Join our 10 week instructor training course

Attention all passionate skiers!

We have an exciting opportunity for you to elevate your skiing ability and teaching skills. Train with us, gain your BASI Level 1 & 2 qualifications and potentially join the Summit team.


Join us for our 10-week BASI Level 1 & 2 training course in partnership with WE ARE SNO. 

Not only is this an incredible opportunity to grow as a skier, but it’s also the perfect fast-track option towards building a career in snowsports. WE ARE SNO is offering two different training courses with us this season, so find the one that works best for you and take the first step towards achieving your dreams.

Don’t let this amazing opportunity pass you by – sign up today and let’s hit the slopes together!


The training programme will focus on high level coaching delivered by BASI trainers and the top instructors within the Summit team.

The course itself is designed to give experienced skiers an entry into the snowsports industry. With a requirement for applicants to have at least 8 weeks of prior on-snow experience. This ensures a consistent starting point and increases the chances of success during the exams.

The schedule will follow 5 full days of training each week with 2 days off. Candidates will enjoy skiing on varied terrain within the vast Matterhorn Paradise ski area. There will be regular video analysis and feedback sessions throughout.

The goal is to train and qualify up to the BASI level 2 standard. For those eligible to work in Switzerland there is the opportunity to secure employment in the later part of the season.


WE ARE SNO will facilitate the course package, which includes but is not limited to:

  • airport transfer
  • accommodation
  • season lift pass
  • on-snow training
  • BASI exams
  • resort transfers
  • first-aid course
  • shadowing
  • employment (pending interview & eligibility).
Training structure?

The course will have set weeks of training and then the opportunity to shadow during peak season. It’s a busy schedule but a great way to focus in on what is required to pass your exams and make a great instructor.

This first week you will get to know your coaches and the Zermatt ski area. We will start to introduce you to the content that you’ll find in the BASI Level 1 course

This week is structured around the online learning to be completed pre Level 1. We will get some good skiing time in while becoming familiar with the terminology. You will also get a chance to have a go at teaching each other to prepare you for next week!

It’s time for your BASI Level 1 course! An external trainer will come in to deliver and assess for the week.

This covers the basics of ski teaching. It is a 4 day course with continual assessment. 

For more info see the BASI website

With the first of the exams done we can relax a little bit. The next two weeks are more about developing your technical abilities. We will start to ski more terrain, improve carving and short turns as well as start to look at some moguls and variable terrain. 

You will also shadow some of the lessons the Summit team teach and have the chance to chat with the instructor afterwards to ask any questions about the lesson to help deepen your understanding. 

These weeks we will get some good mileage in. We can head over and explore the Italian side of the ski area and make sure we practice both the technical skiing strands and some teaching for the Level 2.

A final week with one of our coaches to go through what is required in the Level 2. We will make sure you are confident skiing switch, happy in the moguls, relaxed teaching in front of your peers and have perfected your snow plough demos.

It’s time for the BASI Level 2. This course is 8 days long. You will be required to show skiing at the level (you’ll know what that is by this stage!) in piste performance, variables, bumps, freestyle and teach a number of sessions to your peers. It’s quite intense but a great course and afterwards you are qualified to teach in the mountains!


If you are interested in learning more about our instructor training then please get in touch with our partners WE ARE SNO to discuss your options and ask any questions.

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