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

Summer from May until September - 10.00am to 10.00pm
Winter from October until April - 09.00am to 11.00pm

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 are currently optional at Castleford.
Only food purchased at Snozone can be eaten on site and in the conference rooms. 
Car Parking -  if free of charge in designated bays only. 
Lockers are available for personal use and take £1
 

BASI Course Meeting Point

For Adaptive courses, please meet your BASI trainer at the ticket desk at 9am on Day 1 of your course.
For CPD days, please meet your trainer in the Cafe at 9.30am.
For all other courses, please meet your BASI trainer at  the ticket desk at 9.30am on Day 1 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

Please meet your BASI Trainer in the reception area 30 minutes before your official course start time. He/she 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:
Summer from April until October-  10.00am to 10.00pm (except Thursday 10am till 8pm, Saturday 10am till 6pm and Sunday 10am till 9pm)
Winter from November to March - 10,00am to 10.00pm (except Thursday 10am till 8pm, Saturday 10am till 6pm and Sunday 10am till 9pm)

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. 
Please note that any equipment cannot be stored on site overnight.
Helmets are compulsory for anyone under 16 years. (Minimum age for a BASI course is 16 years by the course start date)

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please report to slope reception by 4.45pm and you will be directed to the meeting point. Your trainer will be wearing a jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect to finish around 10pm. 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

Opening Times

         Winter                                                  Summer

                                Open                     Close                     Open                     Close
Monday               10:00am               6:00pm                 10:00am               6:00pm
Tuesday               7:00am                 10:00pm               7:00am                 10:00pm
Wednesday        10:00am               10:00pm               10:00am               10:00pm
Thursday             10:00am               10:00pm               10:00am               10:00pm
Friday                  10:00am               10:00pm               10:00am               10:00pm
Saturday              8:00am                 9:30pm                 8:00am                 8:00pm
Sunday                 8:00am                 9:30pm                 8:00am                 8:00pm


Access to the venue/meeting room for BASI students is from 8.30am. Access to the slope is from 10.00am. Only food purchased on site can be eaten on site and in the conference rooms. 

Slope access is available during opening hours and BASI lift pass cost includes times outside of course hours on course days, to practice if needed. This includes Tuesday  7:00-10:00am and evenings. Lift passes for these sessions will need to be pre-booked via the check in desk or by phone at no extra charge.

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)
Lockers use a code (no coins required).
It is not permitted to bring your own food into the Lodge Bar Restaurant.
Wi fi access
There are no car parking fees.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at the Lodge Bar Restaurant at 9.30am on Day 1 of your course. For Adaptive courses, please meet at 9am. 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.

View the Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead website.

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Manchester

Opening Times

Summer from April until October - Monday & Tuesday 10.00am to 6.00pm
                                                            - Wednesday 7.30am to 10.00pm
                                                            - Thursday & Friday 10.00am to 10.00pm
                                                            - Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 9.00pm

Winter from October to April - 09.00am to 10.00pm

BASI students will be able to access the venue/meeting room from 1 hour before the slope opening time.

 Other Information:

Free Parking is available at the venue
Lockers - £1 new pound coin/locker coin - refundable
Skis and boards, boots, poles and clothing can be hired free of charge 
Wifi Access - Free of Charge
Clothing Policy - click here
Food Policy - click here
Chill Factore Memberships and Unlimited Lift Passes cannot be used to access BASI Courses

Chill Factore Helmet Policy
Children aged 2 to 16   - Compulsory for all activities.
Adults aged 17+   - Compulsory for the following: Snow Park, Ramp Night, Race Training, Moguls, use of freestyle features, any form of competition, Airboarding, Snowscoot, Extreme Sledging, Climbing.
For all other activities, helmets are available for guests to wear at their discretion. 
Guests may bring their own helmet us or use a Chill Factore helmet at no extra charge; these are available in various sizes in the Changing Village.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at the Guest Services desk:
- at 9am for courses running over a Saturday and Sunday
- at 9:30am for courses running Monday to Friday  
- at 9am for Adaptive Courses

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:

Summer from May until September - 10.00am to 10.00pm
Winter from October until April - 09.00 to 11.00pm

For the Summer months, access to the conference room for BASI students is from 9.30am. Access to the ski slope is from 10.00am and for Winter it is 08.30 for the conference room and 09.30 for the slope access.

Other Information:
Helmets are currently optional at Milton Keynes.
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. 

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at  the ticket desk at 9.30am on Day 1 of your course. For Adaptive courses, please meet your trainer at 9am. Refresher students should meet in the Cafe. 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 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

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

Blossomfield Road
Solihull
Birmingham
B91 1NB  

Directions
Drive down Monkspath Hall Road from Prince's Way. After approximately 400 yards turn right into car park at the southern end of Tudor Grange Park. It is then a 10 minute walk (with rollers etc) to the Centre where we meet.

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.

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.   

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/en/hotel/SOLSTA/solihull-town-centre   
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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