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 – 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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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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EQUIPMENT ADVICE: BOOTS 2019 – 2020

EQUIPMENT ADVICE: BOOTS 2019 – 2020

  “WHICH BOOTS SHOULD I USE FOR MY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE AND BASI EXAMS?”   WHY DO BOOTS MATTER? You may be thinking why do ski boots even matter? After all they’re just heavy, cumbersome lumps of plastic which I have to reluctantly shove my feet into every morning – just so I have a way of attaching my feet to my skis… Well there’s […]

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THE VERBIER VIDEO

THE VERBIER VIDEO
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EQUIPMENT ADVICE: SKIS 2019 – 2020

EQUIPMENT ADVICE: SKIS 2019 – 2020

OUR SIMPLE CHECK LIST: Here is our simple guide to choosing the best ski for you and your Peak Leaders course: Choose a piste performance ski Avoid race skis – especially with a race plate (they will simply be too stiff to be versatile enough) Avoid an off-piste ski (they will be too wide for piste skiing) Avoid twin tips (they are usually too soft […]

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WHY IS A COURSE IN ARGENTINA SO AMAZING?

WHY IS A COURSE IN ARGENTINA SO AMAZING?

We often get asked why we run our Bariloche course – after all Argentina is a long way away and nobody in the Northern Hemisphere seems to know much about skiing down there. But we always say that’s precisely why we do it – travelling all the way to Argentina, discovering a new culture, a different way of life, skiing an area most people have […]

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WHAT’S A COURSE LIKE? HERE’S A VIDEO TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA…

WHAT’S A COURSE LIKE? HERE’S A VIDEO TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA…

We know that before you choose a course you want to see what it’s like – that’s why we have made sure we have loads of blogs up that give you the inside track on what happens on our courses. But from time to time we like to put it all in a video – so just press play, sit back and enjoy… Peak Leaders […]

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WHY TRAIN IN VERBIER?

WHY TRAIN IN VERBIER?

Why is Verbier such an awesome training resort? Sat high up in the Valais region of Swizterland, Verbier is one of the world’s most iconic ski resorts. Regularly named in the top 10 resorts in the world, with 400km of marked piste and stacks of off-piste. Playing host to the biggest free-ride ski and snowboard event in the world, a favourite with none of other […]

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WHY IS SAAS FEE SUCH A GREAT SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE?

WHY IS SAAS FEE SUCH A GREAT SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE?

WHY PICK SAAS FEE? Saas Fee is one of our most popular courses and for good reason: set high up in a dramatic yet beautiful valley in the Swiss Alps, Saas Fee provides the perfect location for a pre-season instructor course. Read on if you want to hear a little bit more about why we think this is the perfect spot for you to train […]

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