Prerequisites

BASI Level 1 and 2 Gap CourseWhile we don't expect people to be world cup skiers or boarders, students are expected to have a willingness to try bumps, improve their powder skiing, and develop their carving. At the start of our course students should be able to ski confidently on red runs linking turns down the fall line and being in control of their speed.

If you are unsure of your level don't hesitate to contact us and we can always arrange to meet you over the summer for a ski/board on one of the snow domes or dry slopes around the U.K.

BASI level 3 ISIA CourseBASI, CSIA, PSIA level 2, APSI, Swiss Snowsport level 1 or similar.
BASI level 4 training programFull ISIA qualification or have previously attended the Altitude Futures Level 4 Development Course.

EQUIPMENT

  • Equipment
    This season Altitude Futures Gap students will receive the sought after Ski/Board Instructor Pro Deal which offers up to 40% discounts on equipment. It is essential that all students have their own skis/boards and boots for the duration of the course. If you require any advice on equipment then don’t hesitate to ask one of our coaches for more details.
  • Professional Attitude
    The Altitude Team provides all of its Gap Students with an amazing opportunity to live and train in the world famous resort of Verbier. Every effort will be made to make this an experience you will never forget. In return we will expect to see a professional positive attitude towards your own development and training throughout the course.
  • Fitness
    While you do not need to be incredibly fit to become an instructor, you will find it easier to improve your technical skiing/boarding and enjoy the course if you have worked on your fitness before the course commences.Initially focus on improving your cardiovascular fitness and then some specific leg strengthening exercises. Remember to do some stretching as well.

GAP Course Video

GAP Course Criteria

Quotes from the course

The best group I’ve had with regard to them being prepared ready for this level 2 course
Andi McCann, BASI Trainer for 18 years
Thanks guys for an awesome time the ski school made me feel really welcome and integrated with us on a daily basis. The training was brilliant with awesome coaches looking forward to the ISIA with you guys!
Dean, Futures Student and BASI Instructor
To anyone who is interested in improving their skiing and becoming a ski instructor I deeply, sincerely recommend the course with Altitude. Its an experience for life that you won’t regret!
Lia, Futures Student and BASI Instructor
The accommodation was well arranged and I think it had a huge influence on how we bonded as a group. We helped each other out with the home work and talked about everything. Eventually we became one big family
Lia, Futures Student and BASI Instructor