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…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training: Session 2 3/6/5

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to session 2. Todays work out doesn’t include any heavy weights or barbells and instead our focus today is on conditioning. The aim of these sessions is to allow you to eventually maintain a higher level of performance for longer. It will suck now but at the end…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training: Session 1 2/6/15

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to the first training session of the summer. The aim of these sessions are to help you prepare physically for your ski instructor training. We gave you Monday off but do not get used to that. This is the first session of a 5 week programme just to…

Let training begin

Written by New Generation Ski Instructor Courses As part of our 2015/16 ski instructor training programmes we are really keen to help people prepare in the best way possible. As part of this we are going to be providing a regular training programme for our students to follow. During the month of May we are…

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…

Strength and Conditioning for Telemark

Written by Joe Beer, Chris Stewart, Jaz Taylor and Dave Murrie. Recently we at BASI asked for your ideas for a wish-list. One of the easiest to answer was a request for ideas on Strength and Conditioning for preparation and or while Telemarking. So I had a thought that rather than answer it myself I…

Preparing for the Eurotest

Getting fit and strong with ski specific exercise programme can make the when preparing for your Eurotest.  In this article Neil Maclean-Martin, leading ski physiotherapist in Chamonix and clinical director of the SkiFit programme, discusses how specific strength and fitness leads to improved performance, reduced risk of injury and more chance of passing your Eurotest….

The Importance of Fundamentals in Skiing

In the ski-racing world there has been a lot of coverage lately about the fact that clean and tidy looking skiing is not the fastest in racing. The main emphasis and talk is about using strength and power along with big ‘stivoting’ angles at the top of the turn in order to take the fastest…