Our 2015/2016 ski instructor courses have all been undergoing several changes to give students the best possible chance at passing and make them the most employable ski instructors possible. Last week we looked at what has changed in our BASI level 3 ISIA training programmes but now it is time to take a closer look at our residential BASI Level 1 and 2 programmes in Verbier.

The Verbier BASI level 1 and 2 ski instructor training programme sits at the heart of our ski instructor training pathway. Up until 3 years ago Verbier was only home to our BASI level 4 ISTD trainees who were working hard to pass their final modules and become fully qualified. The introduction of the residential programme to Verbier was a huge success with the first two groups of students achieving a 100% pass rate first time and although a few resits were needed this year all of the students went home with their BASI 2.

Feedback from a trusted source is essential while training

Unlike our other residential programmes the Verbier course has always included language lessons so this is nothing new. Having a 2nd language is now a major factor in our recruitment decisions so while language lessons are nothing new we will be providing students with a greater array of resources to support their development.

One of the biggest changes we are making for the 2015/2016 Verbier Residential Programme is the introduction of smaller training groups. In the past we have always used a maximum training group size of 10 this fits with the exam group sizes that BASI use and is the group size commonly used on courses like this. From next year forward we will be using training group sizes of 8. While it may not seem like much of a change it will have a huge impact on the amount of time each student gets to spend with their mentor. Smaller groups mean more feedback and should lead to better progression on the course.

Rolling over on an inside edge during ski instructor training

As with all past courses students on this programme will receive a full season full area lift pass so there is no  limit as to where they can explore or how long they can stay in resort.

Possibly the most exciting change to the Verbier Residential BASI 1 and 2 programme however is the ability to continue on and work for New Generation during the busy half term period at the end of the course. Previously while we have always been able to find students work with partner schools we have not had the opportunity to provide them work ourselves.

It takes hard work to get to this


It is important that we stress no one is guaranteed work and work placements will only be offered to those who demonstrate commitment and dedication during the course. We hope for most this will not be a problem though.

Students will be living in a large shared Chalet with no more than two per room and no one sharing bunk beds. Monday to Friday students will receive, breakfast, lunch afternoon tea and dinner. On Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be provided for students.

To talk to one of our team about this or any of our ski instructor courses please email us on instructorcourses@skinewgen.com or call us on 08447704733.

We have two spaces left on this course with £300 off. Book now to make sure you do not miss out.