On the surface, our job is to get you to pass an exam. That’s obvious, and we do that. Our trainees have incredibly high pass rates on various exams (80% on BASI level 4 exams last year, for example). We achieve this through our approach which is unique in ski instructing, but commonplace for athletes in all sports.
We know that good skiing is good skiing, regardless of where you’re from or in what ski instructor system you are qualifying. For example, in the 2020-2021 season, we trained skiers from the Australian, Danish, Irish, Canadian, Bulgarian, Swiss and British systems. Physics, biomechanics and equipment work the same regardless of instructor affiliation.
Over the years, we have devised a method that works: we focus on fundamentals, we are patient in getting them ingrained, we don’t swap coaches because continuity is key for the process. Again, similar to coaching athletes in any sport.
We know that learning new movement patterns (and getting rid of old ones) takes time and can be frustrating. We have the experience and patience to help you learn how to cope with the mental aspects of improving.
The actual job of ski instructing involves more than being a good skier. Through our methods, our trainees come away with a much deeper understanding of skiing, how to teach and how to analyze skiing. Ultimately, our trainees learn how to be great ski instructors.
The results: close to 50 passes on the BASI level 4 technical exam so far.