Opportunity to get your ski instructor certification in summer!

Summer Skiing Dream in Austria

Summer skiing offers unique contrasts: From the green and blooming valley, the gondola takes you up into the white dream. Enjoy your lunch break in the sunny deck chairs after shredding glacier slopes, return after skiing, and quickly change from your ski uniform into a swimsuit. Sounds pretty good right?

To enjoy the summer skiing experience, we offer a short and affordable ski instructor education with the “bare essentials” you need to know for being a well-educated ski instructor. We will help to make sure you are thoroughly prepared to crush your Level 1 exam and achieve your dream of becoming a paid ski instructor in Austria. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to already have your ski instructor certification in summer before everyone else and being perfectly prepared for a season the next winter. If you are interested, we are more than happy to help you find a job at a skischool that fits best to you.

NOTE! Our instructor course is also offered as a Snowboard Course with the same content and travel days!

Recommendation: If you want more comprehensive training in the winter, check out our 5-week All-Mountain ski instructor course or the ultimate 7-week ski instructor course, where you will become Austrian-certified in both Level 1 and Level 2 over the course of your very first winter season.


"Meeting new people, challenging yourself, new goals, teaching people how to ski and learning how to ski yourself. Man all of you. You should do this. Best thing you'll ever do."

- Max Cords

Course program

Our instructor course begins in July and is designed to prepare you to effectively crush the Austrian “Anwärter” Level 1 ski instructor exam. After having 1 day of training you’ll start your 9 intense days of the Ski Anwärter education. Our highly certified team of coaches will refine your technique in all the core aspects, including carving, short-range training, and rhythm shift on the piste!

Throughout your course and during the preparation process, you will become a part of the Snowminds community, with a focus on educational events, team building activities, and whatever else our local team thinks is needed to shake people together and create the magic.


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


What’s included?

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.

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

  • 11 day Accommodation on ½ board (includes breakfast and dinner)
  • 10 days of Level 1 ski instructor Anwärter course
  • 10 day Lift pass
  • Online kick-off event prior to departure
  • Pro-deals at Snowminds Store
  • Pre-season fitness program
  • Preparation guidance and tips regarding packing, insurance, visa, etc., before, during, and after the course
  • Travel protection with Snowminds Money Back Guarantee
  • Safety by traveling with an established travel company
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you
  • A strong community
  • Job at a local ski school for the next season


What is not included?

  • Transportation to and from Austria**
  • Cancellation, travel insurance, and potential visa fees
  • Equipment for the course
  • Anything not explicit mentioned above


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


Who can participate?

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. 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 a conversational level*
  • You are 18 years or above
  • Hold an EU passport or eligible to apply for a working holiday visa **


After you have sent your application, we will give you a call to talk about your course choice and then invite you for an online interview. During the interview, we 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.

Use the application form below, where you will find our prices and dates!

*Do you need to improve your German level before going on the course? We have a tailor-made German course that prepares you step-by-step for a season as a ski or snowboard instructor in the Austrian Alps – no matter what level you are at!

NOTE! This course is offered as a Snowboard course too! Please get in touch for more information. 

** Only applicable if you are interested in the winter season in Austria after the summer course 

Key details about the course



Housing during course

You will live in a hotel with 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. The half board in the hotel includes breakfast and dinner.


Course program

The below is for summer 2024 and are subject to change.

  • 29th of June: Arrival, moving in, team building etc.
  • 30th of June – 9th of Julyt: Level 1 on and off snow ski training and Anwärter education
  • 10th of July: Departure in the evening



Our local trainers are certified to introduce you to the most essential exercises needed to master and subsequently pass the Level 1 course.

Each year, we see our instructors technique evolve quickly and through ongoing personalized feedback. Our number #1 goal is to make sure you are ready for your exam and to become a certified ski instructor for future seasons.

You will also participate in a few team activities that are meant to be enjoyed and create the strong Snowminds team bond we are known for.



To offer a high-quality education, we work together with the Salzburger Berufskilehrer & Snowboardlehrer Verband, one of the world’s most recognized instructor federation. 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.


What are your options after the course?

If you are interested in a season in Austria we would like to offer you our help by getting you in contact with an Austrian Ski School and arranging employment for the winter season. Already having a certification when you come to your ski school in December gives you huge benefits and allows you to start your work right away.

Course Price

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Course Icon From €2.895

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Course Icon June 29th - July 10th 2024

Course Icon Sign up deposit €200


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