After the course finished we spoke with a few of our students and asked them some questions about their experiences on the 2020-21 Ski Instructor Course in Verbier. Below are a few of their responses, hopefully you find tis interesting and insightful. Thank you Adam, Louis, Yun, and Chloe for your answers. If you are looking to book onto the 2022-23 course and wish to understand more about what you can expect during the course we are very happy to put you in touch with some of our students who have previously completed the Altitude course.
What was your first impression of the course?
- Upon starting the course at the beginning of December I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the course was put together. The level of coaching was extremely attentive on a very individual basis which allowed me and all 28 students who started in december to progress very quickly in our ability.
- I found that not only was the on-snow coaching excellent but the accommodation provided was also brilliant with much care and thought being appointed to our well-being as students. Verbier is an exiting and fun filled resort with many amenities for a vibrant lifestyle. I found particularly that everyone in Verbier had a fun easy going attitude and were always extremely welcoming. This made it so easy so meet and make new friends, an atmosphere which I can best compare to being a fresher at uni.
What were your best memmories from the Course?
- I just had too many countless hilarious moments both on and off the hill.
- Last day all dressed up. The exams itself was very good as well.
- Fancy dress day was the best training day.
- The final night of the course after the level 2 exam was the best memory.
- The highlights of the season for me were the off piste day after we passed our level one exam, the best day with the best snow and the best people, and our heliskiing experience. I cannot recommend trying this enough!
We asked our students to describe Verbier
- It’s a small town so it’s really quick and easy to meet people and find a comfortable place for yourself.
- Exclusive, sunny (too sunny :p), British, lots of off piste skiing
- I think Verbier was a lively town with great bars and pubs.
- I found particularly that everyone in Verbier had a fun easy going attitude and were always extremely welcoming. This made it so easy so meet and make new friends, an atmosphere which I can best compare to being a fresher at uni.
Would you recommend a Gap Course in Verbier?
- I couldn’t recommend a better course to take if you want to add something to the CV or just have a few months of truly incredible fun. Myself and many of my friends weren’t even using this as a traditional gap course, but we have all said that our age didn’t matter, we would all do it over again
- Unforgettable days, passion, lifetime experience, healthy, adventure, you won’t regret doing it, only regret not doing it. Huge learning process.
- My advice if you find yourself in the position that I have, which is you’re still trying if figure out where you belong in the world and have often though of the fun of doing a season, your should do it.