17 resorts across 6 countries 17 resorts across 6 countries

World-class coachingWorld-class coaching

Internationally recognised qualificationsInternationally recognised qualifications

Guaranteed ski instructor job offerGuaranteed ski instructor job offer


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The Basecamp mission

Looking for the perfect combination of travel, learning, and good times? With Basecamp’s world-leading snowboard instructor courses and ski instructor courses, you’ll learn an amazing new skill, meet people from all walks of life, and most importantly, have an unforgettable time.

Our courses will give you the ability to kick-start a career as a ski instructor with a professional, globally recognised qualification.

You’ll have the best experience of your life thanks to our carefully selected countries, resorts, and trainers across the globe. Our courses are of the highest quality – as is the nightlife.


Spend a Full Season In Japan

This course has everything – opportunities to learn and work in the ski instructor industry in one of the best ski areas on the planet! If you are looking for a ski season in Japan, look no further than this full winter internship train + work program


“I had the most amazing winter season with Basecamp. I met friends for life and experienced so much. The coaches and Basecamp staff are great fun.

It is an unreal thing to do and would recommend it to anyone with a keen interest in skiing / being outdoors, or doing a Winter season!

The resort is extremely fun and there are all the facilities you could possibly want such as a gym/ pool/ good bars and clubs/ 3 supermarkets etc! Amazing experience I just wish I could do it all again!”

Sally, 22

“Best experience of my life!

The 11 week snowboard program with basecamp was definitely the best decision, we had great instructors who really knew what they were talking about. I have grown very much as a person and as a snowboarder the basecamp course really helped me with that!”

Holly, 21

“An awesome way to gain a qualification and skills on a gap year/career break! I qualified as an instructor, had 11-weeks of top notch training, lived in one of the most beautiful countries in the world and had three months of insane fun with a great bunch of people. This course is one of, if not the, best experiences of my life.

I can’t recommend this course enough to anyone looking for a worthwhile way to spend their gap year or for someone who wants to get away from the grind of their job on a career break.”

Rhod, 18

“Basecamp provided the most amazing experience this year. I have made so many lifelong friends and my snowboarding has improved ridiculously when I compare to the beginning of the season. The coaching we received was world class and I am so excited to begin instructing! I would recommend Basecamp to anyone wanting to become an international instructor, improve their riding, or looking for a challenging, exciting and awesome gap year adventure! Thank you so much Basecamp!”

Elle, 20

The greatest gap year ever!

If you choose to take a gap year, you want to know it’ll create memories to last a lifetime. Basecamp has created the perfect gap year courses that’ll tick every box. You’ll go on an adventure of a lifetime, meet people from all over the world, and learn a new skill that could kick-start an amazing career. What more could you ask for?

Check out our gap year courses