Tell me about Saas-Fee Ski Resort
Saas-Fee, located in the middle of the highest mountains of Switzerland, offers extensive, smooth runs for beginners and steep mogul slopes for the experts!
EA has partnered with the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School to provide ski instructor internships courses in Saas-Fee. This is the biggest ski school in Saas-Fee. With skiing and riding at between 2500-3500m, the views are stunning and the snow is super-reliable.
Saas-Fee Ski Resort
Sass- Fee ski resort is set among the highest mountains in the Swiss Alps! The skiing area reaches up to 3,600 metres high
Sass-Fee doesn't do small, they have 35 trails serviced by 36 lifts, 4 cable cars and a railway! SO much Sass- Fee ski terrain to explore,
Catch the Metro Aplin from town and head to the top of the highest summit of Allalin and ski down the wide open glacier skiing terrain.
Yes, that's correct! Saas-Fee is popular with the freestyle rider with its impressive freestyle terrain park. Obstacles are arranged from beginner to experienced so you can be assured there is something for everyone.
Our Instructor courses at Saas-Fee offers a level 1 and 2 instructor training and qualifications which means you come away with 2 international certifications!
SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS
- Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
- Guaranteed job offer
- World-class training
- Internationally recognised qualification
- Employee season pass
- Level one ski instructor training
- Level one exam costs
- Association membership
- Transport to resort for training if applicable
- Future job opportunities with our network of 27+ resort partners around the globe
- Program managers at each location
- Preseason preparation webinars
- Assistance with flights+insurance through our partner STA Travel
- First Aid certificate
- Advanced technical and theory training
- Level Two instructor training
- On-snow analysis
- Avalanche safety course
Living and working at Saas Fee
On an EA Ski Instructor Internship, you will receive a job offer from Swiss Ski & Snowboard School after successfully passing your Level One exam and begin teaching lessons during the busy Christmas holiday period. In January, you will start your Level Two training, combined with shadowing experience and more work opportunities during other busy periods.
The approximate pay rate for ski instructing in your first year here is 30 Swiss Francs per hour which is as good as you will find anywhere. Those that speak other languages would likely get more hours during busy times of the season too. As with any ski school, there is no guarantee of hours during the season. Work will vary based on factors such as snow conditions and guests in the resort. The training on our ski instructor course in Saas-Fee takes place with fully qualified English speaking Instructors from the Swiss Ski & Snowboard School. Places on our instructor internship in Saas-Fee are limited.
Our ski instructor course at Saas-Fee is the best way to kick-start your career as a ski instructor, providing you with world-class training, two certifications and an epic winter season skiing some of the best power Europe has to offer.
What about accommodation?
Accommodation on our ski instructor course is located in the heart of Saas-Fee's car-free Village. The chalet has four bedrooms with a large living room and open kitchen.
- Self-catering kitchen with dining room
- Living area with flat-screen TV
- Laundry facilities
- Cooking utensils provided
- Pillows & duvets are provided ( you must provide sheets and towel)
After your Level One exam, you will stay in this accommodation for the season. You will be required to sign a season-long lease to secure this with an upfront bond and an advanced rent payment.
Please note rooms are twin share and bedding arrangements will generally be two singles as opposed to the double visible in the below picture. Depending on rooming, this may vary.
Our ski instructor course at Saas-Fee, Switzerland allows you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with the BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors). BASI formally constituted in 1963, is a UK based membership and its qualification pathway is recognised internationally and BASI is a member of the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA).
EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best season possible at Saas-Fee. This means that we have Loz on the ground, who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only is he familiar with Saas-Fee itself, but he also works for the ski school and will be a familiar face to make your gap year and first winter season that much easier.
Meet our Program Manager Loz
REVIEWS FROM EA ALUMNI
It's a great place, lots of nice power and very challenging terrain it really tests you as a skier. Guaranteed snow most of the year, really steep and a good opportunity to teach a variety of levels ...see more
So I decided to the do the course because I wanted to be a ski instructor but I didn't know how to get into it, this is a great way to get involved and meet new people! ...see more
It's great mountains up here with the glaciers, definitely one of the better things we have done with our lives! ...see more
What you can expect when you get here, you start your level 1 training straight away, then we go to high season where you will do some actual work ...see more
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