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…

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…

Tips for Japan…

Written by Adam Bramley, BASI Member Hokkaido isn’t a secret any more, but that doesn’t stop it from being an excellent choice for instructors looking to work a season.  The rapid development of its biggest resorts has vastly increased demand for lessons in this northern powder mecca, and there are now several resorts with a…

Equipment Issues

Written by Joe Beer, Alpine Learning Curves Equipment Issues. there’s a chance it just may not be you or your fault All the micro-adjustments that can be made to equipment are akin to setting up a car to drive (See Relating to Other Sports), seat, steering wheel position, seat; height, angle and backrest etc. You’ve been…

Double date at Glenshee Ski Centre Sat 12th & Sun 13th March.

The Come Ski with BASI on Sat 12th and take part in the Scottish Masters GS. Easy to fit in both events. Race update Giant Slalom    Sat 12th March Slalom            Sun 13th March Training day    Fri    11th March. (Informal practise courses). Expected start time 11am. Entry at the Cairnwell Cafe. £10 per race day. Notice about the race at the…

BASI’s top picks at SLIDE

Donald and Nick from the BASI office popped down to SLIDE last week, the main purpose of the trip was to meet with a pro deal suppliers but it would be rude to visit a show with loads of shiny new kit and not take a look around. Based on a flying visit, we’ve picked…

Para Snowsports UK (PSUK) Ladies impress in St. Moritz

Written by DSUK It was a fantastic weekend for ParaSnowsportUK (PSUK) in Switzerland with some brilliant performances, particularly for Visually Impaired athlete Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe. The pair won both of their World Cup slalom races in impressive fashion beating off the competition by 3.41 seconds in the first race on Saturday…

FREE-SKI in Aviemore achieves approved Ski School Status from BASI

FREE-SKI is the first Ski School to achieve ‘BASI Approved Ski School Status’ this season for its high standards of customer care and quality delivery of its snowsports instruction. Following an inspection and thorough assessment by BASI that was measured against a strict set of guidelines, FREE-SKI met the criteria and quality standards to become…

How I plan and execute my Ski Tours.

Written by David Roberts, New Generation Instructor Courses  In my previous blogs, I’ve outlined what you should look for in ski-touring equipment and the tools that you can use to plan an enjoyable day out.  In the this article I’d like to show two examples of the planning tools in action.  The tours are from…