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


Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski or snowboard instruct but aren't qualified? An instructor internship course is the answer! Train, qualify & work in a season. Courses run between Nov - April or June - Aug and participants must be at least an intermediate level
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EA Ski and Snowboard Website

Instructor Training + guaranteed job
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Instructor Training + guaranteed job


Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 30+ 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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EA Ski and Snowboard Website




Gap Year Snow Jobs
SPECIAL OFFER!

Gap Year Snow Jobs


Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski or snowboard instruct but aren't qualified? An instructor internship course is the answer! Train, qualify & work in a season. Courses run between Nov - April or June - Aug and participants must be at least an intermediate level
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EA Ski and Snowboard Website

Instructor Training + guaranteed job
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Instructor Training + guaranteed job


Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 30+ 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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EA Ski and Snowboard Website

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 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!
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EA Ski and Snowboard Website

Gap Year Snow Jobs
SPECIAL OFFER!

Gap Year Snow Jobs


Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski or snowboard instruct but aren't qualified? An instructor internship course is the answer! Train, qualify & work in a season. Courses run between Nov - April or June - Aug and participants must be at least an intermediate level
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EA Ski and Snowboard Website

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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Snow Trainers Website

Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!
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Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!


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...
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EA Ski and Snowboard Website

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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Snow Trainers Website

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.
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The Winter Sports Company Website

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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Snow Trainers Website

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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Snow Trainers Website

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 get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training with a guaranteed instructing job at over 30+ 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!
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EA Ski and Snowboard Website

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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OutdoorJAC Website


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."