SKI INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Are you already a qualified ski instructor or do you dream of being one?

Either way the Academy has you covered. We have been training ski instructors since 2004, helping them achieve their skiing goals through our renowned coaching methods, with plenty of fun times along the way. Previous students have gone on to work all over the world from Canada to Japan, some are still in Verbier and a handpicked selection have gone on to join the Academy team.

Whether you are dreaming of a winter education once you’ve finished your traditional one or you are looking to gain your next level of qualification we have the solution for you, winter and summer.

Instructor Training Video

Winter L1&L2

The Winter Ski Instructor courses consist of nine weeks ski-in/ski-out residence in probably the best resort in the world, Verbier, Switzerland. The course includes both the Level 1 and Level 2 IASI ski instructor exams. On successful completion, students are qualified as Level 2 ski instructors perfectly in time to apply for jobs the following winter season in the northern or southern hemisphere

We’ve run instructor courses since 2004, in this time we’ve tweaked and perfected the course and program. Year on year we regularly have 100% pass rates, students that hugely develop both in their skiing, as teachers and grow as people. Great friendships are made, lots of fun had and memories to last a lifetime.

Winter Ski Instructor courses Verbier

Summer

L1&L2

The Summer Ski Instructor course consists of seven intensive weeks on the Zermatt Glacier. The course includes both the Level 1 and Level 2 IASI ski instructor exams and, on successful completion, students are qualified as Level 2 ski instructors.

We base ourselves across the border in Cervinia for quicker access and better coffee.

The summer courses fit in with term times for those still in education and have you qualified in time for the winter season.

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L3 & L4

training

In 2012 we formalised our higher level training and created our hugely successful L3 and L4 training programs during the winter season here in Verbier, Switzerland

The program is designed for skiers who have at a minimum gained their L2 instructor qualifications. It is however, also open to recreational skiers with the required ability, irrelevant of qualification, who wish to train in a structured program to achieve their ski potential.

The program offers instructors training for their Level 3 or 4 exams the perfect amount of intense training interspersed with periods to work, practice and engrain good habits.

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Why Choose Us?

Instructor training is in our blood. The way we started coaching, when skis were only just starting to get some width and shape, through a sound understanding of biomechanics relative to skiing, has helped shaped the nature of what ski instruction has become. We aim to continue to impart this knowledge to train the best possible ski instructors. It’s in our DNA.

Our Instructor training

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History

We’ve been running instructor training courses since 2004, even before this we trained instructors! We’ve used this time to hone our  programs with proven results year in year out.

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Video

At the Academy we use video extensively to capture your skiing. The coaching team are experts in analysis and will use this tool to help you understand how to get the best performance from yourself.

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Biomechanics

The Academy Coaching Team are experts in ski biomechanics. Enabling you to understand how the body works to achieve effective skiing is the secret to improving your own and others skiing.

We’ve been running instructor training courses since 2004, even before this we trained instructors! We’ve used this time to hone our  programs with proven results year in year out.

At the Academy we use video extensively to capture your skiing. The coaching team are experts in analysis and will use this tool to help you understand how to get the best performance from yourself.

The Academy Coaching Team are experts in ski biomechanics. Enabling you to understand how the body works to achieve effective skiing is the secret to improving your own and others skiing.

Meet the Trainers

Our coaches on the instructor programs all hold the highest levels of qualification and have a wealth of experience in helping recreational skiers and instructors fulfil their goals. We all have a different background in skiing, from late starter holiday skiers, British freeride pioneers, Olympic hopeful freestylers, aspiring ski racers, dry slope heros and hardy Scottish adventurers. These days our coaches all still love to ski, just as much as they enjoy imparting their knowledge to help others follow their path in to a profession that has given us all so much.

Jordan

IASI examiner and interski team member.

The most Heli-Ski days of anyone on the team.

Aficionado of precise skiing.

Jamie

Full Cert. BASI, Swiss, French carte pro a sprinkling of Canadian but is mostly really upset he never applied to be an Italian Maestro.

Owns a Husky

 

Stanford

Northern, ski teaching legend Rob Stanford. The longest serving member of the Academy team; more experience than most ski schools have in their entire team! If he can’t help you improve no one can!

IASI examiner

Roo

Introducing Ruaridh Stevenson; underwear model, Guinness world record holder, able to leap mountains with a single bound – none of these things remotely describes Ruaridh.

We’ll let his skiing and coaching do the talking – you’ll be in for a treat!

Golden

Keener than Colman’s mustard that boy.

Rapid progression through the ski instructor system and one of the youngest British full Certs.

Possibly the most competitive person in the world.

Rob M

What’s better than one Rob? Two! Meet Rob Machon – boundless energy and enthusiasm combined with unbelievably natural teaching skills! Machon will have you doing things on skis you’d probably never thought you’d be capable of doing and more than likely have a video log of it all for proof! IASI examiner

Lewis

THE NICEST PERSON IN THE WORLD EVER!!!

Ex Canadian resident which is probably why.

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