BASI (BRITISH ASSOCIATION of SNOWSPORTS INSTRUCTORS) Gap course with Ski New Generation Courchevel – January 2010
What a superb week! Ski New Gen, a B.A.S.I. European Business Partner, have organised this gap course for students working towards the B.A.S.I. Level 2 qualification this season. With the popularity of the B.A.S.I. courses gaining strength, this means that more and more people are looking at this avenue for career development.
A BASI pathway would look something like this.
LEVEL 1 (Teaching in controlled environments)
ISIA (International Ski Instructors Association)
ISTD (International Ski Teacher Diploma)
Note, there are many other modules alongside these qualifications, i.e. first aid, shadow teaching hours etc. Best to visit the BASI web site and located in the ‘blog roll’ (in the RHS nav bar here) and see for yourself the latest requirments on this.
With the pressure on from the first day, we were expecting to get the best from the students. We all want the candidates to pass and fulfill their hopes and ambitions. With this in mind, we delivered many hours of coaching to allow them to adapt and change their skiing; becoming more effective and dynamic. If you guys are reading this..we hope that you continue the improvement over the comming 8 weeks! It takes commitment from skiers to get through the gap course. I’m sure that you will all work hard and pull it off! Don’t let us down!
The BASI qualification is very well recognised throughout the world and is extremely thorough. As Trainers, we pride ourselves on delivering the goods to all students and enjoy seeing people work through the system.
Courchevel has some fantastic terrain for this kind of course and is a great area for teaching with many varied runs for all abilities. Access from Le Praz is easy to all of the areas around Courchevel, and has the benefit of easy access to the valley where all tranfers to airports is made efficient via the train and bus services.
My group, Alex, Hugo, Liz, Tom George, Charlie, Michael, Tatiana, Olivia, Ben and Me!
A great group, full of enthusiasim and with a positive outlook. You will all do great things in skiing I’m sure! Just make sure you get the Level 2 in 6 weeks time……