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…

The 10 best things about teaching skiing…

Guest post on the best bits of being a ski instructor by Sam Taylor, BASI Level 4 ISTD instructor and resort manager in the New Generation La Tania Ski School. In 2005 I began my training with New Generation, and after completing BASI Level 4 became a full-time instructor in the 3 Valleys. Working as an instructor has its…

Why do a GAP course now?

Written by Peak Leaders Instructors courses  THE EXAMS ARE FINISHING – SO WHAT NEXT? With the end of A-Level exams a lot of people have started thinking about gap courses – and we think that now, perhaps more than ever, it’s a great time to do a gap course in the mountains. OK, at Peak…

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…

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,…

The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year

Written by Peak Leaders With A-Level results day just past, Peak Leaders have taken the opportunity to research and explain why so many people decide to take a Gap Year, and specifically those who decide to become a BASI ski or snowboard instructor. If you’re dreaming of travelling the world, embarking on exciting new adventures…

Is University right for me?

Written by The Winter Sports Company Every year we get an influx of people calling us just after results day. Some students have had a change of heart and are looking for a gap year, and others are re-evaluating after not quite getting the grades. Whatever your results day experience, if you’re asking ‘is university…

Instructor training education day

Want a Career in Snowsports? Why not come along to SnowDome Tamworth on Saturday 10th September? From 10am – 4pm you can speak to Industry professionals and BASI trainers to learn how becoming a snowsports instructor can help you land your dream job. If you are planning a gap-year or career break, come along and…

Ellis Brigham Ski Test for BASI Level 1 and 2

Written by Lewis MacLellan – New Generation Ski Instructor Training Centre Coach. Every season our long-term sponsors Ellis Brigham kindly invite one of our team of instructors to their annual ski test.  As per the last few years it was in the Austrian Tirol resort of Hintertux. A great resort just above Mayrhofen that has excellent skiing…