Derek Tate is co Director of BASS Chamonix and an independent ski instructor working for a number of organisations throughout the year. He is an Alpine Trainer & Head of Training for the Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors (IASI) and a tutor for Snowsport Scotland (SSS). Derek holds the BASI International Ski Teacher Diploma (ISTD) qualification with full French equivalence.
Over the past eleven years Derek has developed BASS Chamonix with his wife Shona Tate offering a great range of courses and lessons specifically designed for the variety of terrain offered by the Chamonix Valley. The ski areas of Chamonix are renowned for their off piste possibilities and there is a dedicated section on the web site focusing on off piste, backcountry and touring courses.
2015/2016 is season number twelve for BASS Chamonix and we are looking forward to another great winter.
Derek divides his time between teaching skiing, training and assessing instructors and works in the Chamonix Valley, the Evasion Mont Blanc and places like Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Hintertux, Austria, and Snow domes in the UK such as Hemel Snowcentre near London and Chill Factore near Manchester.
Over the past few years Derek has been involved in the writing and editing of ski technique and teaching books. He is the principle author of Parallel Dreams Alpine Skiing, co-author of Ski Instructors Handbook – Teaching Tools and Techniques and co-author of the Snowsport Scotland Alpine Ski Leader Official Training Manual.
- Families & Kids
- Kids' lessons
- Adult Lessons
- Childrens Lessons
- Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
- Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
- Private Lessons
- Ski Lessons
- Steep Skiing Lessons
- Open Seasons
- Chamonix Valley