Start your journey BASI Level 1

Start your new career, elevate your lifestyle, deepen your commitment to yourself and set solid foundations for your future as a Snowboard Instructor.  

If you’re seeking rapid professional development with stepping stones that support you to reach your goal, then this is for you.

These Instructor Trainings will prepare you for your upcoming exams in both theory and practical. Your riding & teaching will become a natural process that is orchestrated from within. 

You’ll not only show up for your next BASI course feeling prepared, organised, relaxed and open to new learning… you’ll also find the exams more enjoyable. 

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Prepare yourself online & on snow for your BASI Level 1 by learning the key foundations of theory and give your riding an overhaul so you’re ready to take your course.  I’ll share my personal tools, proven success formulas and strategies I’ve learnt over 2 decades of teaching to radically improve your riding and elevate your teaching delivery.

What's your end game?

They say ‘start with the end in mind’.  So as you begin your professional snowboarding career its a good time to question what type of instructor you wish to become.  Anyone can use the BASI courses as ‘box ticking exercise’ to get qualified, however that won’t get you to the top of your game long term.  My teachings are aimed to get you to the top, to become part of the new generation of snowboard instructor; authentic, empowered, ready to support growth with integrity, knowledge and confidence having embodied all the necessary skills to ride everywhere, to teach anything, anywhere in the world, in any conditions, on any terrain.  Once at the top, you can achieve a dedicated client base, your own tribe and their family, who will loyally follow you for life and may even pay for your travel.  Wow, that’s huge right! 

Your success in 3 steps

So… do you want to get to the top?  Do you want to become the best?   

You’re new to BASI, so its a good time to explain that there’s 3 fundamental parts to a BASI course: Tech + Teach + Theory.  Having solid foundations in these 3 are the tools of your trade.  

step 1

Educate yourself.  You can’t be a great rider or teacher without embodying the THEORY.  Read that again!  So, hit the books, invest in quality coaching learn the theory, both the Tech theory + the Teach theory, its the key to success & missing link most commonly overlooked. 

step 2

Spend practical TECH training time and invest in quality coaching; ride all the strands in all conditions, to all performance levels. Mistakes are a pathway to excellence, so make mistakes, analyse your riding with your coach, do honest self review, get loads of training with video analysis.

step 3

Get practical TEACH training delivery time and invest in quality coaching; deliver inspiring lessons Beyond the Central Theme blending the BASI teaching tools with accurate technical content, correct analysis & delivery. Make mistakes, analyse, self review, practice more. 



Crush the THEORY in a relaxed and open learning environment, 7 hours delivered over 3 sessions with access to a private learning virtual portal.    

Elevate your foundations from the comfort of your own home, and clearly understand the required level to pass. 

ride with me


Lets iron out all your bad habits to fine tune your practical TECH performance ready for your BASI exam.  Establish your own personal baseline with a biomechanically correct stance and anatomically accurate movement patterns.   The On-snow practical sessions will give you the opportunity to practice delivering your first few TEACH sessions without the pressure of an exam environment illuminating the relevant riding techniques and teachings to demystify the BASI Level 1 content and assessment criteria.  I’ll share my ‘eagle eye’ analysis formula and my personal riding strategies so you’re ready to take on the Tech & Teach, and we’ll break through your psychological blocks to move beyond whatever is holding you back. Finally you’ll be able to unfold the core ingredients to awaken a new unified understanding and practical application of the BASI principals in your riding & teaching performance.  Improve beyond what you ever expected.  



Part of the BASI criteria is to complete shadowing hours in a Ski School environment.  Tag along with me, join my high-end groups where you can work on your riding and receive technical feedback whilst gaining invaluable experience shadowing.  

Instructor Training

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


What people say?

Renelle is probably one of the most amazing instructors I have ever 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 development 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. 

The more you are motivated by LOVE, the more fearless and free your actions will be.”

        dalai lama

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Join my Mentorship program for year round motivation, health and personal development driven by the love of snowboarding.  Live in the light.