Posts Categorized: Training

Testing testing

BASI NET team member Mark Jones gets involved in ski testing through the winter and runs through the highs and lows of testing I’ve been privileged enough to enjoy the role of running the annual ski tests for Ski and Board magazine for many years now. The way we run the testing has really changed… Read more »

The phases of the turn…

A few seasons ago BASI introduced phases of the turn into its lexicon: BUILD – WORK – RELEASE Although this is a work in progress in as much as it could well be extended to bump skiing or a wider variation of turns, it is a really useful addition. Many skiing associations split the turn… 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 »

Skiing Bumps to develop the BASI Performance Threads (TTPPEE)

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

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 »