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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.
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....
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.
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...
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.
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"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!"
"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."
As Will comes to the end of his ICE course and very reluctantly heads home on Saturday I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for making his stay a resounding success. Though Will absolutely loved his time at school, he's not an academic and was surrounded by people who were more able than him. Sadly in our education system in this country a child's success is measured based on exam results and I know that at times, Will's self esteem was low.
Thanks to his time spent on the ICE course he is now 10 feet tall and full of confidence. It was a joy to see him a couple of weeks ago , the happiest Ive seen him in his 18 years of life! Not only does he ski beautifully but he has learnt so much more about staying safe (and keeping others safe!) in the mountains. He has made lifelong friends and will reap the benefits of our investment throughout his life.
Kerry Speed, mother to Will Speed, 6 week gap ski course 2015
Having spent the 13/14 winter season with ICE on the Level 3 training course, I can say without any doubt that it was the best investment I've ever made - there is simply no way I would of completed levels 1 to 3 in my first season without the exceptional training and support that these guys have provided. The vibe is incredible, organisation is slick, the professionalism, friendliness and dedication of the trainers is second to none.
As for the value for money, there is no other course out there like this - it is structured in a way that you are able to complete all of the Level 3 modules in one resort, in one season, saving you both money and hassle. I would recommend ICE to anyone who is serious about progressing their career as a snowsports instructor.
Drew Nickless - 14 week, Level 3 ISIA Training course, 2013
I just wanted to tell you how successful Ross has been in his chosen career since completing his Level 1 and 2 skiing instructor qualifications with ICE in 2011. As you know he had only skied for 5 separate weeks on school trips and needed expert tuition in order to improve his skill level. He certainly received this and far more besides. Your team inspired confidence in him and gave him the knowledge, ability and teaching techniques to become a successful instructor. He was employed for the winter season in Rusutsu, Japan, skiing on some of the best powder snow in the world. He is now in Thredbo, Australia where he underwent 5 days of assessment before being selected as one of 17, out of 36 instructors from all over the world to be employed until mid September.
I cannot thank you enough and fully endorse the wonderful training which you provide. You have the highest professional standards and expect the same from those who train with you. You certainly taught Ross to be resilient and to work exceptionally hard to achieve his ambition. I certainly think this stood him in good stead when competing against others for the season in Australia.
Sue Woollard Mum of Ross who is now 20 and trained with ICE (2013) after completing his A levels.
I attended the L2 Snowboard Instructor course ran in Val d'Isere which commenced on the 21st April 2014 through the BASI EBP - ICE. I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks so much to the guys at ICE and let BASI know as a trainee I was very impressed and pleased to have used ICE. I will definitely recommend them to other trainees I know.
The pre-course information through ICE was fantastic and booking on the course was very easy and painless. Things like the ICE facebook page for the trainee's were a great way for the students to organise accommodation and travel arrangements. In resort the course was run very professionally and I know all the trainees/candidates on my course got so much out of the course.
I personally though Renelle Mortimer our snowboard trainer was a outstanding. The course was ran in a fun way but was very 'focused' and she really motivated us to do our very best and get all that we could from the course. I feel she really got the absolute maximum out of all the candidates on the course and as a side note will be booking up with Renelle for some personal early season coaching come November 2014.
Thanks Rupert at ICE and big thanks to Renelle at Fresh snowboarding. Enjoy your summer guys.
Richie Dawson, Snowboard Level 2, April 2014
If Carlsberg did ski instructor courses, they probably wouldn't be as good as ICE's
George Davies (19), Ski Course 2014
If I said I had the time of my life, it would be an understatement
Lawrance White (18), Ski Course 2012
A really great way to spend time in a great environment with top-class instruction being delivered. It really doesn't get better than this
Alan Bissett (46), Ski Course 2013
Dave's a lad!
Jo Davidson (18), Ski course 2015
At twice the price and with no qualifications it would have been a bargain. I may learn to ski so that I can come back again.
Chris Walker (25), Snowboard Course 2012
ICE, ICE, Baby!
Ed Campbell (22), Ski Course 2011