BASI Ski Instructor Course
Our 10-week BASI 1 and 2 ski instructor course is ideal for those looking for a way to spend a season training and living in the Swiss Alps. Whether you 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. The 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 Gap Course provider in Verbier. We make a real commitment to achieve the highest pass rates in Verbier (for example 100% for our Jan group last season) and to provide you with great accommodation, the best ski coaches and the best ski teaching job opportunities in Verbier.
Wondering if your skiing is good enough?
We are an Official BASI affiliated training partner
Dates and Prices
With catered chalet accommodation
If you already have place in Verbier
|Start Dates: 29th November 2020 and 3rd January 2021|
COVID 19 NEWS – In Switzerland things are very much starting to get back to normal, however as a gesture of goodwill we are happy to confirm Altitude will be offering a full refund of course fees in the event of any travel restrictions preventing you travelling to Switzerland to start the course.
What is included?
- Full season lift pass
- 10 weeks of training*
- Half Board Accommodation**
- Ski Instructing Job***
- Off-Piste Adventure Day with FWT Competitor Carl Renvall
- Video analysis sessions on and off snow
- First Aid & Off-Piste Mountain Safety Course
- Optional ski specific yoga sessions
- Fitness sessions
- Airport transfer
- 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
- Win new skis and a ski instructor job!
Anything else not included?
- Flights to and from Geneva Airport
- Insurance for your time in Verbier (including winter sports cover)
- Lunch each day
- Ski Equipment including boots, skis and poles (click here to find out what you will need)
* (Average 30 hours per week)
** (Food Monday > Friday)
*** (Subject to interview)
Work after completing the course?
What happens next?
On successful completion of the course, you will have gained your BASI level 1 and 2 ski instructor qualification.
ARE YOU HOPING TO GET A JOB AFTER THE COURSE?
The Futures course is built by instructors for instructors, and operates in conjunction with our ski school. Your coaches also work as instructors within our school, and their expert teaching knowledge is invaluable if you’re thinking of making the jump to ski instructing as your future career.
Unlike other companies in Verbier we do employ our own trainees and prioritize you over other applicants. Each season we receive applications from students who chose to train elsewhere and were disappointed to not get offered any work within the school they trained with.
Altitude Ski School has 7 ski schools in Switzerland and is one of the largest schools in Verbier. This places talented ski instructors who train with us at a huge advantage when it comes to finding employment after the course.
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