Rachael’s BASI Story

Written by Rachael Hallewell, BASI ISTD I’ve done it! I’ve finally completed the British Association of Snowsport Instructors level 4 International Ski Teacher Diploma. I still can’t quite believe I’ve finally done it. Here’s my story as an example for any instructors going through the system and for friends and family back in the UK…

BASI Common Theory Course

The `Common Theory` course is a prerequisite for the ISIA stamp and underpins the theory discussed and directly applied in level 3 and 4, on-snow courses. This course is aimed at the potential ISIA Teacher or Level 3 Coach, who will work with and probably supervise other instructors and coaches. The ISIA level is a…

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…

BASI Trainer Quality Assurance

Written by Becci Malthouse, BASI Trainer and co-director of the British Alpine Ski and Snowboard School  in Morzine Life is full of challenges and the road to becoming a BASI trainer was certainly one of the most demanding. Working through the BASI system in itself is a long process that involves training, gaining teaching experience and exams…

Sestola Eurotest 10th-11th March 2015

Written by Susie Berry Both snow and weather conditions were excellent in Sestola and the test was conducted efficiently and in a good atmosphere. The written results, of which I have one copy are accurate as far as bib numbers, names and times are concerned. The rest is clearly left over from the last national…

New Members’ Pro Deals on the Horizon

BASI attended the SLIDE 2015 show in Telford at the end of January where we caught up with many of our current Pro Deal suppliers and spoke to some new potential suppliers for 2015/16. We’ll be working with all your favourites again next year including: Salomon, Atomic, Rossignol, White Dot, Icebreaker, Incline, Anything Technical, Noble…

Why is BASI Aligning its Qualifications with the SCQF?

What does this alignment bring in the way of advantages to the organisations and the individuals? Overall aim of the systems aligning qualifications across the spectrum of Qualification Frameworks To assist people of all ages and circumstances to access appropriate education and training over their lifetime to fulfil their personal, social and economic potential. To…

The ‘Best of Canada’s Powder Highway’ with The Storm Chasers

Exclusive BASI Members Only Trip Contact: Richard Barker – Kicking Horse Powder Tours, + 44 7977 274182 richard@kickinghorsepowdertours.com 21st to 28th Feb 2015 The Storm Chasers, a specialist adventure ski trip operator, have put together an exclusive BASI members only trip for this coming season – an adventure, off-piste & backcountry skiing week, tailored to showcase…

BASI Continued Professional Development

BASI CPD (formally known as BASI refresher) is a process by which you, BASI members can further your educational training and update your skills to the required level to maintain your licence to work within the parameters of the qualification you hold and the regulations within the country that teaching will be carried out. BASI…