Based in one of the world’s most renowned ski areas, it’s clear to see why our Astria Ski Instructor Gap Course is a sought-after experience!
You’ll have over 400km of stunning pistes to explore in our Austrian base, Kaprun–Zell Am See. This resort forms part of the prestigious SkiCircus, with peaks of up to 3,000km – perfect for the daredevils amongst you.
You’ll get an unrivalled level of training in our ski instructor Austria course, with training for your Level 1, 2, and 3 (part one) qualifications. In this all-mountain terrain, you’ll have the opportunity to learn ski instructing in an unbelievable location, with perfect powder, glorious corduroy, and pistes that seem to stretch out forever. And with mountains that seemingly reach up into the heavens, you’ll be treated to some of the most breath-taking scenery on the planet.
Outside of your training, you’ll have the opportunity to turn it up and make unforgettable memories with the new friends you’ll make, whether that’s in the hottest clubs in town or all the other delights the region has to offer. Basecamp hosts casino nights, themed parties, ice hockey trips, cinema nights, and even city getaways to make sure you have the time of your life.
Get in touch with Basecamp today to learn more about this experience or our other amazing ski and snowboard instructor courses.
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What you'll get
With Basecamp, you get more than just a basic training course. Here’s a taster of the incredible value you’ll get for your money:
The best tuition
Taking the Basecamp ski instructor Austria course means you’ll be able to achieve your Alpine Level 1, 2, and 3 (part 1) qualifications in one of the best ski areas on the planet.
This terrain of this all-mountain programme is one of the most exciting on offer, with amazing access to experience on-hill coaching that includes off-piste, on-piste, racing, gates, bumps, and powder. Plus, you’ll get valuable extras, including biomechanics, avalanche awareness, and loads of sports science education.
Not only will you leave this course with qualifications but you’ll be also taught by our world-renowned, highly qualified instructors. These legends of the slopes have decades of experience under their belts, meaning you’ll learn from the very best.
The resort life
You’ll get to live a truly authentic Alpine experience with this course because you’ll be staying in our centrally located alpine chalets. They’re perfectly placed for exploring the mountains, with the impressive K-ONNECTION lift taking you to the 3,000km-tall Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in minutes. You’re also only a few short minutes away from the town centre, and there are plenty of social activities in-resort!
We know that nobody wants to take the trip of a lifetime and have to worry about cooking for themselves the whole time. That’s why you’ll get delicious evening meals five nights a week, as well as a continental breakfast every day.
What’s more, Basecamp has teamed up with some of the best restaurants and bars in the area so you can sample authentic local cuisine without breaking the bank!
“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!”
“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!”
“Basecamp was an unreal experience. A fantastic training program which sent me on my way to a new career. Awesome training throughout the season, which lead to huge improvement on my technical and teaching within skiing. Personal highlight – heli-skiing with the instructors at the end of the program.”
“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!”
With our ski instructor Austria course, you’ll have access to some of the most experienced and qualified coaches in the world. They’ll be much more than your trainer – they’ll mentor you, give you advice, and become your friend.
The best service
In order to truly experience the trip of your lifetime, you need to know you’re in good hands. That’s why Basecamp’s in-resort teams are always available to give you the support you need and give you the freedom to create unforgettable memories.
The best tuition
You’re here for two reasons: to have the time of your life and to gain a valuable qualification. That’s why you can rest assured that our trainers are some of the best in the world. Our small group sizes means your learning can be totally personalised.
Value for money
With our unrivalled teaching, experienced coaches, accommodation, and après-ski activities, we’re confident our courses offer the best value for money out of any in the world. In fact, we’ll match any better-value course you can find and give you €100!
Once you’ve completed your Basecamp course, you’ll leave with the internationally recognised Austrian Level 1 & Level 2 (Anwärter) Instructor Licence. You’ll also get the opportunity to train for your Level 3 (Landes – pt 1) Licence.
As long as you have the applicable visa, you’ll be able to work at ski schools around the world with this qualification. Our recruitment service will help you get a job at one of many worldwide ski schools.
You must be a minimum of 16 years old before you arrive into resort on our Austrian Courses.
You must be a minimum of 18 years old before you arrive in resort for our Canada, France or Argentina Courses (unless parental consent is obtained).
You must be a minimum of 18 years old to join any of our courses or internships which rely on a working holiday visa.
Although Basecamp courses are amongst the largest in the World, we manage to maintain very intimate training groups of between 4 and 8, but with no more than 8:1 students per trainer in Austria, Argentina and France and up to 10:1 in Canada. This allows us to match similar ability levels per group and means no student should ever feel as if they are falling behind, or being held back because of the group they are in.
We have various options for accommodation on our courses, all of which are very comfortable. We use a combination of apartments, hotels and chalets. There are options to to include a single room, half board meals or both! (subject to course and availability). See our Accommodation page for more details on your options.
Yes! All of our programs include accommodation for the full period you are with us at Basecamp. Unlike other providers, even our Banff internship programs include accommodation for the full 22wk season!
Sure! We love it when friends come together and share this amazing experience – after all sharing is caring! We can make sure you live together too so you can enjoy the time and make memories forever… just be sure to let us know who you’re travelling with.
We are so confident that we offer the very best value courses in the industry that we have a Basecamp Price Guarantee. We pride ourselves that we offer more training, higher quality coaching, better off-hill programs and more fun aprés events than any other course.
That’s why if you find a better value comparable course anywhere, not only will we match the course cost, but we will also give you an additional £50 off your course fees for good measure!
Get in touch to find out more about our Price Guarantee.
Yes! Once you have booked and paid your deposit then you will have the ability to pay off your course how you see fit as long as our minimum criteria has been met (see T&C’s). You can decide how much and how often you pay to suit your circumstances.
As much as we love dogs at Basecamp the simple answer is no for most courses. Unfortunately Dogs are not allowed within most Basecamp Accommodation.
Our hotel accommodation in Banff is pet friendly and do allow pets under certain conditions, get in touch to find out more.