Meet the Team

Why You Should Choose Us

Momentum Snowsports is a small team of British ski and snowboard instructors based in Courchevel and La Tania, in the Three Valleys. We are qualified to the highest British and French level and will give you the highest quality ski and snowboard lessons.

With over 40 yrs combined instructing experience, we have real passion for winter sports and look forward to sharing that with you.

Keith Marshall
Ski and Snowboard

Having skied recreationally in Scotland from a young age, I took a year off in 2001 to go skiing in the Alpes for a season and travel in Japan for a summer. To date, the lure of the Alpes is just as strong.

I qualified as a ski instructor, under the British Ski system (BASI) in 2005 and gained French equivalence at the same time. Since this date, I have taught all levels of skiing and snowboarding including training would-be instructors for the BASI Ski Instructor courses. In the summer I run Glasgow Bike Tours, which involves sightseeing Glasgow on bikes.

I started working for Momentum Snowsports  in 2007  and enjoy the extra dimension this brings to my skiing and snowboarding. I look forward to meeting you on the piste and sharing this enthusiasm with you.

Ski and Snowboard lessons courchevel and la tania
Ben Brierley
Ski and Snowboard

Ben is from Dublin but he moved to Scotland at the age of 8 and has skied every winter since then. He started teaching skiing in Andorra in 1998, and in 2002 moved to Courchevel. He knows the resort inside out and will help you find the best skiing on the mountain! Ben is also a passionate mountaineer and spends much of his free time climbing and skiing in the spectacular Vanoise national park that surrounds Courchevel. In the summer months he runs a sea kayak school in Dartmouth on the stunning south Devon coast ( Ben has a friendly personality and an infectious enthusiasm for skiing; whether you are a youngster keen to have fun or you are looking to improve your technique so you can relax and enjoy yourself, Ben has just what you need to help you have the best ski holiday ever!”

ski iinstructor Dave Norman Courchevel La tania
Dave Norman
Ski and Snowboard

I first tried skiing when I was 7 years old and loved it from the word go. I then went on to race for my club and the north west of England.
At the age of 16 I passed my first instructor exams, completing the BASI system in 1991

I gained French equivalence in 1996 and have been working in the best ski area in the world the  3 Vallees ever since.
I have  taught skiing and snowboarding  in many different resorts to all levels both on and off-piste.

Ski Instructor Ben Silcocks
Ben Silcocks
Ski and Snowboard

I have been skiing since I was 13 after a trip up to Aviemore with school and that was it, I was hooked!

When I had finished my A-Levels in 1998 I went and did my first level instructor exams in Andorra. I was there for the next 6 years working in the ski school. It was in 2005 I made my way to Courchevel after completing my Level 4 BASI qualification the previous year.

I now work as an instructor examiner for BASI which involves training and examining ski instructors all over the world. I am still as passionate about skiing and ski teaching as I have ever been and look forward to sharing that with you on the slopes in Courchevel.


I came to Courchevel on a mercy mission, in search of hapless souls who couldn’t run a bath. Mission accomplished!

I am a snowboarder first and skier last, but my real passion is climbing in the summer in the Ardeche, where I stay, when I’m not in Courchevel.

I look forward to hearing from you and making sure your booking process is as smooth as possible.