Yours to keep for the season.
If you want to take your skills as a skier up another level, then our Courchevel Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor Course is the right course for you. The resort offers plenty of wide-open pistes and perfectly groomed runs but lurking in these beautiful mountains are steep couloirs and powdery slopes that will make any of your ski dreams come true!
While the rich and famous flock to Courchevel for the 5-star hotels, exclusive restaurants and cocktail bars. We love it for its mainly north-facing mountains, hidden runs and because the rich and famous don’t ski very much, it’s quiet pistes. As the season progresses, your skiing will transform as you work towards an internationally recognised Ski Instructor Qualification.
Our Ski Instructor Courses are designed to push you technically, challenge your comfort zone and help start a career as an instructor. A love of teaching is just as important if not more so than your ability to ski! But .. We do still recommend that you are at least a Level 5 Skier.
BASI Level 1
BASI Level 2 (optional)
Outdoor First Aid Course
18 – 24
Ski Instructor Course
Courchevel is renowned as one of the best and most beautiful ski resorts in the world, with excellent slopes and breathtaking scenery. The vibrant and friendly ski community, mean that you will have support and guidance from others throughout your ski instructor training.
Courchevel is an ideal place for a ski instructor course, offering both challenging terrain to test your skills and beginner-friendly slopes to practise your teaching.
Simply put, our Courchevel course presents an amazing opportunity to improve your skiing skills while also connecting with other like-minded individuals who share your passion for snowy mountains and winter sports. So if you’re thinking of taking your skiing to the next level, then Courchevel is the ideal place to start!
Meribel & Courchevel
Meribel & Courchevel
Lovely light living/dining room with TV, internet, cosy fireplace and amazing views from the balconies. Open plan brand new kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle.
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 are two bathrooms and a separate guest WC.
Apartment 3 has 3 three twin (two ensuite) bedrooms and one single occupancy double room. In addition to the two ensuites there are two further bathrooms 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.
For the first few days, we’ll ski together and identify the group’s strengths and weaknesses. After a few days, we’ll split groups and prepare for the BASI level 1 exam. We’ll focus on fun, on-piste technical skiing this week, regardless of conditions. We’ll be working towards building a solid technical base before tackling the teaching modules. Then at the weekend, we’ll introduce Off-Piste Safety and Avalanche Rescue.
In the mornings, we’ll focus on personal performance, on the piste. In the afternoons we’ll run teaching sessions and ensure everyone has a solid technical understanding before the BASI Level 1 exam next week.
Four-day BASI Level 1 exam.
In the mornings we’ll be exploring with our backpacks on, to begin using our avalanche safety equipment. We’ll venture off-piste in the mornings when the conditions are best, and in the afternoons we’ll practice some teaching ready for BASI Level 2.
This week, we’ll have a fun performance week. Dependent on conditions, we’ll ski on and off-piste playing around, getting used to different snow types and finding which aspect of skiing we like best. This will also be a huge week for progression as you find your feet off-piste.
Shadowing lessons on the slopes. This week you’ll see how the instructors cope in varying conditions, with kids and adult groups. You’ll learn about group management, how to help kids have fun and the differences in how people learn. You’ll come away with lots of new teaching ideas you can put into practice if you decide to become a ski instructor.
At the beginning of week 7, we’ll focus on-piste performance on the state in gates. This will prepare you for the BASI Level 2 exam and ensure you can control your speed and line. Towards the end of the week, we’ll slow things down and perfect the central theme and teaching.
As we get closer to the BASI Level 1, we’ll split into two groups by strengths and weaknesses to develop our own skiing and share ideas. We’ll focus on short turns, long turns, bumps and variables and teaching. We’ll push hard on-piste to get the most performance out of the ski.
The exam is 10 days long, with two days off in the middle. It can be an intense time to make sure you’re eating well, getting plenty of rest and going into the exam with sharp skis! At the end of the exam we’ll celebrate and depending on the group’s desires, we could stay a night in a refuge in the backcountry or go on an adventure.