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Ski School

Active Ski Expeditions uses our own pool of helpful and enthusiastic instructors. This is done for several reasons.

All of our instructors are native English speakers who are National Governing Body qualified to a minimum of BASI Level 2 or equivalent. They will work with your students at a suitable pace and terrain for the group. We work on a maximum of ratio of 1:10 however we try to keep the ratio down to 1:8.

To make your School ski trip more of an adventure, we change ski arenas most days; this would mean changing ski schools as well. To keep continuity with your group, the instructors will stay with your group for the duration of your School ski trip. If you decide you really like some of our instructors it is possible to request they teach on your trip from year to year. We will do our best to honour your request.

Our instructors will stay with their group all day. There is no need for teachers to supervise lunchtimes or lead their students in the afternoon, thus reducing the pressure on the Teachers. Obviously, if Teachers would like to ski with their groups or have lunch with their groups they would be very welcome. We aim to ski from as close to 9am as possible and ski for most of the day until it is either 4pm or the group is too tired to continue safely. On the third day of skiing we will finish no later than 3pm to help reduce injuries.

Our instructors will be supervising their groups during the floodlit night skiing. This gives another interesting dimension to your School ski trip. During the night skiing we will try and introduce new concepts and work on some of the techniques already taught. There could be time for a well-deserved hot chocolate as well.

As an incentive we also offer the Teachers some tuition or guiding throughout the week. Every day you will be offered an instructor for half the day to help improve your technique or simply be shown the better areas of the ski arena we are using that day. The other half of the day is yours to ski around, maybe visiting the groups under instruction and see how they are getting on or maybe just to enjoy the slopes.

All of our instructors are native English speakers however if you would like your students to practice their German we would also be able to provide native German speaking instructors qualified to the BASI equivalent. Please request this at the time of booking.

 

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