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We offer exceptional ski instructor training courses in Zermatt, Switzerland. We specialize in training instructors in the BASI system. The British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) is a UK based membership association responsible for the training and licensing of snowsports instructors and coaches.


Whether you are looking to take your first steps and qualify as a ski instructor on a ski instructor gap course, or are continuing your professional development and training towards your ISIA Level 3, or ISTD Level 4, we have a vast number of courses to suit both your schedule and your goals.


Our team have been training ski instructors all over the world for over a decade. We have built a team who are dedicated to providing an exceptional pathway into the world of ski instruction. Improving your technical skiing, broadening your teaching skills and helping you create opportunities in Snowsports.


  • Teaching job offer within our ski school upon successful completion of the Level 2 exam and interview

  • Full season international lift pass

  • Training from BASI Trainers and exam fees

  • Accommodation while training with the option to extend accommodation until the end of the winter

  • Support getting necessary entry or work visas where relevant

  • Ski School uniform, other staff benefits, social events and so much more..

Experience the adventure of a lifetime and qualify to become a ski instructor on one of our Level 1 and 2 BASI Ski Instructor Gap Courses in Zermatt. Each course provides you with everything you need to begin your ski instructor journey. You will learn new skills, enhance your CV, make new friends and experience the winter of your lifetime.

Each course is filled to the brim with action with between 165 and 275 hours of expert ski training including 70 hours of  ski school experience, BASI Level 1 exam, Level 2 exam, outdoor First Aid course, child protection module, avalanche safety course, video analysis, weekly German lessons, fitness sessions and much more.


Instructor Internship - 6 or 10 week BASI Level 1 and 2 Ski Instructor Course

Summer, Autumn or Winter Courses available

*this program is for those eligible to work and stay in Switzerland longer than 90 days, get in touch for more information

We have two different types of programs. The first is our internship which involves training, qualifying and working within a single season. The only way we make this happen is by guaranteeing all ski instructors a job offer after they have finished the training portion of the course and are qualified. This program is for those of you looking to get into the industry as an instructor or looking to work through the season on the snow. In order to be eligible for this program you need to be eligible to stay and work in Switzerland beyond 90 days. We can help you determine if this is for you.

Training course - 6 or 10 week BASI Level 1 and 2 Ski Instructor Course

Summer, Autumn or Winter Courses available

*this program is for those not looking to work with their qualification immediately after the course

The second program option is one of our training programs. These run from 4 weeks to 10 weeks and are perfect for those of you who are not looking to work but looking to vastly increase your skill level, ski every day and have an absolute blast in a ski resort. These programs include the same amount of training and also include the exams, full season pass, first aid course, avalanche and freestyle training and much more. These courses will give you an excellent insight into what it is like living in a ski resort and we will help you secure a teaching result for the following season if you decide it’s for you.


Spread across a humongous 360km of pistes, the Zermatt-Matterhorn (CH) and Breuil-Cervinia (IT) ski area is the highest in the Alps. The Matterhorn ski paradise was once again crowned best ski resort in the Alps. After two overall wins in 2014 and 2016 and a second place in 2018, Zermatt has topped the ratings yet again in 2020.

As well as your on-snow trainers, you will have mentors off the hill who will look after you to make sure you make the most of your time in Zermatt. There will weekly optional activities such as fitness sessions, outdoor sports such as football and the high ropes course, sledging, ice skating and curling, as well as social events such as Escape Rooms, après ski, pool and darts competitions and Fondue nights.There are a limited amount places remaining each season, therefore we encourage interested skiers to get in touch as soon as possible to ensure that they secure their place and position within the ski school.

Our dedicated team will talk you through the entire process and work with you at every step of the way in the run up to your course, providing advice and support in all aspects such as travel and which insurance to choose. We are all fully qualified ski instructors ourselves, so we have been through the process ourselves.