gap year ski course

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Gap year ski instructor courses

4, 8, 9, 10 and 11 week ski gap instructor courses in Austria, Switzerland, France, Canada, and Argentina

When I was younger I had always been the kid who wanted to be the quickest and raced to the bottom of the mountain, never really paying much attention to how I skied. I now ski at a much higher level, ensuring that there is rhythm and flow to my performance and I have received an offer to work in Japan!
Guy, SAAS FEE SKI GAP YEAR COURSE

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Banff 11 week courses, Canada 09 Jan 2016 - 25 Mar 2017

11 week ski instructor course, £7,799.00

  • Cat skiing trip included
  • Epic Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Everyday, Dinner 5 Nights PW
  • 24 hours coaching per week
  • CASI/CSIA Level 1 & Level 2 exams
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Morzine 10 week courses, France 07 Jan 2017 - 18 Mar 2017

10 week ski instructor course, £8,399.00

  • Vallée Blanche Guided Backcountry Day
  • Superb Chalet Accommodation
  • Breakfast & dinner 6 days per week
  • Yoga/Pilates Sessions
  • Minimum 25 hours coaching per week
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Bariloche 9 week courses, Argentina 22 Jul 2017 - 23 Sep 2017

9 week ski instructor course, £7,999.00

  • Experience amazing Argentine hospitality
  • Trip to Buenos Aires
  • Job Interviews Organised During Course
  • Stunning lakeside hotel
  • Weekly Argentine BBQs
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Bariloche 9 week courses, Argentina 22 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017

8 week ski instructor course, £7,799.00

  • Experience amazing Argentine hospitality
  • Stunning lakeside hotel
  • Job Interviews Organised During Course
  • Weekly Argentine BBQs
  • Avalanche awareness clinic
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Saas Fee 10 week courses, Switzerland 17 Sep 2016 - 26 Nov 2016

10 week ski instructor course, £8,799.00

  • Job Interviews Organised During Course
  • Breakfast Everyday, Dinner 6 nights PW
  • BASI Level 1 & Level 2 exams
  • 2 hours personal fitness training per week
  • Avalanche awareness clinic
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Verbier 10 week course, Switzerland 26 Nov 2017 - 03 Feb 2018

10 week ski instructor course, £8,795.00

  • Job offer (conditional)
  • BASI Level 1 & Level 2 exams
  • Superb Chalet Accommodation
  • Breakfast & dinner 5 days per week
  • Vallée Blanche Guided Backcountry Day
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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR COURSE

Q: Does it matter which ski system exams I do?

All the ski systems are equally as well respected so if you pass the NZSIA, CSIA or BASI you’ll have a qualification that offers worldwide employment opportunities. Our courses have jobs linked to them afterwards. Ski instructor courses gap year is a great way to spend your holidays, and get paid, when you make it back to university.

Q: Which resort is the best on for the ski gap program?

Like the ski instructor qualifications, there isn’t a bad one! Pick your course depending on your plan, if you want to work afterwards, go early season to Saas Fee or Argentina. Make the most of the season in Verbier.

Q: Who delivers the ski coaching for each course in resort?

Getting the best ski school partners and top level instructors to train you is our priority. WE have work in partnership with the following schools: Sunshine Village Ski School in Canada, BASS Morzine & Les Gets in France, Ski Schule Arlberg in Austria, selected top level coaches in Argentina, and Element in Switzerland.

Q: What's the course programme like?

All our courses are full time with the aim of putting you in the best position to pass your exams, become a strong all mountain skier with respect for the mountains, whilst having a once in a lifetime experience. We will develop your technical & teaching skills through full time training, video analysis, off snow x-training and ski school experience.

Q: What’s not included in the ski instructor course?

We’re like you – hidden extras or paying for things “on top of the price” just isn’t cool. That’s why the Peak Leaders package is priced to include everything we’d want from a ski gap program (see our Compare Courses) like cat-skiing in the backcountry! Other trips in or around the resort we can’t plan exact numbers for, so they are “optional”. But wherever this is the case we make it as price-friendly as possible for those who want to sign up.

PUT DOWN PENS, HERE COMES WINTER!

Studying done, uni places applied for, what you waiting for – gap year! Doing a ski instructor course has to make it onto the ‘to do’ gap list. Argentina, Canada, France, Austria or Switzerland – the choice is yours. Take a look at our ski instructor courses gap year offering.

We’ve been running gap ski instructor training programmes for nearly 15 years. Whether you qualify with the CSIA, BASI or ÖSSV becoming a ski instructor is one of those once in a lifetime experience.

Resorts and top-level coaches make all the difference. That’s why we hunt out the best coaches in the industry and go to world-class resorts like Banff, Morzine, Bariloche,, Verbier and Saas Fee.

Our partners, Faction, Rossignol, and Surefoot, offer you special deals for piste, park n freeride skis, boots, and clothing – and if your gap ski course is in Verbier, you’ll get the chance to ride and learn from one of the Faction pro team.

Gap days on the hill are a mix of getting to grips with “proper” technique, free riding and getting into the park. You might be doing a technique or teaching sessions, carving, jibbing, jumps, rails, steeps, powder… whatever is best for the snow conditions and your individual progression.

Every Peak Leaders gap programme has a dedicated ‘course leader’ in the resort and on hand 24/7. That means you have someone to help you when needed, give advice on jobs, organise trips, get deals in the bars, restaurants and shops, and so much more… check our videos to see our course leaders in action!

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