• BASI LEVEL 3 ISIA SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    Training exclusively with BASI trainers
I chose ICE mostly due to the high standards of the trainers and the opportunities they offered to us during the course. Such as the slalom and GS skiing.
Justus Larter
10 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2 course

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 modules 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, for the short term at least. 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 8 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 assesments
  • 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 (Level 3 module)
  • Second language in French (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)
  • Race training with Lynn Mill
  • 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)
  • French lessons
  • Male and Female mentors

Pre course:

  • Pre course information pack.
  • 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 - BASI Level 3 Module:

BASI Coaching Course.

The course begins with the BASI Coaching Course, which is a core module for the ISIA qualification. 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
  • BASI Coaching Course - 4 days
  • Video analysis
  • Boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Presentation on biomechanics and injury prevention
  • Presentation on ski equipment
  • Presentation on mountain safety/avalanche awareness

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 25hrs
Time spent with your trainer off the hill: 5hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: 5hrs
Total training time: 35hrs

 


 

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 etc, these can be hired in resort for use this week. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Training in mountain safety, navigation, avalanche awareness etc.
  • 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 Level 1 course ICE party - a chance to let your hair down after a busy couple of weeks!

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 30hrs
Time spent with your trainer off the hill: 10hrs
Total training time: 40hrs

 


 

Week 3:

Race training week.

This week you will do some Giant Slalom race training with former British Champion Lynn Mill. Lynn won 17 Brittish Championship titles and achieved many international podiums. You will also have a Slalom session with former Brittish Master Champion and BASI trainer Rupert Tildesley and do a freestyle clinic with BASI trainer and freeride guru Olivier Renassia, which will be a chance to explore the Val d'Isere Snowpark and develop your freestyle skills. Here is a summary of what to expect this week: 

  • Giant Slalom race training with Lynn Mill 
  • Slalom race training with Rupert Tildesley 
  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer 
  • Freestyle training with Olivier Renassia

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

 


 

Week 4:

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 4 week course ICE party

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

 


 

Week 5:

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 6 & 7:

In previous years, this week has been spent teaching in Italy. Unfortunately, this is no longer possible without an EU passport, so 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.

 


 


 

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: 25hrs
Time spent with your trainer off the hill: 10hrs
Total training time: 35hrs

 


 

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 during the course and 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. In previous years, Weeks 6,7,13 and 14 have been spent teaching in Italy. Unfortunately, this is no longer possible without an EU passport, so for 2022 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. The course will finish after Week 12.

Extra accommodation can be arranged to enable you to stay in Val d'Isere for Weeks 6 & 7, when you would normally have been away teaching. Unfortunately there is an extra cost to this, and please ensure you choose the correct course to include this.

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
08 January - 01 April 2023
£4795 - Course full
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BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training + ISIA modules - Residential
08 January - 01 April 2023
£8695 - Course full
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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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