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Turnstones, Point, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6NB




0870 760 7360

3 Week Beginner to Performance Course - Ski

  • Mark Jones - BASI/ICE Trainer

    欢迎 - 3 Week Beginner to Performance Course

    Learn to ski with top quality training

    A great way to take a ski break. Learn to ski with Europe's top trainers from ICE - International Centre of Excellence. From no experience at all you will soon be skiing the whole mountain and the fantastic terrain of the Val d'Isere/Tignes ski area.


Training is offered 5 mornings a week for 3hrs 45 mins each session. During this time your coach will take you from no ski experience at all through to being a fully competent skier able to navigate the mountain and a variety of pistes. Video feedback from your coach is an essential part of the learning process and your coach will use this regularly. In addition, off-snow seminars on avalanche awareness, equipment, injury prevention and bio-mechanics take place during the course.

What's included?

  • All training course fees.
  • Accommodation for 3 weeks.
  • Evening meal 5 days a week.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Lift pass
  • And more...
  • Personal Performance Training
  • Exclusively BASI Trainers
  • Biomechanical assesments
  • Hands on boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Up to 40% off your equipment
  • Training within the Performance threads
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness presentation
  • Psychological training
  • All training course fees
  • Accommodation for 3 weeks
  • Evening meal 5 days a week.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Lift pass
  • French lessons (optional extra)
  • Male and Female mentors
  • Before the course
  • Pre-course information pack.
  • Telephone support
  • After the course
  • CV advice
  • Professional references
  • Industry contacts
  • Career advice

Below is a timetable of the course for the 3 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isère.

Week 1

The course begins on the nursery slopes, focussed entirely on your own progression through the Central Theme. The basic fundamentals of ski technique are covered this week and it is designed to lay the foundations of the course to come. It is 3hrs 45mins on the hill, Monday to Friday, and some of the time will be spent going through video analysis and attending specialist presentations on Biomechanics, Injury Prevention, Equipment and Mountain Safety. It is a busy week, but it sets you up well for the rest of the course. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Progression through the Central Theme
  • Core fundamentals of ski technique
  • Video Analysis
  • Boot-fitting advice
  • Free-ski testing
  • Presentation on bio-mechanics and injury prevention
  • Presentation on Ski Equipment
  • Presentation on Mountain Safety/Avalanche Awareness

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 22.5hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: 5hrs
Total training time: 27.5hrs

Week 2

You are now starting to progress and will be looking for more advanced terrain around the mountain including green runs and easy blues. Progressing to parallel turns and increasing the speed. The mountain opens up in front of you and the feeling of freedom is immense.

  • On-piste training.
  • Video feedback from your coach.
  • Covering many kilometres of marked piste
  • An experienced instructor to take you places you never thought possible.
  • Some of the best skiing to be had anywhere in the world.

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 22.5hrs
Total training time: 22.5hrs

Week 3

The final week and a chance to spread your wings. By now you will be tackling harder pistes and will giving the red runs and maybe even black runs a go. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training
  • A chance to work on your action plan from Weeks 1-2
  • Increasing the level of difficulty
  • Skiing a variety of terrain including trying the bumps and powder
  • Aiming to achieve a recognized level of competency award

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 22.5hrs
Total training time: 22.5hrs

Skiing standard

No experience is necessary to join this course. If you have skied before we can still take you on the course as we have many groups running with higher level skiers at the same time.

It is important that you are properly insured against injury, loss of personal effects and curtailment. Students will need to purchase an insurance policy.

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 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. If you choose option 3, you can speak directly to a BASI Trainer who will happily discuss the course content, accommodation, what to do with your qualifications, how to find work and answer any questions you may have about the course or skiing and snowboarding in general.

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