Ski Instructor Course in Summer | BASI Level 1 and 2 | Snoworks GAP
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This is a 7 week summer course that will allow you to train and qualify to BASI levels 1 & 2, to be ready to work as a paid instructor the coming winter. With it being summer you get the best of both worlds: Firstly, and most importantly, over the 7 weeks we will take you through the BASI system, improving your personal skiing and develop the skills required to become a ski instructor with your BASI level 1 exam in week 2 and your BASI level 2 exam during weeks 6 and 7. Secondly, you get to enjoy the long hot sunny summer days in the Alps, where there is the opportunity for you to go hiking, mountain biking, climbing, via ferrata, rafting, canyoning, golf, horse riding etc (oh and the pizza!). The course is based in the resort of Cervinia, Italy and all the skiing will take place on the amazing snow sure 3820m Zermatt Glacier (the highest ski area in Europe).  If successful on the level 2 qualification, you will become qualified to teach skiing on snow in many different countries.

Cervinia, Italy


July 1st – Aug 19th 2023


  • Expert coaching run by BASI trainers and BASI level 4’s
  • Personal ski development
  • Practical teaching experience
  • BASI Level 1 and 2 examination fees
  • BASI membership
  • 5 days coaching a week (8am – 2pm)
  • Ski Pass for the course duration
  • Small Coaching Groups with a maximum of 10 per coach.
  • Off piste and avalanche safety training
  • Video analysis every week
  • Ski tuning and servicing skills, learn how to look after your skis     
  • Off-snow theory sessions
  • 70+ Ski school experience shadowing hours
  • During your course, you will stay in the fantastic 3* Hotel Petit-Palais
  • This perfectly situated hotel has amazing facilities including ski and boot room, ski servicing area, gym, bar and all en-suite rooms
  • Breakfast seven days a week
  • A packed lunch Monday – Friday
  • Evening meals seven days a week – hearty portions!
  • Twin share basis (single rooms available by request and incurs an extra charge)
  • BASI level 3 scholarship prize – awarded to the candidate that shows the most potential to progress onward through the BASI system. The scholarship* is for 4 FREE weeks of BASI level 3 ISIA training to be taken in Autumn the year after. 
  • Two day First Aid course
  • Personal fitness training every week, ski specific sessions such as plyometrics and core.
  • Job offer after the course in Japan (subject to interview) 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 Milan Malpensa 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
  • End of course dinner
  • King or Queen of the course prize
  • Flights are not included. Please book flights to coincide with our airport transfers times. Full details will be sent with your pre-course information 
  • Travel Insurance is not included, but adequate cover for all aspects of your course is a requirement. We recommend Mind The Gap Year
  • Spending money
  • The costs involved with any additional and optional sporting activities available in the evenings and weekends. Such as; mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, hiking, horse riding, via ferrata, climbing, golf, paragliding etc.
  • Not all social events (optional)
  • Single room occupancy
Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?

Our courses are perfect for those wanting a once in a lifetime 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?

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 Pro experience.

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