BASI Level 1 and 2Ski Instructor Gap Courses

Course Summary

The Verbier ski instructor course runs for 10 weeks alongside our ski school, and on successfully passing your exams, you will have the opportunity to work within our school to put your new qualifications to use.

Altitude ski school started running the first ever Verbier ski instructor gap course back in 2000, and since this time our goals have remained the same. We wish to provide you with the most fun and memorable Verbier ski experience possible.  Last year we trained 93 students on our various Verbier courses, and we hope to welcome a similar number to Verbier this winter.    

 

Who is the course for?

Our 10-week BASI 1 and 2 ski instructor gap course is ideal for those who are on a gap year, career break, looking to improve your skiing or thinking about becoming a ski instructor as a new career, we can help you achieve your goals.

You must be at least 18 to apply to the course, with no upper age limit. All we ask is you are able to confidently ski a red run and have the desire to improve your skiing, train hard, and have fun!

WHY Choose Altitude?

We believe there is always room to improve and learn. That’s why each winter we try our best to make our courses even more fun than the previous winter!  However, some key points remain which help us stand out from the crowd..

OUR HIGH PASS RATES  – Consistently high results in Verbier 20+ years.

ACCOMMODATION + FOOD – We remain committed to providing the best Gap Course accommodation and food in Verbier.

OUR COACHING TEAM  – An experienced team including BASI 4’s, BASI Trainers & Swiss Brevet Federals

THE BEST JOB OPPORTUNITIES – We remain the only course to guarantee jobs in our own ski school. 

Courses 22/23

Verbier 10 Weeks

  • Qualifications: BASI Level 1 and 2
  • Accommodation: Catered Chalet
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Dates: 4 December to 11 February | 8 January to 18 March | 19 February to 29 April
Price

CHF 10,700 (£9250)

Verbier 10 Weeks

  • Qualifications: BASI Level 1 and 2
  • Accommodation: Course Only
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Dates: 4 December to 11 February | 8 January to 18 March | 19 February to 29 April
Price

CHF 6000 (£5250)

Grindelwald 10 Weeks

  • Qualifications: BASI Level 1 and 2
  • Accommodation: Hostel Style
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Dates: 8 January to 18 March
Price

CHF 8200 (£6995)

Verbier 4 Weeks

  • Qualifications: BASI Level 1
  • Accommodation: Catered Chalet
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: 8 January to 4 February
Price

CHF 5800 (£4995)

What is included?
  • Full season lift pass
  • 10 weeks of training * 
  • Half Board Verbier Accommodation in Private Swiss  Chalets ****
  • Ski Instructing Job with Altitude
  • Off-Piste Adventure Day 
  • (New for 2022/23) Bumps, Freestyle, Race & Off Piste clinic’s 
  • Video analysis sessions on and off snow
  • First Aid & Off-Piste Mountain Safety Training
  • Optional ski specific yoga sessions
  • Optional Fitness sessions
  • Airport transfer
  • ALL BASI 1 and 2 Exams and memberships fee’s
  • BASI Child Protection Module
  • 24 hour support in resort
  • Ski maintenance clinic
  • Career advice sessions
  • Sought after Altitude Futures hoody
  • Regular Team socials
  • Ski servicing deals
  • Exclusive Verbier Deals on skis, boots, goggles, helmets
  • Pro deals with Rossignol UK
  • Welcome drinks
  • Team Photo
  • Optional ‘Add On’ Heli Ski trip 
  • Option to extend the Course for non EU students wishing to stay beyond 90 days. 

  • *  See our Typical Day for a breakdown of hours 
  • *   Includes 70 hours of Ski School Experience  
  • **** Food 1/2 board from Monday to Friday in centrally located private Swiss Chalets
  • ** Hostel Style in Grindelwald excludes Half Board Option 
Anything else not included?

Weekly breakdown

Is my skiing good enough?

Typical Day

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