Want Something Different? Try Telemark!

by John Eames In September 2016, BASI ran the first ‘Introduction to Telemark’ Continuous Professional Development (CPD) day at the Chill Factore, Manchester. This was an opportunity for Alpine BASI Members to try Telemark and tick their CPD off. There was a group of eight and we could have had two groups of that size,…

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…

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…

1. Lessons in learning 1

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 In this first chapter I’ve split it into 3 bite-sized blogs and posted almost all the content and will do this at the start of all chapters. There is no…

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…

England’s Indoor and Artificial Slopes Increase in Popularity!

Snowsport England’s SlopeTracker report shows continued growth in domestic snowsports participation Quarter four of 2014 (October/November/December) showed 10.6% growth year on year in snowsports participation at slopes in England From October 2014 – March 2015 (six month period) there was 4.4% growth year on year From January 2015 – March 2015 there was 1.8 % growth…

British Ski and Snowboard – End of Season Round Up

Written by British Ski and Snowboard Last week saw a historic end to a fantastic 2014/15 season for British Ski and Snowboard, as Billy Morgan landed the world’s first Quad Cork on a snowboard. After the success of our British athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, expectations for this winter season were…

BASI 2015/16 International Course Calendar Launched!

The 2014 /15 season has passed far too quickly here at BASI. We wanted to take some time to look back at the past few months and celebrate some of the highlights of the season. This year a record 17 courses ran in the mountains in Scotland, making Cairngorm mountain one of our most popular…

Snowsports in Scotland

Scotland’s five ski resorts offer breathtaking scenery and challenging pistes for all skill levels. Planning on visiting? Check out this infographic created by Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matter Blog.   Written by Sainbury’s Bank

TAYLOR TAKES BRONZE AT FIS TELEMARK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Yesterday Jasmin Taylor won Great Britain’s first FIS Telemark World Championship medal in Steamboat Springs, USA. Jasmin, who arrived in Colorado just a few days ago from her training base in Les Houches FRA, is competing against the world’s fastest telemark ski racers at the 2015 World Championships. Following official training on Monday, racing commenced yesterday with…