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Ski instructors - Tignes

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Joining the SCGB instruction week in Tignes 12 Dec, the instructor line up is:

Stuart Adamson BASI
Davina Turner Dip. de Ski Fr
Darren Turner Dip. de Ski Fr
Olivier Sebbar Dip. de Ski Fr

Anyone had any experience of lessons with any of these folk?

(Probly should properly be asking this question in SCGB's forum, but wanted an (er hem) impartial opinion).

Thanks.
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Manda, Yes. Stuart Adamson is one of the "old" BASI types. A bit old fashioned in his style, but knows a lot and is very good company. He runs Ski Masterclass in Alpe d'Huez.

Davina Turner lives and works in Serre Chevalier and is married to a French high Mountain guide. She did her BASI 3 and then went into the french system. She's an ex-plastic racer and pretty good skier (has to be of course). Very nice person.

Darren Turner is Davina's brother. The best slalom racer we never had in the British Team. Enormously talented, but difficult to train he was snatched away from his trainers to go with the team trainers, who couldn't do it. Gave up racing and went to live in Serre Chevalier. He also does DJing in his spare time. Not as scary as he sounds.

I trained both Davina and Darren at the Stainforth Ski Slope back in the early 80's, and Stuart was one of the panel who passed me on my BASI 1. He was also on my BASI refresher course at Tignes 2 years ago.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I know Stuart Adamson from Masterclass in Alpey D - very nice guy, taught me a lot!
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Thanks very much for that easiski and Cathy Coins.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
easiski, just back from Tignes.

Both Darren & Davina were wonderful!!!! Full credit to you and to them!!!!! Davina's now got me happily going down the pistes "throwing up" over my active ski - works every time. Although was a bit thrown when she turned around, lifted her jacket, and asked us to actually stare at her bum....

Darren was caught watching the mogul racers and uttering words such as "crap, absolutely crap" and for a minute we were worried he would nip over & show them how to do it. snowHead

Cathy Coins, did you ever meet one of Stuart's protoges, Oliver? Also an excellent instructor, but I had a hard time during Oli's lessons making myself NOT look at his bum... Embarassed wink
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