ISIA Training Programme Details (Verbier & Zermatt)
Below you will find a more detailed outline of our ISIA Training Programme. Feel free to call if you have any questions on +41 27 771 6222. The programme is designed to allow the students to practice between training sessions.
Week 1 ZERMATT; Train 20 hrs; ES Formation, team bonding and teaching training VERBIER; off
Week 2 VERBIER; Train 20 hrs; ES Formation, team bonding and teaching training
Week 2 ZERMATT; Train 15 hrs, technical focus + teaching elements
Week 3 Train 15 hrs, possibly also working, depending on demand
Week 4 Work teaching for ES
Week 5 Work teaching for ES
Week 6 Train 15hrs Introduction to race training
Week 7 Train 20hrs Performance threads, individual technical training
Week 8 Train 15hrs Race training
Week 9 Train 20hrs Personal performance coaching (freestyle elements, second discipline).
Week 10 Train 15hrs Individual focus, moguls and steeps, possibly also working
Week 11 Work teaching for ES.
Week 12 VERBIER; Train 15 hrs final fine tuning week, intensive personal performance, possibly also working. ZERMATT; Work for ES
Week 13 Exam week VERBIER BASI ISIA L3 Tech (Subject to readiness; exam fees not included).
Week 14 Exam week VERBIER BASI ISIA L3 Teach (Subject to readiness; exam fees not included).
Week 15 Train 15hrs Strands and performance threads.
Week 16 Train 15 hrs Technical
Week 17 Work teaching for ES
Week 18 Work teaching for ES.
More Info; ISIA Training Programme
Our ISIA Training Programme does from time to time change; for example, there might be a powder day or an opportunity to ski with a visiting coach. Also some weeks are busier or quieter than expected due to conditions, so work weeks may be changed as they approach and business levels are clearer. This is almost always the addition of work weeks where it occurs.
Most of all, students have a say as in what is done each day with the focus shifting as needed. Our program covers all the parts of the ISIA exam. Some people need more focus on technique and some, more focus on teaching. Teaching training combined with work experience leads to a good opportunity to develop as a teacher as well as a skier.
Ski instructors often spend too much time focused on skiing and not on their overall development as an instructor. European Snowsport is a great place to pursue a career in ski teaching and develop all the skills needed. We hope you will join us!