BASI Ski Instructor Course

| Ski | Verbier |

Our 10-week BASI 1 and 2 instructor course is ideal for those looking for a way to spend a season training and living in the Swiss Alps. Whether you are on a gap year, career break, looking to improve your skiing or thinking about ski instructor as a new career, we can help you achieve your goals. The course runs alongside our ski school, and on successfully passing your exams, you will have the opportunity to work within our school to put your new qualifications to use.

Who is the course for?

Is an instructor course right for me?

Designed for skiers who want to experience an incredible winter season in the Swiss Alps, improve their skiing, meet like-minded people and achieve internationally recognised qualifications that allow you to work as a ski instructor in countries across the world.

Our ski courses are popular with those looking to take a Gap year before or after university, those wanting to start a new career in ski instructing, people looking to take a career break or sabbatical, or simply those wanting professional training to improve their own skiing.

You must be at least 18 to apply to the course, with no upper age limit. All we ask is you are able to confidently ski a red run and have the desire to improve your skiing, train hard, and have fun!

Wondering if your skiing is good enough?

Weekly breakdown

So, what will you be doing on the course?

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    Week 1

    Team building, Assessment of your skiing and creation of an individual action plan, Meet the Altitude Ski School team and settle in

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    Week 2

    First aid course and technical skiing development
    Improve your skiing in piste, moguls, steeps and off-piste

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    Week 3

    Level 1 BASI Instructor Exam

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    Week 4

    Ski the 4 Valleys
    Off-piste training and technical development

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    Week 5 & 6

    Practical teaching experience working with instructors and clients from our ski school

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    Week 7

    Work on your individual goals set by your mentor

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    Week 8

    Final training before the level 2 exam
    Psychological exam preparation

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    Week 9 & 10

    BASI level 2 Ski Instructor Exam

Accommodation

We have options to suit everyone

Our most popular accommodation choice: Our catered chalet option 

  • Stay in half-board high quality chalet accommodation
  • Includes continental breakfast each day and cooked breakfast once a week
  • 2 course dinner Monday – Friday prepared by your chef (dietary requirements can be catered for)
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Exclusively for other BASI 1&2 course participants
  • Within walking distance of the ski lifts
  • Single room options available for an extra fee

Prefer to do your own thing? The self-catered chalet option 

  • Stay in accommodation suited to your needs and budget
  • Fully equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals
  • Live with fellow instructors and trainees in Verbier
  • Benefit from our knowledge and advice throughout the process
  • Shared and single room options available.

Already sorted for accommodation? Our course-only option 

We also have options to come to Verbier prior to the start of the course, or extend your accommodation right until the end of the season. Give us a call or drop us a line to chat about these options if you’re interested!

We are Official BASI affiliated training partner

BASI instructor qualifications are recognised globally and BASI are working with the University of Edinburgh to align its qualifications to the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF).

Dates and Prices

FULL COURSE
With catered chalet accommodation
COURSE ONLY
If you already have place in Verbier
£8,795* £7,295*
Start Dates: 1st December 2019 and 5th January 2020

What is included?

  • Full season lift pass
  • 10 weeks of training*
  • Half Board Accommodation**
  • Ski Instructing Job***
  • Off-Piste Adventure Day
  • Video analysis sessions on and off snow
  • First Aid & Off-Piste Mountain Safety Course
  • Optional ski specific yoga sessions
  • Fitness sessions
  • Airport transfer
  • 24 hour support in resort
  • Ski maintenance clinic
  • Career advice sessions
  • Altitude Futures hoody
  • Weekly team socials
  • Ski servicing deals
  • Discounts on skis, boots, goggles, helmets
  • Pro deals with Rossignol UK
  • Welcome drinks
  • Team Photo
  • Win new skis and a ski instructor job!

Anything else not included?

* (Average 30 hours per week)
** (Food Monday > Friday)
*** (Subject to interview)

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