BASI Level 1 and 2Ski Instructor Gap Courses

Course Summary

The Verbier ski instructor course runs 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 is the most established and experienced BASI Gap Course provider in Verbier.  Our team lives year round in Verbier and with more than 20 years experience running ski instructor courses in Verbier we are able to provide you with great accommodation, top qualified ski coaches and the best ski teaching job opportunities in Verbier.  

    Who is the course for?

    Designed for skiers who want to experience an incredible winter season in the Swiss Alps, improve their skiing, meet like-minded people and achieve internationally recognised qualifications that allow you to work as a ski instructor in countries across the world.

    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!

    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
     £8900

    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

     £4900

    Grindelwald 10 Weeks

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

    £6995

    Verbier 4 Weeks

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

    £4995

    What is included?
    • Full season lift pass
    • 10 weeks of training* 
    • Half Board Accommodation**
    • 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
    • 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
    • ** Hostel Style in Grindelwald excludes Half Board Option 
    • *** Subject to an interview and EU passport
    Anything else not included?

    Weekly breakdown

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    Typical Day

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