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SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSES AND JOBS

blue square Skiing is great fun, but all too soon your boots are off and you are making your way back to the airport to return to the green grass of home. If only there was a way to prolong your stay in the mountains. The most glamorous way to stay all season long is to get a job as a ski instructor.

This page is designed to give you an overview of the types of ski instruction work and training courses, and the level of qualification that you need to successfully find employment. Our listings below are constantly refreshed so bookmark the page and check back for newly posted opportunities.

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Instructor Training + guaranteed job
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Instructor Training + guaranteed job
Ski Provider: EA Ski and Snowboard
Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 29 top resorts across the globe! EA Ski and Snowboard training offer selected courses at the best rates in the industry. Training, exam, accommodation, lift pass, a guaranteed job offer and MORE!

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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor
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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor
Ski Provider: Oyster Worldwide Ski
Become a qualified ski instructor in the world-class resort of Whistler! Spend your days on the mountain, earning money and teaching kids to ski. We include a Level One Ski Instructor course and are recruiting now!




Instructor Training + guaranteed job

Instructor Training + guaranteed job

SPECIAL OFFER!

Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 29 top resorts across the globe! EA Ski and Snowboard training offer selected courses at the best rates in the industry. Training, exam, accommodation, lift pass, a guaranteed job offer and MORE!



Jasper 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Jasper 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

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Improve your skiing and learn how to teach others to ski on our 11 week instructor course. Get your CSIA level 1 and 2 so you can find work as a ski instructor next season or just have the most amazing gap year in the Canadian Rockies



The Best Way To Become a Ski Instructor - EA Paid Internship Program

The Best Way To Become a Ski Instructor - EA Paid Internship Program

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EA Ski & Snowboard Training offer paid ski and snowboard instructor internships programs, at 9 world class resorts in Japan! A paid internship is the best way to become a qualified instructor and start working for a prestigious ski school all in one season!



Ski and snowboard instructor paid internships

Ski and snowboard instructor paid internships

Snow Trainers has teamed up with Coronet Peak to offer you an amazing opportunity to work and train with their legendary ski school. Based in beautiful Queenstown you'll train for your internationally recognised Level 1 & 2 qualifications while gaining valuable work experience at the same time.




Gap Year Snow Jobs

Gap Year Snow Jobs

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Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training and a guaranteed instructing job... Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable with a passion for the mountains.



Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!

Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!

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Join EA Ski and snowboard training on a paid internship in Canada! A paid Internships is the only way to become a qualified instructor and start working at a world-class ski school all in one season! Start your career as a snow sports instructor today, click apply now to see if you qualify...



Ski Instructor Course

Ski Instructor Course

Join the Skiforce team for an unforgettable season in the centre of centrally located in Morzine, the largest town of the Portes Du Soleil ski area, one of the largest ski areas in the world.



Ski / Snowboard Instructor Course

Ski / Snowboard Instructor Course

Set yourself up for a dream career in the snowsports industry with a structured coaching program and internationally recognised qualifications. Our famous instructor courses are amazing life experiences and afterwards you could find yourself living in the mountains.




Ski Instructor Course

Ski Instructor Course

Snow Trainers offers some of the best courses in the industry with a team of experienced and qualified staff, we are sure to make your adventure with us the best experience it can be.



Snowboard Instructor Courses

Snowboard Instructor Courses

Snow Trainers offers some of the best courses in the industry with a team of experienced and qualified staff, we are sure to make your adventure with us the best experience it can be.



BASI Ski Instructor Course Level 1 & 2

BASI Ski Instructor Course Level 1 & 2

A comprehensive level 1 & 2 BASI ski instructor course in the greatest resort in the French Alps. With a huge ski area, in the most snow sure area in Europe, there is no greater place to train for your BASI ski instructor qualification.



Heli-Guide Course

Heli-Guide Course

Snow Trainers offers some of the best courses in the industry with a team of experienced and qualified staff, we are sure to make your adventure with us the best experience it can be.




Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

Life on a ski or snowboard internships is pretty sweet! Spend the first 3 weeks training to be a ski or snowboard instructor with some of the top pro-instructors in Canada. At the end of the 3 weeks you'll take you exam and have a guaranteed job with the sports school for the rest of the season.



Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

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Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training with a guaranteed instructing job at over 29 resorts in over 5 countries! Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable and have a passion for the snow and mountains!



Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Paid Ski Instructor Courses

We are looking for skiers and snowboarders with at least 1-2 weeks experience to train to become qualified instructors and work the whole length of a winter in a paid instructor job in Canada, Japan and Europe. Think you've got what it takes? Check if you are eligible below!



Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructors

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Teaching people to ski is a rewarding job. Not only do you get to help other people to enjoy our amazing sport, but you get to spend a whole season on the piste, getting paid! First you need a qualification. Take a look at the best value courses currently available!

You will be put in charge of a small group of people who could range from complete beginners, to competent skiers, depending upon your own level of expertise. You will need professional qualifications in order to teach people, but along with the hard work come a wide range of benefits which could include free or cheap lift passes, subsidized meals and accommodation, discounts on clothing and equipment hire, not to mention the best office environment you could ever imagine. If you want to know more about how teaching people stacks up against other types of ski jobs, take a look at our comparison table by clicking here.

Ski Instructor Salary

The amount you can expect to earn will vary by ski resort. It will also depend upon your level of qualification and who you are instructing. We heard a story of someone who was instructing a small group of wealthy Canadians. At the end of their holiday the tip was more than the instructor’s actual salary! Probably best not to count on anything like that though. A quick look back at our most recently advertised ski instructor jobs shows a range between $10 an hour to £16,000 a year. Of course it depends whether the job is in a known location for a known length of time, or whether the company is hiring you on a temporary contract basis, to work between a group of resorts where the pay can vary from place to place. Often the jobs advertised don’t specify a salary because it depends where you end up working. As we are often asked how much you money an instructor can command, we wrote an article describing how to increase the amount you can earn. We have not included anything unattainable, just good honest industry advice: five useful tips.

Which qualification?

Deciding which type of qualification you wish to gain is the first question you need to ask yourself. It’s a sweeping generalization to say that the more basic the qualification, the shorter the training period, the shorter the exam period, the cheaper the course and the greater the number of jobs on offer at the end. You also have to take into account the fact that there will be far greater competition for this type of job as more people will be qualified to this basic level, plus the salary you can expect will be lower than for the higher qualifications. The International Ski Instructors Association recognize a range of ski instructor qualifications, yet there is no international standard. The obvious choice for us here in Britain is the British standard, known as BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors), however other options may suit you just as well or better. For more detailed information about which professional teaching qualifications are available, take a look at our instructor guide.

Training Courses

If you plan to take a course, make sure you read the minimum requirements in terms of your skiing ability. They usually want you to be competent on a red run before they will think about turning you into a next generation coach. The courses themselves are anything from a few weeks to a couple of months, depending on what speed you want to go at, and how much material they cover. Basically, what each course involves, all depends upon the type of qualification you choose, and with whom. Each country's system is slightly different, but most follow a similar format. If we take the BASI course as an example, you need to pass BASI Level 1 before you can take Level 2. Some ski instructor training courses combine the two qualifications as the Level 1 is very much an entry point and only allows you to teach at a very basic level. With so much competition for employment, you really want to get to the second level as a minimum.

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