China is where it’s at!

At World Winter Sports Expo 2017 in Beijing, Tania Alliod, BASI’s Partner Programme Manager, had an opportunity to catch up with Peter Tupper who runs Imagine – an adventure company in China. Peter has been employing BASI Members in China for the last couple of years and he is looking for more BASI Members interested…

Club Med Asia Seeks BASI Instructors for China and Japan Operations

Following a successful week at the World Winter Snowsports Expo 2017 in Beijing, I headed south to China’s cosmopolitan commercial centre in Shanghai. My visit to China was made possible with the support of an SME grant from Heathrow Airport, part of an initiative to encourage and support small organisations to explore export opportunities outside…

World Winter Sports Exhibition – Day 3

Wang Lei invited to join BASI Performance Athlete Programme Wang Lei was a Chinese National Team Member in ski jumping but since his retirement from jumping his passion is now snowboarding and he is a pro snowboarder and national hero for the discipline, promoting the discipline throughout China. Wang Lei is current Chairman of the…

World Winter Sports Exhibition 2017 – Day 2

Day 2 at  (WWSE) in Beijing kept everyone busy again… Andrew Lockerbie interviewed by Chinese Central Television Sports Chanel 5 The Exhibition Forum Theme for Day 2 was Ski Resort Operation and Management. Key speakers included BASI CEO, Andrew Lockerbie along with industry CEO’s Andy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and…

World Winter Snowsports Exhibition 2017 – Day 1

Day 1 at the World Winter Snowsports Exhibition 2017  (WWSE) Beijing was super busy for BASI We had a busy Day 1 at the exhibition and even sold 3 course places! There were lots of enquiries from visitors looking for everything from ski and snowboard lessons  to instructor courses and plenty of resort operators looking…

22nd Congress of the International Society for Skiing Safety (ISSS)

Innsbruck April 2017 By Dave Renouf http://www.isssweb.com/ “The International Society of Skiing Safety exists to bring together researchers and other interested parties from around the world to discuss and advance all aspects of snow sports safety.” “The Ski Trauma and Ski Safety Congresses held by the ISSS every two years have brought together a wide…

Knee injury recovery timescale – a personal diary

BASI Member, David Walton, tells his own story of how a beautiful day went wrong on the slopes! His accident confirmed a ruptured ACL, torn MCL and LCL and detached meniscus! Dave had the presence of mind to document his knee injury at the time of the incident and kept a diary of his progress through…

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,…

Train to be a Ski Instructor this Summer with BASI

UK BASI Courses Near You…. England                                                            Scotland Hemel Hempstead                                     Aberdeen Castleford                                                      Bearsden Glasgow Manchester                                                   Bellahouston  Milton Keynes                                             Braehead Glasgow Tamworth                                                      Firpark Tillicoultry Hillend Edinburgh The winter season may be done and dusted but summer provides the perfect opportunity to…

Looking for your first Ski Instructor Job?

A simple checklist to guide you… You’ve got your BASI qualification and you are now looking for that instructor job. It’s an exciting time, you’re newly qualified and possibly making your first applications.  BASI has put together a checklist to assist you make a wise choice when you are offered that job. The majority of…