Ski, Snowboard & Mountain Bike instructor courses and improver camps

Buenos dias! Experience winter in South America this summer! Taking our course in Bariloche is as much a cultural experience as a ski or snowboard instructor course. You'll experience 9 weeks skiing or snowboarding in Patagonia plus many extra trips, from Argentine BBQs and horseback riding with gauchos, to cat-skiing on a private mountain and partying in Buenos Aires. This course will give you the opportunity to taste Argentine culture and qualify as an instructor. In true Argentine fashion you will receive a welcome like no other from our team in Bariloche. This BASI ski or snowboard instructor course includes the Level 1 and 2 exams and there is the opportunity to apply for work before the season starts, so by the northern hemisphere winter you could be on your second season!


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Qualify as a ski or snowboard instructor in Argentina this summer with Peak Leaders!

If you’ve never been to Argentina then you are missing out! Argentina is probably one of the coolest places on the planet; great snow, epic mountains, fun terrain and a nightlife that only Latin America can boast.

Peak Leaders are proud to be the only instructor training company to offer a variety of ski and snowboard courses leading to BASI accredited qualifications in Bariloche, South America’s winter sports capital.

It’s fair to say that Bariloche is not your average ski resort; it’s definitely off the beaten track. Nevertheless, for the past ten years Peak Leaders have been taking ski and snowboard trainees down to this winter sports Mecca to become qualified instructors and they’ve all loved it. In fact we’ve been running courses in Argentina for over 10 years so you’ll practically feel like locals when you arrive.

Bariloche is an exciting and unbelievably beautiful place with some of the best accessible terrain to ski or snowboard in the whole of South America, so riders of all levels will constantly feel challenged. Combine this terrain with a hand picked crew of the best Argentine ski and snowboard instructors and BASI trainers and you’ve got a recipe for an unforgettable learning experience. Needless to say you’ll find plenty of opportunities to build powder kickers, shred the park and discover some of Bariloche’s most secret powder stashes on your days off.

During your time on the course not only will your ski or snowboard skills improve dramatically but you’ll be able to sample some incredible wine and food, Argentine Steak is the best on the planet, discover some breathtaking scenery, learn Spanish and mix with the locals in beautiful Bariloche and bustling Buenos Aires. If all that wasn’t enough you’ll have the opportunity to try your ‘feet’ at the tango, explore the Andes on horseback, take part in a traditional Argentine BBQ with a local gaucho and his family and canoe on the lake outside our stunning hotel.


snowboard instructor course, Bariloche, Argentina

Organise an instructor job for the winter season. For those trainees wishing to have their instructor qualifications ready for the start of the Northern Hemisphere season this course will give you plenty of time to apply for an instructor job in your dream resort. Our course leader and office team will help you to apply for instructor jobs while in resort. Peak Leaders have contacts at ski and snowboard schools all over the World and really strong relationships with a vast array of ski and snowboard schools around the World that provide our trainees with instructor training. If your Spanish is strong there’s nothing to say you can’t spend your future summers/winters in beautiful Bariloche teaching the Argentinians.

Whether you’re planning a gap year, a career break or you’re looking to qualify as a ski or snowboard instructor before the start of University this course can accommodate you. We’re really proud of this course and feel that our Argentina course not only offers brilliant skiing and snowboarding but a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for trainee instructors to experience living the life of a Patagonian. The Peak leaders Argentina instructor course is the benchmark for all summer instructor training courses.

If you are heading to university, you can leave the course after Week 8 to get back in time for Fresher’s Week. There’s a reduction in the course price – just ask us for details.

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“The Peak Leaders Argentina instructor course offers two unmissable experiences in one: a visit to the lake district of Patagonia – one of the most beautiful places on earth – and off course the opportunity to do a winter season.

In 2009 I was fortunate enough to assess the Peak Leaders trainee instructors in Cerro Cathedral, Bariloche. The resort is the best of the South American resorts and has a large number of pistes as well as easily accessible and enjoyable off piste. Peak Leaders team up with the Barilorche Alpine Club to provide training prior to the BASI course, some of the most professional people I met while traveling in South America. This combination of challenging terrain and quality coaching prepares the students well for the technical part of the BASI course.

If you are considering a gap year course, and perhaps want something a little different from what the European resorts have to offer, I would highly recommend Argentina. Who knows, you may even learn another language!”
Blair Aitken, BASI Trainer


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    9 weeks, from 11 Jul '15:
    8 weeks, from 11 Jul '15:
    For reference only. This is based on £7999/7799


  • Stunning 3* lake front hotel
    Breakfast 7 days per week
    Dinner 5 days per week
    Lunch included on training days

Course Includes

  • Minimum 20 hours coaching per week
    Lift Pass
    Transport to mountain
    Avalanche Awareness
    Backcountry Introduction
    Video Feedback
    Theory Sessions
    Freestyle Introduction
    Risk Assessment Training
    BASI Manual
    BASI Associate Membership
    Job Search Assistance
    Spanish Lessons
    Ski & Snowboard Maintenance Clinic
    Team Leading Training
    PL Lanyard & Stickers
    End of Course Party
    Team Photo


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