Stubai BASI 1 & 2 Preseason Ski instructor course

Get qualified before the winter starts so you are ready to work all season long. Our preseason ski instructor course is set on the Stubai Glacier, the largest glaciated ski area in Europe. Our toughest course, this is ideal for experienced skiers who already know a career in snowsports is what they want to pursue.

Our preseason BASI 1 and 2 ski instructor course is no joke: we take everything we do on our 10 & 11 week courses and condense it into 8 weeks. As preseason courses are full-on we have pulled out all the stops to get you the best accommodation we could find. At the end of a hard day skiing you need somewhere to switch off. If a hot tub, sauna, cinema room, pool table, dart board, foosball table, video games room and indoor climbing walls sound like ideal ways to relax, then you are in luck.

  • £7450
  • 6th October – 30th November 2019
  • 7 Spaces Remaining

What’s included?

Our Stubai programme is an office favourite.

Most glacial courses only give you access to a handful of runs and lifts. Tignes, for example, has 5 lifts and about 10 runs depending on how you count them. Stubai has more than 30 lifts and 32 runs giving you access to 108 km of pisted terrain. It is bigger than Morzine. Stubai is also home to the DC Zoo Snowpark, the largest glaciated snow park in the world.

The accommodation we use in Stubai is incredible. We have rented the entirety of Doug’s Mountain Getaway. This was awarded the coveted title of “Best Hostel in Austria” by Hostel World and is the ultimate place to relax.

We design all our courses from the ground up with 2 goals; make sure we have a programme we are really proud of and make sure that it will help every student achieve their goals. This programme ticks both of those boxes and more. If you want to join this course it is well worth booking early.

New Generation Ski Instructor Training Centre’s Stubai residential programme is an 8 week course. Training for 5 weeks of this course is delivered by New Generation. The other 3 weeks of this course are delivered by BASI Trainers supplied and approved by BASI under our BASI Partner Agreement.

New Generation are a BASI Partner

The Skiing & Training

Stubai – Europes biggest glaciated ski area

Stubai is one of the best kept secrets in the Alps – nothing we can say will do this place justice. Open from October to June each year, the world’s best Freeski and Race athletes call it home for their pre and post season training. Despite being a glacier it is a similar size to Morzine ski resort. The resort is home to a wide variety of well pisted wide blues and reds. It’s the perfect home for your piste performance training as well as a specially designed beginners area making your demo teaching sessions far easier.

It is not all about the training though, home to the DC Zoo snowpark and world-class off-piste runs there is plenty of terrain to explore.

All of your training will be delivered by BASI Level 4 ISTD instructors or BASI trainers. These guys are with you for about 30 hours each week, but don’t worry it is not all drills and skills. Our aim is to make you the best skiers possible. You will spend time on piste, in the park and in the backcountry developing your all mountain skills, preparing for the exam and just having some fun.

Of course, it’s not all about the skiing. To avoid injury and fatigue you need some downtime. There is downhill mountain biking, climbing and the city of Innsbruck on your doorstep all of which can be accessed via a free bus. This course combines world-class skiing with access to an incredible city and a whole host of other activities. To top it all off you are done before December even starts so you can go straight off and start teaching.

Accommodation & Food

Doug’s Mountain Getaway has 5 twin rooms, each with their own bathroom. On top of this is a hot tub, sauna, cinema, climbing area, pool table, darts board, poker table, foosball table, table tennis table, video games area, plunge shower and garden.

We know that one of the most important parts of creating a successful residential ski instructor training course is the accommodation and food. A good nights sleep, somewhere comfortable to relax in your downtime and a tasty meal to keep your energy up and make sure you can keep up on and off the slopes. For this reason, all our students stay in chalets, not hotels or apartments. You all eat together in your teams with home-cooked meals prepared by your host. Breakfast is supplied every day with dinner and even afternoon tea 5 days a week.

If you still get peckish there is a supermarket just two minutes walk away.

Perfect for resting those tired muscles after a tough days skiing.
Climbing and table tennis. The perfect way to switch off after a day on the mountain

After the Course

The 8 weeks are up, you have had an incredible time and the season has not even started yet so what’s next? All you know is you want to keep skiing.

The good news is that the BASI Level 2 will open up doors and allow you to teach all over the world. We have our own schools across Austria and Switzerland that are good options if you want to continue training as well as connections in ski schools from Japan to Iceland and quite literally everywhere in between.

Most of our students go straight into a train and work programme to build on the momentum and work through the BASI levels towards the more lucrative pay grades quickly. This is a great opportunity to test your new found skills, explore and work towards your next level while being paid. Alternatively, if you are looking to make some money and get the hours in you can head to Japan.

Either will take you through to the end of the season but the snow melting does not mean you have hang up the boots just yet. For the serious snow addicts, it is about time to head to the southern hemisphere as their winter starts to kick off. Your BASI Level 2 qualification will allow you teach in both New Zealand and Australia. You won’t earn a fortune there but you will cover all your costs, and it’s an incredible experience to see two of the most beautiful countries on earth.

What happens after the course is completely up to you and can be tailored to fit your goals. We have trained and employ hundreds of ski instructors so chat to us about what you want to achieve and we will do our best to find an option that works for you.

ski instructor work and train

The Full Course Schedule

Week 1

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 ahead of your BASI 1 exam next week.

Week 2

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.

Week 3 - 6

Weeks 6 – 6 are a real mix of personal performance training and off snow activities including

Week 7 & 8

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 before you head home, or onto the next adventure!

Other BASI 1 & 2 courses to consider

If our Stubai Preseason ski instructor course is not right for you, then not worry, we have others available in Courchevel, Meribel, Verbier and Villars. If it’s just Level 2 your are looking for then why not check out our BASI Level 2 Training and Exam packages