BECOME A SKI INSTRUCTOR

Carve your future in Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and more.

Become a ski instructor

 

Do you have a dream about working as a ski instructor at a world-class ski resort? Do you want to take the first ride in the morning with the sun’s early rays sparkling over fresh powder? Maybe you want to end a day of skiing in a lounge 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 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.

 

 

 

Snowminds Destinations

Global Destinations

 

All Snowminds ski instructor courses starts 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 only the imagination that sets limits. That is why we run our ski instructor training programs on 6 different continents to help expand your mind. Wanna rip it down long slopes and experience après ski as a certified ski instructor in Austria, experience the champagne powder and boundless wilderness in a winter season in Canada, the deepest and freshest pow of a ski season in Japan, or live like a local in the majestic Swiss alps with sick free-riding opportunities on a season in Switzerland. These and many more top ski destinations are waiting for you.

Your safety means everything to us!  Travel with us with full security with our Snowminds Travel Guarantee.

"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

YOUR EXPERIENCE IS OUR #1 PRIORITY

 

We have designed our ski instructor courses from 10 days to full-season training programs to meet your personal needs. Regardless of your ski level and experience, there are course options for you to become a ski instructor and 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 ski instructor course you pick, you can count on the following:

  • An internationally recognised ski instructor certification that you can use to work
  • Organised accommodation, lift pass and training
  • A strong community of new friends
  • Confidence in an experienced company, which is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • A Snowminds team that supports you all the way!
  • Support and guidance before, during and after the season

 

Basically, we take care of the practicalities – all you have to do is pack your suitcase and good vibes so you can start your adventure with Snowminds.

 

 

YOUR LIFE. YOUR ADVENTURE. YOUR CHOICE.

Switzerland

12 week Level 1+2 Ski Instructor Course in Nendaz


The ultimate training program

February

Austria

10-day Summer Ski Instructor Course


Get qualified in the summer!

July

Job placement

Switzerland

12 week Level 1+2 Ski instructor Course in Saas-Fee


Training focused level 1 and 2 course

January

Canada

Season in Canada with Level 1 Ski Instructor Course


Experience the Canadian Wilderness 🤙 

November

Job placement

Japan

Season in Japan with Level 1 Ski Instructor Course


Experience JaPOW! 🤙 

November

Job placement

Switzerland

8 week Level 1+2 Ski Instructor Course in Saas-Fee


Get certified before Christmas on the Glacier!

October

Switzerland

Season in Saas-Fee with Level 1+2 Ski Instructor Course


A winter in the "The Pearl of the Alps"

December

Job placement

Switzerland

Season in Nendaz with Level 1+2 Ski Instructor Course


An EPIC season in the 4 Valleys!

December

Job placement

Switzerland

4 week Level 1 Ski Instructor Course


Get IASI certified in beautiful Nendaz!

January

Austria

12 week Ski Instructor Program in Austria


A winter with full focus on development

January

Job placement

New Zealand

Season in New Zealand with lvl 1+2 Ski Instructor Course


The Ultimate "Down Under" Course

June - August

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 5 week Ski Instructor Course


Kick-start your winter most prepared 🤙 

November

Job placement

Switzerland

Season in Verbier with Lvl 1+2 Ski Instructor Course


A winter in the most legendary, international resort

December

Job placement

Canada

12 weeks Level 1+2 Ski Instructor Program in Canada


The ultimate 12 weeks 🤙

January

Job placement

New Zealand

Season in New Zealand with lvl 1 Ski Instructor Course


Shred the Southern Alps 🤙 

June

Job placement

Switzerland

Season in Zermatt with lvl 1+2 Ski Instructor course


A winter in the most iconic ski resort in the world

December

Job placement

Spain

Season in Sierra Nevada with Ski Instructor Course


Vamos a la montaña!

November - April

Job placement

Canada

4 Week Level 1 Ski Instructor Course in Whistler


Get Certified in Whistler ⛷️

April

Switzerland

Level 2 Ski Instructor Course


Already have your level 1 certification ? Time to level up! 💪

January

Canada

Backcountry Course


Into the wild backcountry ⛷️

January - March

Local guide

Switzerland

Season in Nendaz with lvl 1+2 Ski Instructor Course


A season in the hidden powder pearl, Nendaz

December - April

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 7 week Ski Instructor course


Get the most out of your winter 🤙 

November

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 3 week ski instructor course


No time, No problem. ⛷️

Nov. Jan. or March

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 2 Week Ski Instructor Course


Short & Sweet ⛷️

Nov. Jan. or March.

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 7 week Ski + Snowboard instructor course


Dual Instructors Shred Harder

November

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 5 Week Ski & Snowboard Course


Rip it as a Dual Instructor

November

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 3 Week Ski & Snowboard Course


Intensive course to get dual certified

Nov. & Jan.

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 5 Week Beginner Ski instructor Course


Zero to Ski Hero ⛷️

November

Job placement

Austria

Season in Austria with 2 Week Level 2 Ski Instructor Course


Harder, Stronger and Faster

Nov. & Apr.

Job placement

Canada

Level 2 Ski Instructor Course in Canada


Take it to the next level! ⛷

January

Local guide

South Africa

Season for Experienced Instructors


Experience Afrikski ⛷️

May - July

Job placement

Japan

Season in Japan with 3 Week Dual Instructor Course


Experience JaPOW on both skis and snowboard! 🤙

November

Job placement

Japan

Level 2 Ski Instructor Course in Japan


Level up & Shred 4 Real 🤙

Jan - Mar

Local guide

Canada

Freeride and Heli-skiing Event in Revelstoke


More terrain. More Snow. More experiences

March

Local guide

USA

End-of-Season Hawaii Trip


The perfect way to end your season

April

Japan

End-of-season Japan Roundtrip


2 crazy, magical weeks in Japan

March or April

Switzerland

Season in La Tzoumaz with lvl 1 + 2 Ski Instuctor Course


Shadow, work and train in the Swiss Alps

December

Job placement

The season is almost starting

We have a few last spots available in Switzerland!

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