n the Our Verbier BASI level 4 training course is hard work, but also a rewarding and enjoyable way to take your skiing to the next level. We firmly believe that with our experience as the most established BASI Ski School and training provider in Verbier, you will benefit from the best training and support to enable you to achieve your maximum potential.
The primary focus throughout the BASI 4 ski training will be on developing your technical skiing (piste, bumps and variables). If there is demand we will also focus on the teaching exam and the International Mountain Safety (IMS) Assessment. The Verbier level 4 training is delivered by the most experienced and top qualified BASI and Swiss coaches & trainers who have a huge passion for preparing instructors for passing their exams.
Who is the course for?
This Verbier BASI level 4 training course is perfect for those wishing to work within a busy ski school, while training to reach the top level in the quieter weeks of the season. Anyone who has already achieved their full BASI ISIA qualification or equivalent is welcome to apply.
Our established ski school in Verbier has a wide range of clients of all ability levels and from all over the world, to allow you to develop your teaching alongside your technical skiing during the training weeks.
BASI level 4 Training 22/23
Verbier Level 4 Training
- Qualifications: Train towards the BASI Level 4
- Accommodation: Not Included
- Duration: 150 Hours of training
- Start: Dec 4th
- Content: Piste Performance | Bumps & Variables
- Resorts: Verbier
Work as a part-time instructor
Altitude employs Level 4 trainees on a part time basis and provides students with a uniform and work permit. Work is during the holiday weeks of Christmas and New Year, Half Term Holiday weeks in February and the Easter Holidays.
A Valid EU passport is required. This passport will enable us to guarantee you a work permit and your right to work in Switzerland. Without this you will not be able to work as a ski instructor for a Ski School in Switzerland.
What is included?
- 150 hours of professional training
- BASI Level 4 Mentor on hand 24/7
- 75 hours of piste performance
- 35 hours of variable skiing
- 40 hours of bumps training
- Agility and coordination training
- Off Piste Guiding day in Verbier
- Mountain Safety training
- Optional ski specific yoga sessions
- Work contract with Altitude Ski School
- Swiss Work permit
- Free Altitude Uniform
- Futures Hoody
- Pro-deals on equipment with Rossignol and SunGod Goggles
- Weekly team socials
A typical day from Monday to Friday includes 5 training hours per day (allowing for 1 hr practice at end of day), video analysis sessions at set times during the week and individual debriefs with training mentor at the end of the week to go over action plans and help structure practice time.
Week 1 & 2
Re-visit the fundamentals of skiing and develop a strong understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses.
Week 3 & 4
Working with Altitude over busy Xmas and New year period.
Mountain Safety week with training specifically towards BASI L4 IMS. This will normally include an off-piste ski touring trip.
BASI International Mountain Safety Exam (can vary based on BASI course dates).
Piste or Race training – both an introduction and development week used to both improve your own skiing in a new environment whilst also having a fun experience in the gates / stubbies.
Week 8 & 9
Continued exploration of performance in Piste, Bumps, Variables and Steeps.
Consolidation of action plan towards both Technical and Teach exams. Setting up clear goals to aim for over half-term working period.
Week 11 & 12
Working with Altitude over busy half-term period.
Final exam prep week skiing exact terrain that will be used in exams.
BASI L4 Tech exam.
Working with Altitude over Easter / BASI Exams.
How good do i need to be?
If you’re considering joining our Level 3 or 4 work and train programs the minimum requirement is to have passed the technical level (or equivalent) of the below qualification. If you are looking to join our BASI 1 & 2 Course, you will need to already have some ski experience. As a general rule, you would need to be able ski confidently linking turns down the fall-line of a red run. You also need willingness to try and improve your skiing in bumps, steeps and powder.
What happens next?
Work opportunities after completing the course?
On successful completion of the work and train program you are very likely to reach the required level to sit and (fingers crossed) pass your BASI 4 exam.
With many years of experience preparing students for all levels of BASI exams we are very confident that and our team will provide you with the tools to become a great ski instructor.
Our schools employ a large team of instructors throughout the alps and we are always on the look out for talented instructors to join us in one of our resorts on a full time basis. It goes without saying that we always prioritize any new jobs to instructors that have performed well on one of our training programmes.
Our team will be there to support you and give you the best possible chance of success!
We provide all our students with career advice and support throughout the course, however following completing this program many instructors go on to work full time with Altitude in one of their schools in Switzerland.
A few reasons to choose Altitude?
Altitude employs our own students ahead of any other trainees from other smaller schools. The reason for this is that throughout the training we are able to build a confidence and trust in your abilities and the types of clients that we believe are most suited to your skill set (its like a really long interview). Having this confidence in your teaching ability enables us to make sure we guarantee a high level of service to our clients.
Employment is on a part time basis and we provide students with a uniform and work permit. Work is during the holiday weeks of Christmas and New Year, Half Term Holiday weeks in February and the Easter Holidays.
Experienced Coaching Team
Over the last 20 years we have prepared hundred’s of instructors for their level 1,2,3 and 4 exams. Our team includes BASI Trainers, BASI 4’s and Swiss Patents, all equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you reach your full skiing potential.
Off-Piste Day with FWT Competitor
In Verbier you will be lucky enough to spend a day with one of the top world freerider’s who is currently competing on the Freeride World Tour. This will be an inspirational day and hopefully one to inspire you in your skiing.
A Training Package including 150 on snow Training Hours
That’s a lot of training (more than most companies offer) and we believe this extra time helps to account for our students continual high pass rates (last winter the highest pass rates in Verbier).