BASI Module
I chose ICE mostly due to the high standards of the trainers and the opportunities they offered to us during the course. Such as the slalom and GS skiing.
Justus Larter
10 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2 course

BASI Level 1 Course

  BASI Level 1
  4 days
  BASI module

Gain your BASI Level 1 on this independent course - the first rung on the BASI ladder. Receive the best ski tuition on your way to a ski instructor qualification.

The BASI Level 1 Instructor Course 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 needed to develop your practical performance before returning for the BASI Level 2 Instructor Course.

Your personal contribution will be an important aspect of the course. We want you to enjoy the course, learn the fundamentals, and have a great time. While we don't need you to be superhuman athletes, it's really important you prepare youself for the course both physically and mentally, as you will be spending five hours a day on snow. The mental demands of this course should not be a concern, but will require your ability to concentrate and participate.

You will find that the manuals and training materials provide you with the information you need on the course.

On the course:

  • All training course fees
  • 4 days of world class training from our team of BASI Trainers
  • Assessment to the BASI Level 1 criteria

Pre course:

  • Pre course information pack and home study
  • Telephone support

Post course:

  • CV advice
  • Professional references
  • Industry contacts
  • Career advice
  • Discounts on equipment
  • Further courses with BASI
BASI Level 1 Instructor Course Pre-requisites:
  • Ski parallel turns confidently, in a variety of conditions.
  • Ski parallel on red runs, making rhythmical short turns at a steady pace.
  • Ski parallel long turns on green or easy blue slopes, with skis carving the last two thrids of the turn.
  • It is recommend you have completed at least 16 full weeks of skiing.
  • Have an understanding of client care.
The BASI Level 1 Instructor Course will prepare you by developing your:
  • Understanding of the role of the Snowsport Instructor.
  • Practical performance in the BASI Central Theme, piste performance, and the teaching principles.
  • Leadership, people management, communication, customer care, and safety skills.
  • Awareness of the sturcture in the UK and internationally, and other relevant organisations.

A qualified ICE BASI trainer, selected for their skills in skiing, teaching, and communication, will run your course. Your trainer will continually assess you and provide an end of course assessment of your personal performance.

Course Delivery:
  • Training will primarily take place on snow and be supplemented with lectures, tutorials, and video reviews, typically in the evenings.
  • You will continually be assessed by your trainer during the 4 days.
  • The daily programme usually includes five hours on snow, two hours off snow in the evening, and one hour of self-study.

Upon completion of the BASI Level 1 Instructor Course, you will be registered as an associate member on the BASI database. To keep your qualification active, you must pay your membership fee annually via the BASI website.

Post Course Qualification:

Successful completion of this course qualifies you as a BASI Level 1 Instructor. You will be trained in the basic skills, knowledge, and understanding of a snowsports instructor. You will receive a license to teach snowsports in a non-mountain environment, such as a UK dry slope or indoor snow slopes.

To obtain your BASI Level 1 Instructor qualification, you need to provide BASI with proof of 35hrs logged ski school experience (post course), a First Aid certificate, and a child protection module.

Holders of the Snowsport Scotland ASSI/ASBI qualifications can apply for exemption from this course to go directly to the BASI Level 2 Instructor Course (requires a letter to apply for exemption).

Equipment and Clothing Recommendations:
  • Use a layered clothing concept for versatility in various temperatures.
  • A breathable, waterproof outer layer is preferred.
  • Bring sufficient layers to cope with different temperatures.
  • Snowsport equipment and boots should be high quality. Boots should balance comfort and performance.


Call us on 0870 760 7360 for more information. Choose option 3 to speak directly to a BASI trainer, who can discuss course content, accomodation, career oppurtunities, and answer any questions you may have about the course or skiing in general.

BASI Level 1 Course

Dates and prices

BASI Level 1 instructor - Ski
03 - 06 December 2024
£479 - Spaces available

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BASI Level 1 instructor - Ski
14 - 17 January 2025
£479 - Spaces available

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BASI Level 1 instructor - Ski
04 - 07 February 2025
£479 - Spaces available

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BASI Level 1 instructor - Ski
22 - 25 April 2025
£479 - 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.

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Meet Our Team

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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