• BASI LEVEL 3 ISIA SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    Training exclusively with BASI trainers
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BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training + ISIA modules - Residential

12 Week BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Course

  BASI Level 3 modules
  Residential & catered or course only
  Liftpass included

Gain your BASI Level 3 ISIA in one place, in one season...


The ultimate fasttrack course, and the only course of its kind to include most of the Level 3 - modules. It is the fastest way to gain your ISIA qualification with unparalled pass rates.

This is a 12 week training course designed for those looking to gain their Level 3 ISIA qualification and improve their personal performance. It is a residential course comprising top quality training and 5 of the key aspects required to achieve the overall qualification. For most skiing nations in the world, the ISIA is the highest level of qualification and holds an internationally recognised standard. People who intend to make a career in the ski industry will need to achieve this level as part of their medium term career strategy.

Going from BASI Level 2 to BASI Level 3 is a considerable step up and most of those who choose to go down this route are making a commitment to working in the ski industry as a full time ski instructor. It is hard work but very rewarding. It requires 100% dedication to succeed at this level, and subsequently launch a full time career in the sport. However, with the expert tuition of ICE's experienced team of BASI trainers, who all train regularly at Level 3 and Level 4 standard, your hard work will be channelled in the correct direction and you stand the best possible chances of success.

There are 7 modules to complete for the BASI Level 3 ISIA and the full list of these can be found in the BASI Pathway. As well as world class training towards the technical and teaching assessment weeks, this course enables you to complete 5 of the modules required to achieve the overall level. When done separately in many different resorts, the cost of attending these modules with travel, accommodation, liftpass and BASI course costs soon mounts up. This course with ICE enables you to save money in the long term as well as receive the very best training.

This is the only course of its kind offering the package below on a 'course only' or residential basis.

 

  • Personal performance training
  • Exclusively BASI trainers
  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Hands on boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Up to 40% off your equipment
  • Level 3 Mountain Safety Course (Level 3 module)
  • BASI Coaching Course (Level 3 module)
  • Second discipline in snowboarding, training week and BASI level 1 course (Level 3 module)
  • Second language training online in French & second language module (Level 3 module)
  • BASI Level 3 Technical Course* (Level 3 module - optional extra, see note below)
  • BASI Level 3 Teaching Course* (Level 3 module - optional extra, see note below)
  • Support in Employment opportunities to gain teaching hours towards the 200 hours required (level 3 module)
  • Race training 
  • Training within the performance threads
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Freestyle clinics
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness and physiotherapy advice
  • Freeride clinics
  • Psychological training
  • All training course fees
  • Accommodation for 10 weeks (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Evening meals 5 days a week (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Airport transfer. (Inbound only. Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Lift pass (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Online French course 
  • Male and Female mentors

Pre course:

  • Pre course information pack.
  • Equipment advice and support
  • Visa application process advice 
  • Employment application support for work with Interski 
  • Telephone support

Post course:

  • CV advice
  • Professional references
  • Industry contacts
  • Career advice
  • Discounts on equipment
  • Further courses with BASI

Below is a timetable of the course for the 12 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isère.

Week 1:

Performance training week and mountain safety preparation .

The course begins with a performance training week and in addition to this there will be some time spent developing skills relative to the mountain safety week which commences in week 2. This is a great week to work on the some of the core fundamentals early on in your training process and begin to clealry understand and make use of the technical performance indicators and actions. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer in the strands
  • Video analysis
  • Boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Trianing in the use of avalanche safety equipment and equipment check.
  • Presentation on biomechanics and injury prevention
  • Presentation on ski equipment
  • Presentation on mountain safety/avalanche awareness
  • Presnetation on training mentality 

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 15hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: 5hrs
Total training time: 20hrs 

 


 

Week 2 - BASI Level 3 Module:

The BASI Level 3 Mountain Safety Course.

This is a core module for the BASI Level 3 ISIA qualification. It addresses mountain safety issues and involves 4 days of training and 2 days of assessment. You will be doing some touring this week and will need the relevant kit for this. If you don't already own touring skis with skins and touring bindings, these can be hired in resort for use this week. But we advise buying a pack with: transceiver, shovel and probe of your own for the course, as you will need this on several occasions during training sessions and for your own personal use in the future. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Training in mountain safety, navigation, avalanche awareness and snowpack understanding.
  • Ski touring in the Espace Killy
  • 4 days of training & 2 days of assessment
  • A tick in the box on your way to the ISIA qualification, assuming you pass this course.
  • The end of week 2 ICE social event - a chance to let your hair down after a busy couple of weeks!

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 30hrs
Total training time: 30hrs 

 


 

Week 3 - BASI Level 3 Module:
BASI Coaching Course.

This week you will complete the BASI Coaching Course, which is another core module for the ISIA qualification. You will also receive a half day of training on the Monday ahead of full days on the coaching course for 4 days. This course replaces the former UKCP 1 three-day course. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer on Monday for 3 hours
  • BASI Coaching Course - 4 full days
  • Video analysis

 

Total training time: 27hrs

 


Week 4 - Second disicipline training:

One of the required modules for Level 3 Course is to do a Level 1 in a second discipline. We do this in snowboarding. So, this week you will be learning how to snowboard and preparing yourself for the Level 1 which will occur later in the course. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

Learn to snowboard (or improve)
An action plan on what to do for the coming weeks prior to the Level 1 Course
Training with a BASI trainer (Snowboard)
Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs

 


Week 5:
Personal performance training.

This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow conditions, bumps & steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams
  • The end of week 5 ICE social event
  • Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 15hrs
  • Total training time: 15hrs

 

 


 

Week 6 & 7:

Great news! Work with Interski is back in place for 2024! During these 2 weeks you will have the opportunity to go away and work with Interski in the Aosta valley. Students will have the choice as to whether they go to work in Italy, travel home for 2 weeks or stay in Val d'Isere for weeks 6&7 before resuming training in week 8. 

Please note: There will be an additional cost to stay in Val d'Isere for weeks 6&7.

 

 


 

Week 8:

Personal performance training.

This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow conditions, bumps & steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams

Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs

 


 

Week 9:

Personal performance training.

This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow conditions, bumps & steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams

Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs

 


 

Week 10 - BASI Level 3 Module:

BASI Level 1 in Snowboarding.

This is your second discipline week and the opportunity to put another tick in the box for the Level 3. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • BASI Snowboard Level 1
  • Training and assessment within the snowboard discipline.
  • Training with a BASI trainer (Snowboard)

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 24hrs
Total training time: 24hrs 

 


 

Week 11:

Personal performance training.

This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow conditions, bumps & steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams

Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs

 


 

Week 12:

Personal performance training.

This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow conditions, bumps & steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams

Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs

Pre-requisites:

Candidates are required to have achieved the BASI Level 2 and must hold a current licence.

French lessons - BASI Level 3 Module:

As part of the Level 3, you are examined in a foreign language. With ICE this language is French and training will occur in weekly evening sessions, online during the course. The examination is arranged for near the end of the course.

Teaching hours:

As part of the requirements for the BASI Level 3 ISIA qualification you are required to log 200hrs of teaching experience. Weeks 6,7,13 and 14 can be spent teaching in Italy. For 2023 students will have the choice as to whether they stay in Val d'Isere for weeks 6&7 or whether they go home for two weeks before resuming training in week 8. If you do require these extra weeks in the accommodation they must be agreed with a director in advance, they also come at an extra cost and are subject to availability. The course will finish after Week 12.

BASI have agreed to defer the required 200hrs and these can now be completed after the course has finished enabling you to still take the Technical and Teaching modules which are laid on in Val d'Isere at the end of the season specifically for students on this course (more below).

* Technical and Teaching modules:

The 5 day Technical and 5 day Teaching modules for the Level 3 course are not included as part of the 12 week course. However, we arrange them to be available at the end of the season for those who want to do them and who feel ready. This is a significant advantage as it saves travelling to another ski resort to do these parts of the course. Your liftpass can be upgraded to cover the whole season to make this cheaper to attend.

12 Week BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Course

Dates and prices

BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training + ISIA modules - Course only
05 January - 29 March 2025
£5150 - Spaces available

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BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training + ISIA modules - Residential
05 January - 29 March 2025
£8950 - Spaces available

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Unparalleled pass rates.

ICE provides world class training exclusively with BASI Trainers. This provides an important connection between training and examination which, in turn, produces unparalleled pass rates.

BASI Level 1
100%
BASI Level 2
85%
BASI Level 3
75%

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