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BASI Skiing Instructor Qualifications
Operating out of Méribel in the heart of the Three Valleys, SnowSkool France offers ski instructor courses that are governed by the BASI system (The British Association of Ski Instructors). The BASI governing body is an active member of the ISIA (International Ski Instructors’ alliance) an organisation acting to provide equivalency between the various different governing bodies worldwide. Within ISIA, BASI is well-regarded because of the requirement for experiencing working life as a ski instructor as an integral part of the certification programme.
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BASI Level 1 Ski Instructor
The five-day BASI Level 1 course is a foot-in-the-door of the BASI system and allows successful candidates to teach on indoor and artificial slopes the world over. The exam is made up of two components; a teaching and a technical (skiing) assessment. In a nutshell, candidates must be able to confidently ski parallel turns in different terrain and on a variety of conditions. The ski instructor qualification is granted on completion of the Level 1 course, the Child Protection Module, two-day first aid course and 35 hours Ski School experience. All this is included within the SnowSkool package.
SnowSkool BASI Level 1 Ski Instructor pass rate: 100%
Available on: All SnowSkool France ski courses
Employment: On all artificial and indoor slopes worldwide.
BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor
The BASI level 2 exam is very much a step up from the level one, allowing successful candidates to teach on the mountain in resorts worldwide. The exam is ten days in duration and is continually assessed, comprising of both technical and teaching assessments. Candidates are expected to be able to confidently negotiate bumps, steeps, off-piste and variable terrain during the course of their technical assessment. In terms of teaching they are expected to be able to plan and execute ski lessons geared towards intermediate skiers up to and including linked carving turns. The BASI Level 2 ski instructor qualification is granted on completion of the Level 2 course and an additional 35 hours Ski School experience which is scheduled into the 11 week SnowSkool course.
SnowSkool BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor pass rate: 95%
Available on: SnowSkool France 11 week course.
Employment: All countries (including France with Test Technique)
Case Study: Instructor
Qualifications: BASI Alpine Level 1,2 & ISIA.
"I grew up ski racing on my local dry slope and during as many trips to the Alps as we could fit in! The BASI Club Instructor soon led onto the BASI Level 1 and Level 2. I managed to pick up some experience with a Ski School in Meribel and soon I was working towards my ISIA qualification. I passed my Test Technique (on second attempt) and got my ticket to work in France - which is where I am currently working today."