Huge congratulations to Evie on smashing her BASI Level 3 Technical Exam!
Evie joined Altitude during the 14/15 winter season as one of our BASI Level 3 Trainees and trained towards all aspects of the level 3 as well as working during the holiday weeks for Altitude Ski and Snowboard School. She did the same the following winter, training hard, improving her fitness and generally enjoying the ski instructor lifestyle.
This year, we decided to promote Evie to our Part Time Season team where she works on a part time basis all season long. Evie has been a great addition to the team and has now gone and smashed the BASI Level 3 Technical exam, showing that hard work really does pay off!
To celebrate, we decided to interview Evie so that you can learn a little more about her.
Name: Evie Kock
Favourite run in Verbier: Tricky as there are so many good ones! With good snow I love doing the Bruson itinerary, Les Otanes
Favourite bar: The Pub Mont Fort of course!
Why did you choose Verbier to train in?
When I first came here for a holiday with my family I fell in love with the place! The skiing is so good and the resort is full of people who ski to a high level. Being surrounded by loads of other instructors and friends working their way to get to level 4 and encouraging each other is great.
What made you choose Altitude for your Level 3 training?
BECAUSE ITS THE BEST OBVIOUSLY! 😊 I did my level 2 exam through Altitude a few years back, everyone on their GAP course was so friendly and welcoming and the ski school really stood out to me in the resort. I wanted to start training for my 3 and knew with the coaching at altitude the ISIA course would be perfect.
What is your favourite thing about being a Ski Instructor?
All the different people you meet and get to teach and being able to ski every day and live in the mountains. The lifestyle is amazing!
What are your career aspirations as a Ski Instructor?
My goal is to get my full level 4 over the next couple of years, I would like to eventually get into some coaching and try out other disciplines so I have more of a variety while living out here.
What tip would you give to fellow instructors looking to pass the level 3 tech?
Go into the exam feeling physically fit and prepared mentally, I get really worked up under pressure so this time I tried to keep calm and just take each day as it comes. Train hard before it and it will pay off in the exam!
What are your summer plans?
I’m going to have my first summer in Verbier! I will hopefully be working for a private chalet gaining some experience in hospitality and doing some part time nannying. Cannot wait to see what the place is like without snow and enjoy all the hiking.
Lastly, what are your favourite memories of the ISIA course, before you joined our instructing team more permanently?
How much my skiing improved! The coaching was amazing and made me understand skiing so much more. You meet great people who all share the same love for skiing.
To find out more about the BASI Level 3 courses Altitude run, click here.
Altitude Futures courses are a great way for aspiring instructors to work/train in one resort whilst building teaching experience as well as developing their own skiing ability to aid them in taking exams. Further to this, our training courses allow you to get your foot through the door to joining our core instructing team. As per Evie, over a 1/3 of our team is built of previous trainees and we pride ourselves on having a high return rate to our team however when we have vacancies, priority is always given to our trainees. For a chat with us, give us a call on +44(0)7539071166