Full Winter Season Instructor Course Saas Fee

An epic season with level 3 ski instructor training course

Train & Work in Saas Fee

We are proud to present a unique winter season, where you combine work and play throughout the entire season on our English spoken level 3 ski instructor training program in Saas Fee. You will live in Saas Fee, which has some of the best training and ski/ride terrain in Europe.

It is an incredibly snow sure resorts in the Alps, with a glacier that allows snowsports for 10 months of the year. The village is a stunning, car free, chocolate box Swiss mountain village. Everything is within walking distance and with a plethora of bars, restaurants and other facilities, there is never a dull moment!
Ski Zenit have been training and developing instructors, racers and free riders for over 20 years. When doing a course in Saas Fee, your lift pass is a Magic Pass, which gives access to over 50 ski resorts across Switzerland.

Season experience

The Level 3 programme is for instructors that already possess a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification. We welcome instructors from all associations, however the ability to sit exams in Saas Fee will largely be limited to BASI qualified instructors. The programme will consist of training outside of Peak Season dates and working within the ski school during the Peak weeks (for candidates with either an EU passport or right to work in Switzerland).
Training will consist of Technical, Teaching, Mountain Safety, Second Discipline and Coaching Module. The Level 3 programme is a great opportunity to train within a supportive and proven successful training team.  Also, you’ll gain paid teaching experience during the High Season Peak Weeks (for candidates with either an EU passport or right to work in Switzerland).
The step up from Level 2 to Level 3 is a big step, training is vitally important to be able to make the changes effectively. The opportunity to join the Ski Zenit full time team for the following season could be possible. 
Outside of training costs, there will be additional cost incurred such as Swiss Registration and Work Permit (if applicable).

 

The instructor life

Former Snowminders say it’s the best snow they’ve ever experienced compared to other areas due to the altitude! What is outstanding for our instructors was the genuine charm of the village, its relaxed but fun apres ski and its breathtaking mountain scenery. That’s what makes Saas-Fee a genuine all-round winter wonderland. Unless, of course, you come here in summer 😉

Enjoy a cozy fondue evening with your ski school team or experience the sunrise at 3,500 m above sea level, including early morning skiing with the whole bunch! These and many more winter experiences are waiting for you! 

During the season, you will be accommodated with a group of fellow Snowminders in a shared house with kitchen facilities. 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. 

 

What do you get from Snowminds?

We’ve created a holistic winter experience from December to April, where you will train towards your level 3 certificate with the opportunity to work in Saas Fee. 

Benefits of the level 3 ski training course package:

  • A full winter season in Saas Fee
  • 5 months shared accommodation in Saas Fee (November 26th to April 17th, 2023)
  • Arranged season lift pass *
  • Snowminds Team Leader during the entire season
  • Magic lift pass (access to over 50 ski resorts across Switzerland)
  • Approx. 120 hours of ski training
  • 40 – 100 hours of work experience
  • Technical training and Coaching Modules towards BASI stamps
  • Mountain Safety training
  • Intro to Second Discipline
  • Pro-deals at Snowminds Store
  • Social team events during the season in Saas Fee
  • Kick-off event in September 2022 with group team building etc.
  • Preparation guidance and tips regarding packing, insurance, visa, etc., before, during, and after the season


What is not included?

  • Transportation to/from Saas Fee, Switzerland**
  • Cancellation & travel insurance
  • Any work permit fees, health insurance or tourist tax
  • 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!

*A season lift pass can be bought through us for 415 EUR. 

**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.

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:

  • You have obtained your level 2 or higher qualification in any organisation
  • You are positive, outgoing, and adventurous
  • You are serious, responsible, and top motivated
  • You enjoy teaching and love being challenged
  • You are driven to become a higher qualified instructor
  • You speak English at a conversational level
  • German or French speaking is a big advantage in Saas Fee
  • You are 18 years or above
  • Eligible to enter and stay in Switzerland for duration of season

 

When you have sent your application, we will give you a call to discuss your course choice and hear more about your motivation and skiing background. You will then be invited to an interview where we will evaluate your candidacy. This also give 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.

Price

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