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.


Gap Year Snow Jobs
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Gap Year Snow Jobs


Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Want to gain an internationally recognised qualification? Want to receive world-class training from the world's top snow sports instructor? Join us on an instructor internship and enjoy the best winter of your life.
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Trainee Ski or Snowboard Instructor
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Trainee Ski or Snowboard Instructor


Join our Powder program for Silver Star and spend a season with the snowsports team teaching and inspiring the next generation. Suitable candidates will need to take and pass the Level 1 CASI or CSIA course on arrival to join the team.
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Gap Year Snow Jobs
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Gap Year Snow Jobs


Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Want to gain an internationally recognised qualification? Want to receive world-class training from the world's top snow sports instructor? Join us on an instructor internship and enjoy the best winter of your life.
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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.
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Ski Instructor Course
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Ski Instructor Course


Choose life in the mountains and make your gap year count by qualifying as a ski instructor. We take care of everything so you can focus of having fun and training. Courses in Canada include accommodation, meals, tuition, level 1 exam and season lift pass, and the option to add flights & transfers
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Instructor Training + guaranteed job
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Instructor Training + guaranteed job


EA Ski & Snowboard is the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor courses. Choose from over 30 resorts in five countries to receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification, and get a guaranteed paid instructor job offer - all in one winter season.
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Snowboard Instructor Course
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Snowboard Instructor Course


Choose life in the mountains, make your gap year count by qualifying as a snowboard instructor. We take care of everything so you can focus of having fun & training. Courses in Canada include accommodation, meals, tuition, level 1 exam and season lift pass, and the option to add flights & transfer
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Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassador


Become a ski instructor and work as a brand ambassador this season and we'll give you $1,000 towards your flights and a new GO PRO HERO to take with you. We're looking for brand ambassadors to join us on training course in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and Japan.
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The Best Way To Become a Ski Instructor - EA Paid Internship Program
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The Best Way To Become a Ski Instructor - EA Paid Internship Program


EA Ski & Snowboard are the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor internships programs. 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.
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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.
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Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!
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Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!


Become a qualified ski instructor in Canada this winter with EA Ski & Snowboard. Choose from seven world-class resorts across Canada. Receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer at your resort of choice!
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Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship
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Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship


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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Ski Patrol Course
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Ski Patrol Course


Join the mountain emergency service. This unique training programme provides you with the modules and certifications required to become a ski patroller in resorts across the world. Ski Patrol isn't just for skiers - snowboarders make great patrollers too!
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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.
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Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification
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Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification


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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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.
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Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructors


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."