Become a ski instructor in Sankt Anton am Arlberg. Hometown of Hannes Schneider, the world’s first ski instructor, and one of the world’s most legendary ski areas. Unique freeriding. World-class après-ski at Mooserwirt. Genuine Austrian idyll.
Few are granted the privilege to make it through the eye of the needle at Skischule Arlberg and get to work a winter season as a ski instructor, but now you have the chance with Snowminds. Become a ski instructor in Sankt Anton on our popular 5-week ski instructor course followed by a winter season in the blue uniform. You will get the perfect preparation by Austria’s best ski instructors, the internationally recognized Austrian Anwärter ski instructor education, and a job at the local ski school, provided you pass your course. Our skilled and experienced staff will support you, and the approximately 40 other Snowminders, all the way from start to finish, so you can have a lifetime experience in Sankt Anton, Austria.
There is high demand for the course, so we recommend applying as soon as possible for a chance to secure a spot.
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Our popular 5-week ski instructor course followed by a season in Sankt Anton takes place both on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier near Kaprun and in Sankt Anton. We start in mid-November with about 3 weeks in a hotel with half-board in Kaprun. Here, you will be taught by skilled, local ski instructors in preparation for the 10-day long Austrian Anwärter instructor training in Sankt Anton.
After the first approx. 3 weeks, we arrange transport to Sankt Anton, where you will move into the ski school’s season housing along with the other Snowminds trainees. During this part of the course, you are responsible for breakfast, but have dinner at a local restaurant included. The next approx. 2 weeks, you will receive another 3 preparatory training days from local ski instructors from Sankt Anton before the Anwärter training begins. If you pass the training and the ski school’s recruitment process, you will then start the season as an Austrian-trained ski instructor in Sankt Anton.
The ski instructor training is demanding, but we can proudly say that since we started in 2012, we have been able to help 100% of our “Snowminders” with a job after completing their ski instructor training.
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Look forward to following benefits with Snowminds St Anton 5-week course:
What is not included?
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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 ski- and snowboard instructors. You don’t have to be an expert on the snow, and no matter what your level is – we have a course that is tailor made just for you. We will make sure you receive the necessary training before your exam so you’re ensured to live out your winter dream as an instructor in Austria. 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 then invite you to an online interview. During the interview will evaluate your candidacy while you have the opportunity to get more information about our courses and the experience as an instructor in Austria. After the interview, we will call you and let you know whether or not we can offer you a spot on our team.
We have a lot of 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 send in your application, the greater your chances are of joining the team and getting your dream destination.
*Want to learn German before your winter season? We have a tailor-made German course which prepares you step-by-step for a season as ski or snowboard instructor in the Austrian Alps – no matter what you level you are at!
It’s no secret that St. Anton is our most sought-after destination. The ski school places great demands on their instructors and therefore it is important to make a good impression.
It should be emphasised that Skischule Arlberg only employs new Snowminds ski instructors who complete the new ski instructor course and pass the entire Austrian ski instructor training including the German part. The ski school will make a decision on whether to offer a contract and job after completion of the course.
It is therefore important that you understand that this course does not include a job guarantee but that a potential job in Sankt Anton might be offered to you by the ski school at the end of the course.
If you do not pass, we will help you to take a re-examination in January, if you wish, after which you may be able to get a job at the ski school.
Therefore, it is important that you understand that this course does not include a job guarantee, but that the ski school may offer you a potential job in Sankt Anton after the completion of the course. We can tell that all our participants except for one passed the training and got work in the 22/23 season
We hope you look forward to this opportunity to attend our ski instructor course in St. Anton with the possibility of working for Skischule Arlberg.
Ski Season Housing
Wherever you go, Snowminds guarantees you arranged housing at your local ski school for a full-season. The precise details of your housing vary quite a bit, ski school to ski school and country to country. That’s because everybody does things differently. Regardless, you can expect to either live in ski school housing or affordable housing arranged by Snowminds, which is easily accessible to a nearby lift.
In Sankt Anton, the ski school owns accommodations in various parts of the town, where you will be housed together with other ski instructors. You will typically live in rooms for 2-4 people with others from Snowminds. Please note that you will need to pay the ski school for the cost of your accommodation during the season.
An average salary for a starting instructor in Austria is around €800-€1.000 per month. In addition to this there are often opportunities for bonuses, for example a guest may wish to extend their lesson with you as an instructor. The job as an instructor won’t get you rich money wise, but definitely rich with experiences. We recommend bringing pocket money which will allow you to have the freedom to fully enjoy your season. The pay also depends on your own motivation, your working ethics and your previous working experience.
Training during the ski instructor course
Our 5-week instructor course consists of approximately 3 weeks of preparation course in Kaprun with training approximately 5 days a week and 2 days off. The preparatory training will introduce you to the most essential exercises needed to master and subsequently pass the 10-day long Austrian “Anwärter” ski instructor education.
After the first approx. 3 weeks, we arrange transport for you and the other participants to Sankt Anton, where for the next 2 weeks, there are first 3 days of preparatory training before the Anwärter course begins.
Each year, we see that our instructors’ technique quickly improves and through ongoing personal feedback during the ski instructor course, which is extremely valuable for the chances of passing the Anwärter education. At the same time, we hold German lessons and relevant presentations, which should help to prepare you in the best possible way for the education.
Of course, we also arrange many social activities during the course, which many of our participants describe a bit like being 5 weeks at either a boarding school or a folk high school.
Ski pass during the course and season
At the start of the course, you will be given a ski pass, so you can hit the slopes at full throttle for the next 5 weeks. This ski pass can of course also be used on your days off, i.e., when there is no instruction, if you want to hit the slopes on your own.
Provided you pass the instructor exam and get a job at the ski school, you will receive a season ski pass. However, this card must be returned when you stop at the ski school. There may be a personal payment or deposit on the ski pass, which varies from ski school to ski school.
To offer a high-quality education, we work together with the Tiroler Skilehrer Verband, one of the world’s most recognized instructor schools. This will not only look good on the CV, but is also very useful if you decide to return with Snowminds for our other destinations around the world.
The last 10 days of your course their trainers will take you through the Anwärter education, which is level 1 in their education system. Here you will be trained to teach beginners and intermediate skiers, and after passing the exam, be ready to start working with your employer and anywhere in Austria.
Season and 5 Weeks Ski Instructor Course in St Anton & Kaprun
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