Level 4 (ISTD)


BASI Level 4 (ISTD) Exam

BASI Level 4 (ISTD) is the final hurdle before coming fully qualified. The Alpine Level 4 is split up into 10 modules which all need to be completed before gaining your licence to teach at the highest level, anywhere in the world. The BASI…
Euro Speed Test
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The Eurotest – Passing the Ultimate Challenge

Often seen as the ultimate test faced by trainee ski instructors the Euro Speed Test or Eurotest is the nemesis of many. But what is it? What makes it so difficult and how does it feel to pass?
Verbier Off Piste Adventures
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What makes Verbier such a great training resort?

Whether you are looking for something to do before Uni,a career change or simply fancy skiing for a winter, Verbier is definitely a great option for you. Heres why.
the way down is always rewarding
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Planning Ski Tours: BASI EMS Exam

In order to pass the BASI EMS exam (European Mountain Safety), candidates need to log six days of ski touring.  This can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the BASI system, as it's just you and some friends, escaping from the ski resort…
Many instructors over look ski touring till their EMS

Life in Verbier!

Christmas has been and gone and life in Verbier is now getting pretty serious. The Verbier level 1 and 2 students are just weeks away from the start of their level 2 and the ISTD ski instructor training team have reached crunch time! January…
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Eurotest training with New Generation in Courchevel 1850

It's often seen as the most challenging and difficult aspect of all ski instructor training. The Eurotest (or Euro Speed Test to give its full name) is "a giant slalom run within FIS Regulations. Openers will have been calibrated at the start…
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The best ski touring in Verbier; adventures off piste

If you want to ski fresh, untracked powder, with nobody else for miles around you could go heli-skiing but that's expensive. The alternative is to go ski-touring and use special bindings and furry climbing "skins" on your skis to walk up the…
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Ski Instructor Training in Verbier – New Generation style

What a week it has been for New Generation ski instructor training in Verbier! Jon Ahlsén, who runs instructor training in Treblecone and our level 3 and 4 seasonal training programmes in Verbier gives us the low-down in resort. Our 10 week…
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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…