Early Season BASI Level 1 Ski Instructor Course

Meribel - Centre of The Three Valleys

8th December 2019 - 21st December 2019 Meribel, France Catered

Course Overview

Learn to teach and improve your own ability on a short course

The early season BASI Level 1 is a course to go for if you are looking for a short course with a qualification that enables you to teach on the ever growing number of artificial slopes and snowdomes back in the UK and around the world before the season has even kicked off. It's a fantastic course and option if you are looking to spend an extended amount of time in the world's best resort. From here you can go on to do your Level 2 qualification in future which would then allow you to teach all around the world. 

What to Expect

Course Features

  • 20 hours of coaching each week from BASI ISTD Level 4 instructors and trainers
  • Video analysis and weekly feedback sessions
  • Centrally located chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast everyday and dinner 6 days a week
  • All exam fees included
  • Company and staff who are passionate about skiing and snowboarding
  • Incredible resort vibes and seasonnaire atmosphere
  • Incredible apres-ski and nightlife

On the Mountain

  • All coaching from BASI Level 4 ISTD instructors
  • Focus on technique and teaching theory
  • Exam preparation
  • BASI 1 exam

Airport Transfers

Basecampers will be picked up and dropped off from/to Geneva Airport on the start and finish dates of the course. 

Course Timeline

Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.

  • Introduction, Orientation and Training

    1 Week

    Orientation to Méribel, Assessing personal ability with set goals and targets, Avalanche Safety Talk and focused level 1 training and personal development.

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  • Exam

    1 Week

    BASI Level 1 Exam and End of Week Party

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Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

Anyone looking to get the best training and start instructing in a short period of time.

BASI recommends that you should be able to ski parallel confidently coping with a variety of conditions on red runs, making rhythmical turns close to the fall line at a steady pace.

If you would like to head out to the resort before hand in order to have a week or two's skiing and dust off the cobwebs please speak to your course advisor, as this is something we can arrange.

No, the course is not hard to pass. There are two components which you will be evaluated on; your skiing (demonstration) ability and your ability to teach the fundamentals of skiing. All of these aspects are trained to each candidate during the course, and the evaluation of your skills is on going. The ?lower end? skiing (snow plow turns etc.) is all taught to you on the course and serves as a great foundation for you to improve your skiing skills.

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