Posts Categorized: Interski 2019

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…

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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?

L2R: Erich Melmer - President Interski, Krastiyo Zgurovski - Bulgarian Organising Committee, Dave Renouf - Vice President, Interski

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 »

BASI announces PANDA OPTICS eyewear sponsor for National Education Team 2018 – 2022

Panda Optics eyewear and BASI have confirmed a supply sponsor partnership for BASI’s National Education Team as they make their preparations for the World Interski Congress in Pamporovo, Bulgaria in March 2019. Panda Optics will sponsor the team sunglasses in a sponsorship package worth £1,500 (RRP). Panda Optics is a British brand producing high performance… Read more »