BASI Level 1 Training

Our indoor BASI Level 1 prep days in the UK are designed to prepare students for their BASI level 1 exam. It has deliberately been scheduled for the week before the Level 1 exam in Manchester in October.

The course is also a fantastic opportunity for individuals that are perhaps not interested in the BASI Level 1 but would enjoy the challenge of developing their skiing to the standard of a BASI Level 1 instructor.

One of our BASI Alpine Level 4 ISTD instructors will run the Level 1 Prep course. Throughout the course we will try develop your skiing in all the areas required to pass the BASI Level 1. At the end of the course an action plan for further development will be set for you to meet, and go beyond, the required level to pass the BASI level 1 exam.

As well as technical training on snow, off snow training will also be provided. This includes technical video performance analysis and discovering different teaching skills to aid the teaching elements of the BASI level 1 exam.

  • BASI Level 1 Preparation Days
  • Chill Factore Manchester
  • 2 x 6 hour days
  • 27th + 28th September 2018
  • £160

What’s included?

  • Ski Servicing training

  • Access to our Nordica Pro Deal

  • On and Off-hill Training

  • Lift Pass for the duration

  • Introduction to BASI teaching processes

  • Technical development of personal skiing

Our BASI Level 1 training is the perfect introduction to the BASI Level 1. This entry qualification focuses on teaching styles, as well as bringing your own skiing in line with BASI standards. There are a lot of new terms and techniques to learn, so our training week will help you prepare.

Our training is designed to help you ski at the required level, and understand what to expect before you go into your BASI Level 1 exam.

For students who wish to sit their BASI Level 1 exam immediately after the training, the Chill Factore are running an exam immediately afterwards, from the 1st – 5th October 2018 (book exam here).

The Snowdome & The Skiing

BASI Courses UK - The Chill Factore in Manchester if the perfect location to start your BASI Level 1 training

The Chill factore in Manchester is the perfect place to get a head start on your training regardless of your level of skiing. The £31 million facility boasts the UKs longest indoor slope of 180m that is served by two drag lifts. The quick turn around means you are able to get a huge amount done in a limited amount of time.

This combined with advanced snowmaking and preparation facilities means the centre is able to set up everything from race pistes to bumps and kickers. The ability to create such varied terrain means skiers of any level are able to improve their skiing and work on weak areas.

After the Course

After the 2 day training programme, the majority of students decide to sit their BASI Level 1 exam. The Chill Factore run a BASI Level 1 exam immediately after the course for those who are interested, or you could attend any of the other BASI Level 1 exam organised throughout the Autumn.

Once the BASI Level 1 has been passed, we will continue to support students whilst they complete the remaining modules;

  • Outdoor First Aid Qualification
  • Relevant Criminal Disclosure certificate
  • Online Child Protection Module
  • 35 hours shadowing

Following successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded their BASI Level 1 license. They are then eligible to continue to BASI Level 2 through our November BASI Level 2 Training and exam programme.

Terms and Conditions for the BASI Level 1 Exam

Please read the latest BASI terms and conditions via


Prior to taking this course, candidates must:

  • Be able to ski parallel confidently, coping with a variety of conditions
  • Be able to ski parallel on red runs, making rhythmical short turns at a steady pace
  • Be able to ski parallel long turns on a green or easy blue slope with the skis carving the last two thirds of the turn
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • It is recommended that applicants have completed at least 16 full weeks of skiing

BASI Membership

In order to participate in the BASI Level 1 exam, students are required to have up to date BASI associate membership. If the course is successfully completed students can then apply to BASI for full membership. For more information see

Other BASI Courses to Consider

If this course is not quite right for you then worry not, we have others available across Europe that could be just what you are after.

Visit our home page for details on all our Ski Instructor Courses.