Ian Mckellar
Director
Ski & Snowboard instructor

After competing in World Cup moguls Ian set up one of the first British ski schools in the Alps when he established the Avoriaz Alpine Ski School in 1992. After 29 seasons managing a team of highly professional instructors, Ian is running a well-oiled machine and enjoying it as much as ever.

Ian continues teaching during the summer and runs a successful driving school in North Devon.

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Avoriaz Morzine british ski school lessons
Avoriaz Morzine british ski school lessons
Laurent Calvet
Co-director
Freestyle specialist
Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Laurent Calvet is equally at home on both skis and on snowboard and was one of the original top freestyle riders in the Portes du Soleil. Son of the engineer who masterminded the lift infrastructure in Avoriaz, Laurent has been enjoying the fruits of a lifetime spent on the slopes.

He runs a mountain bike school in the summer and can even offer biking on snow during the winter!

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Avoriaz Morzine british ski school lessons
Amy Marwick
Ski & free ride Instructor

Amy will return to the Avoriaz Alpine Ski School part time for her forth season . Happy, inspiring and awesome at skiing - Amy is a self confessed gear geek, serial snow seeker and avid adventurer. 

"Feeling most at home amongst the mountains, I spend my time between the Portes du Soleil in the French Alps, and Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands."

Mark Mckellar
Ski Instructor
Adaptive Instructor
Off-piste safety coach 

Mark was the youngest British instructor to gain the full International Ski Teaching Diploma from BASI in 2010 and has been teaching in Avoriaz ever since. Mark is experienced working with clients with special needs.

A true adventurer Mark sailed across the Atlantic on a 3 month climbing trip to Greenland in 2016 to set some new clibing routes.

He was senior beach lifeguard for the RNLI in North Devon and is now based in Morzine where he continues his adventures.

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George Treble 
Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Having worked with us as a rep for 6 winters, George now teaches with us full time. George absolutely loves skiing and is passionate about teaching and sharing the sport. In his free time he will be exploring off-piste and working on film making and photography projects whilst hiking to new summits or ski touring in the Portes du Soleil Backcountry. Check out his Treble Edit website to see more of his skiing photos/films

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Jean-Marie a.k.a ''Happy Feet''
Ski & Snowboard Instructor

The Legend himself, Jean Marie or 'Happy Feet' is the happiest man on the mountain. He has been teaching skiing and snowboarding in the Portes du Soleil for 32 winters and he is extremely kind and patient. If he is not singing parts of his lesson he will be coining hilarious catchphrases guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face and make your holiday all the more memorable!  

During the summer holidays JM is senior life guard at the swimming lac above Les Gets. Say hello if you are there.

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Pierre Bayet
Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Pierre has been teaching in the Portes du Soleil for over 31 years. There are few who know the entire ski area inside out as well as Pierre who has been exploring the backcountry and summits passionately and is certain to find you the best terrain for your lesson. An excellent and very patient instructor 

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Isla Marsh
Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Isla has been skiing in Les Portes du Soleil since she was three years old. After a number of seasons spent teaching and coaching In Japan and Australia, Isla is returning to teach part time in Avoriaz this winter.  We are thrilled to have her on our team.

Ben Cavet - Sponsored Skier and Mogul Masterclass coach

Having grown up in England, Ben moved to Avoriaz aged 10 and is now the French Mogul Champion and currently 2nd in the World Cup Mogul skiing circuit. When not competing all over the world he joins our team to run Mogul Masterclass clinics. His mogul skiing and freestyle aerial skills seem to defy the laws of physics and it is a pleasure to have his insight each season.

Samantha (Sam) Johnson
Office Manager

Sam is the perfect mother hen who super-glues our entire team together and keeps everything running smoothly. It is likely that you will liase with Sam when you call our office and make a booking or enquiry.

Tel:+33 (0)4 50 38 34 91    info@avoriazalpineskischool.com

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