FAQ

We understand that when making your booking there are many different questions that may come to your mind. Questions about work after the course, accommodation and rooms, which equipment should I choose, when and how do I need to make a payment, etc..

Although we can’t list everything here, over the coming months we will try to include a list of some of the popular questions that pop up. If you don’t find the answer to your question here then please do get in touch, we are very happy to discuss the course and any questions you have in more detail.

Payment Schedules for Altitude Futures Courses

To guarantee your place on your chosen Futures course, you will be asked for a deposit of £500 on booking for all courses. The link to make the payment will be sent to you once the booking form has been competed on our website. BASI 1&2 Instructor Course, BASI 1...

What is the best equipment to choose for your ski instructor course?

Over recent years we have helped hundreds of students obtain ski instructor qualifications. A large part of a student’s success is down to the effort they put into their training, as well as the experience and skill level of our coaches. It is also important that a...

Covid Cancellation Policy

What is your COVID cancellation policy? We know that with an ever-changing travel situation due to COVID-19, you may be worried about whether you will be able to travel to Switzerland for the course should travel restrictions be announced. As such, we have an...

What is the Altitude Gap Accommodation like?

Our Accommodation Students staying on our BASI level 1&2 instructor course have the option of staying in our catered chalet accommodation. Almost all students opting to join our Gap course choose this option, which is a fantastic way of making friends with others...

Can I get a job when I qualify?

Does Brexit affect my ability to join a ski instructor course in Switzerland as a UK citizen? If you’re travelling from the UK, you are covered by a Schengen visa waiver, and are able to spend 90 days out of every 180 days in the Schengen zone, which includes...

Skiing Level and Equipment

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How to become a Ski Instructor complete guide

Far from your typical office job, working as a ski instructor introduces you to a world of fresh air,  sunshine, snow, skiing all day, lots of fun and endless opportunities to meet new people and escape the normal 9-5 lifestyle.

The BASI Level System

Designed for aspiring instructors who wish to enter the BASI education system. It suits those wishing to work in controlled environments for example a snow dome. The qualification entails a one-week exam running Monday to Friday, these exams are available at various times throughout the year in both the mountains and in snowdomes in the UK.

How much do Ski Instructors Earn?

Ski instructing offers great career rewards, such as working in the mountains in amazing parts of the  world, the thrill of teaching a sport you are passionate about, not to mention skiing all day while working and in your time off! But what can you expect as a...

What do ski instructors do in the summertime?

Probably the most popular question a ski instructor gets asked during the winter is “What do you do in the summer?”. It is something we hear a lot but the answers you will receive can be quite varied! 

What is the Altitude Gap Accommodation like?

Our Accommodation Students staying on our BASI level 1&2 instructor course have the option of staying in our catered chalet accommodation. Almost all students opting to join our Gap course choose this option, which is a fantastic way of making friends with others...

How much does it cost to become a ski instructor?

To become a ski instructor, there are a few different paths you can take, from attending a basic course on an indoor dry slope, to an intensive 10-week course in the Alps. Whichever route you take is up to you so deciding which is the best route comes down to a few things. Ask yourself these questions as a starting point.

The BASI Level System

Designed for aspiring instructors who wish to enter the BASI education system. It suits those wishing to work in controlled environments for example a snow dome. The qualification entails a one-week exam running Monday to Friday, these exams are available at various times throughout the year in both the mountains and in snowdomes in the UK.

What is the best equipment to choose for your ski instructor course?

Over recent years we have helped hundreds of students obtain ski instructor qualifications. A large part of a student’s success is down to the effort they put into their training, as well as the experience and skill level of our coaches. It is also important that a...

Skiing Level and Equipment

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What equipment do I need to become a ski instructor?

When attending an instructor course, it can be quite overwhelming knowing everything that you need. As you’ll be here for 10 weeks, you need a little more than your average ski holiday but not too much more.

Payment Schedules for Altitude Futures Courses

To guarantee your place on your chosen Futures course, you will be asked for a deposit of £500 on booking for all courses. The link to make the payment will be sent to you once the booking form has been competed on our website. BASI 1&2 Instructor Course, BASI 1...

How much does it cost to become a ski instructor?

To become a ski instructor, there are a few different paths you can take, from attending a basic course on an indoor dry slope, to an intensive 10-week course in the Alps. Whichever route you take is up to you so deciding which is the best route comes down to a few things. Ask yourself these questions as a starting point.

Can I get a job when I qualify?

Does Brexit affect my ability to join a ski instructor course in Switzerland as a UK citizen? If you’re travelling from the UK, you are covered by a Schengen visa waiver, and are able to spend 90 days out of every 180 days in the Schengen zone, which includes...

How much do Ski Instructors Earn?

Ski instructing offers great career rewards, such as working in the mountains in amazing parts of the  world, the thrill of teaching a sport you are passionate about, not to mention skiing all day while working and in your time off! But what can you expect as a...

What do ski instructors do in the summertime?

Probably the most popular question a ski instructor gets asked during the winter is “What do you do in the summer?”. It is something we hear a lot but the answers you will receive can be quite varied! 

Covid Cancellation Policy

What is your COVID cancellation policy? We know that with an ever-changing travel situation due to COVID-19, you may be worried about whether you will be able to travel to Switzerland for the course should travel restrictions be announced. As such, we have an...

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