Snowboard Instructor Courses

Just as for skiers, unfortunately, there isn't a single internationally recognised snowboard instructor qualification, so you'll need to do some research and decide which course you would like to take. The three that we have listed below are about the best and are all of a similar standard.

Any one of these qualification should allow you to teach in a number of countries around the world, though having the qualification of the country you are planning to work in, sometimes gives you a slight advantage.


Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included


location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor in 2019. Receive world-class training, gain internationally recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
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Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship


location Canada

Life on a ski or snowboard internships is pretty sweet! Spend 3 weeks training to be a ski or snowboard instructor with some of Canada's top CSIA/CASI trainers, then you'll take the level 1 exam and have a guaranteed job with the sports school for the rest of the winter season. Apply today.
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Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassador


location Japan, Canada, New Zealand, USA and Switzerland Hakuba, Niseko, British Columbia, Verbier, Queenstown, Lake Tahoe


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Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth

Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth


location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Switzerland

EA Ski & Snowboard are the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor internships. Turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career. Receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer - all in one season.
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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season

Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season


location Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland

Do you want a career that will take you across the globe? Do you want to live and work in the world's top ski destinations? Become a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard and fast-track your career in the snow industry. Choose from 26 resorts across five countries.
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included


location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor in 2019. Receive world-class training, gain internationally recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
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Snowboard Instructor Training Course with Guaranteed Job on Completion

Snowboard Instructor Training Course with Guaranteed Job on Completion


location Poland Zakopane

We are owned and run entirely by professional, experienced, qualified ski and snowboard instructors and sports professionals so we can efficiently and cost-effectively include training and experience for our clients within our own ski and snowboard Academy. Poland is well known for being great valu
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Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!

Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!


location Canada Banff, Big White, Castle, Lake Louise, Mount Norquay, Revelstoke, Alberta, British Columbia, Kelowna and Vancouver.

Become a qualified ski instructor in Canada this winter. Choose from 7 world-class resorts across Canada. Receive world-class instructor training. Gain an internationally recognised qualification. Get a guaranteed paid job offer at your chosen resort. Start planning the best winter of your li
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Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included

Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included


location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland

Want to turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Want to receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice? Fast track your instructor career with EA Ski & Snowboard.
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Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructors


location France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland Various

If you are looking for work this season then we would love to hear from you. Whether you are a Chef, Couple, Host, Bar worker or Manager we will definitely have an opportunity for you this ski season. We work with amazing companies in amazing locations. APPLY TODAY
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Snowboarding is huge and getting bigger every season. High profile events in the Winter Olympics boost interest and increase demand for qualified instructors. Find out how to get your instructor qualification here.

Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI)

Level 1 Snowboard Instructor this course makes sure you are comfortable riding and teaching in from of a group of beginners. It qualifies you to teach entry level snowboarding in Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. More details and an online workshop can be found here: casi-acms.com.

Snowboard Instruction of New Zealand (SBINZ)

Level 1 Snowboard Instructor this is qualification you will receive if you train in New Zealand. Covering all aspects of beginner tuition, including how to manage a class of students, your own improvement, and of course safety. It allows you to teach in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the USA.

British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI)

Level 1 Snowboard Instructor course only qualifies you to work on artificial and indoor slopes. To work in a ski resort you will also need the Level 2 Snowboard Instructor qualification. Level 2 allows you to work in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, and Switzerland. It is a well recognized qualification and smaller resorts may also help you with your visa.

If you want to teach in Italy and France it gets a bit more complicated. Some resorts in Italy are not as strict, though will often limit the amount of time you can teach. If you want to teach snowboarding in France, you'll basically have to be an outrageously good snowboarder (or skier - they don't recognise foreign snowboarding qualifications but they are quite happy to allow ski instructors to teach snowboarding!?). You are looking at perhaps BASI Level 4 before you can even contemplate teaching in a French resort.

You have a number of options when it comes to the amount of time you would like to spend on your course. Some may be UK based and part time, such as weekends, others may be a month or six weeks, but there is also the option to spend the majority of a season on a course. Short courses generally last a few weeks and are designed to be quite intensive, perhaps allowing you to train and begin teaching in the same season. If you want to have the time to qualify at a more leisurely pace, with more time to practice your technique, you may choose to take a longer course, lasting several months. Don't forget, there are training courses available here in the UK too.

Which ever course you choose, your time will be split between practice and theory, and also between developing your own snowboarding skills, and your teaching technique.

Chris Milton - Level Two SBINZ course Ruapehu

"After completing my university degree I wanted to spend some time in New Zealand, and indulge my passion for snowboarding. As part of the task of getting out there I decided to sign up on a Level Two course, having already completed Level One during the summer holidays in my second year. I thought I was already pretty good, but the Level Two course was even better than the first in that it gave me more confidence and made me realise that I wanted to take the job even further. The tuition was really good, the guys knew exactly how to show me how to get the best from my riding style. After I qualified I spent most of the season getting experience and even managed a bit of teaching, so that I can start my Level Three next year."