BASI Level 2 Training Courses
Ski Instructor Training
Tignes, France – 2 Weeks
Ski Instructor Training
Tignes, France – 2 Weeks
Our BASI Level 2 training is perfect for those who already have their BASI Level 1 but want a bit of extra support as they approach their BASI Level 2. The jump between the BASI Level 1 and BASI Level 2 ski instructor qualifications is quite a significant one and you are expected to be far more accurate with both your own skiing and analysis of others. Our training is designed to help you bridge the gap between the two levels and ensure you are not only skiing at the level but understand what to expect before you go into your BASI Level 2 exam. The New Generation BASI Level 2 training has the added benefit of counting as your 2nd set of 35 hours of ski school shadowing making it the perfect way to kick start your BASI Level 2 qualification.
For students who wish to sit their BASI Level 2 exam immediately after the training, we suggest looking at our BASI Level 2 FastTrack course that combines the two.
Your ski instructor courses is based in the French resort of Tignes. For early season, focused training, very few places rival the Tignes Glacier. It is the perfect place to make those all important changes to your skiing. Sat at 2000 m above sea level with skiing as high as 3500m Tignes is one of the most snow-sure resorts in the Alps. Combine this with a world-class lift system and off snow facilities it is no wonder that international teams flock here for their preseason training.
The Glacier in Tignes is excellent and a good backup if the snow is late, but it can be busy. The main ski area opens in November, giving you access to the entirety of the Espace Killy.
Our coaches are handpicked from our teams across the Alps to reach your potential, cement your love for the sport and show you the best terrain on the mountain. All of our coaches are qualified to the highest internationally recognised level, and many are BASI examiners. Meaning they know precisely what you have to do when the exams roll around. During the course, you will become versatile all-mountain skiers capable of tackling anything the mountain throws at you. Your training will develop your skiing in all areas from Piste Performance to freestyle, building your technical understanding and honing your teaching skills.
Whatever your goal, this program provides the best way to advance your skiing and continue your progression. With all the training, kit and support you need to become one of the world’s best instructors or take your riding to a level that will make others envious.
For those who want a little more freedom having somewhere to switch off and relax is a key ingredient in making sure you get the most from your ski instructor course.
We have found that self-catered apartments are the best option when it comes to spending a season in the Alps, especially as you spend so little time there. Each day you’ll be out on the slopes, and even on days off, you’ll probably head up the mountain. Each apartment will have the perfect chill-out areas, basic kitchen amenities and bathrooms and cosy bedrooms. Some even have a balcony for chilling out in the sun or servicing skis.
During the program, you’ll work towards your BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) Level 1 & 2. BASI offers a great route into the industry, with the Level 2 being recognised in ski schools around the globe, from right here in Europe to Japan, New Zealand and China to name a few.
The BASI level 2 will open doors to teaching clients of all ages on marked runs within the resort boundary. If you are looking at doing this programme as part of a gap year, then the BASI 2 has a few added benefits. It is aligned with the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) meaning you can use it to help secure access to further education. You will also find that during your university holidays there are plenty of opportunities to head out to the Alps and teach during the peak weeks.
Choosing the right course for you is an essential part of the process and will make your experience far more rewarding. If this course is not quite right then why not look at some of our other ski instructor courses?
After the two-week training programme, the majority of students decide to sit their BASI level 2 exam. We run a BASI level 2 exam immediately after the training course in Courchevel with accommodation and lift pass options for those who are interested. If you are planning to go straight into you BASI 2 exam after the training please just check that you will meet all the prerequisites below. The 50 hours of training with us can count toward your shadowing hours if you need.
Please read the latest BASI terms and conditions via www.basi.org.uk
Before applying, students must have the following: Successfully completed the BASI Level 1 qualification.
In order to participate in the Instructor Training course, students are required to have up to date BASI associate membership. If the course is successfully completed students can then apply to BASI for full membership. For more information see www.basi.org.uk.