• 10 WEEK SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    Training exclusively with BASI Trainers

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BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training + ISIA modules

10 Week BASI Level 1 & 2 Residential Course

  BASI Level 1 & 2
  Residential & catered
  Liftpass included

Gain your BASI Level 1 & 2 on the classic residential course delivering the ultimate ski season experience!
The 10-Week course is a fantastic opportunity to spend most of the ski season 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 10-Weeks!

The course kicks off with a week of intensive, personal performance training delivered by BASI Trainers covering all areas of skiing; higher speeds, off piste, bumps, steep slopes & mountain safety fundamentals.  

This is followed by the week long BASI Level 1 Course. You will then have 6-weeks of further half days training (5-days a week.) During these 6-weeks, you will recieve technical training, race training and the chance to gain some freestyle tips. You will then take on your BASI Level 2 Course in the last two weeks which upon completeion, is an internationally recognised qualification which will allow you to teach skiing in a mountain environment in the future!

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
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness and physiotherapy advice
  • Ski specific psychological training
  • Training course fees
  • Accommodation for 10 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 10 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
  • Presentation on biomechanics 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: 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 training off snow: 6hrs
Total training time: 30hrs 


Week 3:

Performance Training.

This week you will be working on the action plan created at the end of the BASI Level 1 Course 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:

Race Training 

This week you will do some Giant Slalom & Slalom race training sessions with former British Masters Champion and BASI Trainer Rupert Tildesley.

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Giant Slalom & Slalom race training with Rupert Tildesley
  • Personal performance training with a BASI Trainer. 

Time spemt with your trainers on the hill: 15hrs

Total training time: 15hrs


Week 5:

Personal Performance Week.

This week is an opportunity to work on your action plan in all areas of skiing towards the BASI Level 2 with training exclusively from BASI Trainers. We also say goodbye to the 5 week course students at the end of this week so we will have one of our ICE parties on the Friday evening.

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI Trainer
  • Continued development towards the BASI Level 2 
  • 5 Week Course ICE Party!

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


Week 6:

Performance Training and Teaching Sessions

This week continues your personal development with BASI Trainers as part of the overall programme towards the BASI Level 2, but you will also do some teaching sessions to practice your teaching skills, giving you time to develop this side of your progression. 

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI Trainer
  • Teaching development sessions
  • Continued performance development towards the Level 2 course
  • Ski tuning clinic

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 15hrs

Time spent off the hill: 0hrs

Total training time: 15hrs


Week 7:

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 instructor. This is an important part of the BASI syllabus as these hours are logged towards your qualification. This is also an opportunity to experience the rigours of ski school life for real. 

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 8:

Performance Training and Teaching Sessions.

This week continues your personal development with BASI Trainers as part of the overall programme towards the BASI Level 2, but you will also do some teaching sessions to practise your teaching skills, giving you time to develop this side of your progression.

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI Trainer
  • Teaching development sessions
  • Continued performance development towards the Level 2 course
  • A thorough assessment of where your level lies prior to the Level 2 course
  • Employment seminar on how to find a job and how to progress through the BASI pathway beyond the course

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 15hrs
Time spent off the hill: 0hrs 
Total training time: 15hrs


Week 9-10:

BASI Level 2 Course.

This is the second part of the BASI curriculum and the climax of the course. It is what you have been working towards! It is a continuously assessed course which, if successful, culminates in the much coveted BASI Level 2 qualification. The course is physically demanding, as you will spend two blocks of 3 and 5 days involved in, 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 BASI 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 studying 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 and ICE App. It can be subject to some variation depending on weather conditions 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/prorgram 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
We can cater for a large range of abilities since there are many groups on the course. This means, 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 level in BASI so there is no ceiling to your improvement. Similarly, if you are an inexperienced skier, you will be in a group with similar abilities to you so your needs will be met in that respect too.

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.

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Dates and prices

10 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2
05 January - 15 March 2025
£9850 - Spaces available

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10 week part-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2
05 January - 15 March 2025
£9200 - 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%

Meet Our Team

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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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