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…

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…

China is where it’s at!

At World Winter Sports Expo 2017 in Beijing, Tania Alliod, BASI’s Partner Programme Manager, had an opportunity to catch up with Peter Tupper who runs Imagine – an adventure company in China. Peter has been employing BASI Members in China for the last couple of years and he is looking for more BASI Members interested…

Club Med Asia Seeks BASI Instructors for China and Japan Operations

Following a successful week at the World Winter Snowsports Expo 2017 in Beijing, I headed south to China’s cosmopolitan commercial centre in Shanghai. My visit to China was made possible with the support of an SME grant from Heathrow Airport, part of an initiative to encourage and support small organisations to explore export opportunities outside…

World Winter Sports Exhibition – Day 3

Wang Lei invited to join BASI Performance Athlete Programme Wang Lei was a Chinese National Team Member in ski jumping but since his retirement from jumping his passion is now snowboarding and he is a pro snowboarder and national hero for the discipline, promoting the discipline throughout China. Wang Lei is current Chairman of the…

World Winter Sports Exhibition 2017 – Day 2

Day 2 at  (WWSE) in Beijing kept everyone busy again… BASI would like to thank Heathrow Airport for the “World of Opportunity” SME award that has helped BASI attend the World Winter Sports Expo 2017 in Beijing. BASI’s objective here is to raise the profile of the BASI snowsports instructor qualification and course programme in China and…

World Winter Snowsports Exhibition 2017 – Day 1

Day 1 at the World Winter Snowsports Exhibition 2017  (WWSE) Beijing was super busy for BASI We had a busy Day 1 at the exhibition and even sold 3 course places! There were lots of enquiries from visitors looking for everything from ski and snowboard lessons  to instructor courses and plenty of resort operators looking…

22nd Congress of the International Society for Skiing Safety (ISSS)

Innsbruck April 2017 By Dave Renouf http://www.isssweb.com/ “The International Society of Skiing Safety exists to bring together researchers and other interested parties from around the world to discuss and advance all aspects of snow sports safety.” “The Ski Trauma and Ski Safety Congresses held by the ISSS every two years have brought together a wide…

Knee injury recovery timescale – a personal diary

BASI Member, David Walton, tells his own story of how a beautiful day went wrong on the slopes! His accident confirmed a ruptured ACL, torn MCL and LCL and detached meniscus! Dave had the presence of mind to document his knee injury at the time of the incident and kept a diary of his progress through…

Want Something Different? Try Telemark!

by John Eames In September 2016, BASI ran the first ‘Introduction to Telemark’ Continuous Professional Development (CPD) day at the Chill Factore, Manchester. This was an opportunity for Alpine BASI Members to try Telemark and tick their CPD off. There was a group of eight and we could have had two groups of that size,…