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7 Week Fast track Instructor Training Cervinia

  • Instructor Training
  • Cervinia, Italy
  • 13/07/2019

£3,299.00 £3,199.00 pp


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  • About the Course

    The Cervinia summer gap course runs from June 29th – Aug 31st 2019 (9 week programme) or July 13th – Aug 31st 2019 (fast track programme)

    This year we have created two summer programmes – the original and hugely successful 9 week course and the new 7 week fast track course. The 7 week programme is designed to fit with school and uni term times easier to allow teachers and students alike to gain their instructor qualifications and hugely improve their skiing without having to take time off work or studies.

    The Academy is famous for its level of experience at training ski instructors and performance skiing athletes. Over the past 10 years, more than 500 ski instructors have benefited from coaching at the Academy. The Ski Instructor course consists of seven or nine weeks residence in the fantastic resort of Cervinia, Italy. The courses includes both the Level 1 and Level 2 IASI ski instructor exams and also the L1 Freestyle Coaching award, on successful completion, students are qualified as Level 2 alpine ski instructors and a L1 Freestyle Performance Coaches. The course is designed to develop the following aspects of the students skiing skills:

    • Personal Development for Performance Carving, Moguls, Steeps, Freeride, Powder and Freestyle with the Warren Smith Ski Academy Team
    • Preparation for IASI L1 Ski Instructor Course
    • Understanding and effective use of the Core Skier Development Stages (the teaching fundamentals to take a skier from complete beginner to Parallel skier)
    • IASI Level 1 Instructor Course – 6 Days
    • Emergency First Aid Course – 2 Days
    • Ski Servicing and Maintenance Training
    • Sport Psychology and Science
    • Ski Biomechanics and its importance with Ski Instruction
    • Professional Video Filming and Analysis
    • Core and Ski Specific Physical Training
    • Ski Specific Mobility and Stretching sessions
    • Level 1 Freestyle Coaching award and training – 6 Days
    • IASI L2 Ski Instructor Course – 6 Days

    Course Fees: £3, 999 for the 9 week programme and £3, 2399 for the 7 week programme (Accommodation and food not included)

     

  • About the Qualification

    The level 2 qualification for the course is with IASI (Irish Association of Ski Instruction) and regarded very highly internationally.

    The Level 2 qualification will enable you to work in most ski schools in Europe, Canada, America and most of the world. All ski schools in Verbier accept the Level 2 qualification for full or part time employment opportunities.

    To obtain the level 2 qualification as part of the Instructor training program you will complete a 6 day Level 1 Ski Instructor Course and a 6 day Level 2 Ski Instructor Course (week 9).

    The Level 1 Freestyle coaching qualification is the first step on the coaching ladder. It also is a module that can count toward your L3 ski instructor qualifications should you choose to pursue further ski qualifications after the course.

  • Typical Week

    During the course of a typical week, you will participate in several daily activities from aspects of athletic skiing to video analysis and learning progressions of teaching.

    On Snow

    Coaching will run from Sunday to Thursday each week with the Friday and Saturday as the days off to practice what you’ve learned. It will start early morning and finish early afternoon. Meeting place for the coaching sessions will be outside the Hotel Mon Reve. After one or two warm up runs we will work through an aerobic warm up routine that will last for about 5 minutes, developing flexibility in your muscles and awareness of how to move and manage your body. During the day coaching will develop your personal skiing level and focus on Carving, Steeps, Moguls, Freeskiing/All Terrain skiing and Freestyle.

    The coaching will pick up and identify your weaker turning direction. Nearly all skiers have a weaker turn direction, and with the Academy Biomechanics Assessment this will be identified, worked on and corrected. It is also treated as an educational insight into teaching your first clients and how to look for weaknesses and check out Left/Right side body differences.

    There will be a snack break on the mountain. After this, coaching will be developed further and drills that were worked on in the morning will be put into practice on specific terrain. Coaching will finish early afternoon. At this time you can head down and rest or take advantage of the numerous summer activities in resort. Lifts in Cervinia are open from 7am to 1.30pm early summer and then 8am to 2pm late summer. Often there will be fitness, mobility or stretching sessions in the afternoons to aid the hard work you’ve been doing on the slopes.

    Video analysis will take place on a weekly basis and will be analysed later that evening at the hotel. A full analysis will take place on your skiing and any biomechanical issues you have with your skiing will be visually explained giving you a specific pathway to change.

    Off Snow

    There is much for you to do after skiing. The first thing will be to run yourself through a warm down and stretch routine. After that you should (strongly recommended) make notes from the days skiing on the personal feedback you received and teaching progressions worked on. After you have completed this, you are free to do what you please. In Cervinia you have so many opportunities for sporting activities. Mountain biking (mainly Downhill using the lifts) has proved very popular with previous students and other easily accessible
    activities include: Golf, Tennis, Climbing, Football and much more. See Tourist Office for full listings.

    One of the best ways to get an idea of what goes on day to day on the course and a feel for what summer skiing is like is to check out our youtube blogs from previous courses which you can see here:

  • Teaching Content

    • Instructor specific course content

      Included in the Cost of the GAP Year Ski Instructor Course

      • 6 weeks Personal Ski Development and Performance Coaching with the Warren Smith Ski Academy Team (4 if doing the fast track programme)
      • Preparation for Level 1 Instructor Course
      • IASI Level 1 Instructor Course – 6 Days
      • Emergency First Aid Course – 2 Days
      • Avalanche and Mountain Safety Training
      • L1 Freestyle Coaching Course
      • Sport Psychology and Sports Science
      • Ski Biomechanics and its importance with Ski Instruction
      • Professional Video Filming and Analysis
      • Core Strength Building and Ski Specific Physical Training
      • IASI Level 2 Instructor Training Course – 6 Days
      • 1/2 Board Accommodation for 9 weeks in Verbier
      • Full Season Lift Pass (Nov to April) for Verbier and the 4 Vallees Resorts or Full summer season pass for Cervinia/Zermatt on the summer course
      • Manuals & Course Material
      • Biomechanical Assessment on Skier Symmetry and Alignment
      • Video Analysis at least 2 times a week
      • Ski Servicing and Maintenance Training
  • Available Group Levels

    • Levels 1-6 (Basic Intermediate-Athlete)

      Skiers ability levels range from basic intermediate skiers wishing to get off the typical intermediate plateau (Level 1) to skiers taking their instructors exams and performance training for competition (alpine racing, freeride or freestyle)(L6).

      On the first day of the course we have a ski-off where we split the whole group into smaller individual groups based on their ski ability and confidence. To easily identify the levels of skiers, and roughly assess which level you currently are, please click here.

  • Travel Information

    Private Transfer:  A private one way or return transfer can be booked to & from Geneva Airport. The transfer, provided by Alpybus, will depart Geneva Airport on Saturday between 12-1pm and will return on Saturday, departing Cervinia between 9-10am arriving at Geneva approx 3/4 hours later. If you are booking a transfer, please book a flight baring the following in mind:

    -Flight arrival in to Geneva earlier than midday

    -Flight departing Geneva in the afternoon or evening (must be later than 3pm at the earliest)

    To book a place on our transfer service please contact us

  • Accomodation Information

    Hotel-Mon-ReveThe 3* Hotel Mon Reve in Cervinia offers comfort and superior services that include reception desk, free shuttle to the center, covered car parking, 23 rooms that are furnished with wooden furniture typical of Val d’Aosta alpine living and a delightful area facing the Cervino (Matterhorn) and the Great Muraille. It is situated directly on the ski slope no.3 at the foot of the Cervino.  It is in one of the earliest known villages of Cervinia referred to as “Alpe Giomein”. In fact, here the first ever hotel in Cervinia was built in 1913, being the sunniest area of the meadow “Breuil Valley”.The elegant and spacious all raw-wood valdostan design creates a warm and familiar environment.

    the Hotel Mon Reve has 23 double/twin bedrooms all with handmade wooden furniture in typical Valle d’Aosta style. Some bedrooms have a private balcony or terrace offering mountain views while others face the town.

    Accommodation Prices – B&B

    Double room (shared with another GAP participant, assuming availability) – 50 Euros per night
    3150 Euros per stay (63 nights)
    Single room – 80 Euros per night
    5040 Euros per stay (63 nights)

    Prices include:

    • 63 nights accommodation
    • Continental style breakfast
    • Bedroom with balcony / terrace and mountain view
    • Flat screen TV with Sky Channels
    • Ski locker and heated boots facilities
    • Free shuttle bus service
    • Free Wi-Fi

    The Academy team will be based at the Hotel Mon Reve for the whole Summer season. Our dry land training exercises, mountain safety and video analysis sessions will all be held at the hotel as will a large amount of the fitness, mobility and flexibility work. To book your 9 week accommodation stay at the Hotel Mon Reve please email them at info@monrevehotel.it

    Evening meals

    There are numerous inexpensive restaurants in Cervinia to choose from and the Mon Reve also offer food. As a rough gauge, evening meals will cost between 5 and 25 Euros depending on what you go for. Most nights the coaches and the group head just across the road to the Bricole which has a great selection on the menu all of which is great value and delicious!

     

  • Pricing Information

    Course Fee: £3,999 for the 9 week course and £3,299 for the 7 week fast track course (course fees are exempt from VAT)


    Included in the Cost of the Ski Instructor Course

    • 6 weeks Personal Ski Development and Performance Coaching with the Warren Smith Ski Academy Team (4 if doing the fast track programme)
    • Preparation for Level 1 Instructor Course
    • IASI Level 1 Instructor Course – 6 Days
    • Emergency First Aid Course – 2 Days
    • L1 Freestyle Coaching Course
    • Sport Psychology and Sports Science
    • Ski Biomechanics and its importance with Ski Instruction
    • Professional Video Filming and Analysis
    • Core Strength Building and Ski Specific Physical Training
    • Fitness, flexibility and mobility sessions throughout the course
    • IASI Level 2 Instructor Training Course – 6 Days
    • Full Season Lift Pass (Jul – Sept) for Cervinia/Zermatt
    • Manuals & Course Materials
    • Biomechanical Assessment on Skier Symmetry and Alignment
    • Video Analysis at least 2 times a week
    • Ski Servicing and Maintenance Training

    Payment

    Automated payment for the Warren Smith Ski Academy GAP Program in Cervinia/Zermatt will be taken in 1 instalment upon booking. We appreciate this is a very large sum of money so if you’d prefer to separate the payment into two equal instalments please let us know via email (theteam@warrensmith-skiacdaemy.com) and we can arrange this.  For any payment queries please use our contact form. For booking and payment for the accommodation at the Hotel Mon Reve please contact the Mon Reve directly by phone on +39 0166.940244 or email on info@monrevehotel.it

  • Booking Information

    All applicants will need to go through a telephone interview with Rob Stanford before receiving a placement on the course. The aim of the interview is for Rob to assess your skiing standard, experience and general attitude towards the course. Contact Rob on his Swiss number +41795304549 to arrange a convenient telephone interview time.

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