England’s Indoor and Artificial Slopes Increase in Popularity!

Snowsport England’s SlopeTracker report shows continued growth in domestic snowsports participation Quarter four of 2014 (October/November/December) showed 10.6% growth year on year in snowsports participation at slopes in England From October 2014 – March 2015 (six month period) there was 4.4% growth year on year From January 2015 – March 2015 there was 1.8 % growth…

Girls Who Ski

Written by Rachael Hallewell #WomenInSport #ThisGirlCan #GirlsWhoSki #GirlsWhoRun #GirlsWhoLift #GirlsWhoSurf #GirlsWhoRide #RunLikeAGirl #SkiLikeAGirl #TrainLikeAGirl #FitGirl #GenderGap #GlamourSport #StrongNotSkinny #FitNotThin You pick your hash tag but there is no denying that promoting women in sport, campaigning to get women into sport and advocating a healthy lifestyle has become a topical subject of late, and I am…

Interski Argentina Trip 2015 – Now available for booking!

Written by World Class Skiing 28th AUGUST 2015 – 14th SEPTEMBER 2015 WCS is celebrating its 24th year by taking an Adventure!  We are proud to be visiting the 2015 INTERSKI congress in Ushuaia Argentina and supporting BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) and associates whilst we are there. The 16 day trip will be…

European Ski and Snowboard School, Les Deux Alpes France’s first BASI Approved Ski School

Written by the European Ski and Snowboard School Jeremy Edwards writes “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the kite mark label ‘BASI APPROVED SKI SCHOOL’. The application and assessment process proved to be an exciting opportunity to fine-tune our existing business and customer service model to rigorous BASI standards.” “Becoming the first BASI approved ski school in France…

British Ski and Snowboard – End of Season Round Up

Written by British Ski and Snowboard Last week saw a historic end to a fantastic 2014/15 season for British Ski and Snowboard, as Billy Morgan landed the world’s first Quad Cork on a snowboard. After the success of our British athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, expectations for this winter season were…

BASI 2015/16 International Course Calendar Launched!

The 2014 /15 season has passed far too quickly here at BASI. We wanted to take some time to look back at the past few months and celebrate some of the highlights of the season. This year a record 17 courses ran in the mountains in Scotland, making Cairngorm mountain one of our most popular…

Review of the ISIA Qualification

Written by Isla Marsh, BASI Alpine level 3 ISIA So, having completed my ISIA (International Ski Instructor Association) Alpine Level 3 qualification, I decided I’d recap it each module at a time, mainly for those who aren’t in the ski world and don’t really understand what I’m doing with my life, but also for those…

GB Park and Pipe Team launch #ProjectPY2018

What’s the reality of life for a top skier or snowboarder? How does it feel to constantly chase progression and push yourself at the top level of the sport? And how difficult is it to spend your life on the road, with only dreams of future glory to keep you motivated? Photo: GB Park and Pipe rider…

Getting all Coach Carter on Ski instructor training.

Written by Tom Waddington, New Generation Verbier resort manager and coach on BASI level 4 ISTD training programmes and BASI 1,2 & 3 ski instructor courses. So I was watching the film ‘Coach Carter’ the other night and I heard this amazing quote: “Now, I cannot teach you the game of basketball until your conditioning is…

Snowsports in Scotland

Scotland’s five ski resorts offer breathtaking scenery and challenging pistes for all skill levels. Planning on visiting? Check out this infographic created by Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matter Blog.   Written by Sainbury’s Bank