THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
Useful information before starting your course
We know you will have loads of questions about what else you might need for your course, how much money you will need, and more…
What additional costs do I need to consider?
There are always extra costs you will need to consider when applying for any instructor course, from lift passes to accommodation. Therefore the following list will help guide you through the extra costs:
Lift Passes – 6 Days
- Trois Vallees (Courchevel/Meribel/Val Thorens) – €289
- Espace Killy (Val D’Isere/Tignes) – €270
- Verbier 4 Valleys – CHF373
Each resort has accommodation to suit all levels, be it a fully catered chalet or a simple B&B.
You should budget for around £200 for a weeks accommodation non-catered, and around £350 for catered. Prices may vary depending on exchange rates.
Food and living
There are small supermarkets in all three towns, but it is advantageous to have a car, or a friend with a car as most people will want to shop before arriving down the mountain.
Where can I stay?
For Courchevel, we recommend staying in Le Praz or Courchevel village, which are both just below 1850 which and are well connected by bubbles and free buses. They are considerably cheaper than the main resort.
For Val D’Isere, you have many options within the town, though are more likely to find budget accommodation in La Daille, a town just a few minutes away and again well connected by free bus shuttles.
In Verbier, the accommodation is very expensive, but you will be able to find B&B’s dotted around the edge of the town, and may find more reasonably priced accommodation in Le Chable which is just below the main resort and connected by gondola.
Level 4 Technical Exam Dates
|Val D`Isere||Alpine Level 4 ISTD Technical||23/01/2017 – 27/01/2017|
|Verbier||Alpine Level 4 ISTD Technical||06/03/2017 – 10/03/2017|
|Hintertux||Alpine Level 4 ISTD Technical||24/04/2017 – 28/04/2017|
Level 4 Teaching Exam Dates
|Zermatt||Alpine Level 4 ISTD Teaching||28/11/2016 – 02/12/2016|
|Val D`Isere||Alpine Level 4 ISTD Teaching||30/01/2017 – 03/02/2017|
|Verbier||Alpine Level 4 ISTD Teaching||13/03/2017 – 17/03/2017|
|Hintertux||Alpine Level 4 ISTD Teaching||01/05/2017 – 05/05/2017|
European Mountain Safety Assessment Dates
|La Grave||Level 4 EMS Assessment||22/01/2017 – 24/01/2017|
|La Grave||Level 4 EMS Assessment||25/01/2017 – 27/01/2017|
|La Grave||Level 4 EMS Assessment||05/03/2017 – 07/03/2017|
|La Grave||Level 4 EMS Assessment||08/03/2017 – 10/03/2017|
Other Level 4 Courses to Consider
If our ISTD Preparation Courses are not right for you, then not to worry, we have other ISTD ski instructor courses available at this level.