“I’M PLANNING TO GO ON A SKI SEASON, BUT WHY SHOULD I APPLY EARLY?“
That’s a valid question. But there are many different reasons! Throughout this blog we have collected a few of the reasons why you should apply early, which will make it easier for you to get an overview. Embarking on a ski season adventure is not just a thrilling escape into the mountains; it's a journey that demands careful planning and the early bird's approach. Here's why applying early for a ski season is not just a choice but a strategic move that could elevate your winter experience.
HAND PICK YOUR ALPINE PARADISE
There are a limited amount of spots available for ski and snowboard instructors in each destination every season and if you’ are looking for a specific destination, the faster, the better. Get your dream destination early before it fills up. Securing your spot early means you get to handpick the dream destination. Whether it is the funky ski towns in the Canadian Rockies, a traditional onsen Japanese village, glacier skiing in the Swiss Alps, or night skiing at Cypress with ocean views! Get your preferred spot secured while booking early.
When you apply, your wishes and dreams for a season will be taken into consideration and the more destinations that are available, the bigger your chance will be of getting your dream ski school. Choosing the right destination is something we take seriously, and the EA Ski and Snowboard team have a wealth of knowledge and know exactly what each destination has to offer, so we can find you the best match for your desires and needs.
WORKING HOLIDAY VISA
Another important thing to mention is the limited numbers of VISAs available for many countries, e.g. Canada. If you need a working holiday visa, it’s better to apply early to avoid missing out. To work in Canada, you will need to secure a working holiday visa. If you are planning on working the 2024/25 ski season in Canada, we recommend applying as soon as possible. This is because Canada works on a pool-based system, whereby applicants are drawn according to specific country quotas. The whole visa process can get confusing, and our training consultants help guide you through the entire process, as well as secure you a guaranteed ski resort job with staff accommodation before you arrive in Canada.
If you get your application in early you’ll get the best possible price off your course fees. You also get flexible payment terms and a reduced deposit to secure your spot.
Early birds not only catch the worm, but they also snag the best discounts. Booking your ski season early comes with enticing price reductions, ensuring you get the most bang for your buck. Use these extra funds to splurge on apres-ski activities or treat yourself to a gourmet mountain meal. It's not just a ski season; it's a cost-effective winter escapade that lets you make the most of every moment without breaking the piggy bank.
FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY
What's better than conquering the slopes? Doing it with a friend, of course! Applying early enables you and your skiing buddy to synchronize your plans and enrol together in a ski instructor course. If you want to do a season with a friend, it will be much easier to arrange if you apply earlier. The possibility of getting the same ski town, work and/or live together increases the earlier we can start planning it for you. Even if you’re going on a ski season without a friend, there are other reasons to apply early.
Throughout the year there will be events planned for EA Ski and Snowboard interns, including our epic orientation where you meet other like-minded ski mad pals and get to explore the ski town you pick, along with many staff parties and events throughout the season. The good times never stop. You will become a part of the EA Ski and Snowboard tight knit family and through-out the whole experience, you will make friends from all across the globe.
WHY EA SKI AND SNOWBOARD TRAINING?
EA Ski and Snowboard Training is the world's largest and most reputable ski and snowboard instructor communities. Besides being one of the worlds largest ski instructor communities, the unique opportunity to offer a job placement. This means that, as long as you pass the exam, we can guarantee a job offer at a ski school.
“So become a ski or snowboard instructor for your Gap Year with us! Get training + qualifications + job offer – all in one season with EA”
We awaken the spirit of freedom and adventure by connecting skiers and boarders around the world with epic jobs at some of the most snow-laden ski schools in the world. EA is a community of like-minded souls that have a passion for the mountain lifestyle. The perfect slope. Ultimate Freedom. If you want a season in the snow, check out this video which shows the benefits of doing a ski or snowboard instructor internship program or training course with EA Ski and Snowboard Training
We take pride in taking care of all the “logistical boring ” stuff, which means you will focus on becoming an amazing skier/snowboarder and instructor. This is also the reason why we’re rated 4.2/5 on Trustpilot, which you can see here
In short, this means you will have a year filled with incredible work experiences while getting an international recognised certification and memories for a lifetime. When you go on a course, you’ll have a Program Manager at your destination – someone that will be there to help guide you and be there for support and assistance.
In essence, applying early for a ski season isn't just a logistical choice; it's a commitment to a season of exhilarating highs, breathtaking scenery, and the kind of camaraderie that can only be forged while living in the mountains. So, set your sights on the ski instructor lifestyle, embrace the planning process, and get ready for a winter season that transcends the ordinary.
If you’re interested in applying for a ski season with EA Ski and Snowboard, why not apply right now. You can apply right here and if you have any questions and a training consultant will get in touch with you to discuss your opportunities.