- BASI Ski Instructor, Highest Level 4, ISTD (International Ski Teacher Diploma)
- Full French Equivalent (Ier degree ski alpin)
- European Speed Test Holder (GS Eurotest)
- Level 3 Mountain Safety
- Alpine Performance Coach
- Sponsored by – FACTION
Mark Gear is qualified to the highest international standard and is one of Britain’s most elite level ski teachers (BASI 4 ISTD).
He has many years of experience with an established reputation teaching all-mountain and off-piste skiing in Chamonix, France and across Europe.
Mark spent his teens skiing, racing and teaching on a dry ski slope in Essex before moving to Chamonix, France in 1995. After intensive training and a rigorous exam system, he became the first British qualified ski instructor to earn the right to work for a local French ski school in the resort of Chamonix. Mark is one of the few holders of the highly regarded “French equivalence“ having also passed the European speed test.
Mark went on to found All Mountain Performance in 2004. Offering his approach to modern ski teaching and specialising in off-piste performance ski courses, he has helped to open the world of all-mountain & off-piste skiing to thousands of skiers.
As well as coaching the recreational public, Mark is also involved in training professional ski instructors, skiing competitors and other mountain professionals.
Marks fun and innovative ski teaching focuses on the individual client’s needs using a unique methodology to encouraging control, versatility and individual skier expression. His ski coaching approach has earned him a renowned reputation for acheiving excellent results.