About Ski Focus

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.

By concentrating on this aspect all unnecessary, complicated instructions to the mind and body are excluded.

Meet The Team

Stuart Bernard
Founder & Lead Coach

Stuart has been skiing since the age of 4, and began his teaching career at 16. Initially he started training and working at his local dry slope in Hemel Hempstead, and within only a few years had embarked on his decision to develop his qualifications further.

Since 2006 Stuart has specialised as a race coach and holds the ‘International Ski Teacher Diploma’ and ‘Alpine Performance Coach Level 2’. In addition, he qualified in 2005 as a Snowsports Scotland ‘ASSI Tutor’ and has since been delivering ASSI courses throughout the UK. Stuart has also progressed from being BASI L1 trainer (able to deliver Level 1 courses in the UK) to becoming a full Alpine Trainer in November 2014.

Stuart now spends most of his time between the UK and Tignes, France, and continues to develop and deliver many of Ski Focus’ race, instructor training and piste performance courses.

Aleks Stojanovski
Race Coach

Aleks was born 23/01/1979 in Bitola, Macedonia and has been working with Ski Focus since 2005.

Having started skiing at a very young age, Aleks has competed in both the Junior and World Championships, as well as reaching 35th in the GS at the Olympic Games, Nagano, in 1998.

He has also competed in the Europa Cup and many FIS races.

Aleks is one of only a few to hold the full French ski teachers diploma, Moniteur de ski BEES 1° and BASI L4 ISTD ‘International Ski Teacher Diploma’.

For the past 10 years Aleks has been professionally coaching racers from of all levels, Euro Test, Test Technique and right up to FIS level athletes.

Frank Neafcey
Strength & Conditioning Coach

The physical demands of performance skiing and race training make a well-designed strength and conditioning programme an essential component to any successful training programme. Ski Focus have teamed up with Frank to provide testing and individually tailored training programmes.

Frank has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with professional and amateur athletes from a wide variety of sports including: Alpine skiing, mixed martial arts, boxing, cycling, kick boxing, triathlon, tennis, athletics and golf.

Already a highly qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Frank is continually seeking to improve his knowledge by frequently attending seminars and courses given by the Strength and Conditioning industries’ leading professionals both here and abroad, enabling him to maintain his position at the forefront of the Strength and Conditioning industry.

For further information or to arrange a session with Frank, please contact us through info@skifocus.co.uk. Please note that any sessions or programmes with Frank will incur an additional cost not included in our training packages.

Qualifications:

  • R.E.P.S. Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • P.I.C.P. Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • P.I.C.P. Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Facial Abrasion Technique Therapist
  • P.I.M.S.T Certified
  • Tae Kwon Do Black Belt 1st Dan
  • Biosignature Modulation Level 1
  • Biosignature Modulation Level 2
  • Performance and Recovery course
  • Detoxification a Whole Body Approach Course