Element Verbier ski school – ski lessons & ski instructor training
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THERE’S A LOT HAPPENING HERE AT PEAK LEADERS AND WHILE OUR BRAND NEW SITE IS BEING BUILT WE’VE CREATED THIS PAGE TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT’S ON OFFER AND WHERE YOU YOU COULD BE GOING ON YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE.
BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA – 8 OR 9 WEEKS £7,799 OR £7,999
22 JULY – 16 SEPT 2017 OR 22 JULY – 23 SEPT 2017
WHY WAIT TILL WINTER?
Apart from being the amazing experience-of-a-lifetime, another brilliant thing about our instructor courses in Argentina is that the BASI ski Level 1 and 2 qualifications are internationally recognised so you can be qualified before the northern hemisphere winter starts. Pass the course and you could head off to work in Japan or Europe or Canada. There are two course lengths – so if you’re heading to university you can leave the course after week 8 and still get back in time for Fresher’s Week. But of you can stay the extra week, then you can get even more of that amazing Argentinian experience after you finish the Level 2 exam.
Coaching is 5 days per week during the instructor course with video analysis. Pre-exam there’s an intensive prep from your BASI trainers. On the days that you are being coached, lunch is included – we know how important decent food is on the mountain! As with all of our courses, we aim to give you the best rounded mountain knowledge, so included is a backcountry/avalanche awareness course and first aid. We don’t just want you to qualify on your ski instructor course, we want you to become a stronger all round skier with better mountain knowledge.
SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND – 10 WEEKS £8,799
16 SEPT – 25 NOV 2017
START EARLY, TEACH ALL SEASON
Our 10-week ski instructor course in Saas Fee course is an ideal option if you want to be teaching by the winter. The pre-season course means that you could be a BASI Level 2 qualified instructor by the end of November ready for a season anywhere in the northern hemisphere.
During the course the group leader can help you with applying for jobs and past trainees have gone to work at ski schools all over Europe, Canada and Japan. Our partnership with Les Elfes International means they will be recruiting directly from the course, plus (with our massive network of contacts) we can help you contact ski schools everywhere to apply for work. That’s why Saas Fee is such a great option if getting a ski instructor job after the course is your priority.
But if you just want to train and ski before taking the next step of your trip elsewhere, then Saas Fee can be the perfect springboard to your next adventure. So you can train all autumn on the glacier and get first tracks in the early season snow on one of Europe’s coolest glaciers.
VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – 10 WEEKS £8,795
02 DEC 2017 – 10 FEB 2018
LEGENDARY RESORT: AMAZING EXPERIENCE
From race training in the gates, a day in the backcountry with a guide to weekly fitness classes, we are also able to offer work after the course as well as the option to extend your stay in the chalet if you get a job. We work closely Les Elfes International so you can qualify then teach straight away.
What’s involved? Well, our training is led by Emma Cairns who’s a BASI trainer and Jake who’s a BASI 4. So they know how to get you ready for your exams and take your skiing (and your teaching) to the next level. We’ve crafted this course so you get the best of both worlds – train and teach in Verbier, with plenty of time to experience Verbier’s amazing terrain, legendary atmosphere and spend your season in one of the most famous resorts in the world.
BANFF, CANADA – 11 WEEKS £7,799
09 JAN – 25 MAR 2018 (TBC)
DISCOVER THE ROCKIES
If you want to do a ski instructor course in Canada, we offer the most comprehensive package. We include the CSIA Level 1 and 2, and with your Level 2 you can teach internationally, making you more employable in Canada and beyond.
It’s our goal to give you the best all-round experience of the mountains, so you’ll have an Avalanche Awareness course and a First Aid Course, on top of about 24 hours of training per week. Our Banff accommodation has been hand picked to make sure you have a great stay and a home-away-from-home. So if you want to experience a winter in the Canadian Rockies with Peak Leaders, get in touch and get booked!