BASI Level 2 - 6 week Ski Instructor Course With Snoworks GAP
This 6 week autumn ski instructor course will get you trained and assessed to attain a BASI level 2 qualification on completion by Christmas.
BASI Level 2
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6 Week Autumn Course – BASI level 2

This course will get you trained and assessed so that you’ll attain a BASI level 2 qualification on completion. This 6 week course needs you to already have your BASI level 1, and will continue your journey through the BASI system, improving your personal skiing and develop the skills required to become a ski instructor. The course focuses on the lead up to the BASI level 2 exam during weeks 5 and 6. The whole course takes place in Tignes, including the exam elements –conducted by independent examiners from BASI. If successful on the level 2 qualification, you will become qualified to teach skiing on snow in many different countries THIS season.

 NOV 4TH – DEC 16TH 2017

Tignes, France

 

 

whats included

  • Expert coaching run by BASI trainers and BASI level 4 instructors.
  • BASI Level 2 examination fees
  • BASI membership and manual
  • 5 full days of coaching a week
  • Ski Pass
  • Small Coaching Groups with a maximum of 10 per coach.
  • Off piste and avalanche safety training.
  • Video analysis every week
  • Race training in Giant Slalom gates
  • Ski tuning and servicing skills, learn how to look after your skis and keep them sharp and waxed.
  • Off-snow theory sessions
  • Instructor shadowing
  • During the first 4 weeks of the course you will stay with our accommodation partner Mark Warner in the chalet hotel Aiguille Percee.
  • This perfectly situated luxury chalet hotel in Tignes Le Lac provides us with a fantastic base for all our off-snow needs.
  • Wifi, sky T.V, lecture rooms, pool and bar!
  • Breakfast seven days a week
  • Evening meals six days a week
  • Wine with meals
  • Afternoon cake and snacks
  • Twin share basis (single rooms available by request and incurs an extra charge).
  • During your BASI level 2 assessment course you will stay with our friends at the Tignes Chalet Company.
  • Two day First Aid course
  • Personal fitness training every week, ski specific sessions such as plyometrics and core, also team building games of basketball
  • Job offer after the course in Japan (subject to interview) as well as well as many contacts for jobs in Europe
  • Child Protection Module
  • Salomon Ski Jacket
  • Pro – deals on skis and equipment with our partner Salomon
  • Group airport transfer to and from Geneva Airport on official course arrival and departure dates.
  • Course Mentor who is available 24/7
  • Pre-course fitness programme
  • One to one career advice and recruitment assistance sessions
  • Flights are not included. Please book flights to coincide with our airport transfers times. Full details on all dates here.
  • Travel Insurance is not included, but adequate cover for all aspects of your course is a requirement. We recommend Mind The Gap Year.
Who is the course for?

Who is the course for?

Our courses are perfect for those wanting a once in a life-time gap year pre or post university, those who want a sabbatical from work, those who want to retrain for a new career as a ski instructor, or because you simply love to ski.

Ability Level Required?

Ability Level Required?

You need your BASI level 1 and we advise that you have skied 10 or more weeks on snow and are happy on all groomed terrain and to tackle moguls and easy off piste skiing. Please email or call us to make a fair assessment of your current level. 

What is the course like?

What is the course like?

You only have to read some of our detailed testimonials from previous students to get a real insight into the Snoworks GAP experience.


The schedule

WEEK 1 - PERSONAL PERFORMANCE & RACE WEEK

Time to step up the speed! Race training is the best way to develop all four of the ‘Performance Threads’ needed for BASI level 2. ‘Technical’ – a full week developing the skills of carving and edge control, perfect for BASI level 2. ‘Psychological’ – increasing your threshold with the buzz of flying past the gates and the progressive increase of speed. ‘Physical’ – our off snow fitness sessions will be nurturing the athlete within you and thus making you a better skier and giving you the competitive edge! ‘Tactical’ – you will gain knowledge about speed and line – the where and when of ski racing (This is giant slalom for all students, unless Test Technique training has been pre agreed) Race will be for a half a day (due to it’s physical intensity) with out of gate training and teaching practice for the other half of the day.

WEEK 2 - PERSONAL PERFORMANCE & TEACHING SKILLS

By now you will have a fantastic grasp of where your skiing level is, understanding ski techniques and breaking down the ‘Fundamentals’. This week allows us to develop the individual aspects that you need to become a rounded and versatile skier and put you in a fantastic position for the level 2 assessments. We will look at all the ‘Strands’ – bumps, piste performance and variables/off piste. Also starting this week will be the opportunity for ‘mock’ lessons, as we start to give you the opportunity for structured teaching practice.

WEEK 3 & 4 - SKI SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, TEACHING EXPERIENCE & CONTINUED PERSONAL PERFORMANCE

The last two weeks under the Snoworks GAP family umbrella are a fantastic combination of gaining invaluable shadowing hours, both an essential part of BASI 2 and your future as a professional ski instructor. With various different Snoworks courses running you get the opportunity to shadow the lessons, video sessions and day to day running of a busy group lesson environment. Combine this with the opportunity to teach our generous Snoworks clients, who volunteer for ‘free mock lessons’ giving you real time experience and structured practice opportunities. Mix those with continued personal performance tuned to your individual needs in preparation for your final exam, and you will then feel completely ready and prepared for BASI level 2.

WEEK 5 & 6 - BASI LEVEL 2 EXAM

The BASI level 2 qualification, which if/when successful will allow you to teach skiing around the world, with potential ski instructor job opportunities in Japan, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

 

IMPORTANT: Students that are unfortunately unsuccessful at BASI level 2 will have to take further training following their action plan and then take a re-assessment at their own cost at a later date. Continued support and advice will be given towards the best way to move forward.

Interested in finding out more, please call or email us today!