Ski Focus has a revolutionary approach to ski teaching. It is based on the principle that the key to efficient skiing lies in focusing on the performance of the ski, rather than on the performance of the skier.
There are many elements that can affect a skier’s performance and their ability to develop and learn. These points can be simplified to four key areas; technical, psychological, equipment and physical. No matter what your age or ability these areas need to be addressed to enable efficient and effective development.
Ski Focus combines these key points with awareness-raising activities that encourage you to be more aware of what the skis are doing on the snow and how to improve the effective use of the skis. This enables you to make changes and improvements in real-time and encourages long term development.
Videoing the skier performing a specific task, analysing the footage with the student, and the creation of action points enables the skier to develop, and reinforces the points highlighted above. These personalised videos will be available to every skier to download at home and will comprise of footage taken over the duration of the course*.
Our philosophy has already helped many skiers from beginners all the way up to instructor level, so why not join us and let us develop your skills too. For further information about our coaching philosophy and our coaching team please visit our ‘about us’ page.
All of our instructors hold the BASI Level 4 ISTD, the highest ski teaching qualification available through BASI. The BASI Level 4 is recognized throughout the world and is highly respected. If you would like further information on BASI click here. Our instructors are also vastly experienced in teaching and training all levels of skier from beginners to instructors, and national team racers.
Ski Focus offers a wide selection of skiing options catering for beginners to racers, and from bumps to off-piste. Whether you are a beginner, novice, addicted competent skier, fellow instructor or racer – there’s something for you.
Visit our ‘find your level’ page to work out which courses/training is best suited to your needs.
*Personal videos available for bookings totaling 6 hours or more.
Very knowledgeable and patient instructor who has taken my skiing from a timid, UK-based instructor, to an avid mountain addict nearing completion of the ISTD. Thanks Stu for putting up with me and pushing me to succeed!
Thank you for the fantastic 1–to-1 coaching you gave our 10 year-old son just before Christmas. We couldn’t believe how much you taught him in such a short space of time, and it was brilliant to see him progress from never having worn skis to confidently leading us down blues by day three. Even better still was how much he enjoyed spending that time with you….so much that he’s already talked us into letting him do more rather than less time with you when we’re out next! We would recommend you to anyone.
Thank you again, enjoy the snow, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
If you are not sure about what instructor to book, then it will be hard and probably impossible to better Stuart. Stuart has encouraged my wife who really only skis because of me and now we often ski together. For me Stuarts feedback is always clear and never confusing. I would absolutely recommend Stuart whatever level of skier you are.
As an internationally qualified instructor and BASI Trainer (he trains instructors), Stuart has to be at the top of his game, both as an instructor and high performance skier. This is a given. What is more important is his approach to learning: how and why is he different from his instructor peers.
Stuart’s method is derived from his own learning and the highest level coaching. It has been thoroughly tested. You will be immediately aware of the focus on functional body movements, starting from the feet up, and outcomes on the snow. He has stripped away most of unnecessary, and often confusing, stylistic aspects of instruction to concentrate on key skills, which can be easily understood and applied in all ski situations. Stuart is noticeably diligent and does not give up on his pupils. Learning is fun.