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10 weeks
Verbier, Switzerland


Whether you’re leaving University, on a Gap Year or looking for a 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 our partner Altitude Futures 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 can 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 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 alongside the Ski School so you will have lots of opportunities to work and put into practice what you have learned 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 skier’s 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 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 skier’s 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 world’s top resorts. It provides a gateway to the 4 Valleys. The mountain town of Verbier sits at 1,500m with pistes extending to 3,330m. With 412 km of slopes, 92 lifts leading to some of the best skiing and freeride skiing in the world. The main Ski season runs from December to April and offers skiing for the beginner to the hardcore off-piste skiers. Famous for freeride, Verbier is home of legendary off-piste runs for those looking for that perfect powder skiing.

Accommodation – optional

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. Single room options are available for an extra fee. The accommodation is cleaned daily and exclusive for customers on the BASI Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructors Course.


  • 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

Sorry, there are currently no dates scheduled for this course.

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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