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ES ACADEMY 13/14 ISIA COURSE


• 165 hrs Training • Verbier or Zermatt • Part time work • Great team • 4th Year


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THE IDEA 01 02

The ES ISIA programme is a season long

Students become part of the ski school in every

In addition, you are surrounded by professional

training and development programme, with the

respect. If you are accepted at interview, you

instructors who are pushing each other on and

opportunity to experience working for one of the

will work for ES in the high season and train in

encouraging each other, many of whom have

largest, most established private snowsports

the low season.

recently been through the ISIA exams.

schools in Europe, European Snowsport. There is a great feeling of cameraderie and

The aim is to give you the best training and

The programme focuses on preparing you for

being part of a team on the course. Candidates

preparation for your ISIA qualification and for

the ISIA exams and building your experience as

often ski and train together in their own time,

you to return the following winter as a full time

a ski instructor.

and you will be part of a close knit group working

instructor with ES.

toward the same goals. The ISIA course runs from early December and prepares you for your ISIA technical exams.

You will receive a quality ES Academy branded

With trainers who have experience as examiners

ski jacket as part of the course.

in the British and Canadian systems, we can offer specialist advice to direct your progress in

You will be mentored through your own

your system of choice.

individual development and action plan.


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.


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THE COACHES Your 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 Swiss patente

Nick Reader, Technical Director, Verbier, current CSIA examiner

Rowena Phillips, ES Director, Zermatt, BASI ISTD and Swiss Brevet Federale

Federico Sollini, Technical Director, Zermatt.


working for es Enrolment on the ES ISIA training course

you the chance to get to know our team and

course will, once you are accepted at interview,

become part of Zermatt or Verbier’s community.

provide you with the opportunity to work as a ski instructor for ES during the peak season weeks.

You will have to meet all of ES’ standards of professionalism and behaviour to teach. ES

This part of the course will be the most rewarding and allow you to gain

have a high profile clientèle with very high expectations. Successful

crucial experience inside a busy

applicants will be required to sign

snowsport school.

and abide by the ES employee code of conduct.

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 December.

This training week, more than any other, gives


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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 • Ski test • Opportunity to train and work in either Verbier or Zermatt, with time in both resorts • 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 specialists • Guidance on equipment • A paid job ski instructing this winter with ES in either Verbier or Zermatt (subject to interview)


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THE PROGRAMme 07 08

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 17 Week 18

05/12/2013 – 8/12/13 Train 15 ES Formation, team bonding and teaching training 09/12/2013 -- Train 20 ES Formation Week, continued 14/12/2013 – 15/12/2013 Ski test 16/12/2013 Train 15 Technical focus + teaching elements Week 4 WORK Teaching for ES 30/12/2013 Work Teaching for ES 06/01/2014 Train 15hrs Individual focus, piste performance and variable 13/01/2014 Train 15hrs Individual focus, moguls and steeps 20/01/2014 Train 15hrs Performance threads, individual technical training 27/01/2014 Train 15hrs Personal performance development 03/02/2014 Train 10hrs Personal performance coaching (freestyle elements) 10/02/2014 Train 15hrs Personal performance and teaching clinics 17/02/2014 Work Teaching for ES at half term 24/02/2014 Work Teaching for ES Second week of half term* 03/03/2014 Train 15hrs BASI/CSIA Strands and Performance Threads 17/03/2014 Train 15hrs Final fine tuning week intensive personal performance 31/03/2014 Work Teaching at Easter* 05/04/2014 Work Teaching at Easter


THE details 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. Contact Please feel free to get in touch with any questions and to discuss your winter. +41277716222 info@europeansnowsport.com


2012-13 team out skiing


Phone: +41 2 7771 6222 Web:www.esacademy.eu

info@europeansnowsport.com

Address: CP173, Verbier, 1936 Switzerland


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