BASI’s top picks at SLIDE

Donald and Nick from the BASI office popped down to SLIDE last week, the main purpose of the trip was to meet with a pro deal suppliers but it would be rude to visit a show with loads of shiny new kit and not take a look around. Based on a flying visit, we’ve picked…

Ueli Steck’s Magic Moments

Ueli returns to London to share his Magic Moments of 2015. Ueli Steck has witnessed some magic moments this year, including his astounding 82-peak summit project in the Alps this summer. Using only human power, he conquered this incredible challenge by climbing, biking and paragliding between each mountain peak, tackling an incredible 4000m ascent in…

Introducing Dynafit Radical 2 Bindings and the BCA T3 Transceiver

Anatom, the BASI Pro Deal Supplier are stocking a couple of new bits of kit for the 2015/16 season. Check them out below. Firstly is the new Dynafit Radical 2 touring binding. The death knell for frame bindings. The Radical ST 2.0 is the evolution of the Radical ST. It offers simple operation and increased safety…

How to become a ski instructor: Mountain safety equipment

Written by David Roberts from New Generation  Beyond Level 2, the BASI syllabus starts to diversify into a variety of specialist modules.  You might want (or need) to replace the boots and skis that you’ve had for years, with stiffer, higher performance versions.  You might need to buy equipment for your second discipline.  You might be…

Which is the best ski for your BASI Level 1 & 2

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Ellis Brigham has sponsored New Generation Ski School for many years.  This year they were kind enough to send an invite for a New Generation Ski instructor to come along to their end of season ski test of their 2015-16 winter ski collection.  I (Gareth Shelbourne) was the lucky…

SIGB Ski Test delivers again

Over 250 members of the UK snowsports industry descended on the Austrian resort of Kühtai earlier this month for the annual Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB) Ski Test 2015. In what was one of the most successful UK ski tests, conditions were perfect for testing the huge range of skis, with a mixture of…

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…

Which skis are best for my BASI technical course?

Written by Tom Waddington, BASI ISTD Skis This is an important topic and not one to take lightly as most instructors have probably saved up all summer to get some new gear in the pre-season discounts. Head iSpeeds? Magnums? Salomon X Drive? There is plenty of choice. The question is will a certain ski help…

GoPro have launched the HERO 4…but what about their other new product?

Most adventure sport and filming enthusiasts will be aware of the recent product launch planned by GoPro, the action camera industries equivalent to Red Bull. What GoPro have been keeping up their sleeve is that they are not only launching a new “improved, twice as powerful, twice as high definition, twice…..yeah, we get the point…