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…

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…

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…

1. Lessons in learning 3

Written by Joe Beer, Alpine Learning Curves Learning Curves Understanding learning and how to get the most from your next lesson or winter sport holiday Learning Phases When learning anything in lessons you’ll go through many different phases: from conscious to sub-conscious doing and beyond: You start by conscious thought on the task, where you are…

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 make your ski instructor job application stand out

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Your ski instructor training is over, summer has arrived, and for instructors all over the world that means it is time to make your plans for next winter. You may be after a full season working, training, or something in between the two, but one thing is certain –…

European Ski and Snowboard School, Les Deux Alpes France’s first BASI Approved Ski School

Written by the European Ski and Snowboard School Jeremy Edwards writes “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the kite mark label ‘BASI APPROVED SKI SCHOOL’. The application and assessment process proved to be an exciting opportunity to fine-tune our existing business and customer service model to rigorous BASI standards.” “Becoming the first BASI approved ski school in France…