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Turnstones, Point, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6NB




0870 760 7360

6 Week BASI Gap Course - Ski

  • Mark Jones - BASI/ICE Trainer

    6 Week BASI Gap Course - Ski

    Gain your BASI Level 1 and 2 in the shortest time possible

    The ultimate fast-track course, it is not possible to do your BASI Level 1&2 any quicker than this 6 week course. This course is best suited to those who do not have enough time to do the classic 10 week course and for those looking to finish their exams quickly and get to work in time for February half-term.


The course kicks off with the Level 1 course which is the first part of the BASI curriculum leading towards the Level 2

This is followed by the ongoing training in the afternoons and ski school experience and culminates in the Level 2 in the final two weeks. It includes all elements required to achieve the BASI Level 2

What's included?

  • All training course fees.
  • BASI Level 1&2 courses
  • Accommodation for 6 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
  • BASI Level 1 course
  • BASI Level 2 course
  • Training within the Performance threads
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Race training with Chemmy Alcott and Alain Baxter
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness presentation
  • Freeride clinics
  • Psychological training
  • All training course fees
  • Accommodation for 6 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
  • BASI Magazine
  • Further courses with BASI

Below is a timetable of the course for the 6 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isère.

Week 1

The BASI Level 1 course. The Level 1 Instructor course is a four day course and is the first instructor qualification within the BASI system of training and grading. It is the initial step on the route to becoming eventually an internationally recognised Snowsport Teacher. 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: 25hrs
Time spent with your Trainer off the hill: 10 hrs
Total training time: 35hrs

Week 2

Ski school experience week. This week will see you go out with an experienced instructor and a real group of students to see what life is like as a ski or snowboard instructor. An important part of the BASI syllabus and also an opportunity to experience the rigours of ski school life. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Ski school experience sessions
  • The highs and occasional lows of teaching skiing
  • A warm sense of satisfaction from seeing a group develop and enjoying the sport we all enjoy

Time spent with your Instructor on the hill: TBC
Total training time: TBC

Week 3

Ongoing performance training with BASI Trainers. This will be an opportunity to work on your action plan from the first two weeks. You will also have some free time to ski and practise on your own or with friends. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • A chance to work on your action plan from Weeks 1-2

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

Week 4

Personal performance week. An opportunity to work on your action plan in all areas of skiing towards the BASI Level 2 with training exclusively from BASI Trainers. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 2 exams

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

Week 5-6

BASI Level 2. This is the second part of the BASI curriculum and the climax of the course. 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/riding 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 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: 55hrs
Time spent off the hill: 20hrs
Total training time: 75hrs

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.

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.

Key dates

Gap Course - 6 week full-time - BASI Level 1 and 2 - Ski
05 February - 18 March 2023
£6995 - Limited spaces

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