Why do a GAP course now?

Written by Peak Leaders Instructors courses  THE EXAMS ARE FINISHING – SO WHAT NEXT? With the end of A-Level exams a lot of people have started thinking about gap courses – and we think that now, perhaps more than ever, it’s a great time to do a gap course in the mountains. OK, at Peak…

Ski Instructor Salaries 2017 – How much do Instructors earn?

Written by SnowSkool Instructor Training If the SnowSkool FAQ page were a team-sheet and questions were names, the first name on that team-sheet would be: How much does an instructor earn? It is an obvious question to ask given the investment of time and money that would have to be made to get working the…

Instructor training education day

Want a Career in Snowsports? Why not come along to SnowDome Tamworth on Saturday 10th September? From 10am – 4pm you can speak to Industry professionals and BASI trainers to learn how becoming a snowsports instructor can help you land your dream job. If you are planning a gap-year or career break, come along and…

Looking for your first Ski Instructor Job?

A simple checklist to guide you… You’ve got your BASI qualification and you are now looking for that instructor job. It’s an exciting time, you’re newly qualified and possibly making your first applications.  BASI has put together a checklist to assist you make a wise choice when you are offered that job. The majority of…

Working in the Alps this Winter

As winter gets underway seasonaires, snowsport instructors (and wannabes) will be heading for the Alps to take up their winter roles. For the vast majority, these will be positions within chalet companies, tour operators and established ski schools and for those with top level qualifications and correct paperwork the opportunity to work independently. France is…

Snow-Camp wins at the National Apprenticeship Service Awards!

Written by Snow-Camp Snow-Camp was incredibly proud to be awarded the Unilever Award Small Employer of the Year at the South-East National Apprenticeship Awards organised by the National Apprenticeship Service. The high profile awards ceremony took place on 21st October 2015 at HMS President, London and celebrated apprenticeships across the region. By receiving this award…

How to make your ski instructor job application stand out

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Your ski instructor training is over, summer has arrived, and for instructors all over the world that means it is time to make your plans for next winter. You may be after a full season working, training, or something in between the two, but one thing is certain –…

Amy Conboy’s 2014 Student Placement review

Written by Amy Conboy Growing up in Aviemore I have always had a keen interest in snowsports, so when I heard about the student placement BASI were offering over the summer, I wasted no time in applying. I love working in the snowsports industry and it is definitely where I see my career developing after…

Why is BASI Aligning its Qualifications with the SCQF?

What does this alignment bring in the way of advantages to the organisations and the individuals? Overall aim of the systems aligning qualifications across the spectrum of Qualification Frameworks To assist people of all ages and circumstances to access appropriate education and training over their lifetime to fulfil their personal, social and economic potential. To…

Non-Instructor Ski Season Jobs

If you’re thinking about doing a winter season the chances are that you a.) are pretty passionate about skiing or boarding, and b.) need a job to pay to do a.) A ski resort has a huge range of seasonal jobs on offer for someone looking for an adventure in the mountains. There are of…