Test Technique Training

Slalom training for instructors

Test Technique is the entry level slalom test for working as a ski instructor in France. British ski instructors can supplement their BASI level 2 or 3 qualification with the Test Technique Slalom Test and apply for equivalence for French stagiaire status to obtain work with any French ski school that has stagiaire employment status.

Why Train With Snoworks?
How can you ensure that your skiing performance is ‘up to scratch’ whoever the assessor, whatever the conditions, whatever the criteria, whatever the level, whatever the course? Read more.

Training on Snoworks Pro Courses is from current BASI Trainer Lee Townend, four time Olympic skier Emma Carrick-Anderson, former BASI Training Executive Nick QuinnPhil Smith former ISTD BASI Trainer and member of the BASI Alpine Consultancy Group, former racer and BASI ISTD Euan Gardiner and BASI ISTD’s Dave Norman, Bryan Hogg and Tristan Benwell and former ski racer and French BEES Jenny Yates.

Requirements for this training:
BASI member or equivalent ski instructor organisation

High level of fitness

Previous race training experience preferred

PRO Training levels


Essential Information

Time of Year
Days Per Week
5 days, Monday to Friday
Hours Per Day
Full days autumn/summer
Skiers per group
Maximum 10
Purchase in resort
Ski Equipment
Arrange in resort
Video Analysis
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment

If you have previous racing experience this should be high on your priority list to supplement your BASI level 2 as you can be guaranteed work as an instructor in France. Skiers with no previous slalom experience may still attend the Test Technique training weeks but should be aware the Test Technique pass level is high and may require numerous weeks of training.

Training is Monday to Friday for a minimum of 4 hours* of on-snow work in the gates or alternative training if weather does not permit with regular video analysis. Every Friday a comprehensive race is run with electronic timing and pace setters to replicate the Test as close as possible and prepare mentally to achieve optimum performance.  As part of our comitment to BASI members we have subsidised the training fee for BASI members.  For non BASI members please see Race Camps. (*3 hours in December)

Fitness and Preparation
A fitness programme on 3 afternoons per week is included whilst training. The fitter you are the better chance you have of reaching the level.

Read about Snoworks ‘open’ philosophy in ski racing.