What’s the value of your BASI Membership?

It’s approaching that time of year again. Membership subscriptions are due on 1 October, so we thought we’d have a look at what Members actually access with their BASI subscription and the potential value of your investment. Full Membership for 2017/18 = £78 (or £68 if you’re paying via Direct Debit) Here’s the conservative figure…

BASI Articles of Association – Why Bother?

Written by Don Bates The Articles of Association re-write project has been one of the most challenging tasks BASI has faced in recent years. There have been countless emails to the entire Membership requesting feedback and responses and solutions have been provided by the solicitors to every bit of feedback raised by Members. All the…

Brunch for BASI Courses

Written by New Generation Ski Instructor training At about 11 am on most BASI courses you will see most trainee ski instructors reach into their pockets and grab out a Mars, Snickers or Lion bar. Well actually lets not get carried away, they will pull out a super market own brand equivalent, English chocolate is…

Tori and Ossie Bear climb La Grande Motte Glacier 3656m, Tignes, France

Written by Tori Collins, BASI ISTD The Grande Motte glacier lies in the Massif de la Vanoise. It is a  fantastic ski training facility, with excellent views of the immense Mont Blanc. I have spent four summer and autumn seasons on the glacier training to pass my European Speed Test and my son Ossie race trains…

Great Britain Turn Heads at Interski 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina

The British Association of Snowsports Instructors Interski 2015 delegation has just returned from Ushuaia, Argentina and one of its most successful Interski’s ever. Throughout the week the performance and delivery both on and off the snow turned heads in the snowsports industry and Great Britain’s Demo’ Team of: Jaz Lamb, Rupert Goldring, Paul Garner, Giles…

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…

How to become a ski instructor: Mountain safety equipment

Written by David Roberts from New Generation  Beyond Level 2, the BASI syllabus starts to diversify into a variety of specialist modules.  You might want (or need) to replace the boots and skis that you’ve had for years, with stiffer, higher performance versions.  You might need to buy equipment for your second discipline.  You might be…

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…

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.