Gapski is the most affordable and inclusive ski instructor training course available.
Whether you are on a gap year, a career break, a sabbatical, or you just want to have an extended holiday in the Alps, Gapski is the perfect option.
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Why Choose a Gapski Instructor Training Course?.
What should you expect? Here’s a run down of some of the features of our GAPSKI 10 week course…
BASI is the governing body responsible for the training and grading of British ski instructors. Internationally, BASI qualifications are held in high regard with the top levels equalling the French, Austrian and Italian diplomas. A BASI level 2 qualification allows you to teach in many places in the world, including the UK, most of Europe, New Zealand and the Americas.
You will be trained through the British Association Of Snowsports Instructors examination system (BASI), taking you through two levels of exams, BASI Level 1 and BASI Level 2. On successful completion of the course, you will have gained the BASI Level 2 qualification.
Gapski training is delivered by The Development Centre (TDC). All TDCski instructors are BASI Level 4 ISTD qualified and TDC has five BASI examiners within their ranks. The Development Centre is there to ensure that you get the best possible training for your exams.
The course fee includes all BASI fees: membership, your Level 1 and Level 2 exams, the Child Protection module, a first aid course and the required 70 hours shadowing and ski school experience. There will be coaching on piste performance, freeride/off piste, moguls and park skills.
You will receive avalanche awareness sessions and opportunities to learn ski tuning and maintenance. You will develop an understanding of ski and teaching theory including personal development, skier analysis, mountain safety, lesson planning and group management. In fact everything you need (and more) to prepare for your exams!
Gapski is proud to offer all students a lift pass that will be valid for the entire season included in the price. Come out as early as you like, complete the course and then enjoy the rest of the season without spending another penny on lift passes!
Thanks to our working relationship with Interski, on successful completion of the course there is the opportunity to gain work as a ski instructor for Interski in the Aosta Valley, Italy. We can provide references, personal recommendations and help with applications and cv’s.
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HOULI2 - WINDERMERE, UNITED KINGDOM, 10 FEBRUARY 2018
Rab was Fab!
We had 3 lessons with Rab, we were hoping to improve our technique and speed. Rab introduced small improvements one at a time, and reinforced them throughout the lessons. Helped me through a bit of a confidence crisis! Thoroughly recommend...
SUEGOLDSMITH2018 - GODALMING, UNITED KINGDOM, 9 FEBRUARY 2018
Great Ski Lessons
Just finished a two week holiday in Tignes. Did a clinic in the first week and private lessons the next. TDC are truly excellent, really professional and great at picking up what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it. Can’t recommend more highly!
T-ANTONIW123 - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 15 JANUARY 2018
Best Ski Lessons in Tignes
Had private lessons, coaching clinics and off piste courses with TDC over the last couple of years. They're a fantastic company. Charlie and Rab are brilliant teachers who can help transform your skiing. Great lessons which are always enjoyable.
JUHU49 - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 14 JANUARY 2018
Transform your "Can't to Can"
The brilliant thing about TDC is that you never feel outside your comfort zone because they've given you the skills and the self-belief to ski those steeps, those bumps and the off-piste. I haven't stretched my comfort zone; my comfort zone has just got bigger!
DANIEL B - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 20 APRIL 2017
The Best Available!
This was the second time our boys were taught by Gavin and Rab and the second time we could not have been more delighted... On top of that, they are punctual, flexible, totally reliable - and great guys.