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6 Week BASI Level 1 & 2 Residential Course

4 Week All Terrain Residential Course

  All terrain course
  Residential & catered
  Liftpass included

Improve your skiing with an impeccable quality of training.

A great way to take a short career break. Ski on and off-piste in the world's finest ski resort and receive the best ski tuition available to further your performance. This course is best suited to those who do not have enough time to do the classic 10, 6 or 5 week courses, and for those looking to further their performance in all areas of the mountain without taking on Instructor qualifications. All the time receiving the same extraordinary level of detailed coaching you could expect as a trainee ski Instructor.

The course kicks off with a 1-week intensive personal performance course given by BASI Trainers covering all areas of skiing - high-speed piste skiing, variables, bumps, steep slopes and more. 

Week 2 comprises of a specialist off-piste week covering ski touring, back country access and mountain safety awareness.

This is followed by two weeks of further half day training where you can consolidate these skills and test your improvements in the gates with an introduction to Giant slalom and slalom.

If you would like to augment your 4 weeks with ICE with a BASI Level 1 qualification, you may want to consider the 4 week BASI Level 1 Residential Course

On this alternative option, the level 1 replaces the off-piste week.

On the course

  • Personal Performance Training
  • Exclusively from BASI Trainers
  • Biomechanical assesments
  • Hands on boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Up to 40% off your equipment
  • Off-piste/touring course
  • Training within the Performance threads
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Race training 
  • Freestyle clinics
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness presentation
  • Freeride clinics
  • Psychological training
  • All training course fees
  • Accommodation for 4 weeks
  • Evening meal 5 days a week
  • Airport Transfers
  • Lift pass
  • French lessons (optional extra)
  • Male and Female mentors

Before the course

  • Pre-course information & course relative news letters
  • Telephone support
  • Equipment advice and equipment delivery support

After the course

  • Professional references
  • Snowsports industry contacts
  • Ski career advice
  • Discounts on equipment
  • Further courses with BASI

Below is a timetable of the course for the 10 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isère.

Week 1

The course begins with a personal performance week, focussed entirely on your own personal skiing or riding. The basic fundamentals of ski technique are covered this week and it is designed to lay the foundations of the course to come. It is full days on the hill, Monday to Friday, and a couple of hours spent off the hill going through video analysis and attending specialist presentations on Biomechanics, Injury Prevention, Equipment and Mountain Safety. It is a busy week, but it sets you up well for the rest of the course. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Core fundamentals of ski technique
  • Video Analysis
  • Boot-fitting advice
  • Free-ski testing
  • Presentation on bio-mechanics and injury prevention
  • Presentation on Ski Equipment
  • Presentation on Mountain Safety/Avalanche Awareness

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 30hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: 4.5 hours 
Total training time: 34.5hrs



Week 2

Off-piste week. The Espace Killy is arguably one of the most extensive off-piste playgrounds anywhere in the World. Val d'Isere has 300km of marked piste. Double that and you are just scratching the surface of the off-piste. This week with an experienced off-piste instructor is a golden opportunity to explore some of the areas hidden jewels. You will be kitted up with all the latest transceivers and packs and you are ready to hit the Pow! Here's a summary of what to expect this week

  • Off-piste training.
  • Mountain safety awareness - practical information.
  • Ski technique input in powder and variable conditions.
  • An experienced instructor to take you places you never thought possible.
  • Some of the best off-piste/backcountry skiing to be had anywhere in the world.
  • All the specialist equipment to help keep you safe
  • An ear-splitting grin that may just start to hurt your cheeks

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 30hrs

Total training time: 30hrs


Week 3

Half days of performance training. This week you will be working on the action plan created at the end of the 1st week and also expanding the remit to increased activity in the bumps and variable terrain, with an eye on the race training ahead in the final week. Training is delivered exclusively by BASI Trainers, and the quality of training is second to none. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Performance training with BASI Trainers
  • Structured video analysis with further developement of the outcomes in your performance.
  • bumps
  • variable snow 
  • steeps
  • long radius turns 
  • short turns

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill (inclusive of video time): 15hrs



Week 4

This week you will do some Giant slalom race training & slalom training with former British Masters Champion and BASI Trainer Rupert Tildesley  You will spend a siginficant amount of time in the gates but take time to improve your overall outcome by learning race relative drills and skills in your freeskiing as well.

The outline of this week is as follows:

  • Giant Slalom Race training 
  • Slalom race training 
  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Timed race run against your peers
  • Video analysis of your runs in the gates 

Time spent with your Trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs



The program above follows how the course has run in recent years but should not be viewed as a definitive itinerary which will be communicated to you week to week via the members area of the website. It can be subject to some variation depending on weather conditions and other circumstances, but this will give you a good idea of what to expect.

Skiing standard

We can cater for a large range of abilities since there are many groups on the course. Because of this, if you are already a good skier your level will be pushed with other good skiers around you. Our trainers train and assess to the highest levels in BASI so there is no ceiling to your improvement. Similarly if you are an inexperienced skier or rider you will be in a group with similar abilities so your needs will be met in this respect too.

It is vital that you are properly insured against injury, loss of personal effects and curtailment. Students will need to purchase an insurance policy, details of suppliers that prevoius students have used will be posted when you receive your booking form.

In the background.
Whilst this is an opportunity for you to expand your horizons and get the most from the time you spend abroad there will always be the guidance of the ICE team should things go wrong. Whether it is for medical reason or just a shoulder to lean on, the ICE team will be there to help, should you require it.

Call us on 0870 760 7360 for more information. If you choose option 3, you can speak directly to a BASI Trainer who will happily discuss the course content, accommodation, what to do with your qualifications, how to find work and answer any questions you may have about the course or skiing and snowboarding in general.

4 Week All Terrain Residential Course

Dates and prices

4 week full-time - Residential - All Terrain Performance
05 January - 01 February 2025
£5350 - Spaces available

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Qualified to the highest level in the BASI system, with years of experience in training instructors, racers and also recreational skiers to reach their full potential, the standard of training you will receive with ICE just simply can’t be matched anywhere else!


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