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10 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 and 2 course

4 Week BASI Level 1 Residential Course

  BASI Level 1
  Residential & catered
  Liftpass included

Gain your BASI Level 1 on the classic residential course.
The ultimate fast track course, a fantastic opportunity to spend part of the ski season in one of the worlds best ski resorts. Broaden your horizons and receive the best ski tuition on your way to an internationally recognized qualification.

The course kicks off with a week long intensive personal performance course delivered by BASI trainers covering all areas of skiing; long turns and short turns on the piste, bumps, steep slopes, variables, intro to the snowpark and mountain safety awareness.

This is followed by the BASI Level 1 Course, then two weeks of further training for half days, including racing & freestyle development and your first aid qualification. 

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
  • BASI Level 1 course
  • Training within the performance threads
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Race training 
  • Freestyle clinics
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness and physiotherapy advice
  • Freeride clinics
  • Psychological training
  • All training course fees
  • Accommodation for 4 weeks
  • Evening meals 5 days a week
  • Airport transfers
  • Lift pass
  • French lessons (optional extra)
  • Male and Female mentors

Pre course:

  • Pre course information pack
  • Telephone support
  • Equipment advice and delivery support

Post course:

  • CV advice
  • Professional references
  • Industry contacts
  • Career advice
  • Discounts on equipment
  • Further courses with BASI

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

Week 1:

Personal Performance Week.

Focussing entirely on your own personal skiing, the basic fundamentals of ski technique are covered this week and it is designed to lay the foundations for 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 biomechanics 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: 4.5hrs 
Total training time: 34.5hrs



Week 2:

BASI Level 1 course.

The Level 1 Instructor course is a 4 day course and is the first instructor qualification within the BASI pathway of training and grading. It is the initial step on the route to eventually becoming an internationally recognised snowsport instructor. The course aims to provide you with the basic information and skills which will enable you to develop your practical performance. You will be introduced to the Central Theme which is the BASI progression from no skiing experience through to parallel turns 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.
  • Introduction to the Central Theme.
  • Introduction to the teaching principles.
  • A comprehensive action plan and review with your BASI trainer on how to develop through the rest of the 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: 24hrs
Time spent in an off snow learning environment with the BASI pre course module: 6 hours 
Total training time: 30hrs



Week 3:

Performance Training.

This week you will be working on the action plan created at the end of the Level 1 and also expanding the remit to the bumps and variable terrain. Training is delivered exclusively by BASI trainers, and the quality of training is second to none. You will also do the First Aid course this week as part of the overall qualification. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

Time spent with your trainers on the hill: 9hrs
First Aid training: 14hrs

Total training time: 23hrs



Week 4:

Race training and freestyle week.

This week you will do some Giant Slalom race training and slalom training with former British Masters Champion and BASI trainer Rupert Tildesley and do a freestyle clinic with BASI trainer and freeride guru Olivier Renassia, which will be a chance to explore the Val d'Isere Snowpark and develop your freestyle skills. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Giant Slalom race training &
  • Slalom race training with Rupert Tildesley
  • Personal performance training with a BASI trainer
  • Freestyle training with Olivier Renassia

Time spent with your trainers on the hill (inclusive of video analysis): 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 in general.

4 Week BASI Level 1 Residential Course

Dates and prices

4 week full-time - Residential - BASI Level 1 course
05 January - 01 February 2025
£5250 - Spaces available

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At the heart of the ICE training program is its highly experienced team of BASI Trainers.

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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