From Beginner to BASI Level 1 Instructor
Tim started starting skiing in March 2011 and he came to us after having done a few lessons at The Snow Centre. He wanted to improve his technique and become more confident on the slopes so that he would be ready for his first trip to the mountains. Once he felt steady on his skis he booked our Italian Food and Fun coaching holiday and after his first trip he was hooked!
Over the coming years Tim continued his training year round at The Snow Centre and is a regular member on our coaching holidays to the Alps. As Tim progressed he expressed an interest in Instructor training and joined our FastTrack training programme in the summer of 2013. After a bit of time to consolidate our course plus some specific training to get his skiing up the level he took the plunge and booked onto a BASI instructor training and assessment week in April 2014.
Although a little unsure of himself (his coaches were sure) he PASSED. Very well done and it just goes to show that with dedication, training and a lot of enjoyment you can make great progress and have a lot of fun during the journey.
Tim typically skied in the dome once or twice a month. Initially half day clinics with some private coaching sessions when he wanted to work on something specific. Then moved on to full-day clinics plus a bit of free practice. As he has improved he skis indoors more frequently, usually twice a month, and has done around 5 weeks of coaching holidays in the mountains prior to his exams.