Peak Leaders Ski Instructor Courses

BASI GAP courses


Our BASI ski instructor training courses are called Peak Leaders and we run them as part of Element Ski School.

In fact, Peak Leaders courses have been running for over 20 year and helped thousands of people train and qualify as ski instructors.



We have a great instructor training team lead by Emma.

Every single member of the coaching team is fully qualified (BASI Level 4), with the vast majority also working as BASI Examiners (called BASI Trainers).

It means that you’re in the best possible hands for your course and spending every day with coaches who know exactly what you need to pass your exams.

Whilst other courses use lower qualified coaches, or coaches from other systems, we know the best way to make you a better skier and give you the best chance of passing your exams is to simply make sure you get the best coaches.

Everyone knows the exam criteria inside and out.



By booking onto Peak Leaders ski instructor courses you will be assured of focused, quality coaching from Element’s trainers whilst you work towards your BASI Level 1 and 2 exams. The programme will put you in the best possible position to pass these exams.

During the course, you will also undertake ski school experience, shadowing already qualified instructors during their lessons is an invaluable way to gain insight into how to deliver an excellent lesson.

You will be able to use Peak Leaders’ and Element’s vast network of contacts to help secure a job after the course. We also arrange interviews during the courses to help you go on and work straight after the exams.

Which means you can get skiing and teaching straight away.

To find out more information about the Saas Fee course in Autumn or the Verbier courses during the winter, please just get in touch with us at Peak Leaders.




Working with Les Elfes in Verbier

We are very lucky to work with Les Elfes International. It’s a family owned business that run summer and winter camps and and they’ve been teaching skiing here in Verbier since 1987.

As part of our unique relationship with Les Elfes they offer jobs (subject to interview) to successful trainees. So as soon as you pass your exams you can start work and be on the hill teaching for the second half of your season.



Peak Leaders BASI ski instructor training course





BASI GAP courses