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…

Cairngorm Mountain Snow School Get Approval from BASI

CairnGorm Mountain Snow School has achieved ‘BASI Approved Ski School Status’ in its first operational year. Approval followed a January 2016 assessment by BASI. The Snow School met the criteria and quality standards and is now ‘Quality Assured’ as part of the BASI Approved Ski School Scheme.

BASI Ski Instructor Gap Courses – let the season begin

Over 250 students are getting set to head off to some of the world’s top winter resorts to undertake their BASI ski/snowboard instructor courses. Winter gap season has arrived and there is plenty to look forward to. Not only will students be spending 8 to 10 weeks in resort with the prospect of skiing and…

BASI Snowboard Instructors Qualify in China

BASI has just finished the first of three Snowboard Level 1 courses that are running in Chongli, China. Trainer, Steph Wiehe, presented certificates and instructor badges to seven successful students, a number of whom will now work the Chinese winter season and sit their BASI Snowboard Level 2 in March 2016. All ten students completed the…

Blog 4. BASI Heads East – We are not alone!

Here at the Duolomidi Resort in Chongli, China, the first BASI Snowboard Level 1 course has been underway this week with great snow conditions and very, very cold temperatures. Wednesday afternoon was -19C with a wind-chill factor of Baltic. BASI Trainer, Steph Wiehe, re-organised the programme and on Wednesday afternoon brought the students indoors and worked through all the…

Blog 3. BASI Heads East. BASI Snowboard Level 1. China

After a vicious 24-hour snow storm on Sunday 22 November, causing general mayhem and blocking the main highway from Beijing to Chongli, Day 1 of the BASI Snowboard Level 1 in Duolomidi Ski Resort, Chongli, China got underway with blue skies, cold, cold air and crisp, fresh pistes virtually to ourselves. A full course with…