BASI Level 2 Exam Guide - What it Involves & How to Pass
The final assessment on our 12-week ski instructor course in France is a big exam: it’s a 10-day pièce de résistance that separates those strong in body and mind from the weak!
And it’s worth it: this qualification is internationally respected and enables those who pass to work in instructor roles throughout the world.
83% of our trainees pass though, and here's our guide to make sure you do too...Read entry
Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses - Guide for Parents
From your child’s point of view our courses will always look like the best thing since sliced bread: on snow seven days a week with like-minded individuals, spending time abroad with access to an incredible social scene and extra off-snow excursions. As well as a recognised qualification at the end. What’s not to love? However, it can be more daunting from a parents’ point of view.
Here's our guide for parents of those wanting to do ski and snowboard instructor courses.Read entry
How to Snowboard Off-Piste
Snowboarding off-piste is best done safely and well. So here are our top 5 tips on how to do it safely and also a few tips for better off-piste technique too….
Follow these steps and you’ll be better armed for snowboarding off-piste.Read entry
How can I afford a Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course?
An 11 to 13-week ski or snowboard instructor course can be one of the best experiences of your life, whether part of a gap year, a career break, or to get qualified for a new career.
However, despite the huge life and career advantages, coming up with over £7,000 for a course can seem difficult. And the cost is the point where many people hesitate:
So how do you afford a course like this?Read entry
How to Snowboard on Steep Terrain & Slopes
Becoming a great snowboarder, from a good one, can be a challenging move to make. And stepping it up when riding steeps is one of the key skills to get right on the mountain.
There are some common errors that snowboarders make on steep terrain though. Often these are habits that feel comfortable but are actually serving to ride steeps badly....Read entry
How to Become a Ski Instructor, from Israel to Lake Louise
How do you become a ski instructor from a scorching-hot country in the Middle East, like Israel?
Gilad Angel, 25, is one of an increasing number of our trainees from international regions. He's just finished the 13-week ski instructor course in Banff and explains how he got there...Read entry
How to Become a Mature Ski or Snowboard Instructor: FAQs
The average age of those joining courses and doing seasons is quite young (18-25), however this does not mean that older people can’t do the same. And we’re actually seeing more and more interest from people over the age of 40 – in fact we sometimes get people on courses in their late 50s.
Here’s our FAQs on becoming a mature ski or snowboard instructor.Read entry
How to… Snowboard on Moguls
Moguls are not a subject that Snowboarders tend to get excited about and very rarely will a rider jump with joy at the mention of moguls. But, that being the case, they sometimes have to be done.
So whether it be to get to the park, or the lead up to your favourite powder stash, here are some tips that should help you get down those bumps that skiers love the most.Read entry
How to… ski or snowboard in trees
Skiing through trees - or tree skiing as it is more known within the skiing world - can be one of the most magical days on the mountain if conditions are right.
But you’ve got to know how to do it safely. So here are our top tips to doing it safely, and well, and get you reaching for your skis and snowboards at the first signs of snow on the trees.Read entry
How to start a new life in New Zealand - with a Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course
It’s hard to meet someone who’s been to New Zealand and didn’t love the place. The spectacular scenery offers an outdoor lifestyle and a sense of space that few other countries can match. And the country is consistently voted one of the friendliest and best in the world. Here's how to make the move, starting with an instructor course.Read entry