Season in Switzerland for experienced instructors

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A season as a ski instructor in Switzerland


Famous for some of the most iconic mountains in Europe, high peaks and Europe’s biggest glacier, Switzerland is truly a mecca for ski- and snowboard enthusiast. For a long time, Switzerland has been known as an entry point for celebrities who want to ski, and not without good reason.

Switzerland always deliver superb quality when it comes to everything from gastronomic experiences to skiing, all in beautiful surroundings and idyllic villages. If you’re already an experienced instructor, we would love to help you organise a season in Switzerland.


Experienced instructors in Switzerland

A season in Switzerland


A season in Switzerland offers amazing skiing and a lot of opportunity for both freeride and freestyle in combination with a culture where service is paramount and the salary matches the celebrities’ extravagant lifestyle. (Almost)

As a ski or snowboard instructor in Switzerland, you both have plenty of opportunity to improve your own skiing in a direction that suits you, while working for a serious ski school that expects you to provide the same service as the rest of the Swiss people are known for worldwide.

There are many opportunities for great experiences as an instructor in Switzerland, and we are of course ready to help you find a perfect match in order to make the most of your season in Switzerland with Snowminds.


What is included?


This experience is offered to ski or snowboard instructors with a recognised qualification who ideally already have some experience teaching. We arrange your winter season and help with finding a job at a Swiss ski school, accommodation, lift pass, uniform and everything else you need. We can also help you book transportation to Switzerland and advise you on possibilities of travelling after the season.


The trip includes:

  • A winter season as a ski or snowboard instructor with JOB GUARANTEE at a ski school in Switzerland
  • Arranged accommodation, lift pass and uniform during the season*
  • Salary of approx. 30 CH per hour + varied bonus after qualification*
  • Work insurance and at least one day off per week*
  • Assistance choosing insurance and all other practicalities
  • Kick-off event before departure
  • Opportunity to buy equipment with generous discount from the best ski brands
  • One year free membership to Snowminds Social Club
  • Security with a travel company who is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • An experience where everything is arranged for you
  • A passionate team that supports you ALL THE WAY!


In addition, we can assist with:

What is not included?

  • Transportation to/from Switzerland
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Any expenses for accommodation, lift passes and uniform during the season**
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned above


*Final terms of employment will be provided by the ski school. There may be a personal payment for accommodation, lift pass, work insurance etc. as part of the contract.

**Payment for accommodation will be charged for the entire season prior to departure.


Who can apply?


At Snowminds we take great pride in selecting the right people for our team of experienced ski and snowboard instructors, as we are known by our ski school partners for hiring talented, energetic and highly motivated instructors.


We expect you to:

  • 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*
  • Minimum of 18 years
  • Be serious, responsible and have a positive mindset
  • Like working with people of all ages
  • Fluent in English (and preferably German)


Once you have submitted your application we will call you and then perhaps invite you to an interview where we will advise you on your options and assess where we might find work for you. If we can offer you a place on our team, the next step will be a personal interview with our partner ski schools.

We receive a lot of applications and run on a “first-come, first served” principle. That is, the sooner you apply, the greater your chance of joining the team AND getting a job at your dream destination


NB. If you want to be certified on one of our ski or snowboard instructor courses, you can read more here

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


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