British Ski Instructors2017-11-13T15:41:26+00:00

Meet your


BASI ISTD level 4 qualification
English speaking
Friendly and supportive

Your instructors have years of experience teaching and coaching all over the world, from first time skiers to world class athletes. They all hold their BASI ISTD level 4 qualification and French equivalent which has helped them help hundreads of clients reach their goals. Many have accomplished their first solo run, passing instructor exams or competed at the World Junior Championships with the help of our instructors.

From start to finish you will be in direct contact with us, your coaches.

You need to be turning to be learning!



Dan Tridini

PDS Tarentaise/Espace Killy – Director

Ski School Instructor | Pro-training Coach | Race Club Coach

Dan is one of the co founders of PDS in the Tarentaise/Espace Killy and is BASI Level 4 ISTD certified. Dan learnt to ski when he was 4 and has carried on ever since. He has taught in many different countries including Switzerland, America and Italy and has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Dan loves teaching in the sports he has a real passion for and gets great reward from seeing other people progress. When not on his skis or snowboard Dan spends a lot of his time surfing, which is another one of his passions. Dan is also a qualified personal trainer so why not ask him some fitness questions while on your lesson.

Robbie Hussey

PDS Tarentaise/Espace Killy – Director

Ski School Instructor | Pro-training Coach | Race Club Coach

Robbie loved Sainte Foy, Val d’Isere and Tignes so much he is back again! Robbie is a co founder of PDS Tarentaise/Espace Killy and a fully qualified ski teacher through the BASI (British) and NZSIA (New Zealand) systems. He discovered his passion for teaching skiing when he was just 16 at his local dry ski slope in Welwyn Garden City. Robbie is a born teacher having practiced and perfected his skills all over the world. He has done numerous winter seasons in Colorado, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand. Robbie is mad about the mountains and spends his summers in the Alps running children and adult summer camps.

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James Bennett

PDS Academy Founder
Ski School Instructor | Pro-training Coach | Race Club Coach

With over 20 years’ experience under his belt James is the co-founder of PDS Academy, along with Craig Robinson. Starting off at the tender age of 10, James quickly rose through the ranks to become a member of two British Ski Teams in both Alpine and Telelmark racing.

Since retiring from racing, James has become a BASI trainer in both Telemark and Coaching, delivering courses in the UK and abroad. He was an active coach for the British Junior team and has a keen interest in developing young skiers from grass route level upwards.

James is a qualified as a First Aid trainer and has run courses for all instructors ranging from gap students to ski school directors.

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Craig Robinson

PDS Academy Founder
Ski School Instructor | Pro-training Coach | Race Club Coach

Along with James, Craig is the co-founder of PDS Academy. He has over 20 years’ experience on the slopes, with 10 years of that internationally. Craig has raced in the ski cross World Cup and represented Great Britain in the 2009 World Championships.

Craig is qualified to the highest international level and has tutored many ski instructors through the Eurotest and instructor exams. He has also coached athletes through the World Junior Championships.

Craig represented the British Association of Snowsport Instructors at Interski, the largest snowsport conference in the world.