BASI Level 1 + Off Piste
Off Piste Course Verbier

Course Introduction

Off Piste course Verbier

Altitude’s off-piste course in Verbier is run by our in house professional team that have been running courses here for more than 20 years.  In Verbier we are blessed with some incredible off-piste skiing runs  and on successfully completing the course, you will have the skills to ski safely and confidently in off-piste terrain.  

Altitude is the most established and experienced  course provider in Verbier.  Our courses guarantee you some amazing life long memories, increased confidence and technique in powder snow, and the opportunity to live the dream in Verbier.   


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 provide the best Gap Course accommodation and food in Verbier.

Our coaching team

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.

Who is the course for?

Our Verbier off piste course is designed for skiers who want to experience an incredible winter season in the Swiss Alps, improve their powder skiing technique, meet like-minded people and also the option to achieve internationally recognised qualifications that allow you to work as a ski instructor in countries across the world.

Our 10-week BASI L1 ski instructor + Off-Piste course is ideal if you are on a gap year, career break, looking to improve your skiing both on and off-piste and receive a ski instructor qualification.

The 6 week course option is an intensive off-piste and technical improvement course designed for anyone looking to master off-piste skiing.

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!

Prices are set and invoiced in Swiss Francs. We have included an equivalent price in GBP

(Updated on the 14.2.23)

What is included?
  • 10 weeks of training 
  • Half Board Accommodation**
  • Coaching from Top Qualified British/Swiss Off Piste Instructors
  • Off-Piste Adventure Days
  • Powder Skiing Technique
  • Ski Touring Days 
  • Avalanche Safety Training Course
  • Performance Bumps Clinics 
  • Video analysis sessions on and off snow
  • First Aid & Off-Piste Mountain Safety Training
  • Optional ski specific yoga sessions
  • Optional Fitness sessions
  • Airport transfer
  • Optional ‘Add On’ Heli Ski trip 
  • Option to extend the Course for non EU students wishing to stay beyond 90 days. 
  • 24 hour support in resort
  • Ski maintenance clinic
  • 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



(1) Lift Passes are not included in the course price as the lift pass price varies significantly based on your age and some people already have their lift pass. However, we are happy to purchase this for you so it’s ready for you on arrival.

**Food 1/2 board Monday to Friday

Anything else not included?

Weekly breakdown

Is my skiing good enough?

What happens next?