BASI Level 3 module

A large range of courses going out on the hill each day means that we are able to adjust groups week to week to ensure that everyone is working cohesively together.
James Duffield
Trainer - ICE Val d’Isère

BASI Mountain Safety Course

  BASI Mountain Safety Course
  5 days
  BASI module

One of the modules required for the BASI Level 3 ISIA qualification

This is a 5 day on snow training and assessment course complemented with lectures and seminars. 

The first 3 days are devoted to training and then 2 days of assessment at the end. 

The course trains and assesses students to lead clients on off piste descents within the confines of the ski area boundary. 
It does not cover the use of axe, crampons, ropes or glacial travel. 

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The course content includes the following:

  • Snow and avalanche risk assessment  
  • Off piste ski technique 
  • Equipment for touring and off piste travel i.e. skinning/snow shoeing 
  • Map reading navigation and route selection 
  • Objective hazards and emergency procedures 
  • Leadership and conduct of a group in descent  

On the course:

  • All training course fees.
  • 3 days training, 2 days assessment.

Pre course:

  • Pre course information pack
  • Telephone support

Post course:

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


A member who holds the Level 2 Instructor Qualification and the Level 3 Mountain Safety Qualification can lead off pisted descents within the confines of the ski area boundary consistent with the laws of the country they are operating in. This must not include uphill travel or the planned use of axe, crampons, rope or overnight stays. Travel is restricted to non glacial terrain.

BASI Mountain Safety Course

Dates and prices

BASI Level 3 Mountain Safety Course
13 - 17 January 2025
£529 - Limited spaces

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