Shred your dreams in Austria, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and more.

The Dream


Do you dream about a job as a ski instructor at a world class ski resort? Do you want to take the morning’s first ride under the sun’s early rays sparkling over fresh powder? Maybe you want to end a day of skiing in a lounger with a cold beer? How about making new friends from all over the world on your gap year or career break while drastically improving your skiing technique? And what about about wearing that shining red instructor’s uniform, where you teach skiers from just about everywhere? Maybe that’s something you might be, you know, a bit interested in?

We thought so.



Global Destinations


With all Snowminds ski instructor courses, we start with your level. Our professional coaches will develop your skills and help you shred to depths you did not think possible. The big question is where to go. They say it’s the imagination that sets limits. That’s why we run our  ski instructor training programs on 6 different continents to help expand your mind. Shred and experience après ski and become a certified ski instructor in Austria, experience champagne powder and boundless wilderness in a winter season in Canada, or the deepest and freshest pow of a ski season in Japan, among many more top ski destinations.


"I do believe this experience changed me. Not only did I discover a whole new sport, but meeting so many people from different places really expands your world... It's hard to give up this life."

- Marcus, Snowminds Instructor



We have designed our ski instructor courses from 2 to 7 weeks to meet your personal needs. Regardless of your ski level, we recommend you take a longer ski instructor training to get the most out of your ski season both on- and off the mountain. If you are unsure which course to choose, you can ALWAYS contact us.


Whichever instructor course you pick, you can count on the following:


  • A JOB GUARANTEE as a ski instructor
  • Certification from an internationally recognized Ski Instructor Association (Austrian Level 1-2, Canadian CSIA, etc.)
  • Arranged accommodation, lift pass and training
  • A strong community of new friends
  • A total experience where pretty much everything is arranged
  • Confidence in an experienced company, which is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • A Snowminds team that supports you all the way!


Basically, we take care of the practicalities – all you have to do is pack your suitcase and good vibes so you can start shredding powder as a  new Snowminds instructor.


Who can apply?


It’s all about passion! At Snowminds, we take pride in offering everyone with the right motivation and attitude the opportunity to become part of our strong international community of ski instructors. To begin, please don’t think you need to be an expert – we can teach you basically everything you need to know through our ski instructor courses. All we ask from you is good vibes, commitment, and a passion to learn and improve. 


Practically speaking, we expect you to:


  • Possess decent skiing or snowboarding skills, (nothing fancy, just need to be able to ski safely)
  • Outgoing, positive, motivated, and responsible
  • Feel good working with children, young people and adults alike
  • Enjoy teaching and being challenged
  • Speak English at a conversational level
  • At least 18 years old


After submitting your application, we will give you a call and review your candidacy. During this conversation you will also have the opportunity to hear more about our other course options and what it’s really like to live and work as a ski instructor.  We’ll then get back to you soon with more information to see if we can offer you a place on our team.


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