10 week Verbier BASI Snowboard Instructor Course in Switzerland

Join our BASI 10 week Snowboard Instructor Course in Verbier, Switzerland, and train with experienced BASI level 4 instructors in the Swiss Alps.

70 days
£9,250 to 9,250
10 week Verbier BASI Snowboard Instructor Course in Switzerland

Join our BASI 10-week Snowboard 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 snowboard 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 Package

Level 1 & 2 Training

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 freesnowboarding, resting and enjoying the resort.


BASI Level 1 snowboard instructor exam

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 snowboarders.

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.


BASI Level 2 snowboarders instructor exam

The BASI level 2 snowboard 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.


BASI Membership & Instructor License.

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.


Shadow Teaching

All participants must complete at least 35 hours of shadowing to complete the Level 2 exam. Snowboard lesson shadowing & teaching is built into your snowboard instructor training, help prepare you for exams, and provide observational experience in a mountain environment.


First Aid Course

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.


Visa Assistance & Job Opportunities

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.


Snow Ready Fitness Plan

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.

Price Includes

  • WSC 10 Week Training Package - Week 10 BASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Exam and end of season celebrations.
  • Snowboard School Shadowing - Snowboard School shadowing is introduced as you progress through the course.
  • Season Lift Pass - A Season long lift pass means if you want to come out early, or extend your stay then your lift pass will be valid. You also get extra discounts around the resort and reciprocal deals at other resorts.
  • Resort Rep - Sometimes overlooked but one of the most critical parts of your stay. Reps are knowledgeable and experienced skiers and boarders, often having completed their instructor tickets previously. They support you all the way, ensuring everything runs smoothly in the resort.
  • BASI Level 1 Exam & Membership - The level 1 & 2 course exam and membership is included in the price.
  • Video Analysis - Well it is the digital age! Instructors will utilse all the equipment available.
  • Accommodation for your Entire Stay - Staying at the resort, you’ll have everything you need. Ski in/out, and centrally located in the resort. It’s the perfect location for an instructor course.
  • Transfers - Transfers are included with your package when taking a flight with us. If you choose to arrive separately a free transfer is still available, as long as you are at the airport at the same time as the main arrival group. For transfers outside of this there may be a supplement charge.
  • Meal Package - 5 Breakfasts and dinners are provided every week of your stay.
  • Regular Team Socials - Verbier Social text required
  • Employment Interviews & Job Opportunities - On Successful completion of your Level 2, should you wish to return to Verbier as an instructor then a guaranteed interview can be arranged. We can also arrange further interviews at other resorts in Europe, Canada and the World, to help you find your first job in the industry
  • Visa Assistance - We provide comprehensive advice and assistance when applying for working holiday visas.
  • Video analysis - Within your training sessions you will receive video analysis on and off snow.
  • Welcome Gift Bag - A goody bag with clothing and gear to make you feel part of the team, and provide you with some extras to help with your stay.

Price Excludes

  1. Flights
  2. Meals
  3. Insurance
  4. Ancillary bolt on courses
  5. Equipment or rental

What to expect

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.

Week 1
Resort orientation, meet the Altitude Snowboard School. Introductions to BASI method, team building, assessment of skill and creation of individual action plan. on piste technical snowboard coaching and 2 day first aid course.

Week 2
First aid course and snowboarding development, improvement across piste, moguls, steeps and off piste.

Week 3
BASI level 1 instructor exam.

Week 4
Snowboard the 4 Valleys. Off Piste training and technical development.

Week 5
Practical teaching experience. Snowboard school shadowing week, learn from our instructors working with clients on the hill.

Week 6
Practical teaching experience continues. Review and delivery of lessons shadowed, teach and technical coaching.

Week 7
Continued development, working on individual goals set by your mentor.

Week 8
Final week of training, teaching and technical preparation before level 2 assessment weeks.

Week 9
BASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Exam.

Week 10
BASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Exam and end of season celebrations.


10 week Verbier BASI Snowboard Instructor Course in Switzerland: From £9,250 to £9,250 for 70 days

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