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SNOWBOARD GAP INSTRUCTOR COURSES

8, 9, 10 and 11-week snowboard gap instructor courses in France, Switzerland, Canada and Argentina

“The 10-week Peak Leaders snowboard instructor course taught me so much about my riding. Not just the teaching stuff but park skills, backcountry riding, so much more than I expected. Best of all, I ended up being offered an instructing job for the season!”
TOM, 10 WEEK SAAS FEE SNOWBOARD GAP COURSE

GO SIDEWAYS BEFORE UNIVERSITY

Not everyone does the school, university, first job, career steps – some move sideways for a while. Like doing a snowboard gap course in Argentina, Canada, France or Switzerland.

We’ve been running snowboard instructor gap programmes for nearly 15 years. Whether you qualify with CASI or BASI becoming a snowboard instructor is one of those once in a lifetime experiences.

Resorts and top-level coaches make all the difference. That’s why we hunt out the best coaches in the industry and go to world-class resorts like Banff, Morzine, Bariloche and Saas Fee.

Our partner, Burton UK, offer you special deals – and if you choose Europe’s snowboard Mecca Morzine, there is also the chance to ride with and learn from one of their pro team.

Gap days on the hill are a mix of getting to grips with ‘proper’ technique, free riding and getting into the park. You might be doing technique or teaching sessions, carving, jibbing, jumps, rails, steeps, powder… whatever is best for the snow conditions and your individual progression.

Plus all gap instructor training programmes have a course leader in resort and on hand 24/7, so help is always there if you need something.

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR COURSE

Q: Does it matter which snowboard system exams I do?

All the snowboard systems are equally as well respected so if you pass the CASI or BASI you’ll have a qualification that offers worldwide employment opportunities. Spend your holidays at university (if you go back!) getting paid to snowboard.

Q: Which resort is the best one for the snowboard instructor gap programme?

Like the snowboard instructor qualifications, there isn’t a bad one. All the resorts are hand selected for their amazing terrain, best-in-the-business snowboard coaches and enough après-selfies to make your fresher mates jealous (for way more than one week!).

Q: Who delivers the coaching for each course in resort?

Getting the best snowboard school partners and top-level instructors to train you is something we’ve worked hard to achieve. Here are links to find out more information: Sunshine Village Ski School in Canada, MINT Snowboarding in France, selected top level coaches in Argentina and ES in Switzerland.

Q: What’s not included in the snowboard instructor course?

We’re like you – hidden extras or paying for things ‘on top of the price’ just isn’t cool. That’s why the Peak Leaders package is priced to include everything we’d want from a snowboard instructor training gap programme (see our Compare Courses) like cat-riding in the Canadian backcountry! Other trips in or around the resort we can’t plan exact numbers for, so they are ‘optional’. But wherever this is the case we make it as price-friendly as possible for those who want to sign up.

CHECK OUT OUR COURSES

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Our Courses Are Jam Packed & All Include These Options Below

  • 1 on 1 goal setting
  • Coaching from top industry professionals
  • Structured and focused practice sessions
  • Team leading training
  • Classroom theory session
  • Intro to backcountry clinic
  • Intro to freestyle clinic
  • Intro to racing clinic (optional)
  • Avalanche awareness clinic
  • Risk assessment training
  • First aid course
  • Video analysis
  • Post-course employment guidance
  • Lift pass
  • Discounted equipment offers
  • Peak Leaders leaders on-hand 24/7
  • Peak Leaders t-shirt & stickers
Saas Fee, Switzerland 19 Sep 2015 - 28 Nov 2015

Saas Fee, Switzerland

19 Sep 2015 - 28 Nov 2015

10 weeks snowboard instructor course, £8,399.00

  • Minimum 20 hours coaching per week
  • BASI Level 1 & Level 2 exams
  • BASI associate membership
  • BASI resources and manuals
Bariloche, Argentina 20 Jul 2015 - 13 Sep 2015

Bariloche, Argentina

20 Jul 2015 - 13 Sep 2015

8 weeks snowboard instructor course, £7,799.00

  • Minimum 20 hours coaching per week
  • 1 day cat ski (optional)
  • Language lessons
  • Transport to/from mountain
  • On mountain equipment locker
  • Horseriding expedition (optional)
  • BASI associate membership
  • BASI Level 1 & Level 2 exams
  • BASI resources and manuals
Bariloche, Argentina 20 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015

Bariloche, Argentina

20 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015

9 weeks snowboard instructor course, £7,999.00

  • Minimum 20 hours coaching per week
  • 1 day cat ski (optional)
  • Language lessons
  • Transport to/from mountain
  • On mountain equipment locker
  • Horseriding expedition (optional)
  • BASI associate membership
  • BASI Level 1 & Level 2 exams
  • BASI resources and manuals
Morzine, France 09 Jan 2016 - 19 Mar 2016

Morzine, France

09 Jan 2016 - 19 Mar 2016

10 weeks snowboard instructor course, £8,399.00

  • Minimum 25 hours coaching per week
  • Day with a pro-rider (Burton/Faction)
  • BASI associate membership
  • BASI Level 1 & Level 2 exams
  • BASI resources and manuals
Banff, Canada 09 Jan 2016 - 26 Mar 2016

Banff, Canada

09 Jan 2016 - 26 Mar 2016

11 weeks snowboard instructor course, £7,799.00

  • Minimum 25 hours coaching per week
  • 1 day cat ski
  • Transport to/from mountain
  • Moonlight tour / night skiing
  • CASI/CSIA membership
  • CASI/CSIA resources and manuals
  • CASI/CSIA Level 1 park exam (optional)
  • CASI/CSIA Level 1 & Level 2 exams

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