With 147 km of glacier skiing and 14 peaks over 4,000 meters, Saas Fee is undoubtedly one of the Alps’ best and most guaranteed snow resorts, where you can ski all year round. But once you’ve set foot in Saas Fee, it’s not just the skiing that draws you back. The town, which until 1957 could only be reached on foot, is car-free and oozes Swiss Alpine charm with its winding streets and pretty wooden houses, and now you have the chance to call it home away from home.
In cooperation with the Ski Zenit ski school, we have created an experience where everything goes together. You get a season lift pass, accommodation in one of the town’s chalets for 5 months, 150 hours of top professional ski training, and the internationally recognized English Level 1 and 2 ski instructor training. You will indeed have the perfect opportunity to work and earn money as a ski instructor and in our eyes, you have, the ideal setting for a fantastic winter in Switzerland.
It’s not without reason that the world’s best World Cup skiers gather in Saas Fee. Year-round skiing and steep terrain provide the perfect conditions for ski development, which is also one of the many reasons we at Snowminds have thrown our love at this ski resort. You can try the FIS World Cup piste, where many ski idols have made their turns. For free skiers, Saas Fee also offers plenty of exciting opportunities in the fun park with a large halfpipe and plenty of kickers and rails or a day with a local mountain guide in an endless backcountry.
As Switzerland is highly popular and welcomes a large number of wealthy clients, it is one of the best places to learn from experienced instructors and start your ski instructing career. As a newly certified instructor, you typically receive between 20-27 CHF per hour, which is significantly higher than in other countries, so if you’re planning on making a career as a ski instructor, this is the place!
Before you get that far, you’ll need to complete the first part of your instructor course, where you will get trained up to your English BASI level 1 in December, so you can get the opportunity to shadow experienced ski instructors, or start work, over the Christmas and New Year weeks. In early January we will start training towards level 2 before the high season kicks off from mid-February until early March, after which you will take the English level 2 exam with the opportunity to work over Easter. By the end of April, you will look back on a fantastic season as a ski instructor in Switzerland.
We have created the ultimate seasonal experience in Saas Fee from late November to late April where you will become a certified level 1 and 2 ski instructor with the opportunity to work in Saas Fee
With this course package, you can look forward to the following benefits:
What is not included?
*First aid course is a requirement to become level 1 trained and is not included. We are happy to help arrange a first aid course if needed!
** Employment depends on successfully passing your exams, performance during training, language skills and based on business levels and demands from ski school.
*** We are happy to assist with recommendations for booking airline tickets and airport transfers to your final destination. 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 instructors. 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:
When you have sent your application, we will give you a call to discuss your course choice and hear more about why you want to become an instructor. You will then be invited to an interview where we will evaluate your candidacy. This also gives you the opportunity to get more information about our courses and the experience as a ski instructor in Switzerland. After the interview, we will call you and let you know whether or not we can offer you a spot on our team.
We receive a lot of applications for 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 apply, the greater your chances are of joining the team and getting a spot at your dream destination.
Further information about course dates and prices can be found below, where you can also hit the button to apply now.
Season with level 1 and 2 ski instructor course in Saas Fee
from €8.725 (LAST CALL DISCOUNT on €700!)
Saas Fee, Switzerland
December - April
Sign up deposit €100
Any Questions? Call us!
Dec - April