Wednesday 9 September – Interski 2015 Update

The handshakes, back slapping and compliments were authentic today at Interski 2015 as Great Britain completed all 5 of their Demo runs. It wasn’t just the number of compliments received from the world of snowsports today, it was who was coming over to pay them.

Team Manager, Roy Henderson had a wee tear in his eye and I admit I had a lump in my throat as GB finished their last demo run of the morning and received the applause and acknowledgement of probably the most discerning snowsports audience there is.

Demo’s over, there was no time to bathe in the limelight. Team went on to immediately present the 2 on- snow work shops (see Workshop programme below). Both the Bumps workshop, led by Rupert Goldring and the Form-based to Skills-based led by Jaz Lamb and Becs Malthouse were well attended even though the weather continued to produce squally snow storms and a challenging environment for the most hardened outdoor presenter.

Workshops over and well received it was over the to Dual Slalom Team event for the Quarter finals today. Success on the race piste too, as once again Lynn Sharp and Craig Robinson won their individual races and secured their team’s position in the semi’s which will be held on Friday. Sparing Lynn’s blushes, it should be recorded that she put down the fastest ladies run time today.

Congratulations and thanks to Amanda, Becs, Lynn, Jaz, Jas, James, Giles, Jimmy, Rupert, Ru, Craig and Paul.

BASI Chairman, Gareth Roberts summed it up tonight at dinner when he said “It has been a real privilege to be in your presence this week, your performance and professionalism both on and off the hill has been recognised and acknowledged and this will benefit BASI well beyond the end of this event in Ushuaia”

It’s difficult to appreciate just how much is crammed into a day here at Interski and the energy that is expended by everyone in delivering for their team. The responsibility and the pressure that comes with the job were evident to me on the return bus trip tonight – the achievements of the week were rewarded with sleep!

But not for long. On snow activity over, the bus eventually got us back to town in time for a quick turn around before the off-slope mini lecture programme began, Craig Robinson and Jaz Bruce presented to a full room on “What can a BASI instructor offer the worlds snowsports market?” Other team members went off to attend other mini lectures and gather information on other lectures.

Remember we will be posting all the content from other countries as well as our own work shop notes and content for you to look at on the BASI Interski web site:

Tomorrow – Thursday 10th Sept the programme follows the same format as today except BASI will be attending on slope workshops tomorrow as participants although we do have one final mini lecture to deliver tomorrow night “The BASI TIED Model – Effective Teaching”. Paul Garner and Becs Malthouse are not quite off the hook yet!


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