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DESCRIPTIONDetails of our ISIA training course in Verier
ISIA COURSEES ACADEMY 13/14
165 hrs Training Verbier or Zermatt Part time work Great team 4th Year
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The ES ISIA programme is a season long
training and development programme, with the
opportunity to experience working for one of the
largest, most established private snowsports
schools in Europe, European Snowsport.
The programme focuses on preparing you for
the ISIA exams and building your experience as
a ski instructor.
The ISIA course runs from early December and
prepares you for your ISIA technical exams.
With trainers who have experience as examiners
in the British and Canadian systems, we can
offer specialist advice to direct your progress in
your system of choice.
Students become part of the ski school in every
respect. If you are accepted at interview, you
will work for ES in the high season and train in
the low season.
There is a great feeling of cameraderie and
being part of a team on the course. Candidates
often ski and train together in their own time,
and you will be part of a close knit group working
toward the same goals.
You will receive a quality ES Academy branded
ski jacket as part of the course.
You will be mentored through your own
individual development and action plan.
In addition, you are surrounded by professional
instructors who are pushing each other on and
encouraging each other, many of whom have
recently been through the ISIA exams.
The aim is to give you the best training and
preparation for your ISIA qualification and for
you to return the following winter as a full time
instructor with ES.
THE IDEA01 02
We started in Verbier in 2003 and opened in Zermatt in 2005 and St Moritz in 2011. With a core of 30 full time
instructors in Verbier and 15 in Zermatt, slightly smaller in St Moritz, we have a nice tight knit team.
ES has a comprehensive training programme for its instructors to progress through the instructor qualification system
and has an impressive record of success in exam passes. Last winter we had 3 passes on the BASI ISIA technical
exam, 2 passes on the CSIA L3 technical exam, 7 passes on the BASI ISIA teaching, and 1 Eurotest pass. We also
had exam passes for our instructors progressing in the Swedish and Swiss systems.
ES Director is a former BASI trainer and board member, and our Technical Director in Verbier is a current CSIA
examiner. Our director in St Moritz is a national representative on the ISIA committee and vice president of the ISIA.
We have a highly qualified and experienced team of instructors, hand picked for the quality of the teaching experience
they provide. Most of our staff return year after year, as do our clients.
We have a great programme of staff events throughout the season and the team is friendly, close knit and supportive.
We also encourage instructors to move within our resorts. As part of the programme, you will experience skiing in
both Zermatt and Verbier, and be trained by trainers based in both resorts. You will also have the opportunity to work
in both resorts if wished.
We are also very proud of our Adaptive section. ES is one of only a handful of well equipped adaptive snowsport
schools in the world and we are committed to helping everyone to enjoy skiing.
THE COACHESYour ES Academy coaches are the top trainers at ES.
They include our Technical Directors and former and current examiners.
Each group has a principal trainer and secondary trainers to cover
specialist areas. Coaches include;
Julian Griffiths, ES Director and Founder, former BASI trainer and
Nick Reader, Technical Director, Verbier, current CSIA examiner
Rowena Phillips, ES Director, Zermatt, BASI ISTD and Swiss Brevet
Federico Sollini, Technical Director, Zermatt.
Enrolment on the ES ISIA training course
course will, once you are accepted at interview,
provide you with the opportunity to work as a ski
instructor for ES during the peak season weeks.
This part of the course will be the most
rewarding and allow you to gain
crucial experience inside a busy
The aim of ES Academy, from our
perspective, is to produce a long term
supply of high quality full time instructors. You
will be part of the team from the beginning
of the season. That is why the course starts
with the ES Instructor training week in early
This training week, more than any other, gives
you the chance to get to know our team and
become part of Zermatt or Verbiers community.
You will have to meet all of ES standards of
professionalism and behaviour to teach. ES
have a high profile clientle with very
high expectations. Successful
applicants will be required to sign
and abide by the ES employee
code of conduct.
wOrking fOr ES
wHAT'S inCLUDED 165 hours of training with ES top trainers, including current and former
examiners and full cert instructors
Quality ES Academy branded ski jacket
Opportunity to train and work in either Verbier or Zermatt, with time in both
Personal action planning and mentoring with your principal coach
Regular video feedback
Professional trainers to deliver specialist aspects of the programme,
including specialist park training
Second discipline preparation with ES Ride, ES Adaptive or ES Telemark
Mountain Safety and off-piste training with highly experienced off piste
Guidance on equipment
A paid job ski instructing this winter with ES in either Verbier or Zermatt
(subject to interview)
Week 1 05/12/2013 8/12/13 Train 15 ES Formation, team bonding and teaching trainingWeek 2 09/12/2013 -- Train 20 ES Formation Week, continued 14/12/2013 15/12/2013 Ski test Week 3 16/12/2013 Train 15 Technical focus + teaching elements Week 4 Week 4 WORK Teaching for ESWeek 5 30/12/2013 Work Teaching for ESWeek 6 06/01/2014 Train 15hrs Individual focus, piste performance and variableWeek 7 13/01/2014 Train 15hrs Individual focus, moguls and steepsWeek 8 20/01/2014 Train 15hrs Performance threads, individual technical trainingWeek 9 27/01/2014 Train 15hrs Personal performance developmentWeek 10 03/02/2014 Train 10hrs Personal performance coaching (freestyle elements)Week 11 10/02/2014 Train 15hrs Personal performance and teaching clinicsWeek 12 17/02/2014 Work Teaching for ES at half termWeek 13 24/02/2014 Work Teaching for ES Second week of half term*Week 14 03/03/2014 Train 15hrs BASI/CSIA Strands and Performance ThreadsWeek 15 17/03/2014 Train 15hrs Final fine tuning week intensive personal performanceWeek 17 31/03/2014 Work Teaching at Easter*Week 18 05/04/2014 Work Teaching at Easter
DETAILS Mountain Safety and Second Discipline scheduled when the conditions are right Total 165 hours training If demand for instructors for certain weeks changes, training and working weeks
may be adjusted Mountain safety training and other specialist training will be scheduled nearer the
start of the course depending on conditions Second discipline training will be scheduled according to demand Prices ISIA Course 1950 GBP; includes 165 hours training and quality ES Academy
branded ski jacket. This price does not include accommodation, lift pass, exam fees or insurance.
ContactPlease feel free to get in touch with any questions and to discuss your email@example.com
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Phone: +41 2 7771 6222
Address: CP173, Verbier, 1936 Switzerland