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Turnstones, Point, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6NB




0870 760 7360

4 Week BASI Level 1 Gap Course - Snowboard

  • Mark Jones - BASI/ICE Trainer

    4 Week BASI Level 1 Gap Course - Snowboard

    Improve your snowboarding and gain a BASI Level 1

    A great way to take a short career break, ride on and off-piste in the world's finest ski resort and receive the best snowboard tuition available to further your performance. This course is suited to those who are looking to gain their BASI Level 1.


The course kicks off with a weeks intensive personal performance course on half days given by BASI Trainers covering all areas of riding - high-speed, off-piste, bumps, steep slopes, snowpark and freeride, mountain safety and off-piste awareness.

This is followed by the BASI Level 1

What's included?

  • All training course fees.
  • BASI Level 1 course
  • Accommodation for 4 weeks.
  • Evening meal 5 days a week.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Lift pass
  • And more...
  • Personal Performance Training
  • Exclusively BASI Trainers
  • Biomechanical assesments
  • Up to 40% off your equipment
  • BASI Level 1 course
  • Training within the Performance threads
  • 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 pack.
  • Telephone support
  • After the course
  • CV advice
  • Professional references
  • Industry contacts
  • Career advice
  • Discounts on equipment
  • BASI Magazine
  • Further courses with BASI

Below is a timetable of the course for the 4 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isère.

Weeks 1

The course begins with a personal performance week, focussed entirely on your own personal riding. The basic fundamentals of snowboard technique are covered this week and it is designed to lay the foundations of the course to come. It is half days on the hill, Monday to Friday, and a couple of hours spent off the hill going through video analysis. 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 snowboarding technique
  • Video Analysis
  • Presentation on Equipment

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 30hrs
Total training time: 30hrs

Week 2

The BASI Level 1 course. The Level 1 Instructor course is a four day course and is the first instructor qualification within the BASI system of training and grading. It is the initial step on the route to becoming eventually an internationally recognised Snowsport Teacher. The course aims to provide you with the basic information and skills which will enable you to develop your practical performance. You will be re-introduced to the Central Theme which is the BASI progression from no snowboarding experience and you will begin to deliver some short lessons. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • BASI Level 1 curriculum.
  • The BASI Manual and Course resources for this level.
  • Personal Performance Training.
  • Training in the Central Theme.
  • Training in Teaching Principles.
  • A comprehensive action plan and review with your BASI Trainer on how to develop beyond this course.
  • The Level 1 course ICE party - a chance to let your hair down after a busy couple of weeks!

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 50hrs
Time spent with your Trainer off the hill: 10 hrs
Total training time: 35hrs

Weeks 3 & 4

The course switches to half day training for weeks 3 & 4 and is aimed at further improving your level. Here is a summary of what to expect these weeks:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Ongoing improvement of snowboarding technique
  • Video Analysis

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 15hrs each week
Total training time: 15hrs each week

Riding standard

Whilst it is not a requirement, it is recommended that you have done 10 weeks riding prior to attending this course.

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.

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