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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?
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What is Inspiring Us? OpenWear

Good ski kit is notoriously expensive, desperately hard to keep clean and is unfortunately not always that great for the environment. OpenWear is different.
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Taking BASI Level 1 In The UK

BASI 1/2 courses aren't for everyone. If you’re in that position, you might wish to consider doing your Level 1 in the UK and taking a shorter course in the winter to acheive your Level 2.
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Ski School Shadowing

By shadowing our fully qualified ski instructors students get a real insight into life behind the scenes of ski teaching.
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Mythbusting the BASI 1 Exam

The 5 day BASI 1 exam is the first rung on the BASI ladder and something of a right of passage for would be instructors. But what does it actually entail?
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Villars BASI 1 & 2 Through a Student's Eyes

This winter we introduced a new, shorter BASI 1 & 2 Residential course in Villars, Switzerland. So did it go well? Kurt Anderson reveals all...
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Meet Your Mentors - 3 Valleys

The 3 Valleys is where it all began for New Generation, so it's no surprise it remains one of our main Instructor Training areas. With trainees from Levels 1 to 3 ISIA, we need a big team of experienced mentors to keep things running smoothly.
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What to pack for your Gap Course

To help you we have gathered together some advice on what to bring and what not to bring in this guide to what to pack for your gap course.
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Why do ski instructors need to learn about avalanches?

If anyone ever tells you they know everything about avalanches and the dangers of skiing off-piste, they are sorely mistaken. Its a constant learning process and should be continuously revised and practiced.
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Our Level 1 Ski Instructor Course Overview

BASI’s Alpine Level 1 is the first rung on the ski instructor qualification ladder. It qualifies you to teach skiing in an artificial environment: dry slopes, snowdomes and some nursery slopes in the UK. But what does it take to achieve…