L3/4 Pre-season Instructor Training course

Course type Instructor Training
Location Cervinia, Italy
Level 4 - 6
Date 03/11/2024 - 29/11/2024
CHF600 per week. Email us the weeks you'd like to book on!

About the Course

Since 2007 the Academy has been training ski instructors  across the world and helping them improve their technical skiing and teaching and attain higher level qualifications. In 2012 we formalised this training and created our hugely successful L3 and L4 training programs. Over the years we’ve had excellent results not only in developing instructors and passing exams but also in helping expert skiers take their skiing to new levels.

The program is designed for skiers who have already gained their L2 instructor qualifications, or have skiing skills above this.

The pre-season course offers skiers training for their Level 3 or 4 exams the perfect amount of intense training interspersed with periods to work, practice and engrain good habits.

The Level 3/4 programme compared with Level 2 course is a huge step up and a specifically developed program is made looking at your technical skiing with the mentality of performance and athletic skiing.

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Key Info & Cost

4 weeks in November
Training 25hrs p/w
5hrs on snow training each day
Video Analysis daily
CHF600 per week
Minimum booking – 2 weeks
Lift pass, travel, accommodation, food and insurance not included

Course Content

Technical Skiing: In preparation for the Level 3 or Level 4 technical course, training will cover: Piste Performance, Powder, Variables, Steep Terrain, Moguls and Freestyle. Each week we will train 25hrs on snow with regular video analysis sessions to help continue development in all areas. The weeks will be strategically chosen to maximise training, avoid fatigue and train during the quieter times when the mountain is much calmer and more conducive to productive training instead of queuing and avoiding people on the slopes.

Weather: To mitigate against the possibility of closure due to adverse weather – the course will run continuously. If we miss a day or two during the week we’ll make it up on the weekend. There’ll also be structured off-snow training to develop your understanding, movements, strength and mobility. For this reason the course must be booked in multiple week blocks not just single week.

Dates and weekly schedule

Nov 3rd
Nov 10th
Nov 17th
Nov 24th

Why train with us?

Cervinia/Zermatt

In November, Cervinia/Zermatt offer some of the best skiing to be found in the Alps at this time of year. The highest glaciated resort in the Alps, you’ll have access to extensive terrain with super snow.

We base ourselves in Cervinia as accommodation and food tend to be a bit more cost effective but if you wish to train with us and come over from Zermatt that’s no problem – just be aware if the weather makes it impossible to come over we can’t help with this.

Years of experience

We’ve been running the higher level training courses since 2007! Over this time we’ve meticulously improved the programme and schedule.

This has allowed us to create a training schedule that maximises your potential with strategic break periods for practice, rest and time to work during the busy peak season.

Every aspect of the course has been tried and tested. Year on year our students achieve excellent results and pass their exams.

Experts in Video analysis

The Academy pride itself in our video analysis skills. We introduced video and video analysis into the instructor training and recreational skier areas back when we were filming on VHS!

Video analysis will take place daily during the days skiing. This footage will be analysed either on the hill or later that day depending on what’s most beneficial. A full analysis will take place on your skiing and any biomechanical issues you have. On certain weeks you’ll be provided a written debrief with aims, focuses and areas to target for development.

Work Opportunities

Our Level 3 & 4 training program is not only the highest form of technical training but also an in road to possible employment with the Warren Smith Ski Academy in the future. We are one of the only ski instruction companies in the world that operate internationally in Switzerland, Italy, UK, Japan and Canada and can boast a 10 month a year coaching program.

50% of our current team came through the program and we look forward to meeting future employees of the Academy Pro Team on this years Verbier course!

Our Trainers

Our trainers have a huge wealth and depth of knowledge with a background in IASI, BASI, CSIA and the Swiss system. They have different teaching and skiing styles that complement each other beautifully and help trainees get the most from each and develop as super skilful, playful, rounded skiers.

All the trainers have the highest level ski instructor qualifications and a wealth of teaching experience to get the best out of you. Numerous are examiners and assessors.

Rounded skilful skiing

We firmly believe in developing good rounded skiers that are skilful across the board in all types of skiing and have excellent foundations that allow for freedom and flare to skilfully ski anywhere and anything!

Our programme isn’t organisation specific and will suit people training for a multitude of systems be it IASI, BASI, CSIA, Swiss or someone else!

Instructors who train through us become skiers that are not only technically great but also fun and exciting to watch and can ski everywhere with skill.

Any Questions? Need Advice!

Have any questions or would like to chat things over? Feel free to give Nick a call to discuss things anytime on +41 79 578 5591 or drop him email at nickgolden@warrensmith-skiacademy.com. On top of being one the coaches on the course Nick is the instructor course coordinator and manager so will be able to answer any questions you have!