SNOWMINDS LANDES CAMP

Take your ski performance to the next level

The Dream in Austria

 

If you can’t get enough skiing and want to challenge yourself as an instructor even more, then luckily we have a solution for you. Snowminds is excited to offer you a 2-week Landes 1 camp, where our most trusted and experienced coaches will prepare you to pass your Level 2 ski instructor exam (i.e. Landes 1) and open the door for exciting future job opportunities as a highly-competent instructor around the world.

 

The Training

 

The course typically takes place in November and April, where our most experienced coaches will focus on improving your more intermediate to advanced-level skills on the slopes, moguls, fun parks, and the deep powder. In other words, this course is designed to build upon on the technical level you will have already achieved after completing your Level 1 course (i.e. Anwärter) and the experience you have gained over a season as an instructor.

 

After the preparation days, the Landes 1 program itself starts, which lasts 9 days and ends with the final exams. After that we will of course have a closing party before people set off to their next destination. With a Level 2 certification in hand,  you will be permitted to teach a greater range of students and take guests out into the off-piste. This achievement opens the door to super cool job opportunities as a more advanced ski instructor at destinations around the world. Of course, our Snowminds team is happy to help make that possible and help you continue living the dream!

 

Recommendation: Check out our 5 Star Facebook reviews and learn more about Snowminds from our ski and snowboard instructors! Also, if you want to read more about the two weeks, you can read the full report from the  Snowminds Landes Reunion Camp in April  on the blog.

 

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM SNOWMINDS?

Whichever course you choose, we guarantee you “The Full Snowminds Experience” during your winter season as a ski instructor. Our experienced staff, who are all former ski instructors, will follow you from the beginning and join you ALL the way during your skiing training and during the ski season, where we guarantee you a job guarantee at an Austrian top ski school. At the same time, our top professional, Austrian ski trainer team ensures that you get the best imaginable training before the ski instructor exam. It is a training which has taken care that 100% of our instructors have been given jobs after their Snowmind course since we started in 2012!

When you travel with Snowminds we take care of all the practicalities. That way you can pack your bags and good vibes and focus on preparing for your next adventure.


With this course package, you can look forward to the following benefits:

 

  • 2 week course in Kaprun, Austria 
  • The internationally recognised Austrian landes 1 course (including, all materials and exam fees)
  • Hotel accommodation during your training course with breakfast and dinner included
  • Access to Snowminds Reunion Party after your season.
  • Training “every day” with a highly experienced Austrian ski instructor
  • Team events, evening parties and closing parties during the course
  • Confidence in a Danish travel company that is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • A total experience where all the practicalities have been arranged for you  
  • A strong community 

 

What’s not included? 

 

  • Equipment for the season, such as avalanche equipment, tourski, etc.
  • Lift pass for the duration of the course (purchase possible)
  • Cancellation insurance and travel insurance
  • Transport to and from the course destination (purchase possible)
  • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above

 

The course is also part of our 7 week ultimate skiing course , so if you are not yet trained, we would recommend that you take a look at it.

 

TRAVEL PERIODS

 

The dates of the course may vary, but as a starting point:

  • November 8 to November 20
  • April 10 to April 25

 

* Courses will be completed on November 19 and April 24, but accommodation is included until November 20, 2019 and April 25, 2020.

** After completing the course, you can either choose to go directly to an Austrian ski school, where you will be employed and work the rest of the season in the beautiful Austrian Alps, or travel home

 

"The Level 2 (Landes 1) course in Austria is wild. It focuses 100% on your technique and was the coolest way to finish my season with a bang."

- Nanna, Snowminds Instructor

Who can apply?

 

To participate, you must have:

 

  • Passed your Level 1 exam (Anwärter exam)
  • A confirmation from a ski school that you have worked as an instructor for at least 12 days. 
  • Membership of SBSSV – if you not already are member you can become one for 70 euros
  • Twin-tip ski (park), snowboard and carving skis (you can rent these in Kaprun)

 

There is no pre-test to get on this course. You can apply here.

 

Key Details about the Course

HOUSING

Training Course Housing

You will also live in a 3-star hotel (sometimes better) with Wif and all the basic necessities. You can expect to live with 2-5 people per room or apartment. While this may not sound fancy, that’s “mountain luxury” for you.  

At Snowminds, “we take care of our own”. That’s why we specifically only work with hotels that make healthy and nutritious food. Breakfast typically consists of a large, nutritious buffet. Dinner will either be a 3-course meal or a buffet with soup, salad, main course and dessert. 

LIFT PASS

If you take the course in April you maybe already have a liftpass for Salzburger Super Skicard. This can be used on all  resorts in Salzburgerland inclued Kitzsteinhorn gletcheren, were the course will be placed. In this case you do not need to buy an extra lift pass. If you do not have your own lift pass, you can purchase a 2 week lift pass which will be delivered on arrival.

Level 2 (Landes 1) Education

To ensure all our instructors receive the highest quality education, we work together with the Salzburger Berufskilehrer & Snowboardlehrer Verband (SBSSV), one of the world’s most recognized ski instructor organizations.

The Landes with SBSSV consists of 3 parts, of which this Snowmind course prepares you and contains the 1st part called “landeslehrer 1”. The course will build on your Anwärter  and focus primarily on more performance-based skiing such as hump, powder and short, as well as long swing on the piste.

After the Level 2 (Landes 1) course you have the opportunity to take both the Alpine Course and Landeslehrer. The Alpine Course prepares you for fun, but also dangerous, by driving off-piste. With a passing country’s 2 exam you will be provided with an instructor’s certificate in your hand that allows you to teach practitioners to experts and also take guests in the off-piste.

The education is one of the most recognized in the world. Your certificate of excellence will not only be valuable on your CV, but can also be used for other Snowminds destinations around the world.

 

SNOWMINDS REUNION PARTY

In addition to the 2-Week Snowminds Reunion Camp in Kaprun, we also hold reunion parties after the season ends. This is typically done in May, after the final instructors have returned home and before many may decide to go with us for another adventure to Africa, Argentina or Australia.

 

Like other team events, the Snowminds Reunion Party is completely voluntary. We see it as an opportunity to meet old friends, catch-up and share stories from your ski season.

ADMISSION TO SNOWMINDS ALUMNI

Since 2012 we have helped train and find jobs for more than 1500 ski and snowboard instructors.

 

Everyone is part of the Snowminds Alumni network, which we have created to offer all our instructors a community with many benefits. For example, we arrange annual tours, such as skiing, surfing, team activities and events, and reunion parties, where our instructors get the chance to network and enjoy themselves. We do these things because we care and hope it benefits you.

Course Price

Course Icon 2 Week Level 2 Ski Instructor Course in Austria

Course Icon €1730

Course Icon Deadline for next application round - 1st May!

Course Icon January - March

Course Icon Deposit: €95

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