SAAS FEE

 

START EARLY, TEACH ALL SEASON

SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND

 

Saas Fee is a stunning mountain village surrounded by breathtaking peaks – but most important of all it sits beneath one of the best skiing glaciers in Europe.
So when most gap courses are only starting to think about getting started, in Saas Fee our trainees are already up the mountain training and taking their BASI exams…

Our Saas Fee course has been running for years and is a personal favourite because the glacier delivers such amazing pre-season conditions in the autumn, and we simply love the place – Saas Fee will always be our favourite place to go for those pre-season turns…

The course gives you the unique possibility of completing the course in Europe and then working for the entire winter.

And because we have contacts all over the Alps (and beyond) we can help you apply for work across Europe as well as Canada and Japan.

So if you want to teach for a winter, Saas Fee is the perfect platform.

If you want to get the prices and dates for Saas Fee just click here, or scroll down to find out more about the resort and the course.

 

THE COURSE SUMMARY:

BASI LEVEL 1 & 2 EXAMS


9 WEEK COURSE


CATERED AND SELF-CATERED OPTIONS


QUALIFY IN THE AUTUMN


WORK THE FULL WINTER SEASON

RESORT INFORMATION:

RESORT HEIGHT: 1,800m


HIGHEST LIFT: 3,500m


LENGTH OF PISTES: 150km


NUMBER OF LIFTS: 28


AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 334cm

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S A COURSE IN SAAS FEE LIKE?

Saas Fee in pre-season is an amazing place – because not only are Peak Leaders trainees in town, but the resort has World Cup race teams, local ski clubs and some of the world’s best freestylers all in town for some preseason training – so it’s a pretty inspirational environment up there on the glacier.

The glacier is perfect for race training and every year teams are up early setting gates and getting ready for a season of racing, whilst the freestylers make for the impressive Saas park and work on tricks that seem to defy gravity.

And that’s where our trainees go for the freestyle day – often going from complete novices to throwing 360s in the space of just a few hours.

All of your training is run by Element Ski School, and is delivered by BASI Level 4 ISTD Instructors and BASI Trainers – who know exactly what you need to pass the exams and take your skiing to the next level.

The resort tops out at 3,600 meters so it’s as snow sure as you can get, and when the early season storms come charging across the high peaks and glaciers we can suddenly find ourselves skipping training and getting some powder turns in.

Once the big storms have moved through you can get some of the best piste conditions anywhere in the world – so get ready to ski on hero snow.

But Saas Fee itself isn’t one of those modern purpose-built ski resorts. It’s a stunning old village that’s been there for centuries – and even now you still feel like you’ve stepped into another world. From traditional old hotels and guest houses to modern bars and cafes, Saas Fee is a wonderful town with plenty going on to keep you entertained.

So what’s the best thing about a course in Saas?

When it finishes everyone else is only just starting, so you’re in the perfect position to either stay around and work or head off to explore another resort…

And our expert coaches are on hand throughout the course to help you make a plan for the winter.

 

 

 

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