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…

James Winfield talks Solden and Solda!

Written by James Winfield Solden Eurotest camp At the start of November I headed out to Solden, Austria to train with JJC for 2 weeks leading up to the Solda Eurotest. We were staying down the valley in a sweet house with a crew of 8 skiers and 2 coaches, Craig Robinson and Ed Drake….

Telemark/alpine book in weekly learning blogs

Written by Joe Beer, Alpine Learning Curves A few years ago I started writing a book, that grew from an article for BASI’s in house magazine. Recently I lost the publisher so decided to share it in bite-sized BLOGs. The musings of a cockney Snow sports instructor; Free the Heel and Free the Mind-Fix the…

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….