Test Technique Training

Slalom training for instructors

The entry slalom test for working as a ski instructor in France. Combine the Test Technique with a BASI level 2 and you can work as a trainee instructor in France.

Training philosophies and content are overseen by Emma Carrick-Anderson, one of Britain’s finest ever female ski racers. Emma competed at 4 Olympic Games, 6 World Championships and numerous World Cups, was 11th in the 1997 World Championships, Britain’s top female Alpine Racer for 15 years. Emma will not be available on all weeks but oversees the programme content and philosophies and has a big influence on the whole training programme.

Read about Snoworks ‘open’ philosophy in ski racing.

Our team of coaches include Emma Carrick-Anderson, Phil Smith, Lee Townend, Euan Gardiner and Nick Quinn.

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.

Available Dates for Test Technique Training courses

Test Technique Training