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.
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.