Become a level 2 ski instructor

Take your skiing to the next level

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. 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 happy to run a 5 week level 2 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 terrains in the world.

 

 

Winter in Nendaz

From the beginning of January onwards, you will participate in our 5 weeks, fully English, IASI level 2 ski instructor course, which is designed for all instructors that have already taken a level 1 course in other areas of the world and are looking to further their qualification with an internationally recognized certification before searching for work opportunities as a full-time ski instructor for the following winter. 

As a part of the course, you will receive a 4 Valleys lift pass for 5 weeks, 5 weeks shared accommodation, 145 hours of training, 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 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 only 5 weeks.

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM SNOWMINDS?

We’ve created a holistic experience in January, where you will become a level 2 certified ski instructor!

Benefits of the ski level 2 IASI course package:

  • 5 weeks shared accommodation (January 10th to February 11th, 2022)
  • Snowminds Team Leader during the course
  • 4 Valley lift pass for 5 weeks (+200 CHF if born 1995 or earlier)*
  • Approx. 145 hours of ski training
  • Outdoor First Aid course**
  • Level 2 IASI exams including all fees
  • 1-year IASI membership
  • Intro to Mountain Safety and freestyle workshops
  • Pre-course and fitness program
  • CV workshop and careers advice
  • Ski specific fitness program throughout the course
  • Pro-deals at resort-based partner shop and Snowminds Store
  • Ski servicing workshops
  • 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


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 in 1995 or earlier.

** The Outdoor First Aid refresher course can be organized if required and will be an
additional cost to each candidate

***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.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Our Nendaz IASI ski level 2 course is the perfect opportunity to convert to an internationally recognized certification with no conversion assessment requirement. This means it’s entirely possible for you to convert your existing ski level 1 from BASI, NZSIA, or CSIA to IASI prior to this course commencing.

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 instructor experience!

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

Ski Level 2 IASI:

  • 10.01. – 15.01.2022: Training including an introduction to IASI philosophy, video analysis, fitness program, ski service workshop and first aid course (if required)
  • 17.01. – 22.01.2022: Training, fitness program, Teaching practice sessions, mountain safety, freestyle workshop and ski service workshop
  • 24.01. – 29.01.2022: Training including video analysis, ski fitness sessions, ski servicing workshop and CV workshop
  • 31.01. – 04.02.2022: Training including video analysis, ski fitness sessions and teaching practice sessions
  • 06.02. – 11.02.2022: Level 2 IASI Exam Ski

 

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

 

"After my first week in Nendaz I was sold and now, 5 seasons later, I call Nendaz my "home away from home". If you look for amazing skiing and personal development on and off the snow look no further and GO!"

- Thijs Kennis, Snowminds Course Manager

WHO CAN APPLY ?

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:

  • A certified level 1 ski instructor 
  • 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 duration of course

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.

Price

Course Icon IASI Level 2 ski instructor course

Course Icon from €5.995

Course Icon Nendaz, Switzerland

Course Icon January 10th - February 11th 2022

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