BASI Level 1 Exam
The exam starts from £450, however, extras such as accommodation, ski passes, transfers and food can be added if necessary.
BASI Level 1:
Qualifies you to teach novice and early intermediates in a non-mountain environment, ie. the UK on artificial and indoor slopes. For plenty of people this is all you will need in terms of a qualification that you will use, for others it's just a one of the required stepping stones enroute to level 2 and beyond.
Who is this exam best suited to?
Anyone looking to get the best training and start instructing in a short period of time.
How good do you need to be a snowboarding before the course?
BASI recommends that you should be able to snowboard confidently coping with a variety of conditions on red runs, making rhythmical turns close to the fall line at a steady pace.
Is the exam hard to pass?
No, the course is not hard to pass. There are two components which you will be evaluated on; your snowboarding (demonstration) ability and your ability to teach the fundamentals of snowboarding. The “lower end” snowboarding (j-turns, basic turns etc.) are deomostrated to you during the course and serves as a great foundation for you to improve your snowboarding skills.
How do I get my BASI Licence?
Basecamp provide you with the Level 1 exam. On top of this you will need to organise 35 hours of shadowing, a first aid course, a CRB check and complete the safeguarding childrens module on the BASI website. Once you have completed these requirements, you need to call BASI and upgrade to a full member.
Can I upgrade my to the Level 2 after booking?
Absolutely, it all depends on our availability. You should chat to the Basecamp team who will run through your options.