SAAS FEE 2019 – WEEK 4: THE BASI LEVEL 1

SAAS FEE 2019 – WEEK 4: THE BASI LEVEL 1

After three solid weeks of training in perfect weather and fantastic snow, our trainees headed into week four of the course ready to take on the BASI Level 1 ski instructor assessment! But before they got stuck into the BASI Level 1, the trainees took the weekend to let their hair down in Saas Fee, starting with some Friday night drinks at Nesti’s ski bar. […]

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WHY DO WE LOVE VERBIER?

WHY DO WE LOVE VERBIER?

If you think we only love Verbier for its famous nightlife, great restaurants and fancy hotels then think again! Beyond the swagger and glamour of Verbier town, you’ll find some of the most varied, challenging and staggering terrain any resort in the world can offer. Here in Verbier we have 400km of piste skiing, as well as a huge playground of backcountry skiing – we […]

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SAAS FEE 2019 – WEEKS 2 & 3

SAAS FEE 2019 – WEEKS 2 & 3

And just like that the first 3 weeks of training have shot by… It’s been getting colder over the last two weeks and we’ve had a couple of awesome powder days. It certainly feels like winter is on the way now! Conditions on the glacier have been ideal for training and the Peak Leaders trainees have worked hard both on their technical and teaching skills […]

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SAAS FEE 2019 – WEEK 1

SAAS FEE 2019 – WEEK 1

Saas Fee Peak Leaders 2019 is go! A whole new bunch of Peak Leaders trainees have arrived in the world famous Swiss resort of Saas Fee to spend the next 9 weeks training to become BASI ski instructors. Early season conditions have been fantastic, everyone has settled in to their new surroundings super fast and the Peak Leaders are raring to go! The trainees spend […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 8

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 8

It’s the final week of the BASI Level 2 and everyone has worked incredibly hard to put themselves in the best possible place to pass. All the Peak Leaders trainees have worked on improving their technical skiing and teaching sessions over the past 7 weeks and everyone has made massive changes. Here is Finn getting some “mad angs” on his long turns during the week! […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 7

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 7

Game time! After 6 weeks of skiing we’re now at the business end of the course. The Peak Leaders began their BASI level 2 exam on Monday. Over the past month and a half they have worked hard to better their own individual skiing skills: from on-piste technique to off-piste skills, from race training to freestyle sessions – as well as learning how to deliver […]

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SAAS FEE – OUR FAVOURITE (SECRET) RESORT

SAAS FEE – OUR FAVOURITE (SECRET) RESORT

Saas Fee is one of those resorts that seem to be under the radar of most skiers – and we are very happy about keeping this amazing Swiss secret… In fact we think Saas Fee the best place in Europe to qualify before the season kicks off. And that’s why we run our Peak Leaders ski instructor training course in Saas Fee every autumn. As […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 6

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 6

Wow! What a great training week! We have had every kind of weather possible. The first few days were overcast and it was difficult to find windows of visibility to practice. However BASI trainer James Bennet kept the Peak Leaders focused on the task at hand, namely to keep on improving. And then, after all the snow, the clouds cleared and the team got to […]

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BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 5

BARILOCHE 2019 – WEEK 5

So now it’s on to the business end of the Peak Leaders Argentina course! BASI examiner James Bennet arrived on the weekend and he is here to train and assess the group over the next four weeks. Like any BASI exam, James is here to examine but also to coach and help the group as much as possible to improve both their own technical skiing […]

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WHERE CAN I WORK WITH MY BASI QUALIFICATION?

WHERE CAN I WORK WITH MY BASI QUALIFICATION?

It’s a big question. And a good one. After all becoming a ski instructor is sometimes a leap into the unknown, so here is some information that should help you get a clear picture of how the exams work, what happens after completing your Ski Instructor Training course and where you can use your qualification to work as a ski instructor. Peak Leaders work with […]

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