Tell me about Sass-Fee Ski Resort
Saas-Fee is located in the middle of the highest mountains of Switzerland. Saas-Fee provides keen skiers wide smooth runs for beginners and steep mogul slopes for the experts!
In Saas Fee, we run our Internship Programs in conjunction with the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School - 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 also has some amazing freeride so having some big skis with you here will come in very handy! At the end of the day, the apres-ski vibe is awesome with open-air bars playing great music.
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!
How to become a Ski Instructor at Saas-Fee Ski Resort
EA Ski instructor training have set up the perfect ski instructor course with all the bells and whistles included to ensure you will have the best winter season, ever! Join EA this winter on a ski internship plus program and gain your level 1 and level 2 BASI ski instructing certification, all while enjoy riding some of the steepest slopes in the Northern hemisphere - check out some of the inclusions and benefits!
SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS
- Accommodation during training
- Guaranteed job offer
- Full season lift pass
- Level 1 ski instructor training
- Level 1 exam costs
- Association membership
- Mountain transfers
- Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe
- Program managers at each location
- Training webinars
- Special deals on flights and insurance
- First aid certificate
- Advanced technical and theory training
- Level 2 instructor training
- On-snow analysis
- Avalanche safety course
Living and working at Sass-Fee
Through our Instructor Internship Program in Saas-Fee, you will receive a job offer to work in a Swiss Ski & Snowboard School. If successful on your level 1 exam, you will teach lessons (in English) during the busy Christmas holiday period. From January you will continue with level 2 training, combined with shadowing experience and more work opportunities during other busy periods.
Approximate pay rates for ski instructing in your first year are 20 Swiss Francs per hour. 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 Saas-Fee Village. The Village of Saas-Fee is car-free and really easy to get around on foot (except on big powder days!) The chalet has 4 bedrooms with a large living/dining room and open kitchen and provides a great base for the season.
- Self-catering kitchen with dining room
- Living area with flat screen TV
- Laundry facilities
- Cooking utensils provided
- Pillows & duvets are provided (bring your own sheets and towel)
After the level 1 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.
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
Disclaimer: The above information should be used as a guide and is subject to change
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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