ES Academy Instructor Training Offers

  • Season-long Ski Instructor Training Program Verbier & Zermatt
  • Week long instructor courses


Season-long Ski Instructor Training Program Verbier & Zermatt

The ES Academy ISIA program is a season long training and development program, with the opportunity to experience working for one of the largest, most established private snowsports schools in Europe. The program is focused on preparing you for the ISIA exams and building your experience as a ski instructor. Course Program

Ski Instructor Training Verbier & Zermatt

The training and development program will prepare candidates for all modules of the BASI Level 3 (ISIA) qualification. All candidates will be mentored through their own individual development and action plan.

What’s Included

  • 165 hours of training with ES’ top trainers  including current and former examiners with CSIA and BASI, and ISTD’s.
  • Personal action planning and mentoring with your principal coach.
  • Regular video feedback.
  • Regular off-snow fitness training.
  • Professional trainers to deliver specialist aspects of the programme, including Freestyle training with some of our experts.
  • Second discipline preparation with ES Ride, ES Adaptive or ES Telemark.
  • Mountain Safety and off-piste training with ES’ experienced off-piste instructors.
  • Guidance on equipment.
  • Work for ES.
Ski Instructor Training Verbier & Zermatt

ES Instructor teaches in Verbier

Taking your skiing to the next level without the help of an experienced coach can be very difficult.

Ski Instructor Training Verbier & Zermatt: A good coach helps you achieve your goals in the fastest possible manner.  Learning how to manage your performance expectations and recognise your success helps you build on your progress. Timely, accurate and simple feedback from your coach enables accelerated learning.  This method not only creates results quickly but also ensures these changes are consolidated and built on in the future.

Ski Instructor Training Verbier & Zermatt

Verbier Academy being hosted by the Zermatt Academy

“A clear technical understanding of simple skiing skills leaves the door open for fast and steady progress.”

Nick Reader, ES Technical Director April 2014

Learn how to feel when it’s right, understand your objectives with renewed clarity.  By taking a course like this, you are taking control of your development.  Create a learning contract between yourself and your coach so you understand each other’s motivations and methods, and success is inevitable.

This course takes qualified ski instructors and helps them become industry leaders. The ISIA and Level 3 represent high international levels of skiing and professionalism.  Reaching this level takes determination and a love for skiing.  The rewards are obvious but the journey to get there will surprise you.



ES Team in Verbier 2014/15

Work out what you are trying to do before you try to do it;  It sounds simple but is too often overlooked. The following points are conceptual areas that will be covered within the course:

  • What is the goal of skiing?
  • How do we recognise successful training?
  • Breaking the mould
  • Outcome-based actions
  • Developing your eye and your understanding develops your skiing
  • Myth-busting