BASS Pro2 Resources

Welcome to the 2023 BASS Pro2 Training programme resources.

These resources are designed to guide and support your development, learning, and success through the different stages of your season-long programme.

Most are available to you in 3 formats, a .pdf version online, plus an audio or video version, so you can choose how to access the information whichever way you prefer.

On this page you will be able to access your training resources, it is split into 3 sections as follows:

Part 1

  • Week 1 – an Introductory Coaching week
  • Week 2 – your BASI Level 1 Ski Instructors Course plus a follow-up coaching session

Part 2

  • Weeks 3 to 9 – the meat of your Coaching, Ski School Experience and the essential practice time where you actually consolidate the changes you make and establish a new, more skillful performance.

Part 3

  • Weeks 10 to 14 – the half-term period and final preparations before your BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor Course.

Pro2 Workbook – INTRODUCTION

Additional resources will be available here through the season. Learning and practice tasks will be added to your ski school experience/shadowing total. Use the question link at the end of each task to record your session.

Structured Practice Task                  2 hrs

  1. The evening before the session, select one piece of feedback you have received as your task.  Your goal is to consciously develop this area of your performance to elicit change.
  • Find a partner in your group who is doing a similar task.
  • Discuss the feedback you have received from your coaches and plan how you are going to do to develop this aspect into a more skillful performance.  Check with your coaches if you need some direction.
  • Select terrain that will actively help you develop new movement patterns and skill.  Consider the terrain you were skiing with your coaches.  
  • Organise your practice session so it has structure and purpose.
  • Choose a definite section of terrain so you have an exact starting point, and a clear finish point for each run.  This will be your specific developmental terrain.
  • Coordinate between you and your partner, so one person is performing the task whilst the other observes.
  • Then settle into the following cycle:
  1. Before you set off, state your TASK to your partner and be clear in your mind what you are focussing on for that performance.  If you have been directed to notice any specific feedback tune into that, and, if possible, make accurate movements before you set off to give your body the idea of what to feel for.
  • Perform the task without distraction, ie ensure that the slope is clear before you set off.  Focus and apply yourself to the TASK.  Choose a speed and turn shape that is fluid and allows you to focus on the INFORMATION you get from your skis and body.  This will be a slower speed than your normal skiing, probably around 50 – 60% of your normal pace on that terrain.
  • Tune into your performance, filter the information you are getting to notice the ‘new’ sensations you are aiming for, stay focussed to your finish point.
  • When you come to a stop, pause and reflect.  Give your body time to notice what you felt, try to verbalise what you noticed to your partner. EVALUATE what you noticed and plan for your next run.  It may be as simple as travelling a bit slower next time, or, opening your turn shape so you have more time to notice what you are doing.
  • Ski to the lift safely and efficiently.
  • At the lift, switch off, chat to your partner and enjoy.  At the top head to your starting point and repeat with your new, adjusted TASK.
  • Repeat for 3 or 4 runs.

Question Link


The next section contains our top ten tips for productive practicing:

How to Practice

Navigation Task 1

Map a route from the Pleney BASS meeting point to the Yeti Café at the top of the red Chavannes gondola in Les Gets. Use either the Chavannes Express 6-person chair or red bubble. Plan a return route to back to the Pleney meeting point.

Check that the runs and lifts you select are open. Check lift closing times for your return at the end of the day.

Make a note of:

Names of any closed pistes or lifts that you encounter.

Names of the pistes you used to get to the Chavannes Express.

Estimate how long it would take with a group of skiers who are competent on blue runs and ski in a rough parallel, central theme speed. (This is to actively encourage you to ski at a slower speed and practice as we have been doing today)

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Safety & Group Management Observation

Spend 15-30 minutes in a safe place where you can watch some popular teaching terrain, ie Nabor / Pleney B in Morzine or underneath La Croix in Les Gets. Ideally on a tricky section of slope or a junction with another slope.

From observation of Instructors’ behaviour, identify anything you think they are consciously doing to manage their group and ensure they are safe and comfortable to learn.

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Toolbox Task – Steering Elements

In pairs, create a list of 3 drills or tasks. These tasks can be suitable for any level of skiing that you are developing.

Find suitable terrain and video each other introducing and demonstrating 1 task each.

Complete this task once for each of the steering elements:

Edging   –   Pressure   –   Rotation

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Safety & Group Management Observation Task 1               

Spend 30 minutes in a safe place at the bottom of the Ranfoilly chairlift.

From observation of skier/snowboarder behaviour, identify any safety issues that you should be aware of to keep your learners safe. Include the approach towards the lift area from all the runs that funnel into that area.

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Toolbox Task 2                                            

Record your 3 favourite tasks to develop the following Fundamental Elements:

  • Balance
  • Movements
  • Edge Control

Note how you can adapt these tasks to suit central theme skiers.

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