Become a Dual Instructor and Shred Twice as Hard

The Dream in Austria


Imagine: Every morning you wake up, check the snow report and ask yourself: How am I going to shred the mountain today, on one board or two? Tough life, right? Well, somebody’s gotta do it!


With our 5 week dual ski and snowboard instructor training course, Snowminds offers you the opportunity to go all-in and quickly attain your Level 1 dual certification. Like all other Snowminds courses, you will receive a job guarantee as a paid instructor for your season in Austria. However, what makes this course unique is the opportunity you get to develop your skills both on- and off the piste. This All-Mountain training course is designed specifically for ambitious dual skiers and snowboarders who want to become much more versatile and seek to open the door to future dual instructor job opportunities.




The Training


Our 5-week all-mountain instructor course in Kaprun, Austria is our most popular option designed to rapidly develop both your ski and snowboard technique, no matter your previous level of experience. 


With this 5-week dual instructor course beginning in early November, you will receive 5 days of training per week from our highly-talented and experienced Snowminds coaches. You basically have no choice but to raise your game signficantly. For those who are less-experienced, this course offers a safe and proven way to improve your skills and become thoroughly prepared to take Level 1 qualification. After completing your course, you will  be ready to crush your Level 1 exam and then immediately begin working as a paid dual ski and snowboard instructor in Austria with a job guarantee for your winter season.


Recommendation: Check out our 5 Star Facebook reviews and learn more about Snowminds from our ski and snowboard instructors!


“My German was not great, so I knew that would be a challenge in Austria. But I was determined to learn it and ended up speaking fluently. That was a big win!”

- Naja, Snowminds Instructor



When you travel with Snowminds we take care of all the practicalities. That way you can pack your bags and good vibes and focus on preparing for your next adventure in Austria.

With this course package you can look forward to the following benefits:


  • Job Guarantee and a dual instructor in Austria 
  • 5 week Level 1 All-Mountain dual instructor course from early November to mid-December
  • 5 weeks of Accommodation at a 3 star hotel with ½ board (includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Salzburger Super Ski Seasonal lift pass for 2550 km of slopes
  • Transportation from London to Austria*
  • Local transport to your ski school destination
  • Closing Celebration Event after completing your course
  • Confidence in Danish travel company that is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you  
  • Team events with Snowminds during and after the season
  • A strong community
  • A team that supports you all the way


What is not included?


  • Any visa application costs
  • Travel activity after the season ends (including, transport from your destination to the airport)
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Possible expenses for accommodation, lift pass and uniform during the season (this varies from ski school to ski school)
  • Equipment for the season, such as avalanche equipment, tourski, etc.
  • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above


* Please Note: If you depart from a destination outside of the UK, we will discuss with you alternative travel arrangements.




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:

  • You have skied/snowboarded a minimum of 3-4 weeks
  • You are positive, outgoing and adventurous
  • You are excited to learn/improve German*
  • You are serious, responsible and top motivated
  • You are good with kids, teens, and adults
  • You enjoy teaching and love being challenged  
  • You speak English 
  • You are 18 years or above  


When you have sent your application we will give you a call to discuss your course choice and then invite you to an interview over Skype. 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 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 send in your application, the greater your chances are of joining the team and getting your dream destination.

*Want to learn German relevant to the instructor life? Check out our online German course to prepare you for your season.

Key Details About the Course


The Snowminds job guarantee and how it works

We strive to be straight with you. The job guarantee is naturally conditional on your ski and snowboard teacher training, which over 90% of our students successfully pass. Even in the event you do not receive your certification, we still do everything we can to ensure you a job. That way you enjoy your season as an instructor like everyone else and then simply retake your certification in either January or March. With six years of experience to date, we are proud to say we have always been able to find a job for 100% of our instructors after graduation from our training course.


Training Course Housing

You will also live in a 3-star hotel (sometimes better) with Wif and all the basic necessities. You can expect to live with 2-5 people per room or apartment. While this may not sound fancy, that’s “mountain luxury” for you.  

At Snowminds, “we take care of our own”. That’s why we specifically only work with hotels that make healthy and nutritious food. Breakfast typically consists of a large, nutritious buffet. Dinner will either be a 3-course meal or a buffet with soup, salad, main course and dessert. 

Ski Season Housing

Wherever you go, Snowminds guarantees you arranged housing at your local ski school for your 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.


Transport To/From Austria

Snowminds takes care of your transport to Austria if departing from London, UK. If you are arriving from elsewhere we will discuss options with you for you to arrive in Austria for the start of your course.

When the season ends, you are required to handle transport back home as there is a lot of variation between when our ski and snowboard instructors go home and from where. This must be done at your own expense, but we are happy to assist you in arranging and giving tips on the best solutions.


Transport to Ski School

After your education is complete and the farewell party is over, we will arrange for you and your colleagues to be transported to your new ski school, where you will meet your boss and settle into your new accommodation for the upcoming 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.


Lift Pass

In cooperation with your ski school, we will buy a Salzburg Super Ski Seasonal Lift Card as a key benefit for you. This will give you plenty of options, with access to a total of 2550 km. of slopes, divided into 22 ski areas in Salzburger Land, as well as a number of adjacent ski areas. We also want to make it easier to visit your friends at other ski areas and generally explore more of Austria on skis. 

NOTE! If you work in Kaprun, Zell am See or Tirol, the Salzburger Super Ski card is NOT included in the price.

Instructor Certification

To offer a high-quality education, we work together with the Salzburger Berufskilehrer & Snowboardlehrer 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. For the final 16 days of your course, your coaches will take you through a challenging instructor training program, which is Level 1 within their education system. Here you will be trained to teach both beginners and more experienced skiers and snowboarders, and become a competent instructor ready to teach anywhere in Austria.


Course Price

Course Icon 5 Week Dual Ski & Snowboard Instructor Course in Austria + Job Guarantee

Course Icon €5495

Course Icon The next application deadline is September 11th

Course Icon November - April


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