Pre-season ski fitness – Program 1

Written by Mark from Peak Condition Program 1 This program is all about teaching you some vital ski-specific movement patterns and ensuring your back, hip, pelvic and knee stabilisers and abdominal wall are functioning. These are all vital aspects of “base conditioning” for skiing and will help support your body while perfecting the movements and…

Guide to your pre-season ski fitness program

Written by Mark from Peak Condition In order to get the most from your ski performance program there are a few vital principles that make all the difference between messing about in the gym and getting lasting results that will enable you to ski better, have more fun on the slopes (whatever your level) and…

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.