Season in Austria for experienced instructors

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Grab a season as an instructor in Austria


Austria is the country where it all began. The country that opened the worlds first ski school – the country with the best and biggest aprésski environment – and the country with the most ski areas. No matter where you go as an experienced ski instructor in austria for a season, it will guaranteed be an experience you will never forget.

Here in Snowminds it was also in Austria that it all started back in 2012 and our founders Christoffer and Ottar has worked and skied in Austria for more than 15 years! We know the country, the destinations and the people inside and out and therefore we know exactly what it takes for your season in Austria to live up to your expectations. So if you are already a qualified ski or snowboard instructor, then we are here to arrange a season for you as an experienced ski instructor in austria!


"I got my qualification in Austria when I was 17 and I never got tired of going back. It has become more than a ski destination, it has become my second home. "

- Thijs, Snowminds course manager in Austria

A season in Austria


For a lot of skiers and snowboarders Austria is the most iconic snow sports country and if you look outside Europe etc our partners in Canada, even they dream about one day getting to experience the ski culture here. We don’t blame them, with good snow, high mountains, wiener-schnitzels and aprésski it is guaranteed to get an experience for life.

Working as a ski or snowboard instructor in Austria, you will quickly figure out that the peak season typically lies at Christmas, New years, February and Easter. Therefor we have the opportunity to give you a season that fits your needs, either in a full season or in a shorter period. You can also choose to further qualify yourself during the season by for example joining our Landes course(Level 2 in Austria) in November or April. The opportunities are endless and our experienced staff will help you tailor make you trip, so you get the best possible winter season with Snowminds in Austria.


What’s included?

This experience is for you who already hold a qualification as a ski or snowboard instructor and ideally has teaching experience. No matter what qualification you hold we will arrange your winter season and help you with finding a job in an Austrian ski school, accommodation, lift pass, uniform and everything else you need. We can also help you order transport to Austria, arrange further education during the winter or advise you in the opportunities to travel around after your season.

This experience includes:


  • A winter season as an instructor with a JOB GUARANTEE at a local Austrian ski school.
  • Arranged accommodation, lift pass and uniform during the season*
  • A salary on approx. 10-12 euro an hour + possible bonus depending on qualification
  • A work insurance and a minimum of 1 day off a week*
  • Help choosing insurances and other practical formalities
  • Kick-off event in London or online before departure
  • An opportunity to purchase equipment with a large discount from some of the best brands.
  • One year free membership in the Snowminds Social Club.
  • A unique community with friends for life
  • A complete experience where everything is arranged for you
  • A passionate team that supports you ALL THE WAY!

Furthermore, we can help you with:



What is not included?

  • Transport to and from Austria
  • Cancellation insurance and travel insurance
  • Possible expenses for accommodation, lift pass and uniform during the season
  • Anything else not mentioned above

*Final employment terms will be determined and send by the ski school. Further payment for accommodation, lift pass etc can be expected as a part of your salary.


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Here at Snowminds, we take pride in choosing the right people to become part of our team of experienced ski and snowboard instructors. We are renowned amongst the ski schools for educating and recruiting competent, energetic and top motivated ski- and snowboard instructors.

What we expect from you:

  • You have completed a course with Snowminds previously or have minimum a level 1 instructor certification (i.e. CSIA, NZSIA, Anwärter or similar)
  • Minimum one season of teaching experience*
  • 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 English (and preferably German) at a conversational level**
  • Hold an EU passport or able to apply for a working holiday visa 


When you have submitted your application we will invite you to an interview, here we will advise you about your opportunities and evaluate whether or not we can offer you a spot on the team. Should you be among the lucky ones, the next step will be a personal job interview with our partner ski school.

There is great interest in this experience and therefore available positions fill-up quickly. Therefore, we operate on a “first come – first served” principle, where we have an application deadline every month. This means the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are to join the team and get a job at your dream destination.

ATTENTION. If you wish to become a qualified ski or snowboard instructor so you can work in Austria then read all about this on this page: Become a qualified instructor in Austria with Snowminds 

*If you don’t have any teaching experience, please reach out to us and we will do our best to help you.

**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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