St Anton ISIA BASI 3 Work and Train Programme

The step from BASI Level 2 to BASI Level 3 (ISIA) is a big one but with the help of our BASI trainers, students will be coached towards the key modules. This hard and intense but extremely effective ISIA training course prepares students for the Alpine BASI Level 3 (ISIA) Technical, Teaching, Off-Piste Mountain Safety and Race Coach modules. You will also study German to ensure you are working towards passing your second language exam.

The St Anton Work and Train programme is one of, if not the most sought-after course. We opened our ski school here in 2016 and quickly realised it was the perfect training ground for BASI 1/2 course graduates and Level 2 instructors. During the season you will receive 180 hours of ISIA training, including video analysis sessions and German lessons to help you settle in. What’s more, you’ll be employed by New Generation throughout the season and available to work during peak periods and busy mornings when you’re not training.

Choosing your ISIA training course is a big decision.  We believe that our BASI Level 3 ISIA training in St Anton gives you a complete training package for going on to take your BASI Level 3 Ski Instructor exams. The course is run from our newest ski school, St Anton, and puts students in the perfect environment not just to pass their Level 3 exams but to take their career to the next level.

  • St Anton
  • December 2017 – April 2018
  • €2,895
  • Applications now closed for 2017/18 Season

What’s included?

  • Guaranteed Work

  • Career and Recruitment support

  • Race Training

  • Preseason Fitness Programme

  • Season Lift Pass

  • Video Analysis

The ISIA Work and Train course consists of 180 hours on-snow training (including race training) spread throughout the season. Sessions generally take place Monday to Friday, although there will be occasions where sessions may take place at the weekends. Scheduled video feedback sessions throughout the course. Each session will have a clear format e.g. the first 30 minutes will be presenting the outcome/task.

The following 2 hours on performing the task with feedback and the remaining time will be taken up on summary/video/personal action plan and training. The training which includes race training and mountain safety sessions will prepare you well. Meaning you will know what to expect in terms of terrain and task for your exams. Each student is given a coaching mentor who will monitor their progress and help the student to structure their practice time by regular debriefs and action plans.

The Skiing & Training

St Anton – Part of Austria’s biggest ski area

St Anton is part of Austria’s largest connected ski area, and is the home of modern alpine skiing thanks to local guide Hannes Schneider, who pioneered what we consider modern skiing in the 1930s. The resort has achieved cult status amongst skiers due to the massive variety of connected terrain. There are gorgeous pistes perfect for practising short and long turns turns, mogul fields and even itinerary runs where you can rip up the untouched snow! What’s more, it’s an off-piste haven – you have to be quick to get fresh tracks here.

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 exams and just having some fun.

Of course it’s not all about the skiing – St Anton is known as the “home of après-ski” thanks to the Krazy Kanguruh, the original après bar. Right across the piste is the MooserWirt, the self-proclaimed “baddest après-ski bar” on the mountain! Why not find out for yourself?

Useful Information before starting your course

We know you will have loads of questions about what else you might need for your course, where to stay and more…

What additional costs do I need to consider?

Unlike train-only courses, you don’t need to worry about buying your own lift pass. You will be provided with an Arlberg lift pass on arrival, and your very own North Face Gore Tex uniform too.

Food and living

There are many supermarkets in and around St Anton which offer a wide range of foods, including sandwiches and other takeaway food for a quick and cheap lunch. In resort there are a number of bars and restaurants, ranging from very cheap (you can buy a burger for around €6) to very fancy (think Sushi!). You’ll be spoilt for choice, and can choose how much you spend.

Travel

During the day there are a number of free buses which regularly go to and from from all towns around resort (St. Anton, St. Christoph, St. Jakob, Pettneu, Schnann, Flirsch, Strengen). After 6pm buses are generally €2.90 and run all evening.

Accommodation

Note: This course is still under construction so please check back soon for updates on accommodation etc.

How much work will I have?

Our full-time and training teams both travel to resort just before the season begins for training, and once guests start to arrive you will be available for work!

Our busiest weeks are Christmas, New Years, February Half Tern and Easter, so you will mainly working during these times. Outside of the peak weeks you will be available for work when not training.

If you wish to work in other roles during the course this is also possible. Bar work and cleaning are not the most glamorous jobs but pay well and normally fit with the course schedule.

This course is still under construction so please check back soon for more information about when you will be working during the course.

Note: Before applying, students must have completed the BASI Level 2 qualification and successfully applied to have their qualification recognised in the Tirol region.

Exam Availability

Currently BASI do not run exams in the St Anton area. However it is possible to take exams in nearby resorts such as Hintertux, and we hope to have more local exams in the pipeline too. Please check back soon for updates on exam availability in St Anton.

Hintertux Exam Dates 2017/18;

Second Discipline; 

FREE Indoor ISIA Sessions

Throughout the summer and autumn months we will be running FREE ISIA training sessions at snowdomes around the UK.  The sessions will be a great chance to meet out trainers, have a ski and to get an action plan of things to work on before the winter.  The training you will receive is completely free, all you will need to pay for is your slope pass.

Places on these sessions are limited, to secure a place please email instructorcourses@skinewgen.com

Manchester Chill Factore – Saturday 27th May, Saturday 10th June, Saturday 19th August, Saturday 30th September

Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre – Saturday 29th April, Sunday 21st May, Saturday 22nd July, Sunday 20th August, Saturday 23rd September

Your Future

As soon as you start your ISIA qualification you will realise that there is no right way to complete your instructors qualifications, it is all about finding the way that is right for you.

For students who successfully complete their ISIA qualification as part of this course or any of our other programmes we have our highly successful Verbier ISTD training team. This team combines work during the busy periods of the season with an intensive 6 week training programme leading up to the Level 4 tech and teach exams.

If spending a whole season training is not for you then you could consider our exam prep weeks. Run by our Tech team which consists of BASI trainers, Eurotest openers and BASI demo team members these weeks are the perfect way to make the final changes before your exams.

We quite often find that upon completion of their ISIA students who did decide to join the Verbier ISTD training team quite often stay with New Generation and work in one of our ski schools, perhaps even running the same courses they began their careers on.

Other BASI Level 3 ISIA courses

If our St Anton BASI Level 3 work and train programme is  not right for you, then not worry, we have other training programmes available in Verbier and Courchevel.