• 4  WEEK  ALL  TERRAIN  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

4 Week All Terrain Residential Course

  All terrain course
  Residential & catered
  Liftpass included

Improve your skiing with top quality training

A great way to take a short career break, ski on and off-piste in the world's finest ski resort and receive the best ski tuition available to further your performance. This course is best suited to those who do not have enough time to do the classic 10 or 6 week courses, and for those looking to further their performance in all areas of the mountain.

The course kicks off with a two week intensive personal performance course given by BASI Trainers covering all areas of skiing - high-speed, off-piste, bumps, steep slopes, racing, snowpark and freeride, mountain safety and off-piste awareness.

This is followed by two weeks of further training during the afternoons.

If you would like to augment your 4 weeks with ICE with a BASI Level 1 qualification, you may want to consider the 4 week BASI Level 1 Residential Course

On the course

  • Personal Performance Training
  • Exclusively from BASI Trainers
  • Biomechanical assesments
  • Hands on boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Up to 40% off your equipment
  • Off-piste/touring course
  • Training within the Performance threads
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Race training with Lynn Mill
  • Freestyle clinics
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness presentation
  • Freeride clinics
  • Psychological training
  • All training course fees
  • Accommodation for 4 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
  • Discounts on equipment
  • Further courses with BASI

Below is a timetable of the course for the 10 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isère.

Week 1

The course begins with a personal performance week, focussed entirely on your own personal skiing or riding. 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 full days on the hill, Monday to Friday, and a couple of hours spent off the hill 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:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Core fundamentals of ski/snowboarding 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: 25hrs
Time spent with your Trainer off the hill: 5 hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: 5hrs
Total training time: 35hrs

 


 

Week 2

Off-piste week. The Espace Killy is arguably one of the most extensive off-piste playgrounds anywhere in the World. Val d'Isere has 300km of marked piste. Double that and you are just scratching the surface of the off-piste. This week with an experienced off-piste instructor is a golden opportunity to explore some of the areas hidden jewels. You will be kitted up with all the latest transceivers and packs and you are ready to hit the Pow! Here's a summary of what to expect this week

  • Off-piste training.
  • Mountain safety awareness - practical information.
  • Ski technique input in powder and variable conditions.
  • An experienced instructor to take you places you never thought possible.
  • Some of the best off-piste/backcountry skiing to be had anywhere in the world.
  • All the specialist equipment to help keep you safe
  • An ear-splitting grin that may just start to hurt your cheeks

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


 

Week 3

Performance training. This week you will be working on the action plan created at the end of the Level 1 and also expanding the remit to the bumps and variable terrain with an eye on the Level 2 at the end of the course. Training is delivered exclusively by BASI Trainers, and the quality of training is second to none. You will also do the First Aid course this week as part of the overall qualification. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

Time spent with your Trainers on the hill: 9hrs
First Aid Training: 14 hrs Total training time: 23hrs

 


 

Week 4

Race training and freestyle week. This week you will do some Giant slalom race training with former British Champion Lynn Mill. Lynn won 17 British Champion titles and achieved many international podiums. You will also have a Slalom session with former British Masters 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 Snowpark and develop your freestyle skills. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

Time spent with your Trainers 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 a definitive itinerary which will be communicated to you week to week via the members area of the website. It can be subject to some variation depending on weather conditions and other circumstances, but this will give you a good idea of what to expect.

Skiing standard

We can cater for a large range of abilities since there are many groups on the course. Because of this, if you are already a good skier your level will be pushed with other good skiers around you. Our trainers train and assess to the highest levels in BASI so there is no ceiling to your improvement. Similarly if you are an inexperienced skier or rider you will be in a group with similar abilities so your needs will be met in this respect too.

Insurance:
It is vital that you are properly insured against injury, loss of personal effects and curtailment. Students will need to purchase an insurance policy, details of suppliers that prevoius students have used will be posted when you receive your booking form.

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.

4 Week All Terrain Residential Course

Dates and prices

4 week full-time - Residential - All Terrain Performance
08 January - 04 February 2023
£4995 - 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%

Meet Our Team

At the heart of the ICE training program is its highly experienced team of BASI Trainers.

Qualified to the highest level in the BASI system, with years of experience in training instructors, racers and also recreational skiers to reach their full potential, the standard of training you will receive with ICE just simply can’t be matched anywhere else!

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