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Gareth S

"Client centred teaching with a holistic approach to delivering your goals."

About Gareth S

Hi there, my name is Gareth Shelbourne. I have been skiing since I was very young. Growing up I really got the skiing bug and inbetween trips to the mountains I would regularly compete at dry ski slope ski races for my local ski club. Once I realised it was possible to teach skiing as a full time career it was all I wanted to do and I became a dedicated student of the sport.

I have taught skiing since 2002 and I have been teaching skiing in Courchevel, La Tania and Meribel since 2011. Along side running my own ski school in the 3 valleys called PDS academy, I also work as an examiner and trainer for the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). This appointed position sees me have the privilege of training and examining future ski instructors all over the world.

I love teaching skiing to any age and any level of skier, from day 1 beginner to trainee ski instructors. My teaching philosophy is client centred teaching. Being client centred means I put your needs and goals at the centre of every lesson or experience you have with me.

My ultimate goal is to share my enthusiasm and love of skiing, passing on my knowledge and experience gained over the years to cultivate your own enjoyment of skiing.


  • BASI level 4 ISTD
  • Carte Professionnelle License
  • EMS Level 4 (European Mountain Security)
  • EMS (European Mountain Security)

Ready to hit the slopes?