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3-4 Bath Place, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, LL35 0LN




0870 760 7360

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Welcome to ICE, the official
BASI training centre in
Val d'Isere/Tignes

If you want to improve your skiing or snowboarding or gain a qualification, you are in the right place. Let's get started.

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The only training centre to offer training exclusively from BASI Trainers

The quality of training on an ICE course is second to none.

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The best pass rates at
Level 1, Level 2
and Level 3

Your pathway to a qualification.

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One life. Live it.

Become a ski instructor

If you want to become a ski instructor, this is the place to start. Click here

Become a snowboard instructor

If you want to teach others how to shred, you are in the right place. Click here

Improve my skiing

It is not all about becoming qualified. To benefit from tuition from the best to raise your level Click here

Ski Instructor Courses, Snowboard Instructor Courses and Performance Training in Val d'Isère

ICE is the only official BASI Training Centre in the world's ultimate ski area - Val d'Isère/Tignes. With ICE you can attend all official BASI courses including a range of ski instructor courses and snowboard instructor courses, BASI Level 1 Ski Instructor Training, BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor courses and Masterclass performance courses.

Excellence comes as standard

The International Centre of Excellence delivers exactly what it suggests....the best ski instructor training and snowboard instructor training from some of the world's top coaches and as a result the best pass rates. People who have attended the BASI program through ICE are the best in the business and are able to work throughout the world. See what they have to say....

Exclusively BASI Trainers

ICE is the only Gap Provider to use BASI Trainers exclusively for all ski instructor training, snowboard instructor training and assessing on both ski and snowboard instructor courses. This means you receive the highest level of training from the people who will be assessing you at the end of the course. Read more reasons to choose ICE as your Gap Course Provider.

Whether you are taking a career break or a gap year, there is suitable course to help fast track you into the ski industry.
Furthermore, following your course, we can offer you the best contacts for job prospects around the globe through the ICE network within the ski industry.

The largest provider of Gap courses

ICE has been established for over 13 years and during that time has qualified thousands of ski and snowboard instructors. When you book a residential course with ICE, you are booking on the biggest course of its kind with a wide range of ages and nationalities, so you are guaranteed to make friends. Large numbers on the courses also gives us the flexibility to put you in a group of your level, so you will never be slowed down or struggle to keep up.

Masterclass performance courses


ICE Masterclass course is an amazing opportunity to transform your skiing. You will be coached by our small, select team of trainers Mark Jones, Rupert Tildesley, Rupert Goldring and Dave Cowell. All of these guys have hit the highest levels of pro coaching, they are all trainers for BASI, which means that their full time roles are to train and assess ski instructors. They have also all represented Great Britain in the BASI demo team, and have travelled worldwide demonstrating the highest level of skiing while delivering workshops to other alpine nations. They will be totally focused to move you up to the next level in one week! Masterclass courses are accommodated in chalet accommodation in the heart of Val d'Isere. Find out more...

Industry experience

Unlike other Gap course providers, ICE is not a tour company - the snowboard courses and ski courses are organised and delivered by the ICE trainers and the package is not comprised of sub-contractors.

As a result we are second to none in Ski and Snowboard Instructor Training.

Please call us on 0870 760 7360
or email info@icesi.org to find out more.

Why not speak to a trainer? There is no substitute for speaking to people who really understand snow sports.

Endorsed by...

...from the blog

Alain Baxter - Olympic medallist and former World Cup racer

Alain Baxter - Olympic and World Cup Ski Racer and winner of BBC's Superstars competition

"I work on the ICE course every year coaching slalom and I think it is a great opportunity to ski with ICE and improve your skiing in many different ways as well gain a well-recognized qualification. The ICE team run a very professional course and I very much enjoy working them. I am looking forward to next year!"

Graham Bell - 5 times Olympic Ski Racer and presenter of BBC1's Ski Sunday

Graham Bell - 5 times Olympic Ski Racer and presenter of BBC1's Ski Sunday.

"The BASI Gap course with ICE is a fantastic opportunity for any aspiriing snowsports instructor. The ICE team are some of the best professional snowsport trainers in the world and deliver a first class course. With their help you stand the best possible chance of achieving your goals."

  • #DiscoverYourFreestyle #DiscoverYourFreestyle Talented? And a Freestyler? Now there is a door with a one way ticket to being discovered and showing off your talent. Freestyle skiing and snowboarding has been selected to be part in a new campaign. It is part of a multi-sport talent identification campaign in Britain to find new talent. #DiscoverYourFreestyle, which is part of a wider campaign called #DiscoverYourGold, aims to identify talented young athletes who have the potential to become future park and pipe champions. Along with ski and snowboard, 19 other sports are involved in #DiscoverYour Gold, a partnership between UK Sport, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and a range of National Governing Bodies, targeting 15-24 year olds to be fast-tracked into the exciting world of high performance sport. If you think you have what it takes to be a future park and pipe champion visit www.uksport.gov.uk/talent 
... read more Posted: 08:04:56 - 14/07/2016
  • Employment opportunities in Japan Employment opportunities in Japan "Join us in the home of bottomless powder" Niseko Black are recruiting for the 2017 season....... read more Posted: 16:38:39 - 13/07/2016
  • BASI Level 4 course BASI Level 4 course Following on from the highly successful BASI Level 3 course that has grown to be the most successful pathway for aspirant career ski instructors, ICE launches the course to climb the final step of the career ladder with the Level 4 course. BASI Demo Team member and BASI Level 4 Trainer Rupert Tildesley says: "The Level 4 course has been designed by BASI trainers who have spent many years coaching students to this level. It directly addresses the high-end performance needs of those candidates looking to gain this qualification. Coaching will be provided exclusively by BASI Trainers who train to this level. Furthermore the course will include the modules required to achieve the qualification". ... read more Posted: 10:56:27 - 30/06/2016
  • Become a better skier Become a better skier Have you ever thought your skiing has hit a plateau? Have you ever wanted to be able to tackle tougher terrain? Do you want to improve but are not really sure how? If the answer to any of these is yes, a Masterclass course with ICE could be the answer. With performance training exclusively from highly qualified BASI Trainers, video feedback, short-term action planning your skiing is certain to improve. There are lots of courses on offer for 2017 which cater for a wide spread of levels. To find out more click here or call one of our trainers on 0870 760 7360... read more Posted: 09:36:41 - 30/06/2016
  • Val d'Isere 2016 Season Did you think Val d'Isere was only renowned for its fantastic ski area and diverse slopes? Think again! The 2016 Val d'Isere Trainee Ski Instructors had another great year because Val d'Isere as always offers so much more than other resorts. This video clip by radio-TV Val d'Isere captures snippets of the plethora of entertainment both on and off the slopes in Val d'Isere last season.... read more Posted: 21:01:41 - 02/06/2016
  • Lindsey Vonn - 'Strong is the New Beautiful' Lindsey Vonn - 'Strong is the New Beautiful' Looking for some inspirational bed time reading? Lindsey Vonn has written a book! I am not sure how she has had the time between training, racing and glamour shoots but apparently it is out in October 2016 and it's all about choices! It includes expert information and the guidance you need to make the right choices for your life whether you are are a skiing athlete, trainee instructor, to someone who has gone off track and needs to get back on it! Vonn said in a press release from the publisher. “My book teaches you how to get strong, stay strong and embrace your natural beauty. It is the perfect companion for living life to the fullest.” Whoops I'd best order a copy as I reach for the Chinese takeaway leaflet to cancel my order and make a better choice by steaming some organic vegetables and do some sit ups!... read more Posted: 17:34:21 - 26/05/2016
  • Salomon 2017 skis - Review and Product Talk Pete Waghorn from Salomon speaks to the Ski Club about the new Salomon QST range of skis for 2017. Always good to hear Pete's views on any up and coming game changers with Salomon.... read more Posted: 17:08:16 - 26/05/2016

Find out what people think. Thousands of qualified ski instructors give us their thoughts on training with ICE

Training exclusively from BASI Trainers. Good results come from good training. Our team is comprised entirely of BASI Trainers, all of whom train to the highest level (Level 4) within BASI

A snapshot of our BASI trainers - View the whole team

Rupert TildesleyBASI Trainer, British Demo Team member

Mark JonesBASI Trainer, Director of ICE

Dave CowellBASI Trainer, Director of ICE

Rupert GoldringBASI Trainer, British Demo Team member

Derek Chandler - BASI/ICE Trainer

Derek ChandlerBASI Trainer

Amanda Pirie - BASI/ICE Trainer

Amanda PirieBASI Trainer, former British Team racer

Renelle Mortimer - BASI/ICE Trainer

Renelle MortimerBASI Trainer

Simon Cooke - BASI/ICE Trainer

Simon CookeBASI Trainer

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