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10 weeks
Verbier, Switzerland
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Whether you’re leaving University, on a Gap Year or looking for career change, why not swap the desk for a set of skis to spend the winters in the mountains. Training to become a Ski Instructor not only offers the chance to travel and live abroad but you get to turn your passion into a job!

Flying Fish and Altitude Futures who have both been involved in Instructor training for over 20 years have teamed up to provide a unique Ski Instructors Course.

The Ski Instructor Course is designed for skiers who want to experience an incredible winter in the Swiss Alps, improve your skiing and meet like-minded people while becoming a BASI Ski Instructor. Becoming a BASI Ski Instructor qualifications opens up the opportunity to travel and work around the world.

Ski Instructors Course

The Ski Instructor Course is 10-weeks of instruction, coaching and personal development to reach BASI Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor. As a Level 2 Ski Instructor you are able work around the world introducing new skiers to the sport, improving confidence and key skills for a safe run down the mountain.

Completing our Ski Instructor Course not only improves your personal skills but your confidence, leadership, communication skills to. Arguably the most important part of being a good Instructor is being able to pass on your knowledge, so improving these soft skills forms an important part of the Ski Instructors Course.

Work experience

The Ski Instructor school works along side the Ski School so you will have lots of opportunity to work and put into practise what you have learnt during your course. Being part of our team and learning how to teach from our professional Trainers forms part of the 10 week course. You will learn about customer service and how vital giving good customer service is to the skiers experience. At the end of the course you will have the confidence to take that dream job and start your new adventure.

The Social Side

Part of the Skiing experience (some would argue the important part) is the Apres-ski. The nightlife in Verbier never fails to to disappoint. After a hard day on the slopes you will be pleased to hear that Verbier has many bars and restaurants to choose from to relax and unwind. Happy hour a the pub Mont Fort, every skiers favorite hangout after a hard day on the slopes. Then down to the Farinet Apres Ski for live music and a great party atmosphere


Verbier is without doubt one of the worlds top resorts. It provides a gateway to the 4 Valleys. The mountain town of Verbier sits at 1,500m with pistes extending all the way to 3,330m. With 412 km of slops, 92 lifts leading to some of the best skiing and free-ride skiing in the world. The main Ski season runs from December to April and offers skiing for the beginner to the hard core off-piste skiers. Famous for freeride, Verbier is home of legendary off-piste runs for those looking for that perfect power skiing.


We can provide accommodation at an additional cost of £1,500 for 10 weeks.

You will stay in one of our comfortable chalet in the heart of Verbier, within walking distance of the ski lifts. The chalet is half-board and includes continental breakfast each day with a cooked breakfast once a week. The accommodation is cleaned daily and exclusive for customers on the BASI Level 1&2 Ski Instructors Course.

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation in resort then you pay the price as shown.

Package Deal

If you would like us to take care of everything then we can organise your course, accommodation and return flights from London or Manchester to Geneva plus transfers to Verbier.



  • Full season lift pass
  • 24 hour support in resort
  • 10 weeks of training, coaching and video analysis (30 hours Instruction per week).
  • First aid and Off Piste Mountain Safety course
  • Fitness sessions with optional ski specific Yoga sessions
  • Weekly team socials
  • Off-Piste Adventure days
  • Airport transfers
  • Career advice sessions
  • Ski servicing deals
  • Discounts of skis, boot, goggles and helmets
  • Pro deals with Rossignol UK

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
05/01/2020 15/03/2020 Verbier, Switzerland Available
Course price £7,295
Required deposit £1,500
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£1,500Shared Half Board Accommodation

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

  • You must be 18 years or older to join this course.
  • Travel insurance is compulsory for all customers booked on Ski programmes
  • You will be able to ski confidently, linking turns on a red run
  • Have a positive attitude towards your course

Not included in the course:


  • Lunch each day
  • Ski equipment, including boots, skis and poles


Full itinerary

Week 1

Team building, settle in and meet the team. Your personal skiing is assessed and your individual training plan is created. Time on the slopes skiing

Week 2

First aid course, technical skiing. Improve skiing in piste, mouguls, steeps and off-piste

Week 3

Level 1 BASI Instructor exam

Week 4

Ski the 4 valleys. Off-piste training and technical development.

Week 5/6

Practical teaching experience, working with instructors and clients from our Ski School

Week 7

Ski training, working on individual goals set by your Instructor

Week 8

Final training before your level 2 exam. Exam prep

Week 9/10

BASI level 2 ski Instructor exam


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