Interski International was founded in Arlberg (Austria) in 1951 and every 4 years organises the biggest Snowsport Congress in the world. The Interski congress exists for the specific purpose of sharing knowledge and understanding  of ski teaching methodologies and techniques among Interski’s associated nations.

In the beginning, it was made up of only alpine countries, today it is made up of 37 nations, including Great Britain, represented by BASI.

The Interski Congress will be hosted in 2015 by Argentina and hosted by the ‘Argentine Association of Ski and Snowboard Instructors’.

During each Congress, delegations including their demonstration teams participate in on slope work shops and demonstrations as well as off slope lectures and meetings. Along with the delegate nations that attend, thousands of interested people follow the congress including; specialised media and producers of material concerning the snowsports industry. BASI plan to keep Members informed and involved as we move through the preparation phase into the Congress itself using social media and the web site.

The congresses always take place in a different host nation, and Interski 2015, will be the first time in history that it will take place in the southern hemisphere, right in the most southern ski resort in the world: Cerro Castor in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Britain’s Interski 2015 team selection took place in December 2013 in Zermatt, Switzerland and was organised by BASI. Over 30 hopefuls attended the selection and the Team was announced by BASI Product Manager, Roy Henderson and Interski Team Manager, Andi McCann in January 2014.

Great Britain’s Interski 2015 Team Members are:

Jaz Lamb, Rupert Goldring, Paul Garner, Giles Lewis, Craig Robinson, James Lister, Lynn Sharp, Amanda Pirie, James Bennett, Jas Bruce, Becci Malthouse, Lesley Page and Rupert Tildesley

The first Team Training took place in Hintertux, Austria from the 17 – 19 May 2014.

You can follow the progress of the Team and the themes and workshops as they develop here, on YouTube and Facebook. There will also be an opportunity to meet the Team members and sign up for Member Clinics as part of the 2014 Member Event Programme (read your e news for full details and keep an eye on Facebook for dates)