How can I become a better snowsports instructor?

Following on from Lesley’s first blog; Researching snowsports instruction; What’s it all about? Lesley’s second blog draws from research findings in the education sector and offers guideposts for snowsports instructors looking to improve their teaching skills. Written by Lesley Page, BASI Trainer and National Education Team Member How do I improve my teaching skills? Is…

BASI – ENSA Exchange

BASI – ENSA Exchange 28-31 January 2019 Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme – Chamonix By Lynn Mill At the end of January 2019, ENSA invited a delegation from BASI to visit their headqaurters in Chamonix and take part in an information and skills exchange. BASI Chairman, James Lister, led the BASI mission team that…

Ever wondered what it’s like training to become a BASI ski instructor?

Written by EA Ski & Snowboard Ever wondered what it’s like training to become a BASI certified ski instructor? We caught up with Tom McGeoch, who is currently studying towards his BASI Level 1 and 2 instructor qualifications with EA Ski & Snowboard. Tom is working as a ski instructor at Saas Fee in Switzerland. Here’s his experience of becoming an instructor…

Want Something Different? Try Telemark!

by John Eames In September 2016, BASI ran the first ‘Introduction to Telemark’ Continuous Professional Development (CPD) day at the Chill Factore, Manchester. This was an opportunity for Alpine BASI Members to try Telemark and tick their CPD off. There was a group of eight and we could have had two groups of that size,…

How to become a ski instructor: Understanding the ISIA Tech exam

Written by Dave Morris – Podium Coach, BASI Trainer, New Generation 1650 RM If you got through your BASI Level 2 exams without too many problems then the BASI level 3 tech is a significant but not insurmountable next step. There is a logic behind it owing to its positioning and this in fact, can tell us some…