Want Something Different? Try Telemark!

by John Eames In September 2016, BASI ran the first ‘Introduction to Telemark’ Continuous Professional Development (CPD) day at the Chill Factore, Manchester. This was an opportunity for Alpine BASI Members to try Telemark and tick their CPD off. There was a group of eight and we could have had two groups of that size,…

Ski Instructor Salaries 2017 – How much do Instructors earn?

Written by SnowSkool Instructor Training If the SnowSkool FAQ page were a team-sheet and questions were names, the first name on that team-sheet would be: How much does an instructor earn? It is an obvious question to ask given the investment of time and money that would have to be made to get working the…

Piste colours, are they gospel?

Written by Joe Beer from Alpine Learning Curves Piste colours – can you trust them? When I started writing my #ALCblogbook project and I got to Dealing with Fear and piste colours as a subject I hit a problem that comes up all the time; “one man’s meat is another man’s poison” – what people think of piste colours…

‘30 Days of Snowsport’ back for third year

70 free or discounted taster & recreational sessions running nationwide Returning for its third year, ’30 Days of Snowsport’  (www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk), part of Snowsport England’s GO SKI GO BOARD campaign (www.goskigoboard.org.uk), returns to slopes up and down England from Saturday 24th September until Sunday 23rd October 2016. The initiative aims to give people new to skiing…

The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year

Written by Peak Leaders With A-Level results day just past, Peak Leaders have taken the opportunity to research and explain why so many people decide to take a Gap Year, and specifically those who decide to become a BASI ski or snowboard instructor. If you’re dreaming of travelling the world, embarking on exciting new adventures…

Is University right for me?

Written by The Winter Sports Company Every year we get an influx of people calling us just after results day. Some students have had a change of heart and are looking for a gap year, and others are re-evaluating after not quite getting the grades. Whatever your results day experience, if you’re asking ‘is university…

Instructor training education day

Want a Career in Snowsports? Why not come along to SnowDome Tamworth on Saturday 10th September? From 10am – 4pm you can speak to Industry professionals and BASI trainers to learn how becoming a snowsports instructor can help you land your dream job. If you are planning a gap-year or career break, come along and…

Ellis Brigham Ski Test for BASI Level 1 and 2

Written by Lewis MacLellan – New Generation Ski Instructor Training Centre Coach. Every season our long-term sponsors Ellis Brigham kindly invite one of our team of instructors to their annual ski test.  As per the last few years it was in the Austrian Tirol resort of Hintertux. A great resort just above Mayrhofen that has excellent skiing…

Pre Performance Routines & Performance Skiing

Written by Gareth Shelbourne – New Generation Ski Instructor Training Centre Coach As I write this it is June, the snow has melted and the British summer has started (and yes its currently raining here on Merseyside).  As this summer is an Olympic year there is a whole heap of sport for me to look forward…

SkiA and the central nervous system

We breath, we walk and we ski – but how do we do it all? Robert Stewart and Hugh Monney I’m not a scientist, but I’ve always been fascinated by the way our bodies adapt physically to perform actions that are not controlled by our conscious mind. Whether that’s performing a sport, playing music or…