What’s the value of your BASI Membership?

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 2019/20 = £80 (or £70 if you’re paying via Direct Debit) Here’s the conservative figure we’ve come up with… Where does this potential value of £457 come from…? Public Liability…

Making the case for a southern winter…

Rupert Goldring spends his year living back to back winter seasons and coaching BASI’s future ski instructors.  Despite a self- confessed fear of flying, Rupert sets out the case for experiencing a southern hemisphere winter in New Zealand.     Every time I fly I assume the plane will crash. It is not rational I…

How can I become a better snowsports instructor?

Following on from Lesley’s first blog; Researching snowsports instruction; What’s it all about? Lesley’s second blog draws from research findings in the education sector and offers guideposts for snowsports instructors looking to improve their teaching skills. Written by Lesley Page, BASI Trainer and National Education Team Member How do I improve my teaching skills? Is…

BASI – ENSA Exchange

BASI – ENSA Exchange 28-31 January 2019 Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme – Chamonix By Lynn Mill At the end of January 2019, ENSA invited a delegation from BASI to visit their headqaurters in Chamonix and take part in an information and skills exchange. BASI Chairman, James Lister, led the BASI mission team that…

Ever wondered what it’s like training to become a BASI ski instructor?

Written by EA Ski & Snowboard Ever wondered what it’s like training to become a BASI certified ski instructor? We caught up with Tom McGeoch, who is currently studying towards his BASI Level 1 and 2 instructor qualifications with EA Ski & Snowboard. Tom is working as a ski instructor at Saas Fee in Switzerland. Here’s his experience of becoming an instructor…

Researching snowsports instruction: What’s it all about?

Written by Lesley Page, BASI Trainer and National Education Team Member In 2016, I found myself in a position I never thought I would be in. I had applied for and been accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. This was surprising because I had never thought of myself as an academic….

Fitness tips from the BASI National Education Team – Core

BASI Trainer and National Education Team member, Tom Waddington, gives some tips on how to train your core in preparation for the winter season. Featuring National Education Team Members Jim Lister, Lesley Page, Paul Garner, Giles Lewis and Lynn Mill as demonstrators. Special thanks to Kraftwerk Fitness, Zermatt for filming facilities.

Coaching the British Paralympic Ski Team – the coach’s perspective

Written by Amanda Pirie, BASI Trainer and BASI National Education Team Member Being a high-performance head coach within a UK Sport-funded programme is a dream scenario. It means that you have every imaginable resource and exceptional expertise to draw from. In the years building up to the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games 2018 I was therefore…