Accommodation

Your Home From Home

Accommodation is included as standard in your course fees, with a selection of beautiful apartments, chalets and pensions reserved to make your time with us as comfortable as possible after a hard day skiing.

Tunnel Mountain Resort, Banff

Situated in the heart of Banff, Tunnel Mountain Resort is the perfect location for your winter in the Rockies. Spacious, modern, light and comfortable self catered chalets and apartments on the doorstep to everything in Banff – no other course will offer that!

This is a Banff Ski & Snowboard Internship Accommodation for 22 weeks during your internship program.

Ptarmigan Inn, Banff

Located bang in the centre of Banff, no more than 5 mins from anything you need, The Ptarmigan Inn is the perfect basecamp for your winter in the Canada. A Spacious, modern, comfortable hotel where everyone gets their own double bed in an en-suite room – no other course will offer that!

Breakfast every day and evening meals included four nights per week.

This is home for our 11-week and 13-week Banff Ski & Snowboard  Instructor Courses in Banff.

Facilities: Ski Room, Restaurant, Bar, Laundry Service, Gym, Indoor Hot Pools, Steam Room, Sauna, Free Wifi

Hotel Les Dents Blanches, France

Situated in the heart of Morzine, Les Dents Blanches is the perfect alpine retreat for the winter.

The hotel is perfectly placed, just a short walk away from the bustling town centre and within easy access of  the gondola that will take you straight up into the heart of the Ports du soleil surrounded by the stunning surroundings and vast mountains. You can easily explore all of the other resorts in the area with the connecting ski bus that stops just along the road from the hotel. You’re really spoilt for choice here!

Breakfast is included 7 days per week and evening meals included 5 days per week, giving you time to sample some of the world class restaurants on offer in the town.

Hinterwald 8, Austria

Hotel Hinterwald is a social hub for our winter courses in Austria. We take control of the whole hotel for the full season. Hinterwald is  undergoing a full renovation in the summer ready for the 2022/23 season. A traditional Austrian alpine hotel offering clean, comfortable living with the added bonus of a great social spaces to relax and unwind.

Hinterwald is a catered accommodation offering chef prepared meals for the duration of your training and exam period. Our in-house chef will prepare hearty, nutritious dinners 5 days per week and a selection of breakfast cereals and pastries 7 days per week.

The lift system is just a few hundred meters in one direction connecting to the 3000m Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, and the vibrant town centre just minutes away in the other, with a private shuttle service running during peak times.

Facilities: Apres Bar, Restaurant, Ski Room, Dining Room, Social Spaces, Laundry Room, Free Parking

Housing 37 students, this catered accommodation is used throughout the winter season for our 11-week courses.

** Please note that we may not be able to cater for severe allergies with the half board option, please check with the team for advice.

Villa Huinid Resort, Argentina

Villa Huinid Resort with Bustillo Hotel and Cabañas is a 5* spa hotel complex with fabulous lakeside views from your room. Only a few minutes walk into the bustling city centre this is our base in Bariloche and the perfect location for your course!

Breakfast is included 7 days per week and evening meals included 5 days per week, giving you time to sample some of the world class restaurants on offer in the town. You can also relax and unwind in the heated pool and hot tub after a hard day on the slopes!

Facilities: Spa, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Laundry Room, Games Room, Social Spaces, Restaurant, Bar, Gym and students have access to SIA’s fleet of hire cars to use free of charge.

 

Te Wanaka Lodge, NZ

Te Wanaka Lodge is a very sociable, boutique lodge with an amazing central location to allow you to get up into the mountains, hit the après scene or enjoy everything the area has to offer.

You’ll love the many cosy lounges offered throughout the lodge. The downstairs lounge with log fireplace is perfect for enjoying a drink with friends or chatting the night away. The upstairs lounge features a chilled library and is ideal for relaxing and reading a book. Hook into the Wi-Fi to connect with family and friends.

The amazing private gardens are home to a wonderful cedar hot-tub for your enjoyment. You can unwind and listen to the wonderful sounds of Wanaka birdsong in the sunny courtyard.

Continental breakfast is also included in your course, so you’re fuelled up for a day on the slopes.

Accommodation is allocated according to the needs of the course logistics.

Descriptions, information and opinions given on the Basecamp website in respect of the accommodation and other suppliers whose services are used, are given in good faith, based on the latest information available at the time. Although accommodation standards vary between options, locations and providers, the following minimum standards are met;

Self Catered – cleaned weekly, sheets and towels and adequate kitchen inventory supplied.

Catered – cleaned weekly, sheets and towels provided, breakfasts provided 7 days per week, evening meals provided 5 days per week.

FAQS

We have various options for accommodation on our courses. The standard which is included in your course in Austria is shared, self catered apartments, houses or chalets. There are options to upgrade to single rooms and half board pension (subject to availability and supplement).

*Accommodation is allocated according to the needs of the course logistics.

All accommodation will be shared rooms as standard using a combination of twin, triple and quad rooms. Rooms will be allocated according to course logistics to allow Basecamp to match students as best as possible. Rooms are allocated by gender, age and course type.

Many rooms in Austria will have Austrian Twin Beds, however there are a limited number of single beds and bunk beds in accommodations that we also use.

Note: An Austrian Twin Bed is described as two single mattresses on a large bed frame.

In Argentina all students are allocated their own bed within a shared room or cabaña.

 

Sure, an additional fee can be paid for by those wishing to have a single room. All single rooms have supplement charges that are additional to course fees (approx. €26 per night in Austria / €85 per night in Argentina)

Please be aware that this is normally not possible should you be working in a ski school after your course (see FAQ section). We generally believe it is better for people to get used to living together during the course although we understand if someone wishes to use this option. We carefully use the logistics and data gathered to try and place people in rooms with age and gender as a primary decider. Once in resort it is possible to switch rooms in a specific accommodation to suit all students involved and this is best sorted internally amongst the group as people form their own social circles.

After your course you will leave your Basecamp Accommodation and head to your ski school accommodation (where applicable). Please be aware most of these ski school accommodations are basic. If you do not like sharing bedrooms, bathrooms etc then you may wish to re-think your season. Ski Instructor Academy has no control over the ski school and its accommodation. The problem the ski schools face with ski resorts is that accommodation is extremely difficult to find and even basic apartments cost a lot of money, which the ski school needs to pay. Don’t expect WIFI to be available as standard, although most do have this. Some ski schools offer accommodation for free as part of your employment package, however most will heavily subsidise the cost of accommodation and request a contribution from you of approx. €5-10 per day, which will be deducted from your wages.

Additional cost can be paid to accommodate a partner for the full duration of your Basecamp Course subject to availability.

Ski Schools will not normally accept a partner that does not work for the ski school in their accommodation. Basecamp does not have any influence over this ruling.

As much as we love dogs at Basecamp the simple answer is NO. Dogs are not allowed within Basecamp Accommodation. Ski Schools also ban pets from their accommodation.

You may of course source your own accommodation in a resort where you may work on completion of course.

Basecamp can not assist you or advise you in this matter as it is extremely time consuming and mostly fruitless to find cheap accommodation in a ski resort.

One of the main perks of your season job is that you have accommodation in a resort and a little research into the cost of this will soon make this clear.

Yes, most of the accommodations require a cash deposit of €200 upon check-in which will be returned to you on checkout subject to a final inspection of your accommodation.