3 WEEK SKI INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE IN AUSTRIA

Become a Ski Instructor in Austria and we'll guarantee you a job

The Dream in Austria

 

Imagine: Every morning you wake up, check the snow report and ask yourself: How many new people am I going to share my passion for skiing with today? Tough life, right? Well, somebody’s gotta do it! 

 

For starters, you definitely do not need to be an expert or superstar to become a ski instructor in Austria. Like most things in life, it’s all about motivation and dedication. That’s why Snowminds offers you this 3-week course of the basic essentials to help you crush your Level 1 exam and achieve your dream of becoming a paid ski instructor in Austria with a job guarantee for your winter season. 

 

Recommendation: If you want more comprehensive training, check out our 5-week All-Mountain ski instructor course or the ultimate 7-week ski instructor course, where you will become Austrian-certified in both Level 1 and Level 2 over the course of your very first winter season.

 

The Training

 

It’s off to Austria in early November! With this 3-week course beginning in mid-November, we make sure you will be thoroughly prepared for the Austrian Level 1 ski instructor exam. Our highly-talented and experienced team of coaches will refine your skiing technique in all the core aspects, including carving, short-range training and rhythm shift on the piste.

 

During the course, we also do our best to create the Snowminds spirit we are known for, 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. When your 3-week course ends, you will be ready to crush your Level 1 exam and then immediately begin working as a paid ski instructor in Austria at your designated ski school for your winter season. Since 2012, we are proud that 100% of our instructors got a job after completing their training course with Snowminds.

 

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

 

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM SNOWMINDS?

 

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 in Austria.

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

 

  • Job Guarantee as a ski instructor in Austria
  • 3 week Level 1 training course from either mid-November to early December or from mid-January to early February (two separate courses)
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel with ½ board (includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Lift pass and uniform
  • Local transport to your ski school destination after completing your course
  • Closing Celebration Event after completing your course
  • Confidence in Danish travel company that is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you
  • Team events with Snowminds during and after the season
  • A strong community 

 

What is not included?

 

  • Any visa application costs
  • Travel activity after the season ends (including, transport from your destination to the airport)
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Possible expenses for accommodation, lift pass and uniform during the season (this varies from ski school to ski school)
  • Equipment for the season, such as avalanche equipment, tourski, etc.
  • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above
  • Transport to and from Austria**

 

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

 

TRAVEL PERIOD

 

This course is offered twice during the winter. Both courses finish with the Austrian instructor certification (and a big closing party, of course!) After which we arrange transport to your ski school, where you can spend the season working as an instructor. 

 

WHO CAN APPLY TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR IN AUSTRIA?

 

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 (or excited to learn)* 
  • 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

PAID JOB GUARANTEE

The Snowminds job guarantee and how it works

We strive to be straight with you. The job guarantee is naturally conditional on your ski and snowboard teacher training, which over 90% of our students successfully pass. Even in the event you do not receive your certification, we still do everything we can to ensure you a job. That way you enjoy your season as an instructor like everyone else and then simply retake your certification in either January or March. With six years of experience to date, we are proud to say we have always been able to find a job for 100% of our instructors after graduation from our training 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. 

 

Ski Season Housing

Wherever you go, Snowminds guarantees you arranged housing at your local ski school for your 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.

Salary

Salary

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.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

 

 

Instructor Certification

To offer a high-quality education, we work together with the Salzburger Berufskilehrer & Snowboardlehrer 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 16 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 3 Week Ski Instructor Course in Austria & Job Guarantee

Course Icon €3795

Course Icon Next application deadline: June 20th

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