With so many qualifiying bodies and levels of ski qualification how do you know your teacher is actually qualified? Well the best thing to do is ask!
As a British school most of our instructors are qualified through the BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) system. You can read here about what is involved in reaching each qualification in this system.
This qualifies instructors to teach in a non-mountain environment (eg on a dry slope or snowdome).
This qualifies instructors to teach in the mountains.
At this qualification instructors achieve their ISIA. The ISIA is huge achievement as it is an international standard, which is normally given out at the country’s top level.
At this qualification instructors achieve their ISTD (the International Ski Teachers Diploma).
This is the top qualification in the British system and instructors with this qualification can work all over the world.