10 Week BASI Level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor Course

Course Type Snowboard Instructor
Dates 5th Dec-10th Feb
Price From £9250
Venue Switzerland - Verbier
Qualifications BASI Level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor
Add Flights? Add flights for £550

About the Trip

0 WEEKS – Verbier, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Join our 10-week BASI Snowboard Instructor Course in Verbier and train with the best experienced BASI instructors in the Swiss Alps. You’ll spend 10 weeks living in Verbier, the gateway to the 4 Valleys, and enjoy the vast 410km ski area. On this snowboard instructor course in Switzerland, you will make friends for life and gain invaluable experience from your instructors and examiners. This course includes BASI training, accommodation, lift pass, meals, exam fees and more.

Snowboard Level required: Intermediate.


10 Weeks Level 1 & 2 WSC BASI training

BASI Level 1 Exam and Membership

Season Lift pass

Ski in-Ski Out Accommodation.

Meal plan incorporates five different restaurants.

Resort Rep 24/7


2 different start dates; come before or after Christmas.

Massive amount of training to prepare you for a successful Level 2 exam.

Guaranteed interviews for returning clients wanting employment with a Level 2 certificate.

Further bolt-ons available.

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Verbier is a snow enthusiast’s playground. Renowned for its December to April snowfall, Verbier sits at 1,500m extending up to 3,330m.

The 4 Valleys area has over 400km of pistes, all on one ski pass. Its varied terrain is the perfect place for training and developing techniques for all abilities. Famous for its freeride terrain and hosting freeride competitions, Verbier is the home of legendary off-piste runs, perfect for those wishing to improve their powder skiing and explore off the beaten track.

Chalet Accommodation

Half board, high-quality chalet accommodation. Located within walking distance of the nearest lift, the Verbier chalet has all the amenities you require to make it a home-from-home. In addition, you have the comfort and close proximity of the lifts and resort amenities to make the most of resort living.

Accommodation is exclusively for the BASI level 1 & 2 courses.


  • Breakfast and Evening Meals
  • Close to lifts
  • Lounge & communal area with TV with seating
  • Kitchen & Dining area
  • Ski Storage
  • Laundry Room

Resort Amenities

  • Ski-in ski-out
  • Shops – including a supermarket
  • Bars/Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming Pool
  • Climbing & Ice Climbing
  • Fitness & Wellness, including Tennis, Squash and Yoga.

Activities: snow-shoeing, ski touring, cross country skiing, dog sledding & more

Optional: If you already have a place in Verbier or want to find your own accommodation, a course-only option is available for £4900.

Breakfast and Dinner

Meal Plan

Breakfast and evening meals are served 5 days per week, typically Monday – Friday.

Meals are served in the chalet, with a continental breakfast each day and a cooked breakfast once per week. Dietary requirements are accommodated.

“I had the greatest time ever on the mountains improving my snowboarding skills and becoming a CASI level 1 instructor. Everything was just perfect from the instructors like Josh, Laura and Sam, our representative Jari and the organization of Rik and Emma. Due to Covid-19 we had to leave Canada 2 weeks before we’ve planned but Rik and Emma did absolutely everything they could to make sure everyone arrived home safely.To resume my time in Canada with the WSC i can only say that I’m very grateful that I’ve met such amazing people and that thanks to them I’ve loved this experience.”

– Robin Van Linden – Panorama – 2020

About the location
Meal Plan

Training Package

Level 1 & 2 Training 

Training averages 30 hours per week. Coaching & shadowing is provided 5 days per week and is run by BASI instructors. You are mentored throughout the course and will receive tailored feedback as you prepare for the level 1 and 2 exams. Training typically runs Monday – Friday. Weekends can be spent free riding, resting and enjoying the resort.

BASI Level 1 snowboard instructor exam

BASI level 1 is included in the price. Level 1 is a 5-day assessment course and qualifies instructors to teach beginners and early intermediate snowboarders.

A safeguarding children module must be completed before the level 1 exam. This is available through BASI as an online course; it can be done in your own time and costs £25.

BASI Level 2 snowboard instructor exam

The BASI level 2 snowboard instructor exam is within the timetable of the course. Level 2 is a 10-day course and qualifies instructors to instruct all over the mountain. The level 2 exam takes place in the final 2 weeks of the course.

BASI Membership & Instructor License.

As part of your course, we enrol you with BASI. Membership for the year is included. In addition, you will be provided with a login to the BASI website, where you can access online resources. Upon completion of level 1, you will be a licensed instructor.

Shadow Teaching

All participants must complete at least 35 hours of shadowing to complete the Level 2 exam. Snowboard lesson shadowing & teaching is built into your snowboard instructor training, help prepare you for exams and provides observational experience in a mountain environment.

First Aid Course

BASI require all licensed instructors to hold a valid first aid certificate. First aid and off-piste mountain safety course is included in the price and covers outdoor emergency first aid training.

Visa Assistance & Job Opportunities

Career advice sessions are held during the season. We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world. We can offer guidance to help you find employment as an instructor once you are qualified. Some employment opportunities are available in Europe during peak weeks upon course completion.

We provide comprehensive advice and assistance when applying for working holiday visas.
Snow Ready Fitness Plan

Created for Winter Sports by a personal trainer & instructor, this 8-week pre-season fitness programme targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding. It will make sure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

Course Schedule

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An average of 30 hours of training and coaching per week over a 10-week programme. Training is delivered by BASI pro-instructors, typically Monday- Friday.

This schedule is a guide and may be subject to change depending on conditions and the group’s requirements. For those who pass BASI level 2, there is potential for employment as an instructor, subject to an interview.

Please note: BASI Level 1 has an online Safeguarding Children Module. This module costs £25 and must be completed before the course start date.

Week 1

Resort orientation, meet the Altitude Ski School. Introductions to BASI movements, terminology, and work on the fundamentals of riding and teaching.

Week 2

5 day on snow BASI Level 1 continuous assessment exam.

Week 3-7

Head straight for BASI Level 2. Ramp up the riding and expand your experience of teaching lessons.

Complete the child protection module, the mountain-specific first-aid course, and the required snowboard school shadowing hours.

Week 8-10

10 day on snow BASI Level 2 continuous assessment exam for technical riding, teaching and instructor qualities.
Split into two blocks of 5 days, with a written paper assessment of BASI concepts and product.

"110% Recommend The Winter Sports Company!"

Emma Murphy - 10th November 2020

"Winter Sports Company have done an absolutes fantastic job of organising and supporting my trip to Verbier this winter. Rik, spoke to me a couple times, giving his expertise and opinions on different resorts, from the type of snow, to the general ‘vibe’ of the place. His knowledge, helped me (finally) decide on a Verbier. Furthermore, The Winter Sports Company have been so reassuring and easy to work with. I am so pleased I choose them."

Bolt on courses

Because it’s not just about becoming an instructor! Add on something extra, wether another qualification or simply something for fun or on your bucket list. You’ll be able to sign up for your bolt on’s well in advance before you depart, and will be sent a link to all the available courses for your stay. There’s something for everyone and everybodies budget. Want to look a little more in depth then have a look at our dedicated Bolt On’s page.

French or German lessons

As well as becoming a more rounded skier/ boarder on this course, you may also want to impress the locals with your language skills

Off piste touring

Go beyond piste barriers and explore everything the resort offers with a ski tour.


Exploring or exercise?  Snowshoeing is the way to do it.


See the resort from a hawks perspective with the tandem paraglide.

yoga or pilates

Keep yourself in great skiing condition with our yoga and pilate classes

lessons for your other discipline

Add to your rosta of skill with lessons in a different discipline. Ski, telemark etc.

What's included

WSC 10 Week BASI Training Package

This 10 week course includes a training program designed by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. It includes 20 hours of training per week given by experienced Level 3 & 4 instructors.

Snow School Shadowing

Snow School shadowing is introduced as you progress through the course.

Season Lift Pass

A Season long lift pass means if you want to come out early, or extend your stay then your lift pass will be valid. You also get extra discounts around the resort and reciprocal deals at other resorts.

Resort Rep

Sometimes overlooked but one of the most important parts of your stay. Reps are knowledgeable and experienced skiers and boarders, often having completed their instructor tickets previously. They support you all the way, making sure everything runs smoothly in resort.

BASI Level 1 Exam and Membership

The level 1 course exam and membership is included in the price. You can add your Level 2 modules exams for an extra cost or book independently with the BASI once you have passed your Level 1.

Video Analysis

Well it is the digital age! Instructors will utilse all the equipment available.

Accommodation for your Entire Stay

Staying at the WSC Chalets included, you’ll have everything you need. Ski in/out, and centrally located in the resort. It’s the perfect location for an instructor course.


Transfers are included with your package when taking a flight with us. If you choose to arrive separately a free transfer is still available, as long as you are at the airport at the same time as the main arrival group. For transfers outside of this there may be a supplement charge.

Meal Package

4 Breakfasts and dinners are provided every week of your stay. Using 5 different restaurants within the resort.

Regular Team Socials

Verbier Social text required

Employment Interviews & Job Opportunities

On Successful completion of your Level 2, should you wish to return to XXXXXXX as an instructor then a guaranteed interview can be arranged.
We can also arrange further interviews at other resorts in XXXXXXXXX and the World, to help you find your first job in the industry

Visa Assistance

We provide comprehensive advice and assistance when applying for working holiday visas.

Welcome Gift Bag

A goody bag with clothing and gear to make you feel part of the team, and provide you with some extras to help with your stay.

Bolt On's and Extra Qualifications


Not Included.

FLIGHTS (add flights for an extra £XXXXX)
MEALS outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)

Dates & Prices

Dates Accommodation Prices

5th Dec to 10th Feb

Chalet Accommodation


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