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…

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.

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 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…