Our programs proved to be the most cost effective gap style training programs out there and 2 years ago we started offering these Instructor Training packages to our Ski clients.
All our training takes place in our winter base if Arinsal in Andorra – The Vallnord region.
Andorra has been a popular destination for brits since the mid 90’s with some great skiing especially in Arcalis, the freeride capital of Andorra which is only a short free bus ride away. Andorra retains a duty free tax status so is great value for money meaning you can go out and enjoy yourself without breaking the bank.
We have written a resort guide for Ski and Board magazine so take a look
The BASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Course is aimed at skiers who have successfully completed the level 1 course and are looking at taking the next step to work and teach all over the world.
If you haven’t got your level 1 then contact us and we can help you take this first steps on completing this initial 5 day course with us either in the UK at one of the indoor centres or with us in Andorra prior to the Level 2 program.
Being a Level 1 before arriving in resort means you will leave a better, more experienced instructor AND have a much greater chance of passing the exam as you already know what to expect prior to arrival. This is our unique concept, that has now been adopted by other training company’s. Our idea dedicates 100% of your time with us to passing the Level 2. We can hit the ground running from day 1.
During this 13 week in resort program you’ll shadow lessons, receive proper training by the Snowsports Coach trainers who are all qualified at the highest levels in the BASI system. This ensures the best and correct training throughout the program.
We don’t use instructors from any other governing body or call anyone else in. Why would we when they don’t know the how the BASI system works?
Our package price starts from just £4,995 and is the cheapest out there. Our price includes all accommodation for the 13 weeks, season lift pass, all training and exam fees and shadowing experience and employment opportunities in the future with the Arinsal Ski School.
Option extras include early arrival and even super early arrival - so you get to spend Christmas and New Year with us, finding your ski legs and getting to know the resort. This gives you a full winter away of over 4 months!
We have written a resort guide for Ski and Board magazine so take a lookView Magazine
The course is ideal for people who cannot attend our 13 week program due to work or other commitments and for those who feel ready for the BASI Level 2 but want the extra week of input and training prior to the exam.
This shorter 3 week option has a Level 2 preparation week prior to the 2 week exams. During this week we ride, train, teach and prepare you as much as possible for the following BASI exams. This essentially gives you 3 weeks to get up to the level required.
This 3 week option isn’t the easy way to pass. If you haven’t had a lot of mountain time then maybe consider our longer 13 week course. If you are pressed for time and can’t do the longer course, then prepare as much as you can in the UK and then use the week prior with us to train hard and ski hard.
After the first morning meeting, I knew the course was not only going to be a challenge, but possibly the best 13 weeks of my life.
The skiing was great, lots of terrain to work on, lots of sun, and cheap beer. The training was great, world class, and I knew exactly where my skiing was, in terms of “at the level” and from that, knew exactly what I needed to do to get too and above that level.
Alongside passing and getting my level 2, which was an awesome feeling, I have made some friends for life. I would love to re-live those 13 weeks again given the opportunity!
Thanks to the Ash and the crew for doing a course that’s affordable - at under £5,000 its unbeatable!
I’ve been with Ash and the crew on 2 season course now, ski and snowboard. The first course was the first time that I had really been away from home, so naturally I was very nervous. On arrival I was met with a warm welcome, settling my nerves. From there on it was amazing, I learned a lot, skied a lot, partied a lot and had so much fun and met so many new people. So much fun in fact that I came back the next year to do the level 2 Ski program, which was equally amazing. I can honestly say that they were the best few months of my life so far!
Thank you so much Ash and crew for such an amazing learning and life experience.
I spent the start of 2015 training for my BASI Level 2 ski exam in Arinsal and can safely say it was one of the best decisions I have made so far. The whole process from booking on, to arriving in Arinsal for my first season, to sitting a two week exam was simple with Ash’s help. The training I received was incredible, and took me from being a pretty bog standard skier to someone who was fully ready to sit their level 2 in a matter of weeks.
Arinsal is an amazing resort, especially for your first season, it’s full of fantastic people, has a fab apres scene and having three mountains to ski is a real bonus. I had an amazing three months, met some awesome people and gained a new qualification which has allowed me to do seasons in Japan, New Zealand and Canada. Massive thanks to Ash and the crew for everything.
For those that feel ready for the exam we do an exam only option. This includes the essentials you need to do the exam. This includes either B&B or Half Board accommodation, lift pass for the duration of the course, return airport transfers and our discount wristband in resort.
The price above DOES NOT INCLUDE EXAM FEE.
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