From the beginning, we set out to develop Verbier ski instructor courses and training programs where trainees could both start and progress their careers, training and working as ski instructors within Altitude Ski & Snowboard School.
Having just completed my BASI Level 2 course and spent two and a half months in the mountains I wanted to make the right choice to grow into the role of a ski instructor and carry on improving my skiing and teaching. I loved my level 1 and 2 training and I wanted to learn more.
Na 15 jaar te hebben gewerkt als horeca ondernemer was ik het op een gegeven moment zat, ik wilde mijn passie achterna en dat was skiën. Het duurde nog even voordat het mogelijk was de nog bestaande zaken te verkopen maar in 2016 was het zover, ik ging beginnen aan de opleiding van skileraar via BASI bij Altitude in Verbier.
After growing up surrounded by enthusiastic skiers and qualifying as a level 2 instructor in the Canadian system, training towards my level three was the obvious next step. After hearing high praises about the altitude ISIA and level 3 training programme from other Canadian qualified Europe based instructors, I didn’t hesitate to book my place, and spend my third ski instructing season in Verbier. Although it is a BASI focussed training programme, the trainers were very open minded and interested in the CSIA system and the type of skiing focuses and objectives that they have.
My level 3 (ISIA) has always been a goal for me since completing my CSIA level 2 in 2013 in Canada. I worked 3 seasons in Canada and then decided to bring it closer to home. Choosing to do the Altitude ISIA course turned out to be the perfect decision for me as it helped me not only transition to the BASI system but also train and make huge improvements in my own skiing bringing me closer to my level 3.
Just wanted to say a quick thanks for the last 10 weeks, with all the organising and supporting etc. I really enjoyed it and loved every minute, could you say thanks to the coaches as well, for all their help in passing.
I would absolutely recommend Altitude to anyone wishing to do their Level 1 & 2 BASI qualifications in beautiful Switzerland. They were helpful through the whole process, from the moment I first emailed them right up to when put my bags on the train to head home.
I decided to book onto the Altitude level 4 training course for two reasons, firstly I wanted to focus on improving my skiing which you can’t necessarily do working full time in a season. Secondly the opportunity to work in the peak weeks whilst training would offset the cost a bit.