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…

How to get your body ski ready

Written by Alps2Alps Whether you’re going solo, with a group of friends or as a family, skiing has a lot to offer. Feel a rush of exhilaration as you slide down the slopes at breakneck speed, let your hair down at the après-ski, and get in some exercise while you’re at it. Let’s focus on…

Pre-season training for the Eurotest

Written by JJC/PDS Training To give yourself the best chance of succeeding and progressing throughout the season, you need to be working towards making yourself physically strong, right now. Below is a selection of circuits made up of exercises which I recommend to use in order to prepare you so that we can make the…

BASI and the SCQF

Over the last 5 years, BASI has been going through an alignment process with the University of Edinburgh to align BASI Qualifications with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The aim of this exercise was to have a nationally recognised scale to which BASI qualifications are aligned. This will give Members, potential employers and…

Pre Performance Routines & Performance Skiing

Written by Gareth Shelbourne – New Generation Ski Instructor Training Centre Coach As I write this it is June, the snow has melted and the British summer has started (and yes its currently raining here on Merseyside).  As this summer is an Olympic year there is a whole heap of sport for me to look forward…

SkiA and the central nervous system

We breath, we walk and we ski – but how do we do it all? Robert Stewart and Hugh Monney I’m not a scientist, but I’ve always been fascinated by the way our bodies adapt physically to perform actions that are not controlled by our conscious mind. Whether that’s performing a sport, playing music or…

Fitness for SKi Instructors Training Session 5

Written by New Generation Ski Instructor Training Hi all, we hope you have enjoyed a few days off and that any aching muscles are starting to recover. It is really important to warm up and cool down thoroughly when training like this. Your warm up and cool down should include range of motion exercises to…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 4

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses So the weekend is finally here and so is the final session before a few days off. This final session of the week moves away from quite normal programming we have had so far where you do x number of sets of x number of reps and starts to…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training: Session 3 5/6/15

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to session 3 of our Fitness for ski instructor training blogs. As we mentioned the aim of these next 5 weeks is to develop a base level fitness and a good solid foundation to work from. Todays session focuses on upper body strength, something that it is fair to…