Lac Blanc Cafe near the DMC lift
Costs of Lessons : Costs of Group ski classes for 3 days, or Private / Family lessons as required
   Booking Form    : Masterclass Booking form - to be returned with deposit 

Who's Who : Pictures of Stuart, Mel and their families
Class photos : Some photos of Stuart & Mel with their ski classes
Client Reviews : Reviews received from recent clients
Accommodation : Details of recommended accommodation in Alpe d'Huez & nearby Villages,
including an apartment for sale / renovation
Alpe d'Huez : A few photos taken of Alpe d'Huez, glacier skiing and the local villages 
Links to other sites :
Links to other Ski Schools,  Ski / Sports shops,  Alpe d'Huez details  & accommodation

Alpe d'Huez Webcam : Webcams of Alpe d'Huez, France -  from Signal (2100m),  Marmott (3060m)  &  Les Bergers (1800m)
Oisans webcam : webcams of Oisans, Alpe d'Huez, etc - see snow conditions
Alpe d'Huez Weather : Alpe d'Huez Snow Forecast at three altitude levels, over 6 day period

 We try to be as flexible as possible. If you have any other requirements please don’t hesitate to contact us.


 Phone / Fax   0033 (0) 476 809383
Mobile 0033 (0) 679 673456


 Mobile  0033 (0) 615 462428


for more info / details of Masterclass Ski School,  email:  Stuart Adamson   - : Phone / Fax   0033 (0) 476 809383   /  Mob  0033 (0) 679 673456
or:  Mel Mallen   - : Mob  0033 (0) 615 462428 

  Last modified by AJS Consultants on  03/11/14                    @ 2014 Masterclass