... is there much demand for ski instructors nowadays? I'm an old git but a competent skier, and quite fancy passing on skills and so on... Is getting on the BASI ladder likely to be worth the effort and cash?
As a BASI instructor, i'd say if you like teaching then give it a whirl. You'll struggle to make a living out of it, but I know a few people who spend acouple of evenings a week teaching at the snowdome just for the love and nominal pocket money.
However after a BASI course I found that I looked at my own skiing in a new light and went on to teach myself to be a better skier too.
In reply to andy: Bl**dy marvellous mate! Except I tried to keep up with firstborn on Saturday (he's 33 now, fit as a butchers' dog and skis like a demon) and have been hobbling around with a walking stick ever since. But it was worth it. Train worked well too, squeezed 7.5 days skiing out of a week off work.
(BTW haven't got your latest address otherwise you'd have had a card this Christmas.)