Verbier Residential BASI 1 & 2

Verbier 10 WEEK BASI 1 & 2 SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Set in our established Ski School in the Swiss Alps, the New Generation BASI 1&2 course in Verbier puts you at the heart of our unique instructor training pathway.

Verbier is the hub to our ISTD training team which means there is no better place to be motivated to train than with our Verier team who are some of the  most vibrant and committed instructors in the industry.  Being part of such a focused environment will put you in the best possible position to pass your Level 1 and 2.  With work opportunities available to those that have shown commitment throughout the 10 weeks, this course really does offer the whole package.  Verbier and its varied terrain is home to the last stop of the Freeride World Tour as it has some of the best off-piste in the world – imagine having this as your playground for the winter!

  • £8495
  • 2nd December 2017 – 10th February 2018
  • 1 Space Remaining

What’s included?

Our BASI Level 1 & 2 ski instructor courses are our most popular programs. Serious skiing combined with a lively and friendly atmosphere make for an amazing experience. With French lessons, freeskiing sessions and over 30 hours training a week to fit into the mix, there is never a dull moment. Don’t worry, there is time for a little apres-ski too…

We design these courses from the ground up every year 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 years course is our best yet. Double the training hours, a week longer and avalanche safety equipment for every student to keep so they can explore the mountain with us.

New Generation ski instructor training centres Verbier residential programme is a 10 week course. Training for 7 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

Verbier – The ultimate training resort

With training programmes covering every level of the BASI Instructor system Verbier really is the ultimate training resort. Situated in the 4 Vallees, Verbier has amazing access to a huge ski area and world famous off-piste. Due to it’s reputation for off-piste Verbier has attracted many pro skiers to make the resort their home. Unlike some resorts, however, it also boasts great beginner areas and easy pistes making it popular with holiday makers as well. With an altitude ranging from 1500 at Verbier Village rising to 3330 at Mont Fort there is always good snow to be found.

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. We did not give you avalanche safety kit just to look at it.

Of course, it’s not all about the skiing. Verbier boasts some internationally renowned apres ski and nightlife venues such as the famous Le Farinet, giving you plenty to do at all times of the day & night.

Accommodation & Food

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 to 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 lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea 5 days a week.

We only use twins rooms on our Meribel ski instructor courses
The meribel chalet has a big open plan living area
At the end of a day of ski instructor training you want somewhere comfortable to relax
Warm and Comfy

After the Course

The 10 weeks are up, you have had the best time of your life but 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. With our careers support, most of our students go on to teach over the busy Half Term and Easter holiday periods.

This is a great opportunity to test your new found skills and explore further a field in the European Alps while being paid. This teaching time takes 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 next depends on your long term goals. If this is a career we recommend continuing your training and aiming for your BASI Level 3 ISIA. This can be done as part of a work and train program or you can focus on a training only program. Make sure you talk us through your future goals so we can help you find the perfect course.

If this was a gap year it is time to return to reality, you can rest safe in the knowledge though that you will be able to get paid to go skiing if you want to teach through the busy periods.

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.

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

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.

Week 3

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 4 - 8

Weeks 4 – 8 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
Week 9 & 10

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