England

We run a selection of courses throughout the UK in Snow Centres and on Dry Slopes.

Please see individual venues for more information on what's included in the price you pay.

NB: Normally we make the decision to confirm or cancel a course 6 weeks prior to the course start date however in order to confirm a course we need to ensure that at the very least the course break even. The number of bookings required to break even fluctuates depending on Trainer expenses, resource costs, room hire, etc.
Sometimes with our summer UK course calendar we leave the decision to confirm/cancel until nearer the course start date in order to  give the course the best chance of running. This is possible due to the fact that many of our Trainers are able to be more flexible with other commitments in the summer months. To that end we ask members not to commit to any final decisions regarding accommodation and travel until you have been advised by BASI that the course is confirmed. 
BASI will communicate with all members 6 weeks prior to the course start date to advise whether the course is confirmed, cancelled or we intend to review this decision at a later date. Your patience and acceptance of this decision is much appreciated.

Castleford

Opening Times - *PLEASE CHECK LATEST INFORMATION WITH THE CENTRE ITSELF*

Opening times are subject to change due to COVID-19 - new opening times until further notice

Monday-Thursday: 12pm-8pm

  • Friday: 12pm-10pm
  • Saturday: 8am-8.00pm
  • Sunday: 8am-8.00pm

NO CONFERENCE FACILITIES AVAILABLE - ALL LECTURES WILL BE REMOTE - Usually access to the conference room for BASI students for the summer months is from 9.30am and access to the slope is from 10 am. For the winter months, conference room access from 8.30am and the slope from 9.00 am.

Other Information:

Helmets and Gloves are compulsory at Castleford.
Only food purchased at Snozone can be eaten on site and in the conference rooms. 
Car Parking is free of charge in designated bays only. 
Lockers are available - £1 which is refundable (THEY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF COVID-19)
Food and Clothing Policy included in the Terms & Conditions  
Equipment included - For Ski/Snowboard activities - Skies, poles, boards, boots & helmets are free to hire
WIFI available no charge

BASI Course Meeting Point

5 day courses - please meet your BASI Trainer outside the building at 12pm on the first day of your course. 

1 day CPD/Re-assessment courses - please meet your BASI Trainer outside the building at 9am on the first day of your course. 

If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Snozone, Castleford website.

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Christchurch

Opening Hours

9.00 am to 10.00 pm   (closed Christmas day)

Venue Information

Fully catered restaurant on site with freshly prepared food and vegetarian options
Free car parking available on site
Equipment can be left in the secure training room overnight (at students own risk)
Long sleeves, trousers and gloves are advised
Helmets are compulsory for under 16's

BASI Course Meeting Point

will be wearing a jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Snowtrax website.

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Gloucester

Opening hours:

10.00am to 10.00pm

Other Information:

There is a cafe bar on site. Food purchased on site can be eaten on site.
Personal lockers are available and are 50p (non refundable).
Car parking on site if free.
Long sleeves, trousers and gloves must be worn when using the slope. 
Equipment included - Skis, Bindings, Boots, Helmets and poles
Please note that any equipment cannot be stored on site overnight.

BASI Course Meeting Point

For the Alpine Level 1 & 2 CPD/L1 Re-assessment, 21 October 2019, please meet your trainer at 3.45pm for a 4pm start. You can expect your day to finish around 10pm.
Fro the Alpine Level 1 & 2 CPD/L1 Re-assessment, 24 October 2019, please meet your trainer at 9.45am for a 10am start. You can expect your day to finish between 5 and 6pm.

Please meet your trainer at the Ski Bar. Your trainer will be wearing a jacket with the BASI logo. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Gloucester  website here.

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Hemel Hempstead

New Opening Times Until Further Notice:

 
   Open  Close
Monday   10:00am  6:00pm
Tuesday  10am  9:30pm
 Wednesday  10:00am  9:30pm
 Thursday  10:00am  6:00pm
 Friday  10:00am  6:00pm
 Saturday  8:00am  6:00pm
 Sunday  8:00am  6:00pm

 

Other Information:

It is compulsory for anyone using the slope to wear a helmet.
Slope users must be dressed appropriately - long sleeves, trousers, gloves.
Equipment hire is included (Boots/Skis/Boards/Helmets)
It is not permitted to bring your own food into the Lodge Bar Restaurant.
Wi fi access
There are no car parking fees.

COVID-19 GUIDLINES: 

  • All participants must wear a face covering. This can be dropped when giving instruction or asking questions more than 2 metres from other people / course Trainer
  • Social distancing must be adhered to at all times
  • No rooms will be available for off snow lectures. This will be done on a remote platform, information will follow
  • Lunch and short breaks can be taken together but only if social distancing can be maintained. Hemel’s Team can assist with table arrangements if requested at the start if each day
  • No equipment can be left overnight
  • Lockers may not be in use

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at the Lodge Bar Restaurant at 9.15am on Day 1 of your course.  Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo and there will be a BASI banner displayed at the meeting point.

If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday-Friday. 

View the Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead website.

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Manchester

Opening times are subject to change due to COVID-19 - Please check your pre course emails for up to date information


Opening Times

Monday to Friday 12pm until 8pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am until 6pm

This means all courses during the week, will not start until 12pm.

Other Information:

Free Parking is available at the venue for up to 300 cars
Skis and boards, boots, poles and clothing can be hired free of charge 

 

COVID 19 - Important Information

  • All guests (including your coaches) will be required to wear a face mask / shield whilst in the building and in the snow box
  • There are no access to changing facilities or lockers
  • All passes must be pre-booked by course attendees via groups@chillfactore.com
  • Lockers are currently out of use
  • Clothing hire has been removed from service
  • Guests must ensure that they keep a 2 meter distance at all times

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer outside 10am. 

Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5.00-6.00pm. 

If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Chill Factore website here.        Procedure for instructor shadowing hours at Chill Factore

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Milton Keynes

Opening times are subject to change due to COVID-19 - please check your pre-course emails for up to date information

Opening times:

  • Monday-Thursday: 12pm-8pm
  • Friday: 12pm-10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8am-8pm
Other Information:

Helmets are compulsory at Milton Keynes.
 Free Wifi
Equipment included - For Ski/Snowboard activities - Skies, poles, boards, boots & helmets are free to hire
Click here for the Clothing Policy  Gloves are compulsory
Click here for the Food Policy  Only food purchased at Snozone can be eaten on site and in the conference rooms. 
Car Parking - park in the blue zones, do not pay at the machine but register your car details at the Snozone ticket desk and collect a £3 day pass to display in your vehicle. 

Please be aware there are no lockers or changing facilities on site at the moment and nowhere to store equipment over night. So please come to the slope ready and take skis etc home in the evenings, there is, however, the facility to store shoes.

The restaurant will only allow 4 at a table & masks or face coverings must be worn while on site.


BASI Course Meeting Point

For 5 day courses - please meet your BASI trainer outside at 12pm on Day 1 of your course. 

For 1 day CPD/re-assessment courses - please meet your BASI trainer outside at 9am.  

Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. With the change of time, it may be that the course runs later in the day.  If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717.

View the Snozone, Milton Keynes website here. 

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Silksworth

Opening times:

Summer from April 1 until October 31 - 11.45am to 9.15pm (BASI courses start at 10.00am and the venue will be open for students on BASI course days from 9.30am)
Winter from November 1 until March 31 - 11.45am to 9.15 pm 

Other Information:

Helmets are not currently compulsory.  
Arms and legs must be covered at all time and gloves must be worn.
A limited snack bar is available at the slope but within the Tennis centre there is a cafe that serves a variety of meals. 
Car Parking - Free parking is available on site.
There is plenty of accommodation nearby including a Travel Lodge.  

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI Trainer in the Meeting Room - reception staff will direct you. Meet at  9.30am on Day 1 of your course.  Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Silksworth Slope website here. 

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Solihull

The circuit is approx. 850 metres long, 5 metres wide with a 6 metre finishing straight down the middle of the top. The profile of the circuit is labelled as ‘testing’ as Tudor Grange Park slopes away towards the Norman Green Athletics centre. The tarmac is smooth and bordered by grass verges. There is a small hill and all elements of skiing both classic and skating can be demonstrated in context

Please meet at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre at 8.45am. 

Equipment

Participants should bring their own roller skis, boots and poles, as well as any knee protection if you have it and foot beds if you normally use them. Ski gloves, glasses and helmets are also advised.  

Accommodation:

If accommodation is required please see the following links that are near to the venue:  
http://www.premierinn.com   
http://www.holidayinn.com


 

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Tallington Lakes

Opening times:

Summer from 1 April  until 31 October - 10.00am to 7.00pm
Winter from 1 November until 31 March - 10.00am to 8.30 pm (6pm close at weekends)

Other Information:

Helmets are currently compulsory for snowboarders and anyone under 16 years of age. 
Arms and legs must be covered at all time and gloves must be worn.
Food is available to order on site from the bar and restaurant.  
Car Parking - A car parking charge of £3 may be incurred but this can be refunded. On arrival please inform car parking that you are on a BASI course to avoid car park charge.
Some accommodation is available on site - please contact Tallington Lakes directly for information and prices on 01778 34 7000.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI Trainer at  the Pro Shop at 9.30am on Day 1 of your course.  Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Tallington Lakes website here. 

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Tamworth

Opening Hours:

May and June - 10.00am to 11.00pm
July to April - 09.00am to 11.00pm

Access to the conference room for BASI students is from 9.00am. Access to the ski slope is from 09.00am to 06.00pm 

Other Information:

Helmets are currently optional but compulsory for lessons and for under 18 year olds.
Only food purchased on site can be eaten on site.  Packed lunch can be eaten in the conference rooms.
Lockers are available for students use (20 pence non-refundable). 
Car parking - £2 all day
Equipment Hire Included - Skis, Boards, Poles, boots and helmets
Wifi Access - Free of Charge

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer in the lounge part of Aspens Bar, after checking in at reception, at 9.00am on Day 1 of your course. Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5 and 6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

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