Shredding the gnar is the ultimate thrill-seeking activity – but what if you could turn that passion into a fulfilling job? That’s exactly what our snowboard instructor Austria course will do for you!
You’ll get to explore the 400km terrain of our Kaprun-Zell Am See resort, based in the renowned SkiCircus area. With peaks of up to 3,000m, you’ll be in snowboard heaven.
You’ll struggle to find a better terrain to complete your Level 1, 2, and 3 training than our all-mountain Austrian base. Because, let’s face it, that’s where you really want to shred. With smooth powder and polished corduroy, you can smash the kickers, rails, and pipes in the parks. For added value, you’ll also get strength and conditioning, avalanche awareness, and biomechanics sessions for a comprehensive learning experience.
You won’t be able to resist shredding the 10 snowparks available at your fingertips, as well as peaks so high it feels like you’re entering snowboard heaven.
Of course, we know your off-slope experience is just as important as shredding the gnar. That’s why we’ve got social activities and amenities to suit everyone’s tastes. From casino nights and themed parties to ice hockey trips and city getaways, you’ll never be bored with our 11-week experience.
Get in touch with Basecamp today to start the journey of a lifetime.
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What you'll get
Basecamp is proud to offer exceptional value for money. With us, you won’t just get a qualification. You’ll get memories that last a lifetime, as well as:
The best tuition
This comprehensive, gnarly course will give you your alpine Level 1, 2, and 3 snowboard instructor qualifications in a dream destination.
You’ll learn how to become a snowboard instructor through an incredible combination of on-hill coaching off- and on-piste, bumps, freestyle, and powder terrains, as well as working to additional modules on avalanche awareness, biomechanics, and sports sciences.
To learn how to truly shred the mountains, high-quality training is essential. That’s why we’ve got some of the most talented and qualified snowboard instructors with unrivalled experience.
If you’ve chosen Austria as your snowboard instructor course destination, you want to truly live an authentic experience. You’ll get just that in our gorgeous alpine chalets, which are close to everything you’ll need.
You’re only a K-ONNECTION lift away from the glorious Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, which stands at an impressive 3,000m high. Plus, our chalets are mere minutes away from the town centre so you can experience everything that makes Kaprun-Zell Am See great.
The last thing you want to worry about on your trip of a lifetime is having to cook all your meals. That’s why you’ll get sumptuous evening meals five nights a week and a delectable continental breakfast on the daily. Plus, we’ve partnered with some of the best local restaurants and bars, giving you a chance to sample genuine Austrian cuisine without worrying about blowing all your money.
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”
Not only will our coaches provide you with the highest level of training, they’ll also be your adviser, friend, and mentor.
The best service
We have a dedicated in-resort team whose mission it is to make sure you have the best time, both in your training and your downtime. They’ll provide you with all the support you need and are available 24/7.
The best tuition
We’ll never put you in groups that are too big, because we know that limits your learning experience. Our highly qualified, experienced instructors will give you personalised training suited to you so that you the best chance to succeed in your course.
Value for money
With Basecamp, you don’t just get a qualification. You get an experience. We’re confident that with our courses and qualifications, accommodation and off-slope activities, we offer the best value for money. In fact, if you find a better-value course anywhere, we’ll match it and give you €100!
Once you’ve completed your Basecamp course, you’ll leave with your world-renowned Austrian Level 1 & Level 2 (Anwärter) Instructor Licence. We also give you the opportunity to train for your Level 3 (Landes), both of which will allow you to teach at ski schools across the globe.
As long as you have the relevant visa, our qualifications will allow you to work in many ski schools across the world because they’re internationally recognised. We also offer a recruitment service to help you find an instructor job.
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.