Become a Ski Instructor or Snowboard Instructor

The Destination


History matters and Austria is where it all began. We’re talking about skiing, of course. With so much history and more ski resorts than anywhere else, Snowminds proudly offers a wide variety of training courses to help you become a ski or snowboard instructor in Austria with a job guarantee for a winter season.


The country holds many claims to fame including being home to the world’s first ski school in Kitzbühel and countless world champions year after year. Austria also has the liveliest after ski culture of anywhere on earth, known for the après-ski, where the deep passion for snow continues off the slopes. But when you are truly the best, it’s often said you let others do the bragging for you. And they do. Austria is universally beloved by skiers and snowboarders everywhere.


Map of ski destinations in Austria

The Mountains


Alpine peaks, well-groomed slopes and traditional charm are ever-present in Austria. These are some of the many reasons we love to offer Snowminds ski and snowboard instructor courses there. As the home to the most ski areas on earth, the country offers something for everyone. There are more than enough options to choose from to fulfill your priorities in terms of area size, aprés-ski culture and terrain. Over several years, Snowminds has developed close partnerships with internationally-recognised resorts like St. Anton and Zell am See, Kaprun to local legends like Flachau and Bad Gastein. Wherever you go, we guarantee it will be a great fit. 


In Austria, like everywhere else, the excitement builds every year for what the snow gods have in store. However, Austria offers a big advantage: Nearly all destinations have modern snow cannons to ensure a long and more consistent season. That’s one of the many reasons it attracts so many repeat customers year after year. These factors also make it a safe bet for making the most of your gap year as a ski or snowboard instructor with Snowminds. 


“While waiting for my boss to pick me up in Kaprun after my Snowminds course, I knew this would be one of the coolest experiences in my life. I wasn’t wrong!"

- Martin, Snowminds Instructor

The Instructor Life


A ski season in Austria offers a wealth of adventures on- and off- the mountain. You will have the opportunity to try night skiing, toboggan runs, aprés-ski, hiking, tour skiing, snowkiting, and watch the World Cup races. Just as important,  the experience gives you the chance to make a lot of new friends and be part of the amazing Snowminds community. With colleagues from around the world, you basically have no choice but to strengthen your language skills, drastically improve your skiing or snowboarding technique and of course, have lots of fun doing so.  

The atmosphere surrounding you when working as a ski or snowboard instructor in Austria is special. It’s got a local feel. From the cozy mountain villages and characteristic architecture to family-run restaurants and aprés-ski bars, you should never get bored. Throughout your ski season in Austria you will also have the opportunity to experience the cities of Salzburg and Vienna, which offer shopping, cultural events and much more.


Ski School Partner Destinations