Take your skiing to the next level!
If becoming a qualified ski instructor is not your goal, our Meribel performance course could be what you are looking for. Away from the hoops and hurdles of instructor qualifications, Basecamp performance courses are all about pushing you and your ability to its maximum whilst letting you dictate the direction that you would like to take your skiing.
What to Expect
- Piste performance coaching
- Backcountry tours and off-piste guiding
- Centrally located chalet accommodation
- Breakfast each day, afternoon tea and dinner 6 nights a week
- Incredible après-ski and nightlife
- Social events throughout the season
On the Slopes
- 20 hours coaching per week
- 6:1 student to instructor ratio
- Piste performance coaching
- Off-piste coaching
- All mountain skiing
Getting into Resort
Basecampers will be picked up and dropped off from/to Geneva Airport on the start and finish dates of the course.
Please note that the 20 hours of tuition a week is based on a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. If there is a group of 4 or less, the hours of tuition will drop to 16 hours a week to reflect the increased focus of the instructor on the students.
Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.
Introduction, orientation and mountain awareness
Basic skills and techniques, Short radius, bumps and off-piste terrain
All Mountain development
Carving, racing and downhill development
Freeski and Backcountry - short radius & powder 8's
Riding steep and deep
Fine tuning skills and technique, technical focus on high end ridings, and concentration on personal development
Step Up Week
An additional week with everyone together from all the different courses. Choose from a week of Freestyle Lessons, An Intro to Touring or chill with your new friends for a last week of freeskiing!
Get an insider's view of what it's like living and learning in resort.
Anyone who wants to push their skiing up to the next level but does not want qualifications. It also is well suited to any seasonaire who wants a ski development programme to accompany their job.
We ask that you are a Level 3 or above on our ability scale. Generally having 4-5 weeks on snow prior to the course is enough, and the most important thing is a good attitude to improving and learning new skills. We can split groups into ability levels in Meribel. If you are unsure as to whether you are at the right level then ask one of our course advisors.
Yes, the course consists of 4 coaching afternoons a week, and instruction on what you need to focus on in your own time. This not only brings the cost down, but also means that the course is suitable for those working out in resort
There will normally be between 60-70 people in resort. Each training group has a maximum of six people to one Instructor, ensuring you get the best possible coaching.
Having completed this course you can expect your skiing to be at a very high level, so you'll be well placed to go on and take your instructor qualifications at a later date, and in time for your next season. The Basecamp team will be able to point you in the right direction with this.
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