Posts Categorized: Training

Skiing Bumps to develop the BASI Performance Threads (TTPPEE)

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The Five Strands = the five sections which we divide the mountain into that covers most types of alpine skiing. Piste Performance Long radius turns & Short radius turns   Bumps Steeps Variable Freestyle The Performance Threads = all the factors that will influence a skiers performance. Technical Tactical Physical Psychological Equipment Environment Or TTPPEE… Read more »

The Opening Ceremony

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The Interski Congress kicked off today with an opening ceremony. Each nation introduced themselves with a run from their demonstration team cheered on by spectators and fellow Snowsports instructors from around the world. Since this was the first opportunity for us to show our skiing skills we were nervous and excited while waiting to go…. Read more »

Why is Interski critical to BASI?

The world, and the ski industry, was a very different place when I started teaching in 1984. Cairngorm had over 20 ski schools, Glenshee had 3 full time ski schools and Anoch Mor at Fort William hadn’t been developed. There were literally hundreds of BASI instructors working in the 4 Scottish ski areas and most… Read more »

Some Warm Up Turns Before Interski 2015

A chance to make a some turns before Ushuaia Last week we headed out to Les Deux Alpes for some mid-summer skiing on the glacier. The weather was glorious and we got a solid block of training in. I am a massive fan of heading to Europe’s glaciers in the summer as it is a brilliant… Read more »

BASI Interski Demo Team Training 8-9th November 2014

The BASI Interski Team visited the home of the Matterhorn in November 2014 to work on their demonstrations in the second Team training in preparation for the Ushuaia 2015 Interski Congress. The team were skiing well together despite only managing one day on the hill due to back weather. BASI Interski Team Training, Zermatt, 8th… Read more »

High Hopes and Heading to Hintertux

We are a few days away from the next Interski training camp and it’s time to prepare. Winter has been busy with ski school and BASI duties which doesn’t leave much time for the type of skiing required for the demos. Teaching a 3 yr old beginner and skiing at high speed in the middle of… Read more »

Weather disrupts play

Zermatt day 2. 78km/ph wind. 10:45 am and heading off the mountain. Always disappointing not to be able to get out and do what’s planned but time is well spent discussing and agreeing our workshops. The mornings plan had been to switch the order around in the demos. Not to change anything, but to give everyone… Read more »

First day back on snow

Day one on skis again.  Always interesting.  Always fun. This season, my 31st, it was Zermatt, Interski Training and what a way to start the season. Amazing weather, iconic mountains, perfect snow and intense skiing with an inspiring group of skiers. We had one run to warm up and find our feet, then straight into… Read more »

BASI Interski Demo Team Training Weekend, 17-19 May 2014

The BASI Interski Demo team descended upon the misty slopes of Hintertux in May 2014 to get stuck into their first training weekend as a team. Despite the tricky conditions, the weekend was a huge success with some fantastic skiing and impressive routines appearing through the mist…