Pre-Season 8-Week Ski Instructor Course Offered From October


Pre-Season 8-Week Ski Instructor Course Offered From October

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Pre-Season 8-Week Ski Instructor Course Offered From October

J2SkiNews posted 06-Sep

The long-established Snoworks autumn GAP ski course is back next month but will move from its previous base at Tignes in France to be based in Cervinia, Italy.

The new ski instructor course will takes place over 8 weeks from October 15 to December 10, 2022 initially on the glacier above Zermatt in Switzerland, accessed from Cervinia, before the resort opens up further with new snowfall.

The training programme prepares skiers for the BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) level 1 and 2 exams. The level 2 exam allows those that qualify with UK passports to potentially take up instructor jobs in countries including Japan, Canada, America, New Zealand and Australia. EU passport holders can also search for work in Austria and Switzerland. In either case Snoworks offer help with securing ski instructor jobs following successful completion of the course with the main ski season beginning in many resorts the week after the course is completed.

Anyone that is over the age of 18 and with the £7,950 required to sign up can participate in the course. Skiers should though have around a minimum of 10 weeks experience on snow and be comfortable skiing all groomed terrain and happy to venture onto easy off-piste slopes.

The 8 weeks is split between training (5 weeks) and exams (3 weeks) and the fee includes all accommodation on a full-board basis, training, lift pass and avalanche safety training, plus many other additional training session and benefits.
"Cervinia is an ideal location to hold the course, with guaranteed snow on the glacier and a high-altitude resort that often gets some of the earliest snowfalls in the Alps. The beauty of this course is that our pupils can gain their qualifications before the season even starts, so they can work as instructors immediately and start earning money," said Course leader and Managing Director of Snoworks Pro, Lee Townend.

The course cost of £7,950 includes 8 weeks of on-snow training, 5 days a week, with Snoworks Pro instructors, accommodation in the 3* Hotel Astoria in Cervinia including breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (twin room basis), lift pass, BASI membership, BASI Level 1 and 2 exam fees, off-piste and avalanche safety training, race training, ski tuning training, off snow training.

www  The Snow Hunter
Edited 1 time. Last update at 06-Sep-2022

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