Verbier ski resort in the Swiss Alps is one of the world’s most prestigious mountain resorts. At the centre of the Four Valleys, it is one of the largest ski areas in Europe. With 95 lifts and over 400km of pistes it really does offer something for all skiers. Its wealth of activities, reliable snow cover and sunny slopes make it an exceptional place to ski and the variable terrain is ideal for running our ski instructor courses.
The whole ski area has 35 blue pistes, 39 red pistes, 14 black pistes, a snowpark, a handful of cross-country ski and winter walking trails and an incredible array of off-piste opportunities.
It is this off-piste skiing that Verbier is famous for. The better your skiing, the more the resort comes into its own. Easier blue and red skiing can be found in the central valley area but on the whole this is an intermediate/expert rather than beginner resort.
Resort height: 1,500m
Highest lift: 3,330m
Winter season: November to April
Annual snowfall: 550cm
No. of lifts: 95
Skiable vertical: 1,930m
Piste: 140km 36% beginner, 37% advanced, 27% expert.
Terrain park: La Chaux snowpark, includes 2 starts, 5 lines, 1 airbag
Border Cross: Found at La Chaux
Verbier Instructor Programmes
BASI Level 1 and 2
Our 10-week BASI 1 and 2 ski instructor course is ideal for those looking for a way to spend a season training and living in the Swiss Alps. Whether you are on a gap year, career break, looking to improve your skiing or thinking about becoming a ski instructor as a new career, we can help you achieve your goals. The ski instructor course runs alongside our partners ski school, and on successfully passing your exams, you will have the opportunity to work within the school to put your new qualifications to the test.
Verbier Resort and Accommodation
It’s not all about the skiing!
Even though Verbier is one of the most popular resorts in Europe it still remains a charming resort, and has a vibrant atmosphere. The village centre is bustling with life and this is where much of the famous après-ski takes off.
We use high quality chalet accommodation, all located within walking distance of the nearest lift and town centre. Your chalet will have all the amenities you require to make it a home-from-home which is so important when staying for a 10 week or more course. The accommodation is used exclusively for the BASI level 1 & 2 course.
Verbier Ski Season
When’s best to go?
Thanks to its high altitude Verbier is a very snow sure resort. The average annual snowfall in Verbier is 550 centimetres each year. Natural powder is augmented with 50 cannons or “snow guns” along 4.2km of piste which equates to approximately 40% of all Verbier runs. In the coldest winter months of January and February you’ll be grateful for a resort with South facing ski areas, which offer some welcome light and warmth in the depths of a mountain winter.
Thank you again for running a company that provides us with such an opportunity, it was certainly the experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to get back next season.
I really enjoyed the 18 weeks of training, to become dual-certified in one season was amazing. Sun Peaks is great because you always bump into friends, can meet instructors in the bars and also make friends in the town.
I had a fabulous season in Sun Peaks becoming CASI and CSIA dual certified. Winter Sports also arranged for me to do the Adaptive Sports Level 1 so it was a full packed 18 weeks. I had great fun with the rest of the guys on the course and made some amazing friends. Thanks Wintersports!
I’ve just returned from the 2018/19 season with Winter Sports & it was amazing, I was all sad to leave! The best part though was the people. We all got on so well & the instructors were incredible, they completely changed our skiing! We had a great rep on hand 24/7 as well so for us it couldn’t have been better. Thanks for a great season Winter Sports!
Arriving by yourself wasn’t a problem considering everyone else was doing the same and there was chances to make friends with a wide range of people. We were all taken very good care of, the hotel was nice and the staff were friendly. I loved the resort so much I now live here.
Winter Sports look after you the whole way and look out for you to make your season the best it can be and the most productive with all the extra courses you can do. I would highly recommend a season with Winter Sports.
The instructors were amazing, everyone knew how to improve you in their own different ways, which made your skiing ability and your teaching ability improve every day.
The Internship course was great and packed full of experience. It definitely helped me when applying for jobs. It made me stand out in front of the crowd. Without The Winter Sports Company I would not be where I am today.
The best part of being a ski instructor is definitely the early morning skiing, every day we got the chance to warm up and train with top-level instructors before the mountain opened to the public. That meant I got the best training in resort and fresh tracks every single day!
The whole course feels like you are all friends helping one another to improve, there is no ‘teacher/student’ strict boundaries which makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I have certainly improved my own skiing and feel very confident with being able to teach others of all ages.
The training was brilliant everyone in the group had their own things to work on and successfully completed all the courses. I felt the training worked to everyone’s comfortable pace and was instructed by the some of the best instructors in Canada.
Thank Winter Sports Company for providing me with a once in a life time opportunity and making my first full season so enjoyable.