Gapski Instructor Training Course

Hot Chocolate Skiing

Read on for the latest update from our Ski Instructor Training Course: After the mayhem of our BASI 1 assessment week, there was no better way to capitalise on a couple of easy weeks of skiing than with a few days of shadowing. What this supposedly involved was two days each of following a ski instructor about the mountain as … Read More

Gap Year Ski Instructor Training Course

One Month Anniversary

Read on for the latest update from our Ski Instructor Training Course: Having spent the last couple of weeks focusing on mostly central theme, starting our fourth week with an introduction to moguls skiing seemed to be a convenient change for all of us. Within the first few minutes Joe managed to give us an epic demonstration of how to … Read More

The latest from Val d’Isere

It’s been a great week here in Val! Spring arrived this week with blue skies and glorious sunshine everyday – which has meant a week of fantastic skiing, BBQ’s and sunbathing! With the guys now finished their BASI course, these last few weeks have been all about getting in as much skiing as possible, relaxing and enjoying all the great … Read More

Guest Blog by SkiFORCE by Progression student in Val d’Isere

This week we have a guest blog post from Chris, who has just finished the Instructor Pro Course out in Val d’Isere. Chris tells us about how the season has been for him, the ski training and some of his highlights! Val D’isere has been an amazing experience for me, from great people, great snow, incredible instructors and amazing nights … Read More

Leaving Dinner and Prize Giving

We had to say goodbye to four more guys on Saturday morning who are all off back to the UK/overseas to continue with their next adventures! They’ve got some exciting plans lined up with, for example, one guy heading off to work in a Chateau in Bordeaux for the summer, another of our students is off to New Zealand to work … Read More

Latest from Val d’Isere

It’s been another great week here in Val d’Isere. We’ve been getting some amazing snow for this late in the season, with the coldest March since 1962 the conditions are incredible and there’s no slush to be found! With even more snow expected over the next few days it’s looking to be a great Easter weekend on the slopes! The snow … Read More

X Games, BASI 2 and lots and lots of snow!!!

Wow, what a week it has been here in Val d’Isere! First of all, a HUGE congratulations to all our GAP students doing their ski instructor courses out here for passing their BASI level 2 Instructor qualification! The guys have been training for 11 weeks to get to this point and after 2 weeks of assessment they finally finished yesterday … Read More


Last week some of the guys went heli-skiing! The conditions could not have been better with heaps of powder, blue skies and blazing sunshine. The guys were absolute buzzing afterwards (& still are now!!) With all of them saying that it was one of the best experiences of their entire lives – they’re now all figuring out a way to … Read More

Guest Blog from SkiForce by Progression Student out in Val dIsere

This week we have a guest blog post from Charlie, who is out in Val d’Isere on our Instructor Pro course. Charlie, despite suffering from a ruptured spleen earlier in the season, has come back fighting and has just come to the end of her first week of her BASI 2. Charlie and the rest of the guys now have … Read More

BASI 2 Training

With one week to go until the start of the BASI 2 our guys have been fitting in a last week of training. Today they were skiing with Progression Ski Director, Ken Smith. Check out some of the photos!