basi LEVEL 1


Learn from anywhere in the world with virtual theory, tech & teach courses. 

Receive targeted coaching  designed to prepare you for your BASI level 1 exam by understanding the BASI course content & principals. 

Two ONLINE courses available, the 1st course covers the BASI TECH Theory & Teach Principals with the foundational ‘essentials’, the 2nd course is a BASI Rider Development Course which provides the tools to support Performance Analysis and Performance Development.  

Learn before you ride and save valuable ON-SNOW time with informative, structured, technical Instructor Development courses.

Your BASI Level 1 course will be much easier, your ON-SNOW training time more successful and your teaching more potent.  


BASI will assess you in 3 areas...


Looking to up your game?

So, you’ve decided you want to become a Snowboard Instructor, you love snowboarding and you’re dedicated to riding well. You dream of killing it as a rider, on the snow, in the park and as a teacher.  You get excited by the idea of changing your life; you know you want to be an Instructor but you’re unsure how to make that happen… 

imagine feeling 100% certain that you’re ready to make that move now, filled with confidence to work alongside other instructors, and have total self-reliance with your students.

Who are these courses are for?

⏀  Anyone who wants to familiarise them self with the BASI Level 1 course content and principals prior to sitting the course.  

⏀  Anyone curious about the BASI system. 

⏀  Instructors who have been given an exemption from BASI Level 1 or have a had long break after last sitting the Level 1 exam. 

⏀  BASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructors who want to refresh their knowledge and gain new insight.

What you'll learn

⏀  familiarise yourself with the content you’ll be tested on in a BASI Level 1 Exam

⏀  understand the assessment criteria and scoring system on a BASI level 1 relating to the PIA’s (Performance Indicator Analysis).

⏀  how to create custom ‘Tech & Teach profile charts’ so you know what fix, how to do it, when to fix it and in what order. 

and; for Beyond the Central Theme, I’ll share….

⏀  my personal ‘Performance Analysis system’ & analyse real riders

⏀  my ‘teaching formulas’ I use in any situation 

You’ll know exactly when the right time is to book on your next level course, ready to take on the BASI Level 1 exam! 


After this course you'll have...

⏀  a clear pathway or roadmap to your longterm goals with clarity on your next steps 

– by knowing your requirements to pass your next level.

⏀  a strong technical knowledge to know how to achieve a higher technical riding level 

– by understanding the theory behind it. 

⏀  confidence as a teacher to prepare, construct and deliver lessons ‘Beyond the Central Theme‘ – full of self assurance.

BASI Trainers know exactly what you'll be assessed on.

Course details

Get ready to ride & teach

Lv1 TECH masterclass

BASI TECH theory, rider/performance analysis & biomechanics

7 hours / 3 sessions

The BASI Lv1 ’TECH masterclass’ course covers rider analysis, biomechanics & TECH theory explaining the  BASI Level 1 assessment criteria, focusing on the practical tasks introduced at Level 1 stage.

Increasing your knowledge on the theory behind the BASI Central Theme, the practical progression of teaching a beginner right up to turns, plus understanding the ‘theory of the turn’ technique Beyond the Central Theme  will help you to build stronger foundations by understanding the ingredients of snowboarding, the inputs and their application relating to task & terrain.

Strong rider analysis knowledge arms you with the essential tools and framework to accurately analyse a rider’s performance so you can fix your own riding and others.  Understanding biomechanics is an essential part of this process. 

I’ll share my ‘eagle eye rider analysis’ formulas and strategy that I use to match the riders performance to the BASI Level 1 PIA’s (Performance Indicator Analysis). 




IMPORTANT NOTE:  You will be introduced to the ‘language of snowboarding’ including a framework to de-construct riding, analysing and teaching.  Prepare yourself, you may become addicted. 

Lv1 TEACH Masterclass

BASI TEACH theory, delivery & rider development

7 hours / 3 sessions

The BASI Lv1 ‘TEACH masterclass’ course provides you with the knowledge and tools to help you structure, design and deliver potent teaching sessions on all the tasks within the Central Theme relating to the BASI Level 1 Assessment Criteria.

Performance or rider development is the foundation of great teaching.  To help you grasp this, I’ll reveal the most effective order of task development, key teaching points, common faults, and how to make a progression out of anything using a variety of teaching styles. 

Understanding the theory behind the teaching principals is key to learning how to easily construct successful teaching sessions within the Central Theme to meet the BASI Teaching PIA’s (Performance Indicator Analysis) to the required BASI Level 1 Standard.




2022/23 Dates


06/12/22 5:30-7:30pm; 08/12/22 5.30-7.30pm; 10/12/22 3-6pm




Tech & Teach Masterclass courses are 7 hours in total each delivered over 3 sessions. 

Whilst every session is LIVE and interactive, the first 2 sessions are informative coach led sessions, 2 hours in duration.  The third session is 3 hours in duration, more student led, giving the participants a chance to practically apply the lessons learnt in the first 2 sessions

Courses delivered by RENELLE MORTIMER, BASI Snowboard Instructor Trainer/Examiner & Evaluator since 2006 + BASI Adaptive Snowboard Trainer with 23 years teaching experience. Based in Tignes, France during the European winter, Renelle frequently travels worldwide coaching & examining Instructors. Known for creating rapid transformation with her unique holistic approach, accurate in-depth technical knowledge and detailed, clear delivery skills, Renelle is a unique Elite Snowboard Coach.

“Everyone was born to be extraordinary”

Renelle Mortimer



TECH masterclass


£ 135

7 hours / 3 sessions

TEACH masterclass

teach with impact

£ 135

7 hours / 3 sessions

TECH+TEACH masterclass


£ 250

TECH + TEACH = 14 hours / 6 sessions


What you'll get



per course


expert coaching


sessions at home


career investment


What people say?

Renelle is probably one of the most amazing instructors I have every met! She is passionate, driven and joyful all in one. She has made me feel confident not only as an adaptive instructor (second discipline) but as a rider overall. The techniques and methods she uses will be stuck in my mind for as long as I teach. She is the main reason why I am switching back over to BASI to be the best Instructor I can be.
Max Alcock
Basi level 3 aspirant
I took a BASI course with Renelle in 2018 and found her teaching style and character to be utterly inspiring. I was was lucky enough to train with her in 2019 for Level 3 prep. Her passion for teaching is so unique and her ability to sense out and refine movements within my snowboarding is incredible. She has a truly special eye for snowboarding and delivers her lesson with constructive feedback, non stop fun and elevated energy.
Niamph Florence
basi level 3 aspirant

Want personal performance coaching?


I believe coaching should ooze passion, be inspiring, emanate professionalism and empower each student to teach themselves.  I go the extra mile, providing clear, detailed, accurate information and I’m never afraid to be totally honest.  I do whatever it takes to hold a space for your to break through.  I sincerely want you to succeed, not only in your riding & teaching, but in your business and everyday life to. Deep to my core I’m dedicated to uphold the quality of our profession and elevate it beyond where it’s ever been before.  My passions are riding & snowboard teaching, human behaviour, health and biomechanics.  I want to share my knowledge, expertise & wisdom to pass on everything snowboarding has taught me, not only on the mountain but off hill too.  Let me help you ‘win at life’ and/or become an Elite Snowboard Coach. 


Instructor Development Courses

1 day On-Snow

TECH workshop

Join my UK 1 day intro to BASI Level 1 TECH performance and rider analysis course.  Get practical experience on-snow riding the BASI Level 1 assessement tasks; receive targeted coaching to develop your performance and practical experience teaching your peers within the BASI Central Theme.


2023 Dates to be confirmed

Level 1 Bundle

Coaching + Shadowing

Go for gold and take the hassle out of your professional development.  My comprehensive program offers you 1 week on snow training in Tignes, France plus provides you with the opportunity to shadow me and learn from me personally. This complete bundle includes ONLINE coaching, ON-SNOW performance training and completion of SHADOWING hours. 

16 years BASI examiner experience, coaching at a national level with this lot has been rad.”

renelle mortimer

Want to go private

Private Bespoke On demand sessions are also available to support your learning.