They say there is no substitute for snow time when you are learning to ski. Even if this is true this film comes a very close second. The proven training methods within the film will accelerate the progress of an absolute beginner from their first slide on the snow to being able to competently navigate the mountain enjoying a wide range of pistes to ski. It is also a valuable tool for more experienced skiers too as the techniques are worth watching time and time again as you progress and improve.
The training methods are based on the world renowned British Association of Snowsports Instructors (B.A.S.I.) training scheme which revolves around the ‘Central Theme’. This means that everything you learn, from your first day’s tuition and beyond, is applicable to aspects of skiing whatever standard you ultimately achieve. B.A.S.I. experts Sean Langmuir and Deirdre Angella accompany presenter and one time ski instructor Peter Hart as they take you through the ‘Central Theme’. The Ski Club of Great Britain’s Al Morgan and Carrie Hainge offer further insights into all things skiing.
But this film does not only go into the mechanics of how to ski, in eight different sections it takes an encyclopaedic look at everything that makes the ski experience so fantastic. There are separate sections on pre-ski exercises and skis and boots, plus interviews around the psychology involved in overcoming fear and the thinking behind modern ski methods. There is also a top tips section and frequently asked questions with the Ski Club. The programme was filmed by courtesy of Neilson Ski in Hemsedal, Norway: possibly one of the best beginner’s locations to be found anywhere.
Endorsed by the Ski Club of Great Britain and BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors).