Become a ski instructor in Nendaz

Kickstart your ski career with our 4 week Level 1 ski instructor course

Become a ski instructor in Nendaz

If there is one place that is recognized for its magical mountains and skiing culture, it would be Switzerland. So become a ski instructor in Switzerland! It’s no coincidence that skiers from all over the world have this unique Alpine country on the top of their bucket list and now you have the chance to make this your winter-wonderland as a ski instructor in Nendaz, Switzerland!

We are happy to run a 4 week level 1 IASI course in near-guaranteed epic winter conditions in the Swiss Alps. 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.



Training in Nendaz

From the beginning of January, you will participate in our 4 weeks, fully English spoken, IASI level 1 ski instructor course, which is designed to gain basic qualification to work in indoor or dry ski slopes back at home and experience a taste of the ski instructor industry.

As a part of the course, you will receive a 4 Valleys lift pass for 1 month, 4 weeks shared accommodation, 120 hours of training, an outdoor first aid course, a pre-course fitness program, intro to mountain safety training, video analysis, and much more. In short; with comfort in our highly experienced trainers from Sommet et Neige, we guarantee that this will be your life’s most developmental ski experience packed with high fives and fun!

Once you have finished and passed the program, you can call yourself an official Level 1 IASI ski instructor! 



We’ve created a holistic experience in January, where you will become a level 1 certified ski instructor and get a taste of the ski instructor life in Nendaz! 

Benefits of the ski level 1 IASI course package:

  • 4 weeks shared accommodation (January 17th to February 11th 2023)
  • Snowminds Team Leader during the course
  • 4 Valley lift pass for 1 month*
  • Approx. 120 hours of ski training
  • Outdoor First Aid course
  • Level 1 IASI exams including all fees
  • 1-year IASI membership
  • Intro to Mountain Safety sessions
  • Pre-course and fitness program
  • CV workshop and careers advice
  • Ski specific fitness program throughout course
  • Pro-deals at resort-based partner shop and Snowminds Store
  • Ski school orientation
  • Social team activities during the course
  • Kick-off event prior to departure with group team building etc.
  • Preparation guidance and tips regarding packing, insurance, visa, etc., before, during, and after the course
  • Travel protection with Snowminds Money Back Guarantee

What is not included?

  • Transportation to/from Nendaz, Switzerland**
  • Cancellation insurance, travel insurance, and potential visa fees
  • All meals and anything else not mentioned above


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 before 1998 and/or who signed up later than November 20th 2022. 

**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 fastrack 1 month course is in near-guaranteed epic winter conditions in the Swiss Alps. It’s perfectly designed for those looking to get an introduction to the ski instructor industry and gain a basic qualification to work . If you are not an EU passport holder or 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 ski instructor experience in Nendaz!

Take a break from studying or working and join our professional training to improve your skiing, become a ski instructor in Switzerland and take it to the next level in 4 Vallées, one of the best and most varied terrains in the Alps. 

Ski Level 1 IASI:

  • 17.01. – 22.01.2022: Training including introduction to IASI philosophy, video analysis, fitness program, ski service workshop and CV & careers workshop
  • 24.01. – 29.01.2022: Training, fitness program, Teaching methodology, mountain safety, ski service workshop and first aid course
  • 31.01. – 05.02.2022: Training including video analysis and fitness sessions
  • 06.02. – 11.02.2022: Level 1 IASI Exam Ski


*The Travel Itinerary is approximate and can be subject to changes.



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:

  • You feel comfortable skiing on blue slopes
  • You are positive, outgoing, and adventurous
  • You are serious, responsible, and top motivated
  • You enjoy teaching and love being challenged  
  • You speak English at a conversational level
  • You are 18 years or above
  • Eligible to enter and stay in Switzerland for 90 days 


We have a big 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 book your place, the greater your chances are of joining the team and joining us in the snow! 

Further information about course dates and prices can be found below, where you can also hit the button to apply now.

"With northfacing slopes in the 4 Valleys, incredible snow conditions in Nendaz are nearly guaranteed throughout the whole winter"

- Rich Wright, Ski School Director Sommet et Neige


Course Icon 4 week Level 1 ski instructor course

Course Icon from €5.195

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Course Icon Nendaz, Switzerland

Course Icon January - February

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