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 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…

Why do a GAP course now?

Written by Peak Leaders Instructors courses  THE EXAMS ARE FINISHING – SO WHAT NEXT? With the end of A-Level exams a lot of people have started thinking about gap courses – and we think that now, perhaps more than ever, it’s a great time to do a gap course in the mountains. OK, at Peak…

Ski Instructor Salaries 2017 – How much do Instructors earn?

Written by SnowSkool Instructor Training If the SnowSkool FAQ page were a team-sheet and questions were names, the first name on that team-sheet would be: How much does an instructor earn? It is an obvious question to ask given the investment of time and money that would have to be made to get working the…

Instructor training education day

Want a Career in Snowsports? Why not come along to SnowDome Tamworth on Saturday 10th September? From 10am – 4pm you can speak to Industry professionals and BASI trainers to learn how becoming a snowsports instructor can help you land your dream job. If you are planning a gap-year or career break, come along and…

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…

Working in the Alps this Winter

As winter gets underway seasonaires, snowsport instructors (and wannabes) will be heading for the Alps to take up their winter roles. For the vast majority, these will be positions within chalet companies, tour operators and established ski schools and for those with top level qualifications and correct paperwork the opportunity to work independently. France is…

Snow-Camp wins at the National Apprenticeship Service Awards!

Written by Snow-Camp Snow-Camp was incredibly proud to be awarded the Unilever Award Small Employer of the Year at the South-East National Apprenticeship Awards organised by the National Apprenticeship Service. The high profile awards ceremony took place on 21st October 2015 at HMS President, London and celebrated apprenticeships across the region. By receiving this award…