Course Price: £400
This is a 4 day training course which progresses on from the BASI Mountain Safety course. It trains the student to lead tours out with the ski area boundary and deal with all the hazards which can be encountered while on day tours. Very little time will be spent revising ISIA material, so come prepared. The course can contain long days on the hill with big ascents carrying a rucksack. It may be necessary to be on steep, exposed terrain. A typical ascent may be up to 1000m. 

For a full equipment and reading list Click Here

Level 4 European Mountain Security Log Sheet Click Here, for Log Book Guidelines Click Here and for the Log Book Policy Click Here

The course will train candidates in the following: 

  • Snow & avalanche hazard management, including multiple burial search techniques 
  • Advanced navigation and map work 
  • Incident management 
  • Route selection including kick turns & setting a skinning track 
  • Rope work for security on steep ground 
  • Mountain awareness i.e. Flora, fauna, glaciology, etc

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Before attending the 3-day assessment courses, students must have completed a minimum of 6 days of quality day-touring where students have been practising the role of leading, decision making and navigation. Map reading, snow profiling, transceiver searching and the use of ropes must already be very competent. This log must be given to the Guide at the commencement of the Level 4 EMS Assessment Course.

Level 4 European Mountain Security Log Sheet Click Here, for Log Book Guidelines Click Here and for the Log Book Policy Click Here

Students will be able to book onto the Assessment course without having completed the logged days, but proof of these logged days must be given to the Guide on the first night at the welcome meeting. If proof of these logged days is not given to the Guide, the student will not be allowed to proceed with this course and no monies paid will be refunded.

Course Price: £350
This course completes the Level 4 European Mountain Security. It is a three day course which may involve one day using uplift and the other two touring away from the ski area. The tours are big days and may contain up to 1000m of ascent carrying a rucksack. There may also be early starts to make use of winter’s limited daylight and stay safe before the sun warms certain slopes. Ratio 1:4 

You will be assessed in all of the techniques learnt on the training course. There will be a written paper on: 

  • Knowledge of safety 
  • Off-piste skiing 
  • Mountain weather and environment 

Should you fail to meet the standard in an area which can be re-sit in 1 day then you will be invited back for the 1 day. 
Failing that, then a re-sit of the whole assessment may be necessary. If a candidate fails 2 EMS assessments then they will be required to redo the training course.

Important Note: Students will be able to book onto the Assessment course without having completed the logged days, but proof of these logged days must be given to the Guide on the first night at the welcome meeting. If proof of these logged days is not given to the Guide or are not to a satisfactory standard, they may be allowed to proceed with the course however a deferral will be issued and an admin fee attached to the submission of their logbook. This fee is currently £75. ​

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Course Price: £430
The BASI coaching Pathway is designed to equip the BASI instructor with an understanding and ability to adapt their education gained through their discipline specific instructors’ pathway to the competition environment.

The five-day coaching course is for the instructor to have the sound knowledge and competences to run competition training autonomously within the remit of the instructor qualification held.

View the equipment list for the Coaching - Ski course here. Please note there is no additional equipment required for the Coaching - Snowboard course.

BASI Coaching Log Book & Guidelines can be found here in print format and here in electronic format. Do not feel restricted by the number of pages provided in this template; add more as you need to ensure you have a complete recording of all your experiences and learning.

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Verification of your high level performance will normally be based on FIS points from Boarder Cross competition.

To gain a FIS licence to take part in Boarder Cross competitions contact British Ski and Snowboard. FIS licences should be applied for before mid August of each year for the following winter. 

Please Note: FIS points vary from year to year, so there is no set level of FIS points, therefore each application will be on a case by case basis. 

British Ski and Snowboard, Tel: 0207 842 5764 www.teambss.org.uk