Become a ski instructor with snowminds




Full flexibility with everything from a full season to a weeks improvement camp at one of our worldwide destinations

Happy "Snowminders"

Become part of our international Snowminds community, who rate us 4.8 out of 5.

Snowminds Founded

Since 2012 we have provided a personal service focusing on security, community and creating memorable life experiences!


Becoming a ski instructor in Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, or another country is more than a ski instructor education, après ski and ski lessons. We both experienced this when we, as 19-year-olds in 2004 and 2006 respectively, took on our first seasons as ski instructors in Austria. We loved every second and experienced that a season as a ski instructor is a journey of personal development. But it is just as much about making new friendships, developing yourself, gaining worldwide life experience, and exploring a new country, language, and culture.

Therefore, in 2012, we decided to start Snowminds to share our passion for the ski instructor life and help others out, so they get the best ski or snowboard instructor season of their life. It has been our goal from day one to prepare our ski instructors as best as possible to pass the instructor training and succeed in the job as a ski instructor. Thus, creating the framework for an experience that also adds value to a future study or career.

To ensure this, we have created internationally recognized snowboard and ski instructor courses. You get language training and high-quality instructor training with lots of team building, where life-long international friendships are established. And after the course with our job placements, you can start life as a ski instructor at a local ski school.

We have now helped more than 4,500 ski and snowboard enthusiasts around the world. We’ve also collaborated with a wide network of ski schools and ski resorts across 6 continents. Thus, you can become a ski instructor with Snowminds in e.g  Austria, Canada, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, USAArgentina, South Africa, and New Zealand, 

We have courses and experiences that last anywhere from one week to over six months and we are happy to help tailor a career break or a Gap year.

It will be a joy for us and our team to get to know you and help you with an experience of a lifetime in the snow. We recommend reading the 5-star recommendations of our instructors on Facebook reviews to learn more about us from our ski and snowboard instructors and contacting us so we can talk about your options.

The best ski greetings on behalf of Team Snowminds,

Ottar Hjøllum and Christoffer Vorre
Ski instructors and founders of Snowminds

Your security with Snowminds

Since Snowminds started in 2012, it has been our top priority for you to feel 100% safe while traveling with us – it still is!

This means that if your ski holiday or instructor course is canceled by Snowminds before departure, due to Covid-19 or whatever reason, you can freely choose one of the following options:

  • Move your ski holiday or instructor course free of charge to a later date
  • Attend another ski holiday or instructor course
  • Receive a full refund of the trip

Read more here.

Recommendation: Check out our 5 Star reviews on GoogleTrustpilot and Facebook and learn more about Snowminds from our ski and snowboard instructors!

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