INTERSKI BASI gap course in Pila, Italy.

BASI GAP, Pila with Interski

Interski, a well established ski tour operator based in the Aosta Valley, has provided a great deal for the gap students. The gap ‘fee’ includes all accommodation, training, and includes food on the mountain! It is truly a superb offer.

The first week has started well and with only 4 guys on the course is more like a private two week coaching session!

The students have had some high quality training from BASI trainer Andi Mcann and also from James Crompton, resort training manager. With this sort of high level training before the 2 week assessment it ensures that all are very well prepared for the level 2 course.  It certainly shows when we work as a group on the mountain compared to less expirienced skiers.

The mid weekend, is taken up with the essential ‘first aid’ course and as I write the guys are on their first morning of this two day training.

Late afternoon in AOSTA

I’m just off now to have a well earned day off, checking out the old town of Aosta, (coffee, coffee shop shop!) I will post more pictures later today.

The advantages of a larger town as a ski resort!

Update whilst having cffee at Geneva airport!…After 2 weeks of training for the final part of the BASI level 2, all four candidates passed, great results as the pre course training and commitment paid off. Well done, Andy, Merlin, Chris and Luke. I’m sure your skiing career will reward you with some great times and I’m certain our paths will meet again, the skiing world is smaller than you think!

My next BASI level 2 will be in Verbier, so keep an eye on this blog. Just off now to teach in Vallandry for the busy half term week, then home for a well deserved rest…well I think so anyway!  Alex

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