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BUILD ON YOUR BASI

As a result of both Brexit and Covid-19, many people are concerned with securing work for the beginning of next season – we have the answer!

If you have a snowsports qualification which allows you to teach on the mountain (namely BASI 2, CASI 1 etc) then read on….. we are now able to provide you with the opportunity to take an intensive course which not only builds on your current qualifications, but crucially allows you to continue training and working in Europe.

SO WHAT'S INCLUDED?

WE OFFER PRIVATE TRANSFERS

Private transfer provided from either Munich or Salzburg Airport directly to our resort accommodation.

OUR SHARED APARTMENTS

The accommodation we provide will be available to you for the duration of your course on a self-catered basis. Each apartment is modern and well equipped including spacious rooms and welcoming communal areas. Each guest will have access to washing and drying facilities together with a ski and boot room.

WHERE ARE WE BASED?

Our accommodation is based in Altenmarkt im Pongau –  we’ve found its great to be in the centre of where it’s at! Our town offers many facilities all within walking distance:

  • Regular bus service – around the town and to the slopes!
  • Supermarkets
  • Wintersport shops
  • Natural ice rink
  • Commercial toboggan run
  • Therme Amadè spa
  • Water amusement park
  • Lively town centre
  • Pubs & restaurants
  • And of course… the après scene!

See our Accommodation page for more information and pictures.

We’re based in the Ski Amadé, one of Europe’s biggest ski areas. The Amadé lift pass offers over 860km of piste and is made up of World Cup resorts such as Zauchensee, Schladming and Flachau together with some other traditional mountain resorts offering some truly breathtaking skiing. Whilst Austria is renowned for it’s love of racing, freestyle skiing has definitely made it’s mark and we’re lucky enough to have the world class Absolout Park on our doorstep.

WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I BE DOING?

Austria is recognised as a world leader in all things skiing and it should be of no surprise that Austrian instruction qualifications are globally recognised.

If you are building on your BASI by adding Austria’s qualifications to it, then the course choice for you depends on what level you are currently on:

  • BASI Level 1 & 2 will need to do an intensive  Level 1 & 2 Anwärter course.
  • BASI level 3 you will be completing an accelerated  LS1 Landes course.

 

Once the course and exams are over, should you pass, you will be a fully certified instructor with the possibility of working anywhere in the world! Former course members have used their qualifications in Australia, New Zealand, Canada as well as throughout Europe and this will be the same for you.

WHO TRAINS OUR STUDENTS?

All course training will be undertaken by Staatlich qualified instructors.
In Austria, the top snowsports qualificaton is ‘Staatlicher’ and in co-operation with our Austrian ski school partner, we guarantee that all of our students will enjoy top quality training from day 1. Our trainers have worked in France, Italy, Switzerland and of course Austria; stints in both New Zealand and Australia are common too offering you unique insight into snowsports downunder!

HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?

Day 1 – Arrive, meet your trainer and course mates before getting to know your home for the week.

Day 2 – Terrain orientation and gain an understanding of what’s required to pass… a great chance to get your ski legs back!

Day 3 – Formal training begins with video analysis feedback

Day 4 – Training continues with evening theory preparation

Day 5 – Final day of training with an opportunity to talk through any key points with your trainer before your written exam in the evening.

Day 6 – Formal exam begins ending the course with a great result! Celebratory drinks all round!

Day 7 – Final farewells and congratulations

  • How long will you train per day? Course training will be 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday.
  • Will the course be in English? Yes – both your training & examinations will be in English.
  • When will the exams take place? The theory exam will take place on the eve of your final training day with your teaching and technical exam starting the following morning.

Dates & Pricing

WHEN WILL OUR COURSES RUN?

In order to offer maximum flexibility, we are offering to run courses during both November and December. The available weeks are as follows:

  • 27th November – 4th December
  • 4th December – 11th December

 

We are also offering the opportunity of employment from the 17th of December for those of you who want to put their new qualifications to immediate use.

NO HIDDEN COSTS WITH US

The price you see is inclusive of everything you have read:

£1950

Are there any extra fees? 
All your course fees are included and the only thing you’ll need to buy will be a celebratory beer upon successful completion.

GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE

£99 deposit
If you want to discuss your situation with us, we’re only a phone call or an email away…. you could even slide into our DM’s.

Not included

Everyone will have different requirements regarding travel to Austria. Things such as your location, the amount of luggage you want to bring or even down to your previous travel experience might influence your decision. We are on hand to offer some friendly advice which will hopefully prove helpful in the organisation of your journey.

Insurance requirements are an individual concern, and as a result it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to include this, however we are able to recommend options for you should you need assistance.