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Snowboard Instructor Course in The Three Valleys

Become a BASI snowboard instructor in the world’s largest ski area

The SnowSkool Three Valleys snowboard instructor course is awesome…even if we say so ourselves! But it is not for the shrinking violets, you’ll be pushed to the limit on your board; to SnowSkool’s BASI snowboard trainers, you are a student and not a customer. They are not going to carry your board to the lift and nor will they finish each lesson by telling you how sick your riding is and to “keep trying, buddy!” They will let you know in no uncertain terms if your riding is not up to scratch and they have all manners of tools & tricks to turn this around. And this is not Jean-Claude grumpily hanging up his skis boots to teach a snowboard lesson, we work with an independent Snowboard School in Méribel. All snowboard trainers are BASI-ISTD instructors with full French equivalence.

And, after twelve weeks, you’ll be riding like a pro and you’ll earn the respect of the mountain…and, probably, a BASI Level 2 snowboard instructor qualification too!   

Who chooses this course?

Age profile

Average Age
23.5
  • 17-20
  • 21-24
  • 25-35+

Recommended minimum experience

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

Gender profile

  • Male
    60%
  • Female
    40%

Nationalities

Australasia
5%
Americas
5%
UK
65%
Rest of the World
5%
Europe
20%

Course Dates

2021
    • Duration
      11 weeks
    • Start Date
      10/01/2021
    • End Date
      25/03/2021
    • Flights included
      No
  • Price
    £8,250
  • Deposit
    £250
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Slopes

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 and SnowSkool has snapped up some sweet pads in a ski-in location in Méribel-Morel - a short walk from the shops, bars & restaurants at the centre of Méribel. All situated close together, they are the ideal base for a course of this nature, a veritable home from home with large lounge/ dining areas and en-suites to every bedroom.

  • Ski-in location
  • 200m walk to the chairlift
  • 8-10 minutes walk to Méribel Centre
  • All en-suite bedrooms
  • Chalet hosts
  • Large communal areas
  • Free WiFi
  • TV, Stereo & DVD players

Standard rooms are twin-share with en-suite
There is the option to upgrade to a private room
Breakfast and home-cooked evening meals are provided 6-days per week by the chalet host

Tuition

SnowSkool has teamed-up with a specialist BASI Snowboard School for our Three Valleys snowboard instructor course. All snowboard 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 day that these guys truly are at the top of their game. During the eleven weeks, you’ll have ~115 hours of snowboard tuition.

Qualifications

Snowboarders on the Three Valleys course will sit the snowboard instructor qualifications of the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). Level 1 & Level 2 exams are scheduled into the twelve-week course…all you need to do is pass the tough exams and log 70 hours of Snowboard School experience - then you’ll be all set for a life working as a snowboard instructor!

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 14 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?

Accommodation
Yes
Breakfast
6 days per week
Dinners
6 days per week
Lift Pass
Yes
Hill Transfers
Yes
Level 1 Tuition
5 days per week
Level 1 Exam Fee
Yes
Level 2 Tuition
5 days per week
Membership Fees
BASI
Instructor Shadowing
Yes
Regular Individual Feedback
Yes
Video Analysis
Yes
First Aid Course
Yes
Child Protection Module
Yes
Foreign Language Lessons1
Optional
Avalanche Awareness Course1
Optional
SnowSkool Recruitment Service
Yes
SnowSkool Repping Service
Yes
  1. Additional fee payable

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