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…

Skiing Bumps to develop the BASI Performance Threads (TTPPEE)

Written by Lynn Mill, BASI Trainer and BASI National Education Team Member The Five Strands = the five sections which we divide the mountain into that covers most types of alpine skiing. Piste Performance Long radius turns & Short radius turns Bumps Steeps Variable Freestyle The Performance Threads = all the factors that will influence…

How to run a GCSE skiing video session

Written by Wayne Naylor – BASI member & maestro di sci at the Scuola Italiana Sci Folgarida Dimaro The demonstration video and resources associated with this article can be found here. Introduction It is not possible, at GCSE level, to take any qualifications in Snow Sports, although students may elect to use their, non-academic, alpine…

How to get your body ski ready

Written by Alps2Alps Whether you’re going solo, with a group of friends or as a family, skiing has a lot to offer. Feel a rush of exhilaration as you slide down the slopes at breakneck speed, let your hair down at the après-ski, and get in some exercise while you’re at it. Let’s focus on…

Nap your way to a Ski instructor qualification

Written by  New Generation Ski Instructor Courses Becoming a ski instructor is a bit of a roller coaster, you will have days you never forget, days you would rather forget, nights to remember and nights you can’t remember.   Spending a season in a ski resort is an incredible experience but skiing all day and having a social life…