How to become a ski instructor: Understanding the ISIA Tech exam

Written by Dave Morris – Podium Coach, BASI Trainer, New Generation 1650 RM If you got through your BASI Level 2 exams without too many problems then the BASI level 3 tech is a significant but not insurmountable next step. There is a logic behind it owing to its positioning and this in fact, can tell us some…

An Interview with David Walker, Ski Instructor

Written by David Walker, New Generation  Current Qualifications BASI Level 2 Other experience Studied mathematics at Bath University – Graduated in 2013 Future ambitions Complete my BASI Level 4 and join the New Generation full time team. Courses completed with New Generation Courchevel 10 Week BASI 1 and 2 2014 Courchevel ISIA seasonal training 2015 What influenced…

This Girl can SnowDome Ski & Snowboard Discovery Day

SnowDome Ski & Snowboard Discovery Day WITH SPECIAL GUEST JENNY JONES, OLYMPIC MEDALLIST Saturday 15th August, 9am-1pm Ski & Snowboard Tasters (45 minutes) £10 per person Ski & Snowboard Progression Sessions (1 hour) £10 per person This Girl Can is a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing…

Delancey British Alpine Ski Team Summer Preview

Written by British Ski and Snowboard As the Southern Hemisphere winter season gets into full swing, members of the Delancey British Alpine Ski Team are about to begin a busy few weeks of competitions across Australia, New Zealand and South America. For others, their summer training will continue with intensive training on the glaciers of…

Scott MacBain tells us how to go skiing in Britain mid Summer!

Written by Scott MacBain from PDS Academy So it’s the middle of summer and you are seriously missing the epicness of being on snow on your beloved planks.  The solution?  A cheeky midsummer tour on Britain’s highest peak Ben Nevis which is exactly what myself and Emily Scott decided to do last week!  Having studied the…

Standard for BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor Course

Written by Altitude Futures – Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses Have you been thinking about taking your BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor Course? Not sure if your quite at the standard and what’s expected? Altitude Futures have released this fantastic video telling you everything you need to know about the BASI level 2 Ski Instructor…

Go Big or Go Home Bearsden

Written by Donald Musk BASI had a great day at the Go Big or Go Home competition at Bearsden Ski Club on Saturday 20th of June. We want to say a massive thank you to Bearsden for hosting the comp and to the Go Big or Go Home event organisers for allowing us to come along….

Becoming a Ski Instructor – What’s it Really Like?

Written by Rob Stewart, Editor at Snow Guide and featuring BASI ISTD Marc Walton Marc Walton has recently passed his full Level 4 ISTD (International Ski Teacher Diploma) through the BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) system, which means he can work independently as a ski instructor in France.

Rachael’s BASI Story

Written by Rachael Hallewell, BASI ISTD I’ve done it! I’ve finally completed the British Association of Snowsport Instructors level 4 International Ski Teacher Diploma. I still can’t quite believe I’ve finally done it. Here’s my story as an example for any instructors going through the system and for friends and family back in the UK…

Which is the best ski for your BASI Level 1 & 2

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Ellis Brigham has sponsored New Generation Ski School for many years.  This year they were kind enough to send an invite for a New Generation Ski instructor to come along to their end of season ski test of their 2015-16 winter ski collection.  I (Gareth Shelbourne) was the lucky…