BASI Trainers Skiing in Formation at Interski 2016
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Who Are BASI Anyway?

If you are looking into or doing a ski instructor training then you will constantly hear people refer to BASI. But who or what are BASI and why do you need to know?
Millet Ski Touring with the Three Sarahs, Alfie and Tullah
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Is Ski Touring Actually Worth It?

How can you justify going uphill when there are perfectly useable lifts? Do you have to wear lycra? Is it really worth it? 
Gordon Porteous looks across the Argentiere Glacier, Chamonix, April 2017

Human Aspects of Avalanche Safety - Planning Ahead

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The final part of the series looks at some of the things that we can do to avoid the traps and improve how we operate in the backcountry.
Mandy Martin contemplates the Grand Combin from the Combe de Drône, Bourg St Bernard, March 2018

Human Aspects of Avalanche Safety – Heuristics

Whilst dangers are always present in the mountains, with or without us being there; risks and heuristics traps are things that we create for ourselves.
Spring skiing in Lech, March 2018

The Easter Snow Report – 2nd April 2018

Get that SPF slathered on, as this week sees the re-emergence of the sun. We've missed it! Here come the goggle tans.
Marco Furio, behind Mont Fort, Verbier, January 2018

Human Aspects of Avalanche Safety - Terminology

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Statistics show that 90% of the people in avalanches have caused those avalanches. But how did those people end up there? David Roberts looks at the role terminology and translation play in assessing avalanche danger.
Map of Switzerland Avalanche Risk March 2018

The Easter Snow Report - 26th March 2018

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Easter has arrived in force, ushered in by a few days of unexpectedly nice weather. So what does the rest of Easter have in store?
ski instructor training
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What's Next After A Ski Instructor Course?

With the sun beginning to shine and spring just around the corning our instructor courses are drawing to and end. So what’s next for our trainees after their courses finish?
New Gen instructors with off piste group
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How Much Can You Earn As A Ski Instructor?

How much can you earn as a ski instructor? This is possibly one of the most important questions that we never get asked.
Powder Face Shots in Verbier

The Snow Report March 19th 2018

The abundance of fresh powder and snowclouds this week could easily be mistaken for a wintery January scene. It's technically spring, so what has the weather got in store?