Posts Categorized: Interski 2019

Structure with Versatility – New Zealand Workshop

Written by Rupert Tildesley & Lynn Mill The New Zealand workshop ran us through some of their technical course content with the overall theme that they have a technical structure to follow but encourage versatile use of this. They encourage four movements and these are : Fore and aft Rotary Lateral Vertical  Learners are encouraged… Read more »

BASI Adaptive Summary from Interski 2019

Written by Marcus Upton Summary of all the Interski Workshops All the larger nations of Adaptive (GB, Australia, USA, Canada and NZ) all presented workshops based on teaching via the Fundamental Elements, Independence and Goals. It was excellent that the same message was presented and reinforced in different ways from all the nations, this has… Read more »

A Successful Ski Class by Team Germany

The German workshop took us through the six ingredients that they believe create a successful ski class. These ingredients could also be applied to other snowsports disciplines. The structure of the workshop was designed to give us an example of a successful ski class lesson with narration to highlight what is going on in the… Read more »

Teaching teachers to teach by developing reviewing skills

Training all-round snowsports teachers The theme of Interski 2019 is ‘future snowsports’. Throughout the BASI system we prepare our instructors to be lifelong learners who will continue to develop their instructing skills to make them adaptable and prepare them for the future. In the on-snow session we outlined what reviewing skills are and we demonstrated… Read more »

Using the TIED Model to Develop Adaptable Technicians and Adaptable Teachers

The production of adaptable teachers is BASI’S overriding theme at this Interski conference. BASI has undeniable success in creating instructors that can fit into any school anywhere. A BASI instructor is unbound by a prescriptive technique or an imperative lesson plan. It is not a new achievement. BASI has long embodied pragmatism and inclusion. A… Read more »

Meet the team – Jas Bruce

We sat down with BASI NET team members and asked them about their journey through the BASI system. We all know that going through the BASI system (or any other instructing system) can sometimes feel hard. We wondered how these BASI members were successful in their journey. What we found were stories that are universal… Read more »

The Perils of Dogma in Skiing, the Perils of Dogma in Life

Dogma is “a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.”  I remember an argument that two industry friends had about skiing. It is not the theme of the argument I particularly recall- perhaps it was about the use of lower leg versus hip in a turn, or the adjustments… Read more »

Funny how things change in skiing…

Written by Rupert Tildesley NET Team member and BASI Demo Team demonstrator at Interski 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 Funny how things change. When I was (quite a bit) younger, I had a book called ‘Ski the French Way’, a glossy hardback published by Peter Stuyvesant Travel. A book full of suave, coiffured, Stuyvesant… Read more »

Preparing for World Interski 2019 – how does this event come together?

Report on Interski International Presidium meeting in Frankfurt 14 -17 October 2018 By Dave Renouf With members of the Interski Presidium spread around the globe, organising World Interski is a collaborative project with some unique challenges. In this piece, Dave Renouf provides an insight into how the organisers bring the event together. Dave wears two… Read more »