Training exclusively with BASI Trainers

Val d’Isère is a great place to be based, its height means that the good snow lasts all the way to the end of season and its size gives endless options skiing wise. I had a lot of fun on my course, being in big group with everyone doing courses with ICE means there is always something going on.
Sorcha Muir
10 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2 course

5 Week BASI Level 1 & 2 Residential Course

  BASI Level 1 & 2
  Residential & catered
  Liftpass included

Gain your BASI Level 1 & 2 on the ultimate fast track course and a fantastic opportunity to spend an action packed 5-week stretch in one of the worlds best ski resorts. Broaden your horizons and receive the best ski tuition on your way to an internationally recognized qualification while living in the mountains for 5-Weeks. 

The course kicks off with a week long intensive personal performance course given by BASI Trainers covering all areas of skiing; long/short turns on the piste, bumps, steep slopes, racing, snowpark/freeride, mountain safety and off piste awareness.

This is followed by the BASI Level 1 Course. Then, one week of further training half days. (5 days a week.) Then, it's onto the BASI Level 2 Course in the last two weeks. This course includes all of the elements required to achieve the BASI Level 2 which is an internationally recognised qualification that allows you to teach in a mountain enviroment.

On the course

  • Personal performance training
  • Exclusively from BASI Trainers
  • Biomechanical assesments
  • Hands on boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Pro deals on Dynastar ski equipment
  • BASI Level 1 course
  • BASI Level 2 course
  • Training within the performance threads
  • Race training 
  • Freestyle clinics
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness and physiotherapy advice
  • Freeride clinics
  • Ski specific psychological training
  • Training course fees
  • Accommodation for 5 weeks
  • Evening meals 5 nights a week
  • Airport transfers (on course start date and course end dates only)
  • Lift pass (for course duration)
  • French lessons (optional extra)
  • Male and Female mentors

Pre course:

  • Pre course information pack through the ICE App
  • 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 5 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isere.

Week 1:

Personal Performance Week.

Focussing entirely on your own personal skiing, the basic fundamentals of ski technique are covered this week and it is designed to lay the foundations for the course to come. It is full days on the hill (Monday to Friday,) and a few hours spent off the hill going through video analysis and attending specialist presentations on biomechanics, injury prevention, equipment and mountain safety in the afternoon/evenings. 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 technique
  • Video Analysis
  • Boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 25hrs
Time spent with your trainer off the hill: 5hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: 4.5hrs
Total training time: 34.5hrs 

Week 2:

Monday - Theory day, off snow for precourse modules related to the Level 1 assessment week.

Tuesday to Friday - BASI Level 1 Course.

The BASI Level 1 Instructor course is a 4 day course and is the first instructor qualification within the BASI pathway of training and grading. It is the initial step on the route to eventually becoming an internationally recognised snowsport instructor. The course aims to provide you with the basic information and skills which will enable you to develop your practical performance. You will be introduced to the Central Theme which is the BASI progression from no skiing experience through to parallel turns and you will begin to deliver some short lessons.

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • BASI Level 1 curriculum
  • The BASI manual and course resources for this level
  • Personal performance training
  • Introduction to the Central Theme
  • Introduction to the teaching principles
  • A comprehensive action plan and review with your BASI Trainer on how to develop through the rest of the 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: 24hrs
Time spent with your trainer off the hill: 5hrs
Total training time: 29hrs 

Week 3:

Performance Training.

This week you will be working on the action plan created at the end of the BASI Level 1 and also expanding the remit to the bumps and variable terrain strands with an eye on the BASI 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:

  • Performance training with BASI Trainers
  • First Aid Course (2 days)

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

Week 4-5:

BASI Level 2 Course.

This is the second part of the BASI curriculum and the climax of the course. This is what you have been working towards! It is a continuously assessed course which, if successful, culminates in the much coveted Level 2 qualification. The course is physically demanding, as you will spend two blocks of five days involved in lectures, self study, skiing and teaching. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI Trainer
  • Personal performance assessment to the Level 2 criteria
  • Teaching development sessions
  • Teaching assessment to the BASI Level 2 criteria
  • A mid course action plan for week 2 of this course
  • A result on the last day of the course
  • The final party!

Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 54hrs
Time spent off the hill: 4hrs
Total training time: 58hrs 

The program above follows how the course has run in recent years but should not be viewed as a definitive itinerary, It is subject to change, which would be communicated to you week to week via the members area of the website and ICE App. 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. 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.

5 Week BASI Level 1 & 2 Residential Course

Dates and prices

5 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2
05 January - 08 February 2025
£6550 - Course full
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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.

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At the heart of ICE Training, 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 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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