Snowboard Intructor Course in The Three Valleys

Two weeks to train as a snowboard instructor

The two-week snowboard instructor course in the Three Valleys give you the relatively unique opportunity to become a snowboard instructor as part of your annual leave – a little more exciting a life story than sitting on the beach in Tenerife sipping a Pina Colada! It is a pretty tough course so get ready to get your shred on. You will go straight into a full week of training with some of France’s most highly-qualified snowboard instructors, you will be practicing drills over the middle weekend and then start the five-day BASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor exam on the Monday of week two. You are also likely to want to head out to experience a little of Méribel’s famous apres scene!

Because the two-week snowboard instructor course runs at the beginning of the season, you will have the rest of the season to make the most of your new skills/ qualifications. 

Who chooses this course?

Age profile

Average Age
  • 17-20
  • 21-24
  • 25-35
  • 35+

Recommended minimum experience

  • 1 week
  • 5 weeks
  • 10 weeks
  • 15 weeks

Gender profile

  • Male
  • Female



Course Dates

    • Duration
      2 weeks
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Flights included
  • Price
  • Deposit
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A short paragraph doesn’t seem a lot of space to describe the world’s largest ski area. 600km of pistes interconnected by some-190 lifts and eight resorts which have household names the world over - Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens. It is a magical place, but you probably know that. As the world’s favourite ski area, there is an outside chance that you have been there and snowboarded its hallowed slopes. In which case all I can say is that, having visited the best resorts in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA, it simply does not get better than the Three Valleys. Notice Scotland wasn’t included in that list…!

Accommodation + Meals

Méribel is all about the chalets. They are the ideal base for a course of this nature, a veritable home from home with large lounge / dining areas and plenty of comfy seating for chillin’ after a day on the slopes. We have some nice pads in the village of Les Allues courtesy of our buddies at The Chalet Company.

  • Rustic, traditional chalets (exterior!)
  • Modern and stylish interior
  • Large communal areas
  • Located close to Village Centre
  • Free WiFi
  • TV, Stereo & DVD players
  • En-suite (supplement payable)
  • Chalet hosts

Standard rooms are twin-share
There is the option to upgrade to a private room with prices starting from £250
Breakfast and home-cooked evening meals are provided 6-days per week by your chalet host

Le blog from SnowSkool France 2015 - Week 10

Coming soon to a Ski & Board School near you...a SnowSkool Level 2 BASI ski or snowboard instructor! That's right people...the course is now finished, the curtain has fallen, tears have been shed, numbers have been swapped, kisses & cuddles have been given, promises have been made (and some already broken) and the SnowSkool team have now cut the apron strings and we send our BASI men & women into the world. Their training will see them fare well and we look forward to hearing stories of their greatness in years to come! Want to see what happened in the last few days/ week:
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SnowSkool has teamed-up with a specialist BASI Snowboard School for our Three Valleys snowboard instructor course. All CAB 9 instructors hold the BASI ISTD qualification with full French equivalence. This is the top level certificate in the BASI system and it is fair to say that these guys truly are at the top of their game. So it's week 1 with your CAB 9 instructors and week 2 with your BASI Trainers - safe to assume you'll leave a better snowboarder than when you arrive!


Snowboarders on the Three Valleys course will sit the snowboard instructor qualifications of the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). After completing the SnowSkool course, you'll need to complete a first-aid qualification, an online child protection module and log 35 hours of Snowboard School experience to gain your BASI teaching licence. Please contact one of the SnowSkool team for more information.

Your SnowSkool Rep

We have a big team in Méribel. Supporting the team back home in the office and the Resort Manager on-site, we have two SnowSkool reps and 8 chalet hosts! The reps role is probably the most ambiguous – their duties include (but are not limited to) organising your weekly schedule (lessons/ exams/ course/ work experience), taking photos of you on the slopes, organising trips to other resorts and planning the odd après session and nights out. Sounds fun but they’re on duty 24:7!  

What’s Included?

6 days per week
6 days per week
Lift Pass
Hill Transfers
Level 1 Tuition
5 days per week
Level 1 Exam Fee
Membership Fees
SnowSkool Repping Service
SnowSkool Recruitment Service
Regular Individual Feedback
Video Analysis
Instructor Shadowing

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