From the beginning, we set out to develop training programmes where our students could both start and progress their skiing careers, training and working as instructors within Altitude Ski & Snowboard School.
Unlike stand-alone course providers, when you book a course with Altitude you benefit from an experienced and established training program run alongside our established ski school, and by our own professional and experienced coaching team.
Altitude receive hundreds of applications from instructors each year, and there is a high level of competition for positions across the industry. One big advantage of our courses is that our ISIA and Level 4 trainees have a part-time work contract with us for the peak weeks of the season, and once qualified the top ten performers from our Level 1 & 2 course are given the opportunity to work during peak-weeks within the school.
Joining us on one of our training courses can be a great way to get your foot in the door for your future instructing career, or simply providing invaluable work experience for whatever you choose to do next.
Safety and Support
Safety is a number one concern at Altitude and we are very proud of our proven track record. All of our coaches are fully first aid qualified and experienced with handling any accidents or situations which may arise on the slopes. Off the mountain our resort staff are on hand 24/7 throughout the course to help students with any problems or questions they may have.
Trainees on all of our courses are assigned an experienced mentor to individually develop their training plan throughout the course. They are available for any questions you may have, and provide support when you are settling in to the course, during training and before and after exams.
Altitude has a proven track record for achieving high pass rates on our courses and over the past 22 years we have trained and prepared over 600 future instructors for exams at all levels; more than any other school in Verbier. We are very proud of our students’ successes, some of whom have worked and trained with us right through to achieving their top BASI and Swiss qualifications, running our training courses and even going on to become BASI trainers to prepare the new generation of instructors.
Amongst professional ski trainers in the industry Altitude are recognised to be one of the most established and recognised training providers in the world. Altitude has been leading the way when it comes to ski instructor training for more than 20 years and is Verbier’ most established and experienced provider. We employ top qualified coaches and trainers from all over the world, and above all our coaches are experienced, fun and inspirational riders.
Our ISIA and Level 4 training courses also come with the option of self-catered accommodation organised by us where you will be living alongside other trainees, or a course-only option for those who are sorted for accommodation or wish to find their own.
We also have relationships with sports shops in town to make sure we get you discounts on anything extra you need to buy in resort (whatever you couldn’t quite squeeze into your suitcase!). Top it all off with an Altitude Futures t-shirt or hoody, and you’ll be sorted for the season, both on and off the hill.