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Module 2: An introduction to teaching skiing 


Is this the course for you?

2020/2021 dates TBC

This 6 week module is the starting point for those who want to develop their skiing to a level where they are able to start teaching others (on artificial slopes with a BASI Level 1).  There will be 5 weeks of coached sessions and free ski time to consolidate your learning before taking part in the BASI assessment in week 6.  The module takes place at our ski training base in the Swiss Alps and is a great way to spend the winter!

What qualifications can you achieve?

*To complete the BASI Level 1 certificate, candidates will be required to have a current first aid certificate, a safeguarding children certificate, a CRB disclosure and 35 hours of shadowing (which must be after the skiing element of the course).  These are not included in the learning to teach skiing module.

For more information on The British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI), the National Governing Body for snowports, click HERE

What previous experience do you need?

Ideally you will have skiied for at least a week on snow.

What special equipment do you need?

You will need waterproof, warm jacket and trousers, thermal underclothes, ski socks, ski gloves or mittens, goggles and sunglasses. We will provide skis, boots, poles and helmet if required.

What is included in the price?

The cost of the course is £4,099 which includes:

  • All coaching and use of equipment and transport for training for the duration of the module
  • Travel by minibus to and from the UK
  • Fully comprehensive winter sports travel insurance
  • Full area lift pass for the duration of the module
  • BASI membership
  • BASI assessment fees
  • All food and accommodation in single sex bunk bedded rooms, possibly shared – participants should be aged 16 or over

On booking, you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of £200 with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of the course.

How does the programme work?

A typical day will start with breakfast followed by a mix of coached and un-coached ski time. On return to the chalet there will be afternoon tea, followed by dinner and possibly a short meeting.

During the BASI course, the Trainer will provide evening input every day.
Weekends are free time but it is expected that module participants will spend the time refining skills and taking some rest!

About Abernethy

Abernethy operates 4 Christian adventure activity centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland along with a Swiss winter ski training base. The School of Adventure Leadership is in its 20th year of operation and is home to our flagship one year fully residential Adventure Activity Instructor Training Course. Module participants will be training alongside our residential students.

The Abernethy staff team are all Christians and are here to provide a comfortable, welcoming and memorable experience to all who visit. Our dependence is on God and prayer underpins everything we do. We are a charitable trust - with Christian values at the core of our service. Course participants will be required to be sympathetic with our Christian ethos. Module participants are invited to join our optional weekly evening team fellowship session. At the chalet, Abernethy operates a no smoking policy with no alcohol for under 18’s in line with UK law.

What now?

Click HERE to register your interest in this module.

If you have any questions about the module then please call us at Abernethy Ardgour on 01967 411222 or e-mail us.

Click HERE for a downloadable summary of this information.


Other modules:

  • Module1: An introduction to teaching paddling & hill walking
  • Module 3: An introduction to teaching climbing
  • Module 4: BCU UKCC L2 preparation and assessment
  • Module 5: Single Pitch Award preparation and assessment
  • Module 6: Summer Mountain Leader preparation and assessment

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