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How To Backflip

Doing a backflip on skis is a milestone achievement for any freeskier, and it's a trick that requires more commitment to face our own fears than actual technical skills or ability. We're going to break down how to do a backflip into smaller…
BASI Level 1 Exam
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The BASI Level 1 Exam

The BASI Level 1 is the entry level BASI qualification for people that are looking to become a ski instructor. Here's a breakdown of what to expect.
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Who are BASI?

Who are BASI and what do they do is a question we are asked on a regular basis by students and parents of students embarking on their journeys to become ski instructors. Understanding who BASI are and what they do is key if you are going to…

5 Things I Wish I’d Known

When you are focussed on becoming a ski instructor; you are usually thinking about passing your exams above anything else! However, there are many aspects to being successful in the snowsports industry. When you are a new instructor, you are…
Gap Year in the Utah Mountains

What Employers Really Think of Your Gap Year

It's that time of year - exams are over and the wait begins. The big question on everyone's lips is: what next? Do I go to Uni, find a job or take a gap year? Are gap years worth it? Many people get caught in the trap of thinking "if I don't…
The old fashioned chairlifts on the tignes glacier
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