Become a ski instructor in Sankt Anton and Kaprun

5 week ski instructor course in Sankt Anton and a season as a ski instructor in Austria!

Become a ski instructor in Sankt Anton/Kaprun on our popular 5 weeks course

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. All that – combined with the 3000+ meter altitude of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, and world-class training by world-class instructors. All that? Yes, that’s our 5 week ski instructor course in Kaprun and Sankt Anton!


Become a ski instructor in Sankt Anton on our popular 5-week ski instructor course followed by a winter season in the ski instructor 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 a local ski school in Austria, 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 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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Sankt Anton am Arlberg

Work and train program in Sankt Anton

Our popular 5-week ski instructor course followed by a season in Austria 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 on a ski school in Austria.

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.


This winter, all our new ski instructors will join the Skischule Arlberg Work and Train program. In short, due to the low season in January, you will not be working from the 11th of January until the 8th of February 2025. Instead, you are offered to join the Skischule Arlberg Work and Train program, where you get 4 weeks of accommodation, 2 training days per week (8 in total) and a lift ticket from the 11th of January until the 8th of February. The price for this program is 1200 euro, which will be added to your travel profile and paid as a part of your course price.

The work and train program is a unique opportunity to develop further during winter and a great time to get visits from friends and family.


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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.

Look forward to following benefits with Snowminds St Anton 5-week course:

  • A winter season in Austria as a ski instructor after passing a ski instructor course
  • 5 weeks level 1 (Anwärter) ski instructor course in Kaprun and St Anton
  • Arranged season accommodation and season lift pass at the ski school during the season (out-of-pocket payment may occur)
  • Approx. 3 weeks hotel with half board in Kaprun and 2 weeks in Skischule Arlberg’s ski instructor accommodations with dinner at a restaurant.
  • Approx. 15 days of ski training by professional, local ski instructors before the Anwärter course
  • 10 days on the internationally recognized Austrian level 1 ski instructor education “Anwärter”
  • Ski pass throughout the entire ski instructor course
  • Transport from Kaprun to St Anton during the course
  • Invitation to Kick-off event in Denmark before departure
  • Pre-season fitness program
  • Preparation material and tips for packing, insurance, visa
  • Snowminds Team Leader during the course and the season
  • Invitation to the Reunion party after the season with all your Snowminds friends
  • Pro-deals at Snowminds Store
  • Confidence in an established Danish travel company
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you
  • Travel protection with Snowminds Money Back Guarantee 
  • 24-hour emergency phone throughout the entire season
  • A strong community with fellow Snowminders


What is not included?

  • Cancellation & travel insurance, and potential visa costs
  • Possible expenses for accommodation, lift pass, and uniform during the season
  • Equipment, pocket money, breakfast on the course and anything else not mentioned above
  • Transport to and from Austria*


* We are happy to assist with recommendations for booking airline tickets and airport transfers. Please reach out to us anytime if you are interested. 

NB! Specifically about jobs in Sankt Anton
Please note that the ski school in Sankt Anton has its own requirements for who they hires in the ski school. This includes a higher level of German, skiing level and that you must complete the ski school’s own recruitment process to get a job at the ski school.

Due to the low season in January, you will not work 4 weeks in January/start-February and instead the ski school offers you extra training during this period. Therefore, a self-payment of €1200 is added to this course for 4 weeks accommodation, 2 training sessions per week (8 in total) and lift passes for these 4 weeks.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your skiing even more during the winter with some of the best coaches in Austria. At the same time, it’s also a great opportunity to have time for visits from home.



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 a minimum of 3-4 weeks
  • You are positive, outgoing and adventurous
  • You are serious, responsible and top motivated
  • You are good with kids, teens, and adults
  • You enjoy teaching and love being challenged
  • You speak German at conversational level*
  • You are 18 years or above
  • Hold an EU passport or able to apply for a working holiday visa 


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.

Please note that in order to work at the ski school in Saint Anton, you must also meet the ski school’s language and skiing requirements and successfully complete their recruitment process.


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!



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Key details about the course

Specifics about the job as a ski instructor in Sankt Anton

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.

NOTE! Due to the low season in January, you will not work 4 weeks in January/start-February and instead the ski school offers you extra training during this period. Therefore, a self-payment of €1200 is added to this course for 4 weeks accommodation, 2 training sessions per week (8 in total) and lift passes for these 4 weeks.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your skiing even more during the winter with some of the best coaches in Austria. At the same time, it’s also a great opportunity to have time for visits from home.


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 lift 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.

Instructor Certification

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.


Course Price

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