Fitness tips from the BASI National Education Team – Core

BASI Trainer and National Education Team member, Tom Waddington, gives some tips on how to train your core in preparation for the winter season. Featuring National Education Team Members Jim Lister, Lesley Page, Paul Garner, Giles Lewis and Lynn Mill as demonstrators. Special thanks to Kraftwerk Fitness, Zermatt for filming facilities.

Nap your way to a Ski instructor qualification

Written by  New Generation Ski Instructor Courses Becoming a ski instructor is a bit of a roller coaster, you will have days you never forget, days you would rather forget, nights to remember and nights you can’t remember.   Spending a season in a ski resort is an incredible experience but skiing all day and having a social life…

World Winter Sports Exhibition – Day 3

Wang Lei invited to join BASI Performance Athlete Programme Wang Lei was a Chinese National Team Member in ski jumping but since his retirement from jumping his passion is now snowboarding and he is a pro snowboarder and national hero for the discipline, promoting the discipline throughout China. Wang Lei is current Chairman of the…

How do you tackle the ISIA Level 3 exams?

Written by Will at Element Ski School, Verbier The ISIA qualification may seem like a daunting prospect for those thinking of taking their skiing and instructing to the next level. However, once you break down the different elements of the BASI Level 3 qualification and fully understand what is required it feels a lot more manageable. The…

Knee injury recovery timescale – a personal diary

BASI Member, David Walton, tells his own story of how a beautiful day went wrong on the slopes! His accident confirmed a ruptured ACL, torn MCL and LCL and detached meniscus! Dave had the presence of mind to document his knee injury at the time of the incident and kept a diary of his progress through…

Piste colours, are they gospel?

Written by Joe Beer from Alpine Learning Curves Piste colours – can you trust them? When I started writing my #ALCblogbook project and I got to Dealing with Fear and piste colours as a subject I hit a problem that comes up all the time; “one man’s meat is another man’s poison” – what people think of piste colours…

BASI Ski Instructor Gap Courses – let the season begin

Over 250 students are getting set to head off to some of the world’s top winter resorts to undertake their BASI ski/snowboard instructor courses. Winter gap season has arrived and there is plenty to look forward to. Not only will students be spending 8 to 10 weeks in resort with the prospect of skiing and…

BASI Snowboard Instructors Qualify in China

BASI has just finished the first of three Snowboard Level 1 courses that are running in Chongli, China. Trainer, Steph Wiehe, presented certificates and instructor badges to seven successful students, a number of whom will now work the Chinese winter season and sit their BASI Snowboard Level 2 in March 2016. All ten students completed the…

Blog 4. BASI Heads East – We are not alone!

Here at the Duolomidi Resort in Chongli, China, the first BASI Snowboard Level 1 course has been underway this week with great snow conditions and very, very cold temperatures. Wednesday afternoon was -19C with a wind-chill factor of Baltic. BASI Trainer, Steph Wiehe, re-organised the programme and on Wednesday afternoon brought the students indoors and worked through all the…