About the Seasonal courses

Our seasonal training courses are the culmination of 20 years of successfully running Academy courses! Throughout the years we’ve built a really strong relationship with lots of clients and on any given week there are numerous familiar faces who have been coming to Academy courses year after year as part of their regular skiing experience.

We’ve repeatedly been asked if we could offer a multi-week/seasonal training program specifically designed for Academy regulars who have no desire to do the instructor training course but would love to do a season (or the best part of one) and train with us to dramatically take their skiing to a whole new level.

In 2019 we ran the first Masters seasonal academy: a 7 week seasonal training program designed around the participants to meet their needs and available dates and offer the best possible program to not only excel their skiing to new levels but also have great fun along the way. The closed group trial program was a huge success and the program has since expanded to offer different courses to suit different needs and availabilities.

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Original Seasonal Training Dec-Mar

The original format Seasonal programe for those wanting to spend the best part of the season out in Verbier with the perfect amount of training and free time to practice, relax and enjoy everything Verbier has to offer.

The course starts in December and runs as long as those in the group desire. Training weeks are interspersed with practice/free/work weeks inbetween.

The specific week’s this course will be running are: Dec 5th, Dec 12th, Jan 9th, Jan 16th, Jan 23rd, Jan 30th. Later dates to be decided based on what the group want.

The minimum booking is 4 weeks with the first 2 December weeks being mandatory. The price per week is CHF700pp.

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January Intense 5 week training block

A condensed, intense 5 week programme running the whole of January.

What better way to take advantage of typically the best winter conditions and snow without being away from home for too long.

The week’s the course will be running are: Jan 3rd, Jan 9th, Jan 16th, Jan 23rd and Jan 30th.

The minimum booking is 3 weeks and the weeks need to be booked in order. The price per week is CHF700pp.

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The course was really great. It absolutely achieved my objectives around taking my skiing up a level. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone with an extended amount of time to spend on improving their skiing. I loved the group/team vibe – and good to be in a group of like minded people of a broadly similar age. It’s a big time and financial commitment to take on something like the Masters programme but something I’m so glad to have done and would love to do the course again in the future!

David C

The positives: 1) the coaches. I feel very lucky to have skied with them. They are excellent teachers who were so invested in our skiing and giving us such a positive experience. They are also endlessly kind, patient, and fun. And I think they complement each other perfectly – and this point also goes back to the structure and length of the Masters – as we had the right balance of technical and practice over time; 2) the group. Everyone was so nice and fun, it was a pleasure to ski in their company; 3) my skiing – I’m a lot better!

Gill S

Only good feedback! The course was great and the structure worked really well. The option to ski throughout January is hugely attractive and worked really well for me.
The continuous training over a long period of time, I find great and enabled time to digest and understand changes needed and really helped with improvements. I enjoyed skiing in a small group. If I am able to I would do the same course again in a future year.

Evelyn M

Our coaches

Our coaches on the seasonal programs all have a wealth of experience in helping skiers fulfil their goals and have been with the Academy Team for years.


Northern, ski teaching legend Rob Stanford. The longest serving member of the Academy team; more experience than most ski schools have in their entire team! If he can’t help you improve no one can!!!


What’s better than one Rob? Two! Meet Rob Machon – boundless energy and enthusiasm combined with unbelievably natural teaching skills! Machon will have you doing things on skis you’d probably never thought you’d be capable of doing and more than likely have a video log of it all for proof!


He can’t keep his eyes open in portrait photos but if you look past that you’ll find a fantastic coach that will be able to get the best out of you as a skier, push and encourage you into terrain and skiing you wouldn’t have imagined. Catch him for some after ski fun and you’ll be equally impressed by his non skiing talents and endless chat!


You’ll hear her before you see her! Not only does Fi have the loudest voice on the team but she’s also an ex-freeride champion, talented Athlete, hugely experienced teacher and helped create the seasonal programmes to begin with! If you’re lucky enough to have Fi coaching your group you’ll be wanting more be warned!


Very closely behind Fi in terms of volume is Claire! If the two of them were ever coaching in the same location the avalanche risk would for sure go up a level! If you get Claire as your coach on the mountain the only risk there’ll be is that you’ll have a great time and your skiing will be going up a level!


How best to describe Ant!?! Reigning champion of the Academy inflatable sumo wrestling completion ✅ Able to eat 43 boiled eggs ✅ Budding Jiu Jitsu aficionado ✅ Let’s just say the man has many talents! He’s also fairly handy on skis and a great coach – much more importantly!


Full Cert. BASI, Swiss, French carte pro a sprinkling of Canadian but is mostly really upset he never applied to be an Italian Maestro.

Owns a Husky. Can chew your ear off about skiing for hours on end if you so desire!

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