Gap Year Courses

Want the best gap year ever?

If you've decided to take a gap year, you want it to be memorable. There are so many things you could do – learn a new skill, travel, meet new people, and party all night long. But what if we told you that you could do all those things on one awesome adventure? You can, with our specialist gap year ski and snowboard instructor courses!


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Looking for amazing gap year programmes?

The benefits of a gap year is that it’s an amazing way to experience something new before you start uni or get into full-time work. The question is, what do you do to make the most of your gap year? You could learn a new skill, travel to a faraway land, or spend the year creating unforgettable memories.

But what if we told you that you could do all three at once?

Basecamp has created the perfect gap year snowboard and ski courses so you can make the most of your year out. Take advantage of gap year ski season and sign up for an memorable year. We offer gap year ski courses that come with a guaranteed job for serious skiers, long ski instructor courses for those wanting to make the most of their year, and courses as short as 11 weeks long if you’re looking to mix your gap year up.

View our gap year ski programmes and sign up now for an all-round experience you’ll never forget.


Gap Year Ski Instructor Courses


“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

“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

“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