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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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Become a ski instructor

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

Become a snowboard instructor

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Improve my skiing

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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."

  • Ski instructor vacancies Ski instructor vacancies Interski in the Aosta Valley in Italy have an urgent requirement for instructors for the forthcoming half-term. Interski are a fantastic company to work for and many ICE students (and trainers!) have worked there over the years. If you are free and fancy a week's ski teaching, please contact Erin (erin@interski.co.uk) as soon as possible and mention that you are connected to ICE. You must hold a valid BASI licence (Level 2 or higher), a current First Aid certificate and CRB check.... read more Posted: 19:18:05 - 01/02/2016
  • Chemmy Alcott trains the ICE Team Chemmy Alcott trains the ICE Team We were delighted to have Chemmy Alcott, 4 time Olympian and Ski Sunday presenter working with us this week on the Gap Program. All the students benefitted from the experience that made her Britain's number one ski racer for many years and some significant improvements were made. Thanks a lot to Chemmy and we look forward to next year.... read more Posted: 18:40:03 - 01/02/2016
  • Val d'Isere Ski Area Val d'Isere Ski Area Have you ever wondered how large the Val d'Isere ski area actually is? Well now you can just overlay the ski area onto your own town, it's huge! Use this fab link to enter your U.K town and have "La Face" Black Olympic Run in your own back garden!... read more Posted: 22:34:21 - 26/01/2016
  • The Legend! Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle the film is coming out at cinemas on 1st April. It is is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the jump!... read more Posted: 09:32:27 - 22/01/2016
  • Arctic Bar Arctic Bar Are you bored of sitting on wooden seats? Are you sooo over your vodka not being the perfect temperature? Would you like your own private ICE bar? Enjoy a exceptionally chilled drink on ice at the new mobile arctic bar in Val d'Isere... read more Posted: 19:51:52 - 29/12/2015
  • FIS Bans Drones Should drones be banned? Or was this just a freak accident? FIS has been forced to make a clear decision when a TV Camera drone narrowly missed Marcel Hirscher.... read more Posted: 08:42:07 - 24/12/2015
  • Dave Ryding finishes 12th in Val d'Isere Dave Ryding finishes 12th in Val d'Isere British slalom skier Dave Ryding notches up a personal best 12th place in the World Cup slalom in Val d'Isere this afternoon.... read more Posted: 15:35:51 - 13/12/2015

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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