You will be working for The Winter Sports Company and you will be based in Canada.
Start Date :
30 November 2018
The Salary :
$12 - $22 per hour, depending on resort
Our high quality courses ensure that you spend every day of your season doing what you love – skiing or snowboarding! From 3 week short courses to season-long 18 week courses and internships, we can help you find a course to suit your needs – and budget!
We can create bespoke programmes, so call us and we can create a course to meet your needs.
A Typical Day in the Job
All costs are covered in the first 3 weeks, so you don't have to worry. Most interns reside in hotel accommodation and have breakfast and evening meals 5 days a week. You'll train most days during the first few weeks and then take your level 1 ski/snowboard instructor exam. Our pass rate for this was 100% last season - and once qualified you move into new accommodation* and start your guaranteed job working for the sports school as an instructor.
A typical day for a winter sports instructor starts at 8am - where you go up the chairlift before anyone else in resort for a warm up run. Lessons start at 9am, and interns are qualified to teach beginners to low level intermediates, so you will be travelling all over the mountain with guests.
Lessons end by 4pm, leaving enough time for you to get the last lift up for one last run with your colleagues and friends.
As an instructor you have regular hours and every evening off - so can make the most of the resort Apres!
*staff accommodation is pre-arranged prior to departure.
Who are we looking for?
You must be able to ski or snowboard European Blue Runs.
There is an upfront cost for this internship to cover training, hotel and transportation. Please contact us for updated pricing.
Interns must have the right to work in Canada. Most applicants secure a Working Holiday Visa. You do not need to have a visa already to apply. Once you have been accepted onto the internship, Winter Sports Company will provide full advice and support during the visa application process.
What we can offer you
As a ski or snowboard instructor intern you’ll have a real job with the sports school teaching a variety of lessons, from kids on the nursery slopes, to beginner adults and some all mountain teaching. You will be encouraged to continue training around your working hours, and, with loads of teaching experience under their belt, most interns complete the season as a CASI level 2 instructor.
As an intern you'll build a relationship to the sports school, which helps for future employment opportunities.