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(image is Rupert G ripping the windsurf in Greece summer 2015)
SnoworksGAP Ski instructors - What do they do in the off season???
Ever wondered what a SnoworksGAP ski instructor does in the summer?
The question you will get asked the most as a ski instructor is: -
‘So what do you do in the summer?’
So I thought a quick blog telling you what the team at SnoworksGAP get up to in summer might be fun!
Lee Townend – GAP director and BASI...
Working in 'Japow' as a ski instructor. The best job in the world!
Words by SnoworksGAP 2014 ski instructor Joe Cutler.
Immediately after passing my BASI level 2 (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) I was in a plane heading to Niseko, Japan to work for 'Go Snow' ski school.
The skiing in Japan is famous for one thing, powder. This season has been a poor season and we've still had twice the snow fall of the Alps in a good year, it's also...
Words by SnoworksGAP ski instructor Nick Jenner.
Working at the Hermitage Club:
Despite failing the technical component of my BASI 2 exam, I was fortunate to have two jobs offers to instruct, one in Switzerland, the other at the Hermitage Club in the US.
After much deliberation, I chose the Hermitage Club. Why? Firstly, I had always wanted to work in the US and obtaining a work VISA is immensely difficult (particularly as a ski instructor) and the...
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Here is a fantastic blog from our good friends at Voucher code pro about skiing beginners. Aspiring ski instructors to SnoworksGAP, here are some wise words.
"A beginners guide - click HERE"...
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)...