3 WEEK SKI INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE IN AUSTRIA

Become a Ski Instructor in Austria with a Job Guarantee

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 a full 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 on 20 November, 2018, 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 a full 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 20 November to 11 December, 2018, or from 12 January to 2 February, 2019 (two separate courses)
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel with ½ board (includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Lift pass and uniform
  • Bus transportation from London to Austria*
  • Local transport to your ski school destination
  • 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

 

* Please Note: If you depart from a destination outside of the UK, we will inform you of alternative travel arrangements. In the event of any price difference, we will notify you BEFORE you asked to confirm your deposit.

 

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 departure to your ski school, where you can spend the season working as an instructor. The two periods you can join are:

 

Winter 2018/2019:

  • 20 November to 11 December, 2018
  • 12 January to 2 February, 2019

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

 

At Snowminds, we take pride in offering everyone with the right passion and attitude the opportunity to become part of our community of ski and snowboard instructors.  

 

Basically, we expect you to:

 

  • Possess good skiing skills, (nothing fancy, just need to be able to ski safely)
  • Outgoing, positive, motivated, and responsible
  • Feel good working with children, young people and adults alike
  • Enjoy teaching and being challenged
  • Speak English and German at a conversational level
  • At least 18 years old

 

After submitting your application, we will give you a call and review your candidacy. During this conversation you will have the opportunity to hear more about our course options and what it’s really like to be a ski or snowboard instructor in Austria. We’ll then get back to you soon about whether we can offer you a place on our team.

There is great interest in this course and therefore available positions fill-up quickly. Generally, we operate on a “first come – first served” principle. That means the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are to join the team. You can apply here.

 

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 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.

TRANSPORTATION

Transport To/From Austria

Snowminds takes care of your transport to Austria before the training begins. With either flights or our fancy buses, we stop at popular destinations along the highways to collect our new instructors before heading for the snow. In terms of luggage, you should bring 2 pairs of skis or snowboards and have no more than 45 kg og bags with you. In other words, everything you need to rock on all winter long.

When the season ends, you are required to handle transport back home as there is a lot of variation between when our ski and snowboard instructors go home and from where. This must be done at your own expense, but we are happy to assist you in arranging and giving tips on the best solutions.

 

Transport to the Ski School

After your education is complete and the farewell party is over, we will arrange for you and your colleagues to be transported to your new ski school, where you will meet your boss and settle into your new accommodation for the upcoming season.

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

Lift Pass

In cooperation with your ski school, we will buy a Salzburg Super Ski Seasonal Lift Card as a key benefit for you. This will give you plenty of options, with access to a total of 2550 km. of slopes, divided into 22 ski areas in Salzburger Land, as well as a number of adjacent ski areas. We also want to make it easier to visit your friends at other ski areas and generally explore more of Austria on skis. 

 

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 + Full Season & Job Guarantee

Course Icon 3.795€

Course Icon Book before 24 December for the guaranteed best price

Course Icon 20/11/2018 to 15/04/2019

Course Icon Deposit: €95

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