Season with 2 week ski instructor course in Sankt Anton

Become a certified instructor and work in one of the Alps best resorts!

Season with 2 week ski instructor course in Sankt Anton


If you want a season of a lifetime as an Austrian certified ski instructor this course is the right for you. In Sankt Anton am Arlberg, one of the Alps, if not the Worlds, most famous resorts, you will have the chance to become a certified ski instructor and join the team at the Skischule Arlberg as an instructor upon succeeding with your exam. We call this a winter of a lifetime and recommend applying asap for one of the limited spots on this course.


Recommendation: If you want more comprehensive training, check out our 5-week All-Mountain ski instructor course, where you can join us for 3 weeks of training in Kaprun before the course start in Sankt Anton!


The Training


Our 2-week instructor training course begins in December and is designed to prepare you to effectively crush the Austrian “Anwärter” Level 1 instructor exam. Our team of coaches will refine your technique in all the core aspects, including carving, short-range training and rhythm shift on the piste. Throughout your 2-week training course, we also strive to create a Snowminds community, with a focus on educational events, team building activities, and whatever else our local team thinks is needed to shake people together and create the magic.


If you pass the training and the ski school’s recruitment process, you will then start the season as an Austrian-trained ski instructor in Sankt Anton. The ski instructor training is demanding, but we can proudly say that since we started in 2012, we have been able to help 100% of our “Snowminders” with a job after completing their ski instructor training.


Recommendation: Check out our 5 Star Facebook reviews and learn more about Snowminds from our ski and snowboard instructors!




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 Snowminds St Anton course package, you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • A winter season in Austria as a ski instructor after passing ski instructor course
  • 2-week level 1 (Anwärter) ski instructor course in Sankt Anton
  • 2 weeks of accommodation in Skischule Arlberg’s ski instructors’ accommodation
  • Dinner at a local restaurant during the 2-week course
  • Arranged season accommodation and season lift pass at a ski school during the season (out-of-pocket payment may occur)
  • 3 days of training from St Anton’s skilled coaching team before the Anwärter starts
  • 10 days on the internationally recognized Austrian level 1 ski instructor education “Anwärter”
  • Lift pass for all training days and during ski instructor training
  • Team building during course
  • Pro-deals at Snowminds Store
  • Snowminds Team Leader during the course and season
  • Pre-season fitness program
  • Preparation material and tips for packing, insurance, visa
  • Kick-off event in Denmark in September
  • Social team events throughout your course and season
  • Invitation to the Reunion party after the season with all your Snowminds friends
  • Confidence in an established Danish travel company
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you
  • Travel protection with Snowminds Money Back Guarantee 
  • 24-hour emergency phone throughout the entire season
  • A strong community with fellow Snowminders


What is not included?


  • Cancellation & travel insurance, and potential visa costs
  • Possible expenses for accommodation, lift pass, and uniform during the season
  • Equipment, pocket money, breakfast on the course and anything else not mentioned above
  • Transport to and from St Anton*


* We are happy to assist with recommendations to booking airline tickets and airport transfers. Please reach out to us anytime if you are interested. 




At Snowminds we pride ourselves in selecting the right people for our team of ski- and snowboard instructors. We are renowned amongst the ski schools for educating competent, energetic and top motivated ski- and snowboard instructors. You don’t have to be an expert on the snow, and no matter what your level is – we have a course that is tailor made just for you. We will make sure you receive the necessary training before your exam so you’re ensured to live out your winter dream as an instructor in Austria. The most important thing for you is to be positive, outgoing, adventurous and ready to work hard to get the memory of a lifetime as a part of the Snowminds team.

What we expect from you:

  • You have skied a minimum of 3-4 weeks
  • You are positive, outgoing and adventurous
  • You are serious, responsible and top motivated
  • You are good with kids, teens, and adults
  • You enjoy teaching and love being challenged
  • You speak German at conversational level*
  • You are 18 years or above
  • Hold an EU passport or able to apply for a working holiday visa 


When you have sent your application we will give you a call to discuss your course choice and then invite you to an online interview. During the interview will evaluate your candidacy while you have the opportunity to get more information about our courses and the experience as an instructor in Austria. After the interview, we will call you and let you know whether or not we can offer you a spot on our team.

We have a lot of interest in our courses and the spots fill up quickly. Therefore we have a “first come, first serve” principle with an application deadline each month. This means that the earlier you send in your application, the greater your chances are of joining the team and getting your dream destination.

*Want to learn German before your winter season? We have a tailor-made German course which prepares you step-by-step for a season as ski or snowboard instructor in the Austrian Alps – no matter what you level you are at!



Key details about the course


It’s no secret that St. Anton is our most sought-after destination. The ski school places great demands on their instructors and therefore it is important to make a good impression.

It should be emphasised that Skischule Arlberg only employs new Snowminds ski instructors who complete the new ski instructor course and pass the entire Austrian ski instructor training including the German part. The ski school will make a decision on whether to offer a contract and job after completion of the course.

It is therefore important that you understand that this course does not include a job guarantee but that a potential job in Sankt Anton might be offered to you by the ski school at the end of the course.

If you do not pass, we will help you to take a re-examination in January, if you wish, after which you may be able to get a job at the ski school.


Ski Season Housing

Wherever you go, Snowminds guarantees you arranged housing at your local ski school for a full-season. The precise details of your housing vary quite a bit, ski school to ski school and country to country. That’s because everybody does things differently. Regardless, you can expect to either live in ski school housing or affordable housing arranged by Snowminds, which is easily accessible to a nearby lift.



An average salary for a starting instructor in Austria is around €800-€1.000 per month. In addition to this there are often opportunities for bonuses, for example a guest may wish to extend their lesson with you as an instructor. The job as an instructor won’t get you rich money wise, but definitely rich with experiences. We recommend bringing pocket money which will allow you to have the freedom to fully enjoy your season. The pay also depends on your own motivation, your working ethics and your previous working experience.


Lift Pass

On arrival you will be handed a 2-week lift pass to give it full gas on the slopes. This lift pass can also be used on your days off, or whenever you wish to spend some extra time on the slopes.


Our 2 week instructor training course consists of a 2-day intensive preparation course that introduces you to the most essential exercises needed to master and subsequently pass the 10-day Austrian Level 1 training course. These two-weeks of training culminate with your Level 1 instructor exam.

Each year, we see our instructors technique evolve quickly and through ongoing personalized feedback. Our number #1 goal is to make sure you are fine-tuned and in tip-top ski shape before the season begins. At the same time, you will also participate in many team activities that are meant to be enjoyed and hopefully create the strong Snowminds team bond we are known for.

If you want a Salzburger Super Ski Season Card, which covers over 2550 km of pistes and which can be used to visit your new friends throughout the season, then we recommend you select our 5-week All-Mountain Camp or our epic 7-week ski instructor course.


Instructor Certification

To offer a high-quality education, we work together with the Tiroler Skilehrer Verband, one of the world’s most recognized instructor schools. This will not only look good on the CV, but is also very useful if you decide to return with Snowminds for our other destinations around the world. For the final days of your course, your coaches will take you through a challenging instructor training program, which is Level 1 within their education system. Here you will be trained to teach both beginners and more experienced skiers and snowboarders, and become a competent instructor ready to teach anywhere in Austria.


Course Price

Course Icon 2 Weeks Ski Instructor Course in St Anton

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Course Icon St Anton, Austria

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