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How to Become A Ski Instructor — Part 2

clock 13th November 2012 | comment0 Comments
In part two of our How To Become A Ski Instructor, ICE's Mark Jones talks about taking your BASI Level 2 and what steps to take to be able to take your first ski lesson. If you missed part one, give it a quick read first. BASI Level 2 (10 days) The course is physically demanding, as you will spend two blocks of five days involved in lectures, self-study, skiing/riding and teaching. While it is not necessary to be an amazing athlete it does help to have a good level of personal fitness which in turn helps to reduce fatigue and potential for injury. You can greatly help yourself by being familiar with the BASI manuals and in particular the fundamentals of technique and the central theme. B... [More]

How to Become A Ski Instructor — Part 1

clock 13th November 2012 | comment0 Comments
Mark Jones, one of ICE Val d'Isere's instructor trainers, has brought us this great guest post about how to train be become a ski instructor. In part one he looks at getting started with your BASI level 1. Part 1 - BASI Level 1 One of the questions we are asked most is "How do I go about becoming a ski instructor?" This article is designed to answer those questions, but if you still aren’t sure you can always call us for a chat. For most people starting out on a career as a ski instructor, or even just wanting to get to a minimum level to be able to teach part-time, you will need to achieve the BASI Level 2 qualification. However, before you can train for your level 2 qualific... [More]

Planetski Interview Richard Downs

clock 2nd November 2012 | comment0 Comments
Iglu's CEO and founder, Richard Downs, was interviewed by Planetski while visiting our stand at this year's London ski show. Here's what Richard had to say on Igluski, the ski show and the industry:

The Ski Trip — you, your friends and the perfect chalet

clock 31st October 2012 | comment1 Comments
How many ski holidays do you go on in a year? Probably one, right? If you’re really lucky — more — but probably one. And yet, to make it to those snow-covered slopes, how many page results do you scroll down, how many chalets do you click through, how many endless dropdowns do you change? The Ski Trip will help you find just one ideal holiday, because that’s all you need. Normally searching for a ski holiday involves you opening many sites, shuffling through tabs, fiddling with filters, sorting results… Not this one. In fact, this one is simply plain fun to search. The great thing about Facebook is all your friends are on it. And if they’re already on i... [More]

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