WHY CHOOSE US?
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 Altitudes handpicked and professional coaching team.
We understand in detail the requirements of a Ski professional, and what it is like to train and pass exams. It really matters to us that your goals for the course are achieved. If there are any problems during the course then we will aim to resolve them effectively.
Altitude has a proven track record for achieving success and over the past 6 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!
“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
Qualifications and Experience
Altitude Ski and Snowboard School employs top qualified coaches and trainers from Britain, Switzerland, France, Argentina, Canada and Sweden. This depth on knowledge and experience makes Altitude the premier provider of 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.
Accommodation and Food
Our specialist chefs serve fresh and healthy food from Monday to Friday on a half board basis. Students are housed in chalets or apartments located centrally in resort. 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.
Job Opportunities & Career Advice
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!
Over the last 4 seasons Altitude have employed over 30 gap 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.