How to become a snowboard instructor with Vivid Snowboarding 

How to become a snowboard instructor with Vivid Snowboarding

Vivid Snowboarding will again be running a 10 week BASI level one and two course in Verbier, Switzerland for winter 2023 - 2024

Vivid snowboarding offers the very best snowboard instructor training course on the market. The program will last for 10 weeks and successful candidates will gain their BASI Level one and two snowboard qualifications. The course is an amazing way of not only becoming qualified, but also a game changer for anyone looking to improve their riding skills. Much of the course program is based around learning how to teach snowboarding. This is the ability to communicate and explain different skills. While having the ability to show the correct movements in a clear and precise demonstration. It is being able to structure lessons with great content while making a session super fun and inclusive.

The trainee snowboard instructor will also learn how to accurately analysis a riders performance. This will be on a given task which will involve understanding the product and being able to give the appropriate feedback.The trainee's riding will be constantly evolving through riding piste, off-piste and snowpark.

The ten week course will transform your riding. Taking the riding back to basics and slowing everything down allows the rider to reshape everything. By understanding your own technical riding you can grow and develop your skills on your snowboard in all areas on the mountain.

Vivid Snowboarding also offers extensive technical training and teacher training for the BASI snowboarding level 3 and 4. This training can easily be transferred into other national systems.

You can check out all our instructor training courses here VIVID

Please don't hesitate to get in touch for more information on our instructor training course

Snowboard Instructor

Become a Level two snowboard instructor

Become a level two snowboard instructor with us this winter in our home resort of Verbier.

The course will be running from the beginning of December 2023 and will run through until early February 2024. Our 10 week course is designed to make you an awesome rider ready to tackle anything on the mountain. It will also give you the skills to teach any level of snowboarder. The program also aims to make you super employable in the industry.

Everyone who is successful in gaining their level two snowboard qualification will be ready to go and teach. We had a 100 % pass rate on our winter 2022 - 2023 course. Already some of our students have been successful in gaining employment. Here at Vivid Snowboarding we mentor our students through the course. We take pride in each individuals growth. Through our career program we help find the correct jobs in the industry across the globe. We have been successful in finding work placements in the following countries:

-New Zealand

Our coaching team are hugely experienced. Please check out our team here TEAM

Two of the crew are part of the BASI Snowboard training team who run the exams for up and coming instructors. They have been delivering the product across the globe for the last 18 years. They know all those special ingredients to inject into your technical game and make you into a well rounded instructor. Being a good instructor is not only about delivering good lessons it's also about giving the highest level of customer service to everyone that comes through the door and onto the mountain!

We have a couple of spots left on our course that starts at the beginning of December.Please Check out the Verbier course here : VERBIER



Its been a busy spring and summer here at Vivid Snowboarding. We had our summer camp running in Cervinia, Italy which was a huge success. We had the entire crew practising and performing 360's by the end of the camp.


As we move towards the end of the summer and towards winter we have loads more happening. This coming autumn will see our new website being launched with a totally new look and feel.  Encompassed into the new site will be strong profiles of all the instructing team. We will also be launching some new exciting camps and courses within the new site. Keep an eye for an update in September.


We are again going to be heading back out to China to start delivering Instructor training exams for up and coming Chinese instructors.


As the autumn starts we will also be firing up our Youtube channel with a great mix of new content. This will range from tutorials, trick tips and general snowboarding hacks. This is designed to improve your overall technical game. We will also bring you location checks, equipment reviews as well as an insight into our camps and courses that we offer through out the year. Please go and hit the subscribe button

Advanced Rider Program

New for winter 2023 -2024 will be our season long advanced rider program. This is a course which is designed for intermediate to advanced riders, who are looking to grow their riding skills all over the mountain. Instructors who have already completed the level one and two instructor levels will also be suitable to attend. This will include specific freeride coaching for a 1 star world tour qualifier events which will take place here in Verbier.

For a full break down of the course please check out the details here :

We have relaunched our powder camp in Japan. This will be taking place in early January. The venue will be in Myoko which is only 2.5 hours away from Tokyo on the bullet train. The resort receives a lot of snow each winter and has amazing off-piste terrain. Please check out the resort of Myoko here

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Advanced Rider Program

New for winter 2023 - 2024 will be our advanced rider program. This will be a season long course which will take place in our home resort of Verbier, Switzerland. Please check out the program page

The vastness of the mountains around Verbier make it the perfect playground for this style of course.

The concept of the course is to provide intermediate to advanced riders, as well as qualified level one and two instructors a platform to progress their riding skills all over the mountain.

The advanced rider program will be a journey through a northern hemisphere winter.


The group will be honing their skills all over the mountain and getting back that general overall snowboard riding, fitness and mountain awareness. Carving and steeps clinics which is foundation skills for all high end snowboarding. Here we will begin the personal mentoring system. Individuals will talk through seasonal goals for the entire winter with their chosen mentor.

The group will be taking part in an avalanche safety course.

January and February: 

The advance rider program will begin to look at the competitive aspect of freeridng. We begin to ride competition faces and learn how to select and ride different styles of lines.

The judges use the following criteria :

  • Difficulty and choice of line
  • Control
  • Fluidity
  • Jump and tricks
  • Technique

March and April :

Once the program gets into spring we begin to look at more freestyle riding all over the mountain and in the park. We also look at bank slalom riding which is new olympic discipline.

Throughout the winter those looking to gain some of the level 3 instructor modules will have opportunities to shadow both private high end lessons and specific freestyle and Freeride camps.

During the spring riders wishing to take certain level 3 modules will also have the opportunity to do so.

If you would like to receive more information on our advanced rider program then please get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding.


Vivid Snowboarding Instructor training

Vivid Snowboarding Instructor Training

Vivid Snowboarding Instructor Training

Come join one of our snowboard instructor training courses. We run our courses in some of the very best resorts in the world. We deliver the majority of our programs in the Valais region of Switzerland.

Our main winter course  runs in our home resort of Verbier, Switzerland. The Autumn course takes place in Saas Fee,  Switzerland. Check out our Swiss courses here SWITZERLAND

You will have training by current members of the BASI Snowboard training team as well as BASI Level 4 instructors. The quality of the coaching is second to none in the industry. All coaches are exceptional in making the course an experience to remember.

The goal when delivering our instructor training course is to make individuals who are super confident in their ability to teach and coach all over the mountain while ripping on their boards in all types of terrain. For those who fit the criteria we have potential instructing work in Verbier with Vivid Snowboarding.

For anyone who joins one of our courses we also offer equipment deals with Burton Snowboards and Spektrum eyewear. Check out Burton snowboards here LINK

Our Winter 2021 - 2022 course in Verbier, Switzerland was a huge success. We had a great pass rate on both the BASI level one and level two exams. Two of the students gained employment from mid February until the end of the winter season.

The next course will be starting in Saas Fee, Switzerland on the 26th September. The course will run for nine weeks and will finish on the 25th November in time for the start of the Northern hemisphere winter.

Please get in contact for more details.


3 reasons to join our instructor training course

3 Reasons to join our instructor Course

3 Reasons to join our instructor Course:

  1. Vivid Snowboarding has a world class team of snowboard trainers. All the team are highly qualified and skilled in coaching up and coming instructors. Everyone has been through the system and has a huge wealth of experience coaching in the industry. Come and learn from coaches who know the mountain, know the resort and know how to get results in exams while having the most fun out on the hill.  Check out your coaching team here TEAM
  2. Verbier, Switzerland is our home resort. Vivid Snowboarding has been established in Verbier since 2011 and offers the finest tuition, coaching and guiding out there. The mountains around Verbier and its surrounding resorts are some of the very best in the world. A snow sure record combined with awesome off-piste terrain and a rad snow park make the mountain a dream to ride on. The town is a  mix of great bars and restaurants with something for everyone. The resort company is constantly making improvements to the infrastructure, new lifts are going in this summer with the further development of the Bruson area in 2022. DEVELOPMENT
  3. Become rad at snowboarding. The focus with our instructor training course is to not only get you qualified with both the BASI Level one and two qualification,  we are also going to get you riding at an awesome level ready to tackle any terrain on the hill. We look at developing a creative, skilful and playful riding technique in all areas with every rider on our course. We want riders to be confident while carving with speed on groomed slopes and also have the ability to ride off-piste choosing the best lines. Verbier has an awesome park where we will master the ability to hit features with style and confidence.

Snowboard Instructor Program

Snowboard Instructor Program.

Vivid Snowboarding will again be offering the very best snowboard instructor program starting 29/11/2021 and running through to 04/02/2022. The 10 weeks course will have you qualified with both the BASI level one and two qualifications. The course itself does also have the option to add the BASI performance coach course module onto the schedule.

Check out our course page here VIVID

Here at Vivid Snowboarding we offer various options within the snowboard instructor program.  The full package will include accommodation and food. We have also added an option where the individual can pay for just the training and exams and the rest is up to you. We have plenty of accommodation contacts within in the area.

The snowboard instructor program has plenty of highlights. The Heli adventure at the end of the program is always a favourite as well as finishing the level 2 exam and gaining the qualification. We coach you to teach and ride with style in some of the very best mountains in the world. The high altitude nature of the mountains around Verbier means that snow is guaranteed from the late Autumn through until late spring. Verbier really is one of the very best snowboarding resorts in the world. The quality of the mountains combined with an awesome night life makes it an amazing location to become a snowboard instructor.

Have a look at the verbier website here Verbier

For more information on any of our courses, camps or sessions. Please get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding. We look forward to hearing from you soon

Become a snowboard instructor

Become a Snowboard instructor

Become a Snowboard Instructor

Vivid Snowboarding has created one the very best instructor training courses in the world. The course will have you trained and qualified with your level one qualification and an internationally recognised level two qualification. This qualification will enable you to work across the globe teaching snowboarding. Here are just a few of the countries that you will be able to work in with your level two qualification:

  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Japan
  • China
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Andorra
  • UK

We are also always looking for new instructors to bring into the Vivid Snowboarding team here in Verbier.

Our program has been designed to not only get you through your level one and two qualifications. It will see your snowboarding skills go through the roof. All your coaching team are not only super highly qualified they've spent a lifetime pursuing riding all over the world.

Here at Vivid Snowboarding we have added loads of juicy extras onto our snowboarding courses so you get the very best snowboard experience out there.

Here are a few of the extras that we have added:

  • Freestyle Coaching ( Choice for performance coach exam )
  • Discount codes for Burton Snowboards and Spektrum eyewear
  • ISTA off-piste / Mountain safety course.
  • Freeride coaching ( Verbier and Myoko only )
  • Vivid Snowboarding team mountain BBQ
  • Discount cards for Bars and restaurants.


Check out more of our instructor training course details here VIVID

If you have any questions on any of our products then don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding

Snowboard instructor training courses

Snowboard Instructor Training Courses.

Snowboard Instructor training courses.

Vivid Snowboarding is the leading provider in snowboard instructor training courses. We offer the very best snowboard courses on the market. Take a look at our course locations:

  • Verbier, Switzerland.
  • Saas Fee, Switzerland.
  • Myoko, Japan.

Check out all the locations here VIVID

For a true alpine winter snowboard experience you should join our 10 week course in Verbier, Switzerland. We have course options with food and accommodation. We also offer the course with training and exams only. Verbier is one of the very best resorts in the world and where Vivid Snowboarding was born and locates itself during the winter. Verbier is famous for its world class off-piste terrain, endless pistes and awesome snowpark. The resort is snow sure from November through to May. Verbier also has some of the best apres riding bars in the Alps which are fun for everyone.

Check out snow conditions in Verbier here VIVID

Saas Fee, Switzerland is where we deliver our Autumn and Summer instructor training courses. Our courses run for 9 weeks and all accommodation and food is provided in the Park Hotel. Saas Fee is an awesome car free resort high up the Valais mountains.

Myoko, Japan is where we deliver our Asian course. Myoko in the Niigata region of Japan starts mid winter. A mixture of Japanese powder and amazing snowparks makes Myoko the premier resort to go through your BASI Level one and two qualifications.

All these locations have been hand picked for the quality of the terrain and slopes. If you would like more information on any of our courses please get in contact with us here at Vivid Snowboarding

We look forward to hearing from you



Wild weather in Myoko

Check out Myoko

Check out Myoko

Myoko is in the north west of the main island of Japan. It is in the Niigata region. The geographical positioning of the resort means that it receives an abundance of snow fall each winter. Storm fronts roll out of Siberia and across the South China Sea. All the time picking up moisture which in turn results in large snowfalls over the Japanese Alps. Myoko on average receives between 12m - 15metres of snow per winter.

The resort of Myoko is made up of a series of different stations which are situated across the mountain. They are linked together via bus and lift connections. Each station has a really unique feel with a great variety of terrain. Here are a few of the different stations:

  • Ikenotaira is home to one of the largest snowparks in Japan. The mountain has beautiful forest runs. Littered through out the mountain are various parks with features for all levels. This station is super rider friendly.
  • Suginohara has the biggest amount of vert out of all the stations, it also has the highest peak at 1'855m. Some awesome splitboarding terrain here.
  • Akakura Onsen is one of the more popular stations. Each week you can find night riding with a floodlight snowpark.

Vivid Snowboarding is proud to present its BASI Level one and two instructor training course in Myoko. The course runs for 9 weeks during the middle of the Japanese winter. If you are looking for that true Japanese snowboarding experience and you are wanting to immerse yourself in an instructor training course in the heart of the Japanese Alps then this course is for you. Become a snowboard instructor with the very best snowboard instructor training specialist.

Check out the program here MYOKO