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Snoworks Pro has launched a new GAP ski instructor course during the autumn that takes place over 8 weeks in the Italian resort of Cervinia, at the foot of the famous Matterhorn Mountain.
The training programme prepares skiers for the BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) level 1 and 2 exams. The level 2 exam allows those that qualify with UK passports to potentially take up instructor jobs in countries including Japan, Canada, America, New Zealand and Australia. EU passport holders can also search for work in Austria and Switzerland.
Anyone that is over the age of 18 can participate in the course and skiers should have around a minimum of 10 weeks experience on snow and be comfortable skiing all groomed terrain and happy to venture onto easy off-piste slopes.
Initially the skiing will take place on the glacier above Cervinia on the Zermatt (Switzerland) side of the border, before the resort opens up further with new snowfall.
The 8 weeks is split between training (5 weeks) and exams (3 weeks) and includes all accommodation on a full-board basis, training, lift pass and avalanche safety training, plus many other additional training session and benefits.
Course leader and Managing Director of Snoworks Pro, Lee Townend, said: “The course will take skiers through the BASI system, improving their personal skiing to develop the skills required to become a ski instructor. Cervinia is an ideal location to hold the course, with guaranteed snow on the glacier and a high-altitude resort that often gets some of the earliest snowfalls in the Alps. The beauty of this course is that our pupils can gain their qualifications before the season even starts, so they can work as instructors immediately and start earning money”.
Dates: October 15 to December 10, 2022
Cost: £7,950 including 8 weeks of on-snow training, 5 days a week, with Snoworks Pro instructors, accommodation in the 3* Hotel Astoria in Cervinia including breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (twin room basis), lift pass, BASI membership, BASI Level 1 and 2 exam fees, off-piste and avalanche safety training, race training, ski tuning training, off snow training.
Course website page: snoworkspro.com/8-week-level-1-2