• BASI LEVEL 3 ISIA SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    Training exclusively with BASI Trainers

The ICE course offers excellent training to improve your skiing to its maximum potential. Definitely worth the time and every single cent.
Alex Abbey
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

Become a BASI Level 3 ISIA in one place, in one season...

This is 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. With the expert tuition from the ICE team of BASI Trainers, who all deliver courses to the highest standard, your hard work will be channelled in the right direction and you stand the best possible chance 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 on their website. 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, so 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
  • Pro deals on Dynastar ski equipment
  • Level 3 Mountain Safety Course (Level 3 module)
  • BASI Coaching Course (Level 3 module)
  • Second Discipline Course (Snowboarding Level 1) This includes a training week for this. (Level 3 module)
  • Second Language Course - Training online 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)
  • 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
  • Ski specific psychological training
  • Training course fees
  • Accommodation for 10 weeks (Not included in the 'course only' version)
  • Evening meals 5 nights a week (Not included in the 'course only' version)
  • Airport transfer. (Inbound only. Not included in the 'course only' version)
  • Lift pass (For course duration & not included in the 'course only' version)
  • French lessons
  • Male and Female mentors

Pre course:

  • Pre course information pack throught the ICE App
  • 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'Isere.

Week 1:

Performance Training Week and Mountain Safety Preparation .

The course begins with a performance training week. 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 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: 4.5hrs
Total training time: 19.5hrs 


Week 2:

L3 Module - BASI 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; skins, touring bindings, touring boots, touring poles & an avalanche safety bag with the necessary equipment, then these can be hired in resort for use during the week. We do however advise buying a pack with a transceiver; shovel, and probe for the course, as you will need this on several occasions during training sessions and for your own personal use in the future. Please contact a member of the team to discuss this information further.

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 party!  - 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:

L3 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.

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI Trainer on the Monday (3hrs)
  • BASI Coaching Course - 4 full days
  • Video analysis

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 27hrs
Total training time: 27hrs


Week 4:

Second Disicipline Training.

One of the required modules for the Level 3 ISIA Course is to do a BASI 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 BASI Level 1 which will occur later on in the course.

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Learn to snowboard (or improve if you already know how)
  • An action plan on what to do for the coming weeks prior to the BASI 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 throughout the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long/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 party!

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


Week 6 & 7:

Great news! Working with Interski in Italy is back in place since the changes of Brexit! 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/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 trainer 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/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 trainer on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs


Week 10:

L3 Module - BASI Level 1 Snowboarding.

This is your second discipline week and the opportunity to put another tick in the box for the ISIA Level 3.

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • BASI Snowboard Level 1 Course
  • 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/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 trainer 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/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 trainer on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs

 

The program above follows how the course has run in recent years but should not be viewed as definitive itinerary. It is subject to change, which would be communicated to you week to week via the members are and ICE App. It can be subject to some variation depending on weather condition and other circumstances too, but this will give you a good idea of what to expect. There may be further additions to the course plan/program which have not yet been confirmed for the coming year but if this is the case, they will be communicated to you in plenty of time.

Skiing Standard
To attend this course, you must hold a current BASI Level 2 qualification or have an approved equivalence from another system.

French lessons - BASI Level 3 Module
As part of the ISIA Level 3, you are examined in a foreign language. With ICE, this language will be French and the training for this will occur in weekly evening sessions OR online during the course. The examination is arranged for near the end of the course and this will be communicated to you nearer the time.

Teaching Hours
Part of the requirements for the BASI Level 3 ISIA qualification is to log 200hrs of teaching experience. Weeks 6, 7, 13, & 14 can be spent teaching in Italy with Interski to help with this. 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 an ICE Director in advance. They also come at an extra cost and are subject to availability. This ICE 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. These are run in Val d'Isere at the end of the season specifically for students on this course.

* Technical and Teaching modules:
The 5 day Technical and 5 day Teaching modules for the ISIA 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 to do so. This is a significant advantage as it saves travelling to another ski resort to do these parts of the course. When else would you be more prepared than after a 12 Week course? Your liftpass can be upgraded to cover the whole season to make this cheaper to attend if you wish.

Insurance
It is vital that you are properly insured against injury, loss of personal effects and curtailment. It is a requirment on booking that you have proper insurance in place. Please see our Insurance tab on the website for Terms & Conditions/further details.

In The Background
Whilst this is an opportunity for you to expand your horizons and get the most from the time you spend abroad, there will always be the guidance of the ICE team should things go wrong. Whether it is for a medical reason or just a shoulder to lean on, the ICE team will be there to help, should you require it.

Call us on 0870 760 7360 for more information. Choose option 3 to speak directly to a BASI trainer, who can discuss course content, accommodation, career opportunities, and answer any questions you may have about the course or skiing in general.

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 you with world class training exclusively with BASI Trainers. This results in an important connection between training and examination. In turn, this produces unparalleled pass rates.

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

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