New Gen mentors

Verbier Mentors

As Verbier is something of a heartland for New Generations instructor training courses it takes a lot of trainers to delivery everything we offer. With courses running at every level of the BASI system meet the mentors who can take you from…
Sam Taylor BASI Level 4 snow

The 10 Best Things about being a Ski Instructor

Working as an instructor has its challenges like any other job, but where this role differs is there are so many positives. When asked to write a list of the 5 best things about being an instructor, I struggled to whittle it down. So here are ten!
Courchevel Mountain Landscape

What makes Courchevel a great training resort?

When choosing a venue to train to become a ski instructor there are the Top 5 things to consider. Gareth Shelbourne reveals all!

A Trainer’s Perspective

My job as trainer is to listen to each skier, identify the areas that need work and together make a plan of action to reach those goals.
Chill Factore Race Training

Snowdomes vs Glaciers

I’m not suggesting snowdomes can compete with the real thing. But if you don’t have the money or time to commit to glacier training, then they can be a brilliant alternative.
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Fast track ski instructor training – not going to uni

David Barnett, 'Barney', mountain legend of Courchevel 1650 smashed (sometimes literally) his way through his ski instructor exams. From BASI Level 1 to ISTD 4 in an eye watering 28 months, he tells us a bit about what he did and if instructing…
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Ski instructor training – the university & gap year route

[sng_plainbox] Pete Miles is one of our ski instructors in Courchevel 1850. He's worked in the team for the last 4 years - and qualified as an instructor via a brief stint as a chalet boy and Marine Biologist. I was fortunate to start skiing…