The Skiing & Training
Accommodation & Food
After the Course
The Full Course Schedule
Before you begin training you will meet your mentors and meet your course mates at our Welcome weekend to break the ice and receive your course materials.
Week 1 is spent working on your personal performance and ensuring everyone finds their feet. You will do full days of training with your mentor focusing on the basic performance aspects of on piste skiing.
We also make the most of this time to show you how to use your avalanche safety gear and begin with our avalanche awareness, prevention and rescue training. This way when the time comes to ski off piste you are ready.
Week 2 is another full week of training. During this week we will build on the aspects of performance skiing that we introduced in week 1 and start to put some of those skills into place away from the marked runs exploring some of the amazing terrain the 3 Valleys has to offer.
Where as weeks 1 & 2 are spent primarily working on your personal performance and making you better skiers in week 3 we start to introduce you to BASI’s teaching models, demonstration criteria and terminology.
You will do mock teaching sessions and get a shot to experience the atmosphere and environment of a BASI exam during a mock exam with one of our own BASI trainers.
The BASI Level 1 exam. This is the real deal a full week with a BASI trainer who will assess your technical skiing and knowledge of BASI’s teaching models and methods. The exam runs for the whole week and the trainers role is to develop your knowledge of the sport while simultaneously ensuring you meet the ability requirements to pass the exam.
You can not pass or fail your BASI 1 on one run or teaching session, your performance over the whole week is taken into consideration. So if you have a bad run don’t let it get to you, it is not the end of the world and there is plenty of time to demonstrate just how good you are.
Weeks 5 – 9 are a real mix of personal performance training and off snow activities including
- Performance training with mentors
- Freeride and Off piste skiing with our in-resort specialists
- Ski School Shadowing
- First Aid Course
- French Lessons
- Further Mountain Safety Courses
- Child Protection Module
- Race Training with our dedicated race coaches on the 1850 world cup stade
- Careers Seminar and CV support
- Assistance with finding work either for us or our friends and partners.
- Ski Tech & Servicing Session
The BASI Level 2 exam is in a similar format to your BASI 1 but over 2 weeks instead of 1. This year we will start the exam on the Saturday, with two days off (Thurs and Friday).
The BASI level 2 exam is in a similar format to your BASI 1 but over 2 weeks instead of 1. At the end of the exam we have an end of season party to celebrate, and a few days to recover!
Other BASI 1 & 2 courses to consider
If our residential Courchevel ski instructor courses are not right for you, then not worry, we have others available in Meribel and Verbier. If it’s just Level 2 your are looking for then why not check out our BASI Level 2 Training and Exam packages