• 6 WEEK SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE

    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

6 Week BASI Level 1 & 2 Residential Course

  BASI Level 1 & 2
  Residential & catered
  Liftpass included

Gain your BASI Level 1 & 2 on the February start, fast track residential course! A fantastic opportunity to spend most of the 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 6 Weeks!

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

This is followed by the BASI Level 1 Course. Then, two weeks of further training half days (5 days a week.) This will include race training, freestyle tips and much more! You will then have your 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 
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness and physiotherpy advice
  • Ski specific psychological training
  • Training course fees
  • Accommodation for 6 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 6 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isere.

Week 1:

1 full day of training followed by the BASI Level 1 Course Tuesday - Friday.

Focussing entirely on your own personal skiing, the basic fundamentals of ski technique are covered on day 1. This day of training is designed to lay the foundations for the course starting on the Tuesday. The 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:

  • Personal performance training with a BASI Trainer
  • Core fundamentals of ski technique
  • Video analysis
  • Boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • BASI manual and course resources for the level
  • 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! 

Time spent with your trainer on the hill: 30hrs
Time spent with your trainer off the hill: 5hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: TBC
Total training time: 30.5hrs 

 


Week 2:

Performance training - Half days.

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. You will also do some teaching sessions to practice your teaching skills. Training is delivered exclusively by BASI Trainers, and the quality of training is second to none. 

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Performance training with BASI Trainers

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

 


Week 3:

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 4:

performance training - Half days

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. You will also do some teaching sessions to practice your teaching skills. Training is delivered exclusively by BASI Trainers, and the quality of training is second to none. You will also complete a 2 day First Aid course this week which is a requirement for your qualification. 

Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Performance training with BASI Trainers

Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 15hrs

Time spent with your trainers off the hill: 12hrs
Total training time: 27hrs

 


Week 5-6:

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 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/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.

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.

6 Week BASI Level 1 & 2 Residential Course

Dates and prices

6 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2
02 February - 15 March 2025
£7350 - 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%

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