14 Week Ultimate Snowboard Instructor Course

Meribel - Centre of The Three Valleys

12th January 2020 - 18th April 2020 Meribel, France Catered

Course Overview

The Ultimate way to spend a winter in the Alps!

The Ultimate BASI Level 1 and 2 course is for anyone who is looking to squeeze as much into their season as possible. Whether you are pursuing a career path after school or university, or looking for a career change, our Ultimate course gives you the best start into the industry. With 14 weeks in the mountains to train, including freestyle, touring and an introduction to BASI Level 3, this is by far the most comprehensive instructor course out there!

What to Expect

Course Features

  • 14 weeks of catered chalet accommodation in Meribel, including hearty breakfasts, filling suppers, free Wi-Fi, Apple TV and large flat screen TVs
  • BASI Level 1 exam fees included
  • Company and staff who are passionate about skiing and snowboarding
  • Incredible resort vibes and seasonnaire atmosphere
  • Social events throughout the season
  • Return transfer from Geneva
  • Snowboard training jacket 
  • Opportunity to work in Italy after the course

On the Mountain

  • 225 hours coaching from BASI ISTD Level 4 Instructors and Trainers during the first 10 weeks
  • In the 11th week you can choose from taster sessions in freestyle skiing, split boarding and an Introduction to BASI Level 3 or just relax in the beautiful 3 Valleys
  • Video analysis and weekly feedback sessions to ensure you are on track
  • Dedicated Level 3 mentors and experienced resort staff
  • 20 hours coaching per week
  • Piste performance coaching
  • Teaching tuition
  • Exam preparation

Employment Opportunities

Basecampers will be introduced to Interski in Italy for the chance of employment. There are BASI Level 3 scholarships available for those who prove their worth to our partnering snowboard school.

Course Timeline

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

  • Level 1 preparation

    2 Weeks

    Fine tune technical skills in advance of the Level 1 exam

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  • Level 1 Exam

    1 Week

    Time to put that training into use and take your Level 1 exam

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  • Continued Performance Training

    2 Weeks

    Covering Moguls, steeps, freestyle and off piste sessions along side piste performance riding - short and long turns.

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  • Shadowing

    1 Week

    Shadowing the instructors and project work

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  • Skills & Technique Progression

    2 Weeks

    Improve and fine tune key skills, techniques and teaching methods in advance of your Level 2 exams

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  • BASI Level 2 Exam

    2 Weeks

    The exam focuses on technical ability and teaching ability

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  • Step Up Week!

    1 Week

    A week to relax after your exam. Hang out with friends, chill in the sun or take advantage of freestyle, splitboard or Level 3 taster sessions we will put on for you.

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  • Free Ski

    3 Weeks

    Make the most of your catered accommodation and season lift pass with End of Season Parties and Spring Sunshine Skiing

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Video Overview

Get an insider's view of what it's like living and learning in resort.


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.

If you are looking to work in the ski business, this course provides the best path into the industry! This course is ideal for anyone looking to qualify as a level 2 instructor and wishing to return the following season to work as an instructor, or for those wanting to seriously improve their snowboarding and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.

On our Instructor courses we say that you have to be able to be comfortable snowboarding red runs and doing a bit of switch riding before the start of the course (Level 3 on our ability scale. The BASI Level 1 will be in your third week, so you'll be getting assessed fairly quickly, but don't worry it's not a very technical exam.

If you would like to head out to the resort beforehand in order to have a week or two of riding and dust off the cobwebs this is something we can arrange, please speak to your course advisor.

You are not guaranteed the qualification as you must pass the assessment to be granted it. The course's sole focus is getting you the Level 1 and 2 qualification, so all the training you receive gears you up for the awards; as well as being given specific programmes to work on when you are free-riding.

The BASI Level 2 is difficult but achievable, and the programme is designed to walk you through it, however it does require a level of commitment from you and you need to be prepared to focus hard on achieving the qualification. Our pass rate is generally around 85-90%.

Basecamp provide you with 140 hours of training, your Level 1 and 2 exam, first aid course, CRB check and make you an associate member of BASI. Having done these you will need to complete the Safeguarding Children Module on the BASI website for a cost of £25 and then call the BASI office and pay £20 to become a full BASI Member and get your licence.

There will normally be between 60-70 people in resort. Each training group has a maximum of 10 people to one Instructor, ensuring you get the best possible coaching.

With your Level 2 you can teach around the world, and we would be happy to point you in the right direction to get a job. If you want to progress further along the BASI pathway, we now offer an exclusive BASI Level 3 training programme, along with scholarships and sponsored mentor positions for high-achieving riders.

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