I was a member of the Bariloche Summer 2015 program in which I achieved BASI Level 1 and 2. I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I have ever done in my life and would recommend to all considering. The opportunity to ski everyday in the mountains of Patagonia and learn from experienced professionals is not one to be passed up, even if your not looking at the qualification as a progression towards future employment.
The support staff of the peak leaders program were very professional and catered to the needs of the trainees. Perhaps the best part of this was the support from local staff based in Bariloche, who have spent many seasons in the mountains, providing experienced advice and organising fun activities when not skiing.
Socially it was almost impossible to be bored throughout the eight weeks of the course. When not skiing there was the option of many activities such as climbing, 5-aside football, Yoga or just relaxing in the lodge which was definitely necessary after a hard day on the slopes! It was an absolute privilege to be afforded the opportunity to spend a summer in Bariloche, both gaining an important qualification and also meeting and getting to know a variety of different people and cultures. I would recommend this program to all with a love of skiing and the mountains!