Yours to keep for the season.
Redefine the limits of your skiing. Our Courchevel Performance & Adventure Courses bring together the industries leading coaches to provide expert support for aspiring Freeriders. Helping you transform from confident parallel skier to backcountry boss. Surrounded by a team of like-minded skiers, you will leave your mark on the mountain and make winter memories to last a lifetime. All of this while earning internationally recognised qualifications that will help you whatever you decide to do next.
The experience gained on our Courchevel Performance & Adventure Course will help you progress outside of skiing.
The thrill of an adventure and the opportunity for self-improvement is what makes our courses so popular. A love affair with all things technical, will make you a perfect candidate!
It’s time we took your skills beyond expectations by pushing them further than ever before – both physically & mentally; if that sounds like something up YOUR alley then signup now!.
BASI Level 1
Outdoor First Aid Course
18 – 24
Performance and Adventure
Our new Courchevel Performance & Adventure Course is a little different to anything we have delivered before. The ski instructor qualifications take a back seat here. Our focus is on developing skills and qualifications to support you throughout your life and professional career, whether you are on a mountain or in a board room.
On this course, you will spend time skiing with some of our best coaches on some of the world’s best terrain. We aim to develop your skiing and confidence so that you can tackle everything, from tough bumps runs to steep couloirs and world cup pistes.
As with all of our long residential courses, Avalanche equipment is included as standard. Avalanche safety and rescue training are essential skills for any aspiring Freeriders. Our team focus on developing these skills throughout the course, and by the end of the programme, you will be able to safely navigate off-piste without a guide.
During the programme, you will spend time race training in gates/stubbies on the World Cup Stade, in the park with Freestyle coaches, in the bumps, working on Piste-Performance and of course skiing some of the incredible Freeride Terrain that Courchevel has to offer.
This combination of training helps you work towards the type of skiing you see in Freeride Competitions. Making you comfortable in the air, skiing at speed and in all conditions.
We have a number of accommodation options in the resort. Those who book early will be able to choose which chalet they would like to be in. If there are dramatic differences in the quality or the location of a property this will be reflected in the cost of the course. Please see the booking section for more details.
Lovely light living/dining room with TV, internet and amazing views from the balconies. Open plan kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and washing machine.
The Lapierre apartment block is well located within a 350m walk of Alpinium Lift Station. The Lapierre building consists of 3 apartments.
Apartment 1: has two twin bedrooms with one bathroom and a separate guest WC.
Apartment 2: has two twin bedrooms and one single occupancy double room. There is one bathroom and a separate guest WC.
Apartment 3: has 3 three twins (two ensuites) bedrooms and one single occupancy double room. In addition to the two ensuites, there is one further bathroom and a separate guest WC.
There is a £1000 additional fee for the single occupancy doubles. These can be booked on request through our booking system but availability is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
Please note: there is no catering included in this package.
Regardless of the conditions, week one will focus on fun, on-piste technical skiing. You will begin working towards building a solid technical base. Towards the end of the week, you will begin to learn about your new avalanche safety equipment and how to ski off-piste safely, including avalanche rescue.
This week focuses on more adventurous technical skiing. You will spend 3 days in the gates on the stade. Practising slalom turns, controlling speed and line with ex-racers. In the afternoons we’ll focus on teaching sessions and technical understanding. Towards the end of the week, we’ll begin putting into practice the off-piste safety training and avalanche rescue.
This is a 4-day training and assessment course, with online learning pre-requisites.
The Ski Level 1 Instructor is the entry-level course for students who wish to join the BASI Education System. This qualification is ideal for those wishing to find employment in a UK snowsports centre. Level 1 qualified instructors may work within a controlled environment in a UK snowsports centre or in a mountain environment within a recognised snowsports school, under the direct supervision of a BASI L2 qualified instructor (equivalent or higher).
During this week you will do your 2-day first aid course. This is primarily done in a classroom environment. In addition to the First aid course you will spend the morning skiing Off-Piste Skiing and the afternoon’s Park Skiing or Race training on the stade.
This is a fun week. We park some of the technical training to increase the tempo and practise skiing with more fluidity and style. You will spend time On and Off-Piste dependent on the conditions.
In order to successfully complete your BASI 1 you need to do 35 hours of Ski School Shadowing. We complete that during half term and you will help our full time team with our Kids Ski lessons.
This week is all about high paced, high energy skiing on the piste. We’ll focus on speed, line and pressure to stay in control when speeds pick up. We will also play in the park developing our tricks. This is a prime opportunity to try a backflip or 360. Our instructors can help you build confidence and break down the movements to help you land perfectly.
This week focuses on staying safe off-piste. However, we are not just focusing on avalanche safety. You will spend time ski touring, working on map reading and navigation, refining your avalanche awareness and learning some basic rope work. By the end of the week you should be happy to lead a group off-piste, safely choose a route and follow it using just a map and perform advanced rescue techniques including crevasse rescue with ropes.
Our Coaching team will spend time addressing any holes left in your skiing. Our aim in this is to polish all of the work we have done over the last 8 weeks.
It’s time to show off and put everything you have learnt into practise. Your coaches will take you on some iconic off-piste routes and tours to test you new skills. Make sure your phones are charged as you will want to take plenty of photos.