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.

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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 shred long slopes and experience après ski as a certified ski instructor in Austria, or experience the champagne powder and boundless wilderness in a winter season in Canada, or the deepest and freshest pow of a ski season in Japan, these and many more top ski destinations are waiting for you.

 

"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:

  • Job guarantee, shadowing/placement and/or employment opportunities*
  • Arranged 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.
  • Certification from an internationally recognized Ski Instructor Association (Austrian Level 1-2, Canadian CSIA, etc.)

 

*exact details vary depending on destination/course choice. 

 

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.

 

YOUR LIFE. YOUR ADVENTURE. YOUR CHOICE.

Austria

Summer Ski Instructor Course


Get qualified in the summer!

July

Job guarantee

Switzerland

12 week lvl 1+2 ski instructor training program in Saas Fee


Training focused level 1 and 2 course

Jan-April

Canada

3 Week Ski Instructor Course + Job Guarantee


Shred Champagne Powder 🤙 

November

Job guarantee

Switzerland

Season with lvl 1+2 ski instructor course in Saas Fee


A season in the "The Pearl of the Alps"

Dec-April

Switzerland

Season with Lvl 1+2 Ski instructor course in Nendaz


An epic season in Switzerland!

Austria

11 week Instructor Program in Austria


Work and play the winter away on this ultimate season experience

Jan-March

Japan

3 Week Ski Instructor Course + Job Guarantee


Experience JaPOW! 🤙 

November

Job guarantee

New Zealand

10 Week Level 1 + 2 Ski Instructor Course


The Ultimate "Down Under" Course

June - August

Job guarantee

Austria

5 Week Ski Instructor Course + Job Guarantee


Learn to Shred All-Mountain 🤙 

November

Job guarantee

Switzerland

Season in Verbier with Level 1 + 2 ski instructor course


A unique experience in Verbier

Canada

11 Week Ski course in Canada


The ultimate 11 weeks 🤙

January

Job guarantee

New Zealand

10 week level 1 ski instructor course


Shred the Southern Alps 🤙 

June - August

Job guarantee

Switzerland

Season and level 1 in Zermatt


Enjoy your season in the most iconic ski resort in the world

Job guarantee

Spain

Become ski instructor in Spain + Job guarantee


Vamos a la montaña!

November - April

Job guarantee

Canada

4 Week Whistler Ski Instructor Course


Get Educated in Whistler ⛷️

April

Canada

Backcountry Course


Into the wild backcountry ⛷️

January - March

Local guide

Austria

7 Week Ski Instructor Course + Job Guarantee


Legends go to Ski Heaven 🤙 

November

Job guarantee

Austria

3 Week Ski Instructor Course + Job Guarantee


No time, No problem. ⛷️

Nov. & Jan.

Job guarantee

Austria

2 Week Ski Instructor Course + Job Guarantee


Short & Sweet ⛷️

Nov. & Jan.

Job guarantee

Austria

7 Week Ski & Snowboard Course + Job Guarantee


Dual Instructors Shred Harder

November

Job guarantee

Austria

5 Week Ski & Snowboard Course + Job Guarantee


Shred as a Dual Instructor

November & January

Job guarantee

Austria

3 Week Ski & Snowboard Course + Job Guarantee


Become a Dual Instructor

November & January

Job guarantee

Austria

5 Week Beginner Course + Job Guarantee


Zero to Ski Hero ⛷️

November

Job guarantee

Austria

2 Week Level 2 Ski Instructor Course


Harder, Stronger and Faster

November & April

Job guarantee

Canada

2 Week Level 2 Ski Instructor Course


Harder, Stronger and Faster ⛷

January

Job guarantee

South Africa

Jobs for Experienced Instructors


Experience Afrikski ⛷️

May - July

Job guarantee

Japan

3 Week Dual Course + Job Guarantee


Experience JaPOW! 🤙

November

Job guarantee

Japan

2 Week Level 2 Instructor Course


Level up & Shred 4 Real 🤙

January - March

Local guide

Canada

2 day off-piste safety course in Canada


An experience for life in the Canadian champagne powder!

January - March

Local guide

Japan

2 days offpiste introduction in Japan


A short introduction to offpiste

January

Local guide

Canada

Revelstoke Freeride and Heli-skiing Event


More terrain. More Snow. More experiences

March

Local guide

USA

Aloha Hawaii trip


The perfect way to end your season

April

Japan

Japan Roundtrip


Get 2 magical weeks in Japan

March or April

Switzerland

Become a Ski instructor in La Tzoumaz


Shadow, work and train on our level 1 and 2 instructor course in the Swiss Alps

December - April

Switzerland

Become a ski instructor in Nendaz


IASI Level 1 and 2 ski internship with option for snowboard level 1 add-on

December - April