Want to learn to be a ski or snowboard instructor? Try a course with Altitude

By adamrowden, 16 Nov '12 at 13:50

Altitude began in 2001 with only 12 instructors catering for the British market but now employs about 70 instructors from different countries including: England, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Russia, Holland, Italy and Argentina.

They only employ qualified and experienced instructors who will continue to provide excellent customer service to Verbier’s international guests and they are a company that believes their team of staff provides the best customer service on the mountain.

Altitude’s product range includes: skiing and snowboarding lessons, performance coaching and clinics, off-piste guiding, instructor training – Gap, ISIA and Level 4, and Children’s Summer Activity Camps.

Clients come from all over the world to Verbier and Altitude strives to provide them with the best holiday ever by ensuring they match the instructors to the needs of the clients, that customer service is at a high level and that the instructors are the best of the best.

A huge part of Altitude ski school is Altitude Futures, their Instructor Training Courses. Altitude have been running instructor training courses for 7 years offering GAP courses in skiing or snowboarding allowing students to gain their BASI Level 1 and 2.

From here, students can continue on the instructor pathway by returning the following season and taking part in the ISIA training course. This is a course where students train but also work for the school during the peak weeks of the season.

“The course was ideal for me as it meant I could develop my skiing whilst also gaining valuable teaching experience with a reputable school. I am coming back this winter and working full time for the ski school which is fantastic and I can’t wait!” ISIA Student 2012/2013.

For those who wish to get right to the top, they can then join the Level 4 training. This provides the same as the ISIA course but for those who have already completed level 3 and are working towards the level 4. The students will still work in the peak weeks and train during the low season focusing on technical skiing, teaching skills as well as race training.

By gaining your ski qualifications, you too can work as an instructor. The BASI qualification is recognised throughout the world and allows you teach in countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, America and more!

Altitude is famous for its high pass rates, commitment to helping students achieve their goals and providing a fun but professional environment to learn and develop in.

‘The Altitude Futures gap students are the most successful and strongest group I have ever been with during 16 years of being a BASI trainer.’ Andrew Lockerbie – BASI Trainer.

If you wish to learn more about the Altitude Ski School visit their website and for information on instructor courses visit www.altitude-futures.com.

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