Join our BASI 10 week Ski Instructor Course in Verbier, Switzerland, and train with experienced BASI level 4 instructors in the Swiss Alps.
Join our BASI 10-week Ski Instructor Course in Verbier and train with experienced BASI level 4 instructors in the Swiss Alps. You’ll spend 10 weeks living in Verbier, the gateway to the 4 Valleys, and enjoy the vast 410km ski area. On this ski instructor course in Switzerland, you will make friends for life and gain invaluable experience from your instructors and examiners. This BASI course includes training, accommodation, lift pass, meals, exam fees and more.
Training averages 30 hours per week. Coaching & shadowing is provided 5 days per week and is run by BASI instructors. You are mentored throughout the course and will receive tailored feedback as you prepare for the level 1 and 2 exams. Training typically runs Monday – Friday. Weekends can be spent freeskiing, resting and enjoying the resort.
BASI level 1 is included in the price. Level 1 is a 5-day assessment course and qualifies instructors to teach beginners and early intermediate skiers.
A safeguarding children module must be completed before the level 1 exam. This is available through BASI as an online course. It can be done in your own time and costs £25.
The BASI level 2 ski instructor exam is within the timetable of the course. Level 2 is a 10-day course and qualifies instructors to teach up to and including parallel standards on marked tracks. The level 2 exam takes place in the final 2 weeks of the course.
As part of your course, we enroll you with BASI. Membership for the year is included. In addition, you will be provided with a login to the BASI website, where you can access online resources. Upon completion of level 1, you will be a licensed instructor.
All participants must complete at least 35 hours of shadowing to complete the Level 2 exam. Ski lesson shadowing & teaching is built into your ski instructor training, help prepare you for exams, and provide observational experience in a mountain environment.
BASI requires all licensed instructors to hold a valid first aid certificate. In addition, first aid and off-piste mountain safety course is included in the price and covers outdoor emergency first aid training.
Career advice sessions are held during the season. We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world. We can offer guidance to help you find employment as an instructor once you are qualified. Some employment opportunities are available in Europe during peak weeks upon course completion.
We provide comprehensive advice and assistance when applying for working holiday visas.
Created for Winter Sports by a personal trainer & instructor, this 8-week pre-season fitness program targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding. It will ensure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.
An average of 30 hours of training and coaching per week over a 10-week programme. Training is delivered by BASI pro-instructors, typically Monday- Friday.
This schedule is a guide and may change depending on conditions and the group’s requirements. For those who pass BASI level 2, there is potential for employment as an instructor, subject to an interview.
Please note: BASI Level 1 has an online Safeguarding Children Module. This module must be completed before the course start date.
Resort orientation, meet the Altitude Ski School. Introductions to BASI method, team building, assessment of skill and creation of individual action plan. on piste technical ski coaching and 2 day first aid course.
First aid course and skiing development, improvement across piste, moguls, steeps and off piste.
BASI level 1 instructor exam.
Ski the 4 Valleys. Off Piste training and technical development.
Practical teaching experience. Ski school shadowing week, learn from our instructors working with clients on the hill.
Practical teaching experience continues. Review and delivery of lessons shadowed, teach and technical coaching.
Continued development, working on individual goals set by your mentor.
Final week of training, teaching and technical preparation before level 2 assessment weeks.
BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor Exam.
BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor Exam and end of season celebrations.