Tips for Japan…

Written by Adam Bramley, BASI Member Hokkaido isn’t a secret any more, but that doesn’t stop it from being an excellent choice for instructors looking to work a season.  The rapid development of its biggest resorts has vastly increased demand for lessons in this northern powder mecca, and there are now several resorts with a…

Train to be a Ski Instructor this Summer with BASI

UK BASI Courses Near You…. England                                                            Scotland Hemel Hempstead                                     Aberdeen Castleford                                                      Bearsden Glasgow Manchester                                                   Bellahouston  Milton Keynes                                             Braehead Glasgow Tamworth                                                      Firpark Tillicoultry Hillend Edinburgh The winter season may be done and dusted but summer provides the perfect opportunity to…

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…

Double date at Glenshee Ski Centre Sat 12th & Sun 13th March.

The Come Ski with BASI on Sat 12th and take part in the Scottish Masters GS. Easy to fit in both events. Race update Giant Slalom    Sat 12th March Slalom            Sun 13th March Training day    Fri    11th March. (Informal practise courses). Expected start time 11am. Entry at the Cairnwell Cafe. £10 per race day. Notice about the race at the…

BASI’s top picks at SLIDE

Donald and Nick from the BASI office popped down to SLIDE last week, the main purpose of the trip was to meet with a pro deal suppliers but it would be rude to visit a show with loads of shiny new kit and not take a look around. Based on a flying visit, we’ve picked…

Para Snowsports UK (PSUK) Ladies impress in St. Moritz

Written by DSUK It was a fantastic weekend for ParaSnowsportUK (PSUK) in Switzerland with some brilliant performances, particularly for Visually Impaired athlete Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe. The pair won both of their World Cup slalom races in impressive fashion beating off the competition by 3.41 seconds in the first race on Saturday…

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…

FREE-SKI in Aviemore achieves approved Ski School Status from BASI

FREE-SKI is the first Ski School to achieve ‘BASI Approved Ski School Status’ this season for its high standards of customer care and quality delivery of its snowsports instruction. Following an inspection and thorough assessment by BASI that was measured against a strict set of guidelines, FREE-SKI met the criteria and quality standards to become…

Cairngorm Mountain Snow School Get Approval from BASI

CairnGorm Mountain Snow School has achieved ‘BASI Approved Ski School Status’ in its first operational year. Approval followed a January 2016 assessment by BASI. The Snow School met the criteria and quality standards and is now ‘Quality Assured’ as part of the BASI Approved Ski School Scheme.

How I plan and execute my Ski Tours.

Written by David Roberts, New Generation Instructor Courses  In my previous blogs, I’ve outlined what you should look for in ski-touring equipment and the tools that you can use to plan an enjoyable day out.  In the this article I’d like to show two examples of the planning tools in action.  The tours are from…