Location : Canada, British Columbia / Alberta
Start Date : Late November 2019
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
8am - A leisurely cooked breakfast near the slopes
9am - Chairlifts open - perfect for a warm up run
9.30am - Morning training session
Midday - Lunch Break
1pm - Afternoon training session
3.30pm - Training ends
4pm - chairlifts close
Evening - enjoy a leisurely evening meal followed by entertainment of your own choosing. There will be plenty of evening entertainment at each resort for you to enjoy and lots of people to socialise with.
All costs are covered in the first 3 weeks, so you don't have to worry. Most interns stay 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 or snowboard instructor exam - our pass rate for this was 100% last season! Once qualified you move into staff accommodation and start your guaranteed job working for the sports school as an instructor.
8am - Morning training session with the sports school.
8.30am - sort your equipment and see your supervisor to check the lessons you are working that day and confirm lesson plan.
9am - Meet your morning clients, head out to instruct and enjoy the slopes
Midday - Lunchtime
1pm - Meet your afternoon clients, head out to instructor and enjoy the slopes
4pm - Finish work for the day
Evening - enjoy a leisurely evening in the resort with your new colleagues and friends. Pub quizzes, disco nights, hockey trips - there is always something going on.
A typical day for a winter sports instructor starts at 8am - you're on the first chairlift of the day before anyone else in resort for a warm up run. Lessons start at 9am and as an intern you will be able 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 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!
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 visit our website or call the Winter Sports Company office on 01736 763402 for pricing.
Interns must have the right to work in Canada, most applicants secure a Working Holiday Visa. The age requirement to apply for a working holiday visa is between 18 - 30 (35 for Irish citizens). You do not need to have a working holiday visa to apply, once you have been accepted onto the internship Winter Sports Company will provide full advice and support for 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.
Included in your training (first 3 weeks):
- flights and transfers (if required)
- pre-arranged staff accommodation
- breakfast and evening meals 5 days a week
- Lift Pass
- Level 1 ski or snowboard instructor training
- Level 1 CSIA / CASI instructor exam
- CSIA Membership
- Snow Ready Fitness Plan
- Discounts at shops in resort
- Rossignol VIP deal (up to 35% off RRP on this seasons ski & snowboard equipment)
Guaranteed Job Benefits:
- joining the full time instructor roster (usually around 20+ hours a week of work)
- staff lift pass
- resort discounts
- continued staff training
- discounted lift passes at partnered resorts
- staff events
As an intern you'll build a relationship to the sports school, which helps for future employment opportunities.
Tell us about you?
Why would you be good for this job?
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