Snowboard Instructor Course in Argentina

Bariloche, Argentina

WSSV L1 & L2
5 Weeks
FROM £6,895

There is no better way to do summer than spending five life-changing weeks training as an instructor in Argentina? With the Patagonian Lakes and Andes Mountains as the backdrop, you can’t imagine a more beautiful place to enjoy your gap year or sabbatical.

This five week once-in-a-lifetime experience will deliver world class training. You will benefit from universally-recognised level 1 & 2 Austrian qualifications and complete your Argentina snowboard instructor course in a truly amazing location. Cerro Catedral with a skiable area of 120km is one of the largest ski centers in South America. The magnificent view of the Nahuel Huapi lake dominates the backdrop from the 2100m summit. The average snowfall is 300cm per season, promoting incredible on and off-piste possibilities…

You will have the advantage of fabulous lakeside hotel accommodation based in the centre of the lively town where the best food, wines, bars and night life can be found. The Argentinian steaks are second to none, and the low prices are great for those travelling on a budget. Some of the biggest names in clubbing are prevalent in Bariloche, offering some of the greatest après ski in the world.

Most importantly, you will be taking part in the only Southern Hemisphere Austrian qualification course in the world! This Argentina ski course offers huge savings over other qualifications, yet you will come out with a higher and more recognised qualification. Thanks to this, you will walk through the ski school door ahead of any other applicant on their first season.

Forget about New Zealand, Argentina is the place to ride this summer!

Contact us today to start your Argentinian adventure.

Courses currently available

Jul 27, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
Price: £6,895.00

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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:

Spa Hotel Accommodation
Japan or Austria Job Guarantee**
Lift pass
Airport transfer
Practical training from highly qualified coaches
Level 1 coaching
Level 2 coaching
Snowboard instructor exam entry
24/7 Resort support team
Avalanche awareness

HD video movement analysis
Indoor sports science gym session
Theory lessons and preparation material for your exams
Pre-course online strength, conditioning, and fitness guide
Pre-course online material and assistance
Visa and equipment guides
Pro deals with partner programme
Free Apparel
Discounts on travel and insurance
Price promise

The best tuition

This inclusive, season course that will hook you up with your alpine Level 1 and 2 snowboard instructor certifications in a total dream destination!

You’ll be diving headfirst into the world of snowboard instructing with a killer mix of on-hill coaching, shredding off- and on-piste, tackling bumps, crushing freestyle tricks, and conquering powder terrains. Plus, you’ll level up your skills with extra modules on avalanche awareness, biomechanics, and sports sciences—because being a snowboard guru is about way more than just hitting the slopes.

When it comes to mastering the mountains, top-notch training is key. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most epic and qualified snowboard instructors out there, armed with skills and experience that are straight-up unmatched. Get ready to level up your shredding game like never before!

Resort life

Bariloche has banging nightlife, and if you intend to see it through to the end, then forget about making the first lifts the next day! The real action doesn’t get started until after midnight and peaks at about 3am so best save the big nights out for your days off. Bariloche has various clubs where you can get sweaty until the wee hours and includes a world famous Pacha Club.

For après or early evening drinks and meals then Bariloche has lots of bars, pubs, microbreweries and restaurants. Thanks to the Swiss influence there are fondue restaurants such as La Alpina and some awesome chocolatiers. Rodeo is a fabulous bar and parrilla where meat lovers can pig out in a frenzied fashion. Bariloche has a full international vibe and there are flavours from every corner of the globe to be sampled.

“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 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.”

Elliot, 21

“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

Experienced coaches

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) SB Instructor licence, 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.

No problem, you can check out our full FAQ’s here for answers on equipment, training, qualifications, jobs, payments and more.

If you’re still not sure, then Contact Us and we can answer your specific questions for you.