Become a instructor with Vivid


Launching in summer 2016 will be our 9 week instructor training course in Cervinia, Italy. Become a instructor with Vivid on the Cervinia/Zermatt glacier is the highest and largest in Europe. There is a great mix of terrain and an awesome Snowpark. Check out the resort here RESORT

We have purposely created a midsummer course so you can gain your BASI level one and level two before all the schools in the northern hemisphere start employing for the coming winter. By the beginning of September you will be sending off your job application forms.
Here at Vivid Snowboarding we have contacts all over the globe.

Our network includes:

  • West coast, East Coast and Colorado in America
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • All over Europe

We also have great contacts in the southern hemisphere.

Vivid Snowboarding is always on the lookout for new instructors in its home resort of Verbier. Check out the Vivid Snowboarding team here VIVID 

The team is made up of passionate and well qualified instructor. Everyone shares the same love for Snowboarding


If you fancy chatting about the course or anything to do with an option to become a instructor with Vivid don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat. Rob – 0041 792838735

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BASI LEVEL 3 TRAINING - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

Vivid Snowboard Camps

Vivid Snowboarding is creating on snow BASI level 3 training. It's for instructors wanting to reach that next level in their qualification process. The step up from the level 2 to level 3 is dramatic and constructive on snow training is the key to success. We are in the process of finalising our dates and these will be up shortly. Keep an eye out for the product dropping soon on our site.

The Vivid Snowboarding  team has members that have been through the process. Vivid has an active BASI trainer on the books. With all the industry experience we are one of the leader in instructor training. Come and see for yourselves.

Check out our instructor training options VIVID

Have a look through our instructor training page. We also private training. This can be offered at a reduced rate with your BASI membership.

If you are interested in working for Vivid snowboarding in the future , hold your BASI level 2 qualification this training camp could be for you. When looking for new instructors we generally only take people on that we've ridden with on the hill. Its very important to see new team members ride.




Jimbo pre winter in Saas Fee

Perched high in the Valais region of the Swiss alps , Saas Fee has become synonymous with summer riding and great pre season shredding.

The mountain rises to the dizzy heights of 3600m allowing for great conditions throughout the year. The glacier only closes at the end of the winter to allow for preparation for the coming summer. There are 18 peaks surrounding Saas Fee which are above 4000m and the glacier has one of the best Snow parks which offers great riding in the summer months.

I am currently over in Saas Fee running a BASI level 2 exam. Conditions have been similar to last winter with over 220cm already up top and cold temperatures keeping things fresh and exciting.

It is half way through the exam which is assessed on technical riding, teaching ability alongside professionalism and all the attributes needed to be a safe, confident instructor. The major step up from the BASI level one exam is that you will leave being able to teach all levels of rider and your technical riding will be analysed in a variety of different terrain types from off-piste to steeps and freestyle.

Here is the freestyle criteria

-Flatland tricks which will involve ollies and nollies, looking at all the 180 variations and being able to press and butter the board
-Basic kicker riding which will be hitting a blue jump performing a straight air with simple grab
-Sliding a box 50-50

From being a BASI examiner for the last 8 winter I think it’s a great product which in turn produces great instructors. The examination process is geared towards producing instructors for the industry but I do feel it goes a long way in being an intensive snowboarder improver course which will step your riding up a gear. Snowboarding like any other sport is most rewarding when you feel yourself progressing.

If you feel that you are interested in becoming an instructor or would purely like to raise your game on the mountain then please get in contact with us here at Vivid Snowboarding.

Vivid Snowboarding, A New Breed Of Snowboard School.


SNOW PARK SAFETY - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

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Here are some specific safety points to be aware of when riding park.

1. Features will be clearly labelled like the piste. Starting at green which will be easiest and finishing with black which are for advanced riders.

2. Always check the feature before attempting to hit it. You may have been taking on the same feature every day for a week but shapes can change overnight so take a look before the start of each session, go for a dry run, riding into features to get the measure of the speed that you require and the shape.

3. Always good to watch other riders hit the feature you want to ride, this way you can get an idea of where to drop in from. Nothing worse than under cooking it but at the same time you don’t want to be sailing over the knuckle still going up!

4. Make sure there is no one on the landing before attempting to hit a feature. If in any doubt don’t go.

5. Never try something too far outside your comfort zone, remember to always be in control. Ever body loves a hero but be careful as your best day ever can turn into your worst in a split second.

6. Alert other park users that you are dropping into a feature this could be done by a simple hand in the air or by shouting dropping.

7. If you do fall, try and move away from the landing zone as quickly as possible so you are visible and in a safe place.

8.If a feature is closed don't hit it!

9.If you witness an accident or are involved in one , go through the correct steps. Make area safe, make sure casualty is comfortable and inform the park crew of what has happened.

10. Always have respect for others.


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Instructor training

Vivid Snowboarding is already planning the very highest quality instructor training programme for next winter. We are hoping to create an academy style product looking to qualify up and coming instructors into the BASI snowboard system. Check out the basi snowboarding pathway here BASI

Vivid Snowboarding will be offering coaching and guidance through the BASI level 1 and 2 snowboard exam process. Check out our instructor training here VIVID

BASI snowboarding has 4 levels of qualification. The level one is five days. Level two is ten. Vivid Snowboarding will also be offering coaching for the level 3 qualification. The technical level 3 is the hardest part of the basi snowboarding product. Each rider will have to perform at or above the technical criteria.

The level 3 park criteria is as follows:

  • Flatland - Skills (including switch) involving presses, ollies/nollies, BS/FS 180 + combining tricks
  • Kickers (+8 Metre) - Perform straight airs with at least 2 grab variations, both BS/FS 180s + a 360
  • Box features (straight) - Perform Nose and Tail Presses and both FS and BS Boardslides
  • Pipe– Riding the walls and taking air at the coping


Keep up to date with us on our blogs and on facebook and we will give you more information soon on what will be the very best snowboard instructor training programme in Europe.

Vivid Snowboarding in Verbier


Instructor Training Program

Vivid Snowboarding will be offering up and coming instructors the opportunity for focused training before BASI snowboarding exams. Rob Norton has been a trainer and examiner for the last six years and has delivered and examined programmes in NZ , Europe , Argentina and Japan.

This wealth of experience combined with a passion for developing riders brings a new product which can help you through the qualification process. This is not your typical trainee instructor programme where you are offered the whole package of accommodation, food etc

We give you the responsibility to manage your time off the mountain and then we train you into be an awesome instructor on the hill

We are offering the bare essential coaching on the mountain. We will also allow you to shadow snowboard school lessons as well as take part in our in house instructor development programme. We feel this product will put you in a great position to tackle your exams and gain that next level qualification.

All our on mountain training sessions will be directly looking at the BASI snowboarding content.

Check out the Instructor Training  program here VIVID

For more information please get in contact with us here at Vivid Snowboarding.

Tel: +41 792838735