BASI Level 1 Ski and Board Courses

26 Aug


Snowsport Scotland - the national governing body for skiing and snowboarding

We are pleased to be able to offer a BASI level 1 Alpine Ski and level 1 Snowboard course at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre running over two weekends in September / October.

The dates are as follows:

Snowboard Level 1: 23rd, 24thand 25th September (Fri-Sat-Sun) and the following weekend of the 1st and 2nd October (Sat-Sun).

Ski Level 1: Dates: 30th  September, 1st and 2nd October (Fri-Sat-Sun) and 15thand 16th  Oct (Sat-Sun)

If you’d like to book onto either course you can follow this link
Find your chosen course and fill in the application form, to pay you’ll need to call the office on 0131 625 4405 after submitting the form.

Here’s the lowdown on the courses…

The Level 1 Instructor is the entry level course for students who wish to join the BASI Education System. This qualification is for those wishing to find employment in a non mountain environment, i.e. Dry Slopes and Indoor Snowslopes.

This is a 5 day training and assessment course in which the following subjects are covered and assessed:

  • Skiing / Riding safely
  • Planning, conducting and evaluating an instructing session
  • Participating in an accident and emergency activity
  • Knowing and understanding how to improve personal skiing /riding and instructing

Understanding of:

  • The Central Theme and Beyond
  • The FIS Rules of Conduct
  • The Principles of Ski / Snowboard Teaching
  • The Structure of Snowsport in the UK
  • The Roles of Snowsport Agencies in the UK
  • Marketing and Promoting Snowsport in the UK
  • Dealing with accidents and emergencies

Before applying for a Snowboard Level 1 Instructor course, students must:

  • Be able to ride confidently on red runs, linking rhythmical small radius
    turns close to the fall line at a steady pace.
  • Be able to ride red runs confidently in control.
  • Have at least 16 weeks experience of riding on slope and probably more.

Before applying for a Ski Level 1 Instructor course, students must:

  • Be able to ski parallel confidently, coping with a variety of conditions and
    have completed at least 16 full weeks of skiing.
  • Be able to ski parallel confidently on red runs, making rhythmical turns
    close to the fall line at a steady pace.
  • Have an understanding of Client care

Students who are unsure whether or not they are at the necessary standard should ask a qualified BASI/BSA member for advice.

Pre-requisites (slightly different when booked through Snowsports Scotland)
The following pre-requisites must be met before attending a  Level 1 Instructor course, Students must:

  • Complete the declaration on the booking form and return it to the BASI office.
  • Join BASI as an Associate Member.
  • Be 16 years of age or older.

Successful students will be issued a certification to work only on dry slopes or indoor snow slopes.  Students will be able to work with novice and early intermediate skiers/snowboarders. Individuals who do not reach the required level may be required to resit all or part of the course.


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