If there is one place that is recognized for its magical mountains and skiing culture, it would be Switzerland. It’s no coincidence that skiers from all over the world have this unique Alp country on the top of their bucket list and now you have the chance to make this your winter-wonderland on a course in Nendaz!
We are proud to present a unique winter season, where you combine training and play throughout the entire season on our English spoken IASI level 1 & 2 ski instructor course in Haute-Nendaz. You will live in Nendaz, which lays right in the heart of the world-renowned 4 Vallées ski resort, one of Switzerland’s biggest ski resorts offering some of the best and most varied terrain in the world.
NOTE: The same course is also offered for snowboarders. Reach out to us for more information!
From the beginning of February, you will participate in 8 weeks of IASI level 1+2 ski instructor training, which is designed to prepare you for work as an instructor in a ski school in Switzerland.
As a part of the course, you will receive a full season lift pass, season accommodation for the remaining winter, around 225 hours of training, an outdoor first aid course, french lessons, a fitness program, freestyle and mountain safety training, video analysis, and much more. In short; with comfort in our highly experienced trainers from ES Nendaz, we guarantee that this will be your life’s most developing ski experience packed with high fives and fun!
Once you have finished and passed the program, you can call yourself an official Level 2 IASI ski instructor. After completing your exams, you’ll be able to stay in Switzerland for the remaining 4 weeks and shred slopes with your friends since you’ll have the accommodation and the lift pass until the end of April. You see… we got your season covered!
For good reason, Switzerland is one of the most desired ski destinations for both new and experienced ski instructors. The Swiss Alps offer some of the best skiing in the world, both on the slope, and off-piste. This is specifically evident in the 4 Vallées ski resort, which is known for its amazing off-piste terrain. It is not a coincidence that it has hosted the Freeride World Tour finals for years!
During the season, you will be accommodated with fellow Snowminders in a shared apartment with kitchen facilities in the village of Nendaz. Nendaz is a lively ski village with a great ski instructor community. The instructors typically meet up at a few local spots in the resort and on days off there are often a few of them exploring the resort together.
We’ve created a holistic winter experience from February until the end of April, where you will become a level 1+2 certified ski instructor!
Benefits of the ski level 1+2 IASI course package:
What is not included?
As a Snowminds trademark, we take care of all the practicalities and coordinate with our professional partners in Switzerland to provide you with a life-long experience that we are known for!
* There is a 200 CHF surcharge on the lift ticket for people born 1997 or earlier.
**We are happy to assist with recommendations to booking airline tickets and airport transfers to your final destination. Please reach out to us ANYTIME if you are interested.
Our Nendaz level 1 and 2 instructor course is perfectly designed for those looking to take a gap year, a career break/change as well as those wanting professional training to improve their skiing and take it to the next level in 4 Vallées, some of the best and most varied terrain in the Alps. It’s also a great alternative option to a full season if you’re looking to stay in the Alps for 2.5/3 months and spend Christmas and New Year with family and friends at home before your experience.
If you are not an EU passport holder or not eligible to stay in Switzerland for long stays, this is the perfect course for you, keeping your stay under 90 days and still getting the full instructor experience!
Ski Level 1&2 IASI:
*The Travel Itinerary is approximate based on last season and can be subject to changes. Please note that this course is also offered as a snowboard course with the same program. For more information, reach out to us!
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 your 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.
*Since it’s a condensed 8 weeks of training, we recommend 16 weeks of skiing experience. You can submit a skiing video, where we look at your skiing level and let you know if this is the right course for you.
- Thijs Kennis, Snowminds Course Manager
12 week lvl 1 + 2 ski instructor program in Nendaz
February 1st - end of season 2023
Any Questions? Call us!