BASI Level 1

Over five days a trainer will monitor your participation and performance. You will be assessed on your competence to teach beginners & intermediates as an instructor. You will be assessed on your ability to:

Ski

  • Perform round parallel turns on a blue or easy red piste without traverse
  • Use a variety of corridor widths
  • Show the ability to maintain a constant speed
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance
  • Cleanly carve the last two thirds of the turn on a green or easy blue piste without traverse
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance

Check out BASI's Level 1 ski video here.

Teach

  • Develop a basic understanding of the TIED model
  • Show a basic understanding of the Skill Acquisition model
  • Develop an awareness of the different teaching styles
  • Show a basic understanding of goal setting and the relevance to Snowsport Teaching
  • Ensure that the principle of 'maximum class activity' is employed during a teaching session

Check out BASI's Level 1 teach example video here.

BASI Level 2

This is a full time 10-day on-snow training and assessment module in which the following subjects are developed and assessed:  

  • Central Theme, Piste Performance, Bumps, Steeps, Variable snow and Freestyle

  • Technical understanding of the Central Theme and beyond 

  • Performance analysis of the Central Theme and beyond 

  • Communication skills 

  • Developing performance

  • Match teaching to customer needs

  • Teaching principles

  • Use of teaching tools

  • Lesson flow and content

  • Climate setting

  • Reviewing skills

Handy videos to help you prepare for your BASI Level 2 exam

  • How to perform turns in varied terrain - watch here.

  • How to perform continuous linked, skidded turns in easy bumps - watch here.

  • How to perform long turns on a blue or red piste - watch here.

  • How to perform short turns on a blue or red piste - watch here.

  • How to perform clean turns on a red or black piste - watch here.