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Mel Mallen 14
Jimmy Smith 14

Stuart started Masterclass in Alpe d'Huez in 1993, in order to offer British clients the opportunity to take a course of intensive coaching with some of the top British trained instructors. Stuart holds all the relevant qualifications including BASI 1, BASI Trainer, the French Equivalence and was even a schoolmaster. 

Most importantly Stuart has over forty years of experience from which to draw.  

Mel Mallen has worked in most of the European countries during his 25 years of ski teaching experience. Mel now lives in Alpe d'Huez and works alongside Stuart.

Mel has been at the top of the British Ski Instruction system for many years, holding the highest awards including BASI 1, BASI trainer / examiner, ESC coach and the full French Equivalence.

B.A.S.I trainer for 25 years at the senior level.

"Taught as a private instructor in Courchevel France the 3 valleys 14 seasons , and the last 2 seasons with Masterclass in Alpe d' huez . Of all the places I've taught around the world Alpe d' huez is by far the best place to teach, both beginners and through to experts. the terrain for beginners is the best seen anywhere."

Stuart Adamson

Mel Mallen

Jimmy Smith

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Gerry Mallen has been working in the ski industry for many years in New Zealand and in Europe as a ski instructor and ski host. She is excited about joining the Masterclass team on a full-time basis. She has lived in Alpe D’Huez for 25 years and has a great knowledge of the area.

Gerry Mallen

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