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Articles and news from our ski instructor courses in the winter and in the summer. Including detailed accounts of courses from clients.
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SnoworksGAP student Maya Gordon did the BASI Level one and two GAP course and worked a winter season as a paid ski instructor in Japan! Read her career choice and views on training and becoming a ski instrucutor before Christmas. Hi Maya, why did you choose a Ski instructor course as your GAP year as opposed to one of the many other opportunities on offer? I always knew that I wanted to do a ski season, and ski instructing...

  So you think you might want to be a ski instructor but have your doubts? Is it all about watching kids on the magic carpet and picking up their poles for them or was the South Park sketch right in just teaching the ‘Pizza/ French fries’ technique? Trust us when we say that working as a ski instructor has some of the best perks of any jobs in the mountains and even better advantages than many...

  Ski instructor training to BASI level 3 and beyond! As SnoworksGAP heads into it’s second year of the I.S.I.A & I.S.T.D level 3 and 4 B.A.S.I pre-season training program we ask one of last years successful trainees 'Mike Abromowitz' a few questions about their experience. I.S.I.A (International ski instructors association) B.A.S.I (British association of Snowsports instructors) Mike, please can you tell us why you chose to do the training in a block period over several weeks as opposed to over...

WHATEVER YOUR RESULTS ARE, TAKING A GAP COURSE THIS AUTUMN AND QUALIFYING AS AN INSTRUCTOR IS A DECISION MANY WILL TAKE OVER THE COMING WEEKS. Recent news suggests that British instructors are not welcome in the Alps, but this is in fact not the case. Anyone qualifying as an instructor on a Snoworks GAP course at BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) Level 2 can work in countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Andorra and parts...

  So you want to become a ski instructor? Do I do it on a fast track course? (GAP) or do I do it over a season? (Or longer) This is no doubt a question many of you ask yourselves, friends, work colleagues and current ski instructors. In this blog I shall share with you an unbiased look into the benefits and pitfalls of both options. Firstly I need to explain briefly the BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors)...