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Test Technique Training

Date - 28th Dec - end of season

Cost - from £250 per week

It's possible to work as a ‘stagiere’ (or trainee ski instructor) in France by undertaking the Test Technique. Not only will this provide you with yet more valuable experience, but the Test Technique is often better paid than other Level 2 instructor positions available in the ski industry.


We offer winter season training for the Test Technique, based in Courchevel, France. We use the World Cup Stade in order to do this, which is a very reliable and well-maintained piste that offers a variety of pitches for all stages of your learning.


As with all of the ski instructor training courses we offer, the programme includes full support from the Skivo Academy team. We have seen many people pass the test technique, but it is difficult and you should be under no illusion as to it's difficulty, especially if you haven't ski'd slalom before. If you are new to slalom we suggest that you learn the basics with one of our training partner such as Podium in Tignes. Training for the test technique can be an excellent and fun method of training towards your BASI Level 3 and Level 4 exams as it focuses on the performance side of skiing. 

(Training dates exclude New year, Christmas, Half Term and Easter)



What is the Test Technique?


The Test Technique is a slalom exam required by the French ski instructor system. It has essentially been designed for children that grew up in a local ski club. If you have no intention of working in France then the Test Technique exam would not benefit you. If you want more information on how the Test Technique works check out Information on the Test Technique.



Why train for the Test Technique?

  • Work in France before Level 4 

  • Better paid jobs if you pass

  • Really improves technical skill and understanding

  • Fantastic disciplined training programme

  • Great training for the Level 3 ISIA and Level 4 ISTD piste performance

  • Develops understanding of skiing

Where is the Test Technique based?


Skivo Academy base there winter training for the test technique in Courchevel on the World Cup Race piste. During the summer months training is based in the glacier resort of Les 2 Alpes.

What is Included?

  • The best equipment available, including brushes, stubbies, World Cup gates

  • State-of-the-art Freelap timing system

  • World class ski servicing equipment. We use the Snowglide machine - the same as Ted Ligety!

  • Two chances at the Test Technique

  • World class facilities on the Courchevel World Cup Stade

  • Highly experienced and qualified national level coaches

  • Full time mentor

  • Links to employers the world over

The Coaches
test technique training coach agustin

Agustin Torres

 Level 4 ISTD

Argentinian National Ski Team

test technique training coach adrian

Adrian Dunlop

 Level 4 ISTD

Ex USA Ski Team coach

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