Alpine Sports bodies join forces to address impact of Brexit

The governing bodies and professional associations which represent grass roots participants, competitors and professional & volunteer instructors, guides and coaches in alpine sports have come together to form the “Alpine Sports Group”. The group is calling upon the UK government to address and rectify the negative impact of Brexit upon their members as a matter…

Update from the House of Lords debate on 25th May 2021

As you all know, Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) was left out of the BREXIT Trade & Cooperation Agreement, leaving regulators and professional bodies like us to enter into bilateral negations with each EU country individually, which we’ve been working on to the best of our ability. We’ve also been working hard behind the…

Coaching and Instructing in The Netherlands

Important Notice from the Home Nations and BASI We are aware that as lockdowns relax and international travel becomes an option some coaches, instructors, clubs and academies may be contemplating visits to ski centres in the Netherlands. As you will be aware from previous communications, the Netherlands, and consequently ski centres such as Landgraff require coaches…

International Recognition of Qualifications Update

Before we start, all members must please appreciate that this is an ever-changing situation. In the past week, BASI have become aware that the UK government is bringing forward a new Professional Qualifications Bill to replace the interim solution currently in place following the end of the Transition Period. Towards the end of 2020, Regulators,…

All the ways skiing impacts our mental health

All the ways skiing impacts our mental health Skiing or snowboarding, as a holiday or hobby, is a unique and special pastime. Additionally, it brings to the table a wonderful mix of elements that have positive effects on our mental health and wellbeing Fitness and activity The outdoors and nature A passionate community Learning and…

New BASI Level 4 ISTD Structure and Written Project change 

New BASI Level 4 ISTD Structure and Written Project change ISIA Speed Test  for Alpine L4 ISTD  As stated in the Brexit Update on Wednesday 5th May, the CTT (formally known as Eurotest) will be replaced with the ISIA Speed Test at BASI Alpine Level 4 ISTD.   BASI members can enter any ISIA Speed Test event, hosted by other ISIA members, without having to become…

Brexit Update May 2021

Brexit Follow Up The combination of Brexit and Covid has made it clear to BASI and the Home Nation NGBs that we must all work together. As part of that process we will from time to time issue joint updates on this work and other relevant information developments. This update covers changes to BASI’s strategic…

Criminal Record Disclosures and BASI

At BASI, we’ve been having a close look at our processes over the last 18 months with the aim of improving member’s experience. One of the things we’ve been reviewing is our licensing requirements, in particular our requirements for a criminal record disclosure. We met with the UK Disclosure & Barring Service to clarify the…

PSIA Women’s Summit Report by Lynn Mill

PSIA-AASI Recently I was contacted by Brenna Kelleher, a friend and member of the 2019 Interski Team that represented the United States in Bulgaria and asked to sit on a panel that she and team-mate Heidi Ettlinger had set up for the PSIA Women’s Summit. For those that don’t know, PSIA-AASI stands for the Professional…