Become a ski instructor in Australia

Have an epic year skiing down under

Hit the Slopes Down Under!

Head to Australia for something different. As an instructor in the Land Down Under, tropical paradise quickly turns into snowy mountain peaks. The spectacular beaches, vast outback wilderness and Steve Irwin become less important when you start to experience what it’s like to ski in Australia. Your stay as an instructor in one of Australia’s best ski areas can easily be combined with other life experiences such as visiting Sydney, learning to surf and much more.

When you head Down Under, you will find ski areas across three of Australia’s states. Many have fantastic mountain conditions and the well known resorts of Perisher and Thredbo, enchant even the most well-experienced skiers. Home to several world champions and Olympic gold medal winners, like Torah Bright, Lydia Lassila and Nate Johnstone. Australia also offers slopes that can challenge anyone. These include mountains of over 2,000 meters and a welcoming Aussie ski culture with good vibes. When you’ve got your instructor certificate under your belt and a season of work experience, its a no-brainer to head to Australia and have an unforgettable season as a ski instructor.

Map of destinations in Australia

The Ski Instructor Life

Aussies are truly some of the most laid back and friendly people on earth. Sometimes it seems Aussies do not have a single concern in life, which one can begin to understand when one of the main choices to make in the morning is whether to ski or surf. Tough, right? In contrast to its major cities, the Australian ski areas offer cozy alpine villages with modern lifts, professional snow cannons and high-quality piste preparation. Then again, is it really surprising a bunch of surfers have setup some world-class slopes? Nah brah 🙂 

Another big plus to skiing in the southern hemisphere is the reversed seasonality. Like a season in Argentina or New Zealand, a season in Australia offers you the chance to live the dream of an endless ski season. Afterwards, the chill Aussie vibe might have hit you the right way and convinced you to stay for the summer. I mean, that’s assuming you are into world-class surf, white sand beaches, outback wildlife, and party-hardy Aussies. 


“After two seasons in Austria and Africa, I saw Australia as the next big challenge. It did not disappoint. Aussies know how to have fun — maybe too much fun. But that's a good problem, right?"

- Renée, Snowminds Instructor

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