Train to Become a Ski Instructor in Tignes

Coaching, Accomodation, Exams - the Complete Package

GAPSKI and The Winter Sports Company- The Perfect Combination for your Gap Year in the Alps

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.

Train with TDCSKI - Meet our team of ski instructors in Tignes.

Why Choose Instructor Training in Tignes?

Tignes is the best place to take a ski instructor course:

  • 100% Snow Sure - sitting at 2100m above sea level and with the Grand Motte Glacier, Tignes always has awesome snow conditions, you’ll never have to worry about not enough snow.
  • Espace Killy for endless training terrain. As if Tignes wasn’t enough! Val d’Isere is only a lift ride away offering over 300km’s of piste skiing and exceptional off piste terrain. It really is one of the greatest ski areas in the world!
  • Great Night Life. Tignes has it all; bars, restaurants, nightclubs and even the odd spa to relax!
  • Fantastic Sports Facilities. Tignes offers World class sports facilities to compliment your training on the hill. Gym, swimming pool, climbing walls etc etc
  • Great Accommodation.
  • Easy Access from four major airports.
  • Easy, safe and secure booking through our partner The Winter Sports Company means you have peace of mind that you’re booking is secure and what you’re paying for is what you get.
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The Gapski 10 Week Course

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…

  • #1:

    BASI - World Recognised Instructor Qualifications

    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.

  • #2:

    Gapski’s Comprehensive Instructor Training Programme

    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.

  • #3:

    Top Level Ski Coaching from TDCski - The Development Centre

    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.

  • #4:

    No Hidden Costs

    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!

  • #5:

    Season Lift Pass Included

    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!

  • #6:

    Your First Job as a Ski Instructor

    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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TDCski Tignes has a 5 Star Tripadvisor Rating and is Ranked #9 for Things to do in Tignes


    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...


    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!


    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.


    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!


    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.