Professional Ski & Snowboard School

Altitude Ski and Snowboard School is the only official Snowsports School to run its own ‘in house’ training programs in Switzerland. When you book a course with Altitude you benefit from an experienced and established training program run by instructors for instructors. This unique training set up means that Altitude Futures students benefit from a training program which is prepared by our own team of experienced professionals.


Altitude are not a tour operator, we are a BASI affiliated ski and snowboard school.

Unlike most other gap providers, all of the decisions regarding your training are made by Altitude’s handpicked and professional coaching team.

Altitude Verbier success rateAltitude has a proven track record for achieving success and over the past 14 seasons we have achieved the highest pass rates in the Alps. Amongst professional ski and snowboard trainers in the industry Altitude are recognised to be one of the most established and recognised training providers in the world.

Altitude is extremely proud of this success and is fully committed to continually providing the best ever service!

Altitude Verbier professional coaches

Altitude Ski and Snowboard School employs top qualified coaches and trainers from Britain, Switzerland, France, Spain, Argentina and Sweden. This depth on knowledge and experience makes Altitude the premier provider of ski and snowboard instructor training in the Alps.

All of our coaches are highly qualified, experienced, fun and inspirational riders. Our coaching team includes Freeride World Tour Competitors, National Demo Team members, Team Riders, BASI Trainers, BASI Level 4’s and Swiss Patents.

Altitude Verbier - Food and Accommodation

  • Our specialist chefs serve fresh and healthy food from Monday to Friday on a half board basis. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements are also catered for.
  • The accommodation will be in chalets or apartments with 2 to 3 sharing a room and located within walking distance of the main lifts and Verbier town centre.
  • Single room occupancy is sometimes available. If you are interested in this please contact us for further details.

Safety is a number one concern at Altitude and we are very proud of our proven track record.

Resort staff are on hand 24/7 throughout the course to help students with any problems or questions they may have. Coaches are also happy to assist with any additional training plans they require to reach their desired goals.

At the start of the course students are provided with the sought after Altitude Futures clothing. This is extremely popular and exclusive to the AF students.

These are available in a number of our resorts, please contact us for up to date advice and details on prices.

Altitude Verbier Job Opportunities

Altitude is one of the largest British Ski and Snowboard Schools in the Alps and as a result we have established contacts throughout the world. This enables us to offer our students guidance and help to provide them with the best possible job opportunities. At the end of each course, our HR Manager will be available to offer all of our student’s career advice and guidance.

Each year our schools receive many job applications from newly qualified instructors who have participated in alternative gap course training programs. PRIORITY for jobs is always given to the Altitude Futures students! There is guaranteed work for our ISIA & L4 students and also the top 10 performing Gap students.

Over the last seasons Altitude have employed over 100 Futures students in our schools in Verbier and Grindelwald. Many of these students continue to work for us on a full and part time basis, and some have continued training with us towards their next level of qualifications.

If you would like to book, please click here to download the booking form, fill out all information and send it to Laura by email to:

Our students say


The guys have been out here for 10 weeks and have been well prepared by the Altitude team. They have obviously read their books and worked hard and the level of skiing is high.
Andy Freshwater, BASI Trainer
The Altitude Futures gap students are the most successful and strongest group I have ever been with in 16 years of being a BASI trainer.
Andy Lockerbie, BASI Trainer & previous CEO of BASI