Altitude is a recognised BASI Partner and approved by the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) to promote and sell specified BASI courses. The school works closely with BASI to supply our Gap/ISIA/Level 4 students with a wealth of training opportunities, qualifications, lifetime memories and work opportunities throughout the World.

BASI is the internationally recognised UK training body for examining British Snowsport Instructors and offers internationally recognized qualifications in skiing and snowboarding.

Altitude and BASI only employ the best trainers to run their courses.

All the trainers have been specially selected for their training skills, knowledge, and experience and teaching ability.

Outcomes & Qualifications

On successful completion of the Futures Gap course you will be awarded with the BASI Ski or Snowboard Instructor Qualification. This qualification is recognized throughout the World and allows you to teach in the UK, on artificial slopes and on snow in other countries including Switzerland, America, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Further Development

Altitude Ski and Snowboard School also run ISIA training courses for students wishing to progress and gain their BASI level 3. Our team of friendly international coaches will provide a comprehensive training package to you throughout the season. This professional training will be complemented with the opportunity to work as a part-time instructor for Altitude during the busy weeks of the season. See our BASI level 3 ISIA training course page for more details.

ISIA qualification

Further from this, Altitude also run Level 4 Training Courses for those wishing to reach the top level in Ski instructing. Similar to the ISIA course, students will train and work with Altitude Ski School. Training is provided by only the highest qualified and most experienced instructors.


BASI have reorganised their level system. What used to be known as the Foundation is now called BASI Level 1. The BASI Grade 3 or Ski/Board Instructor is now called BASI Level 2. What was BASI Grade 2 first changed to Ski/Board Teacher, ISIA but is now called BASI Level 3 ISIA. The BASI Grade 1 changed to International Ski Teacher, ISTD and is now also called BASI Level 4.


In practical terms nothing has changed and you will achieve your BASI Level 2, Instructor qualification on successful completion of the Gap ski instructor course.

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