Welcome to Summit Professional Development, the instructor training side of Summit Ski & Snowboard School.

As a school we have coached and trained instructors over the last 15 years from Level 2 all the way through the system to gain the BASI Level 4 ISTD and the Swiss Patent. Our experienced team is made up highly qualified coaches who have taught all over the world at this level. We have the knowledge and understanding of skiing, the industry and BASI that will help you become the best instructor you can be.

If you are looking to further your ski teaching career with the opportunity to work in one of the best resorts in the world then get in touch. We want you to pass your exams but we also want to help you be a great ski instructor.


Training for the season, or just the weeks you choose. Tech, teach, mountain safety, women's only groups/

Join by the week in our ISTD training​​


We believe the best way to get better is to start by improving your understanding and awareness of what is the right level and where you sit in relation to that. Combine this with some mileage and getting good skiing done across all sorts of terrain and snow will prepare you for any tough day on the hill. 


Our team of ISTD’s, BASI Trainer, and Swiss Brevet’s have taught skiing and coached instructors all over the world.

We are passionate about developing people to be better ski instructors to help continue to have an incredible team.

Essential Questions

The things you need to know

To join our ISIA Training program you must hold BASI Level 2 or equivalent

To join our L4 training program you must have passed the BASI Level 3 technical exam, or equivalent

To get the most out of your time with us you should be comfortable skking at the level of the exam. Our goal is to improve your skiing to a point that you get to the next exam relaxed and ready. So with that in mind turning up with a willingness to learn and ski hard will go a lon way!

Joining the training team does not guarantee you are able to work for Summit during the winter. However, anyone who is interested can interview for a position with us and if successful in the interview process will be able to teach in the high season weeks.

No. Zermatt has a lot of accommodation options and we can help point you in the right direction, depending on what you are looking for.