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“Hugh is a technical expert and an innovator, continually pushing the boundaries with his exciting and dynamic ideas, many of which have put BASI at the forefront in the field of of Snowsports organisations and training organisations generally. The whole membership owes a large debt of gratitude to Hugh – Thank you”  Andrew Lockerbie, Chairman, BASI

 “For more than 15 years, Hugh has been an inspiration in my professional and business life. His clarity of vision and ability to deliver shines through all his projects "James Lamb, Director, BASS Morzine

"Hugh has pioneered "British Ski Teaching" in Europe over the last 20 years creating and leading the most successful network of elite snowsports schools in the world. "Derek Tata, Director, BASS Chamonix

Huge thanks #HughMonney - The most effective and impactful coaching I've had in over 20 years.

Kevin Harris,  @kevinharrisTV

Hugh is the Director and founder of the BASS Network of elite snowsports schools. BASS is a pioneering organisation, introducing high-quality professional ski teaching, in the English language, to the French Alps. Hugh contributed a great deal of the legal, professional and political work required to make this possible.

BASS is at the cutting edge of the profession, led by the finest professionals in the field and driven by a passion for performance development in snowsports.

Hugh runs advanced skiing clinics and off pistes courses in the Alps, as well as off piste adventures across the globe. These courses provide clear objectives and structured development for advanced and expert skiers.

He has trained thousands of skiers and hundreds of ski instructors.

 

Formerly a research chemist, for the Cancer Research Campaign, Hugh has a degree in Chemistry and a Master’s research degree. He is also a qualified science teacher. He spent ten years in the science departments of British universities before switching to a career in skiing.

 

He began skiing in 1975 and became a full-time ski teacher in 1984, to get out of the research lab and into the mountains. 

He has skied extensively throughout Europe and his off-piste skiing, and Heliski clinics have taken him to Argentina, Canada, Chile, Greenland and Iceland.

 

He was a Trainer and Examiner of instructors for the British Association of Snowsports Instructors, for 22 years, from 1989 to 2011, and contributed to the development of BASI's system of instructor training. He represented Britain as a member of the GB Demonstration Team, at the 1991 Interski Congress, in St Anton.

 

For many years, Hugh was invited to train the British Mountain Guides in Off Piste skiing performance.

 

Hugh wrote and presented the 1991 Channel 4 TV and video series "The Complete Skier" and in the same year, he founded BASS, The British Alpine Ski and Snowboard School. The BASS Network of elite snowsports schools now teaches thousands of clients each winter, in 11 resorts across the Alps.

 

His interests, in addition to his family, are: Alpine & Telemark skiing, developing the quality of service to clients of the BASS Network, Cycling, Photography, Science, Tai Chi Chuan, Motorcycling, Balance training, and Music, including playing the guitar.

Qualification: 
BASI ISTD Level 4, International Ski Teacher Diploma
BASI Telemark Teacher
Full certification in France
M.Phil, B.Sc. (Hons), PGCE

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