Tell me about Verbier Ski Resort
Located in the Four Valleys, Verbier is Switzerland’s largest ski resort, and one of the world’s largest linked ski areas. It should be on every skier's bucket list. Offering incredible views, epic terrain, reliable powder and your pick of après ski locations all linked by high-class lifts. EA offer this ski instructor internship through our partner ski school, European Snowsports. This is a suitable destination for intermediate to advanced skiers looking for nightlife, radical skiing, and decadent Swiss cuisine.
Verbier Ski Resort Facts
Verbier and the Four Valleys offer 410 kilometres of ski runs and 93 ski lifts, all included in your ONE ski pass!
Verbier is situated facing the south and because of the high elevation has been able to enjoy copious amounts of snow and extended seasons!
This means just a short stroll to the lifts and more time on snow
When you join a ski instructor course you will learn from world-class trainers and gain an NZSIA level 1 ski instructor certification.
XSpeed where top ski racers go over 200 km an hour and Verbier Ride the top free-skiing competitions in the world.
SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS
- Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
- Guaranteed job offer
- Full season employee lift pass
- Level one training
- Level one exam costs
- Level two training
- Internationally recognised qualification
- Association membership
- Transport to resort for training if applicable
- EA Program Manager at your resort
- Preseason preparation webinars
- Future job opportunities with our network of 27+ resort partners around the globe
- First aid certificate
- Advanced technical and theory training
- On-snow analysis
- Avalanche safety course
- Park and/or freeride training
Living and working at Verbier
When you join EA on an instructor internship with European Snowsports in Verbier, you will receive a job offer as well as a full Four Valleys Season staff ski pass. Training begins in late November and exams take place before Christmas. In January, you will kick off your level two training, first aid and avalanche training with your second exam taking place later that month. Between February and April, there are instructor job opportunities for those who successfully complete the program and have shown the kind of professional approach required by European Snowsport of all of its employees.
What about accommodation?
EA trainees have access to shared chalet style accommodation through Verbier Connect, a local, English speaking provider. EA covers rent until the end of the level 1 exam and trainees are responsible for payments from there onwards, this is organised prior to the start of the season directly with Verbier Connect.
The shared chalets are well located and provide the comforts of home. Cost is approximately 1000CHF per month for the remainder of the season, which is on par for central Verbier. Rates and locations may vary from time to time, and if they do we will endeavour to let you know at the earliest opportunity.
Included in your accommodation:
- Ski and snowboard storage
- Kitchen and bathroom facilities
- Communal living and dining area
- Shared rooming
- Free Wi-Fi
- Close to bus stop, shops, restaurants and bars
Our Ski and Snowboard Internship at Verbier, Switzerland allows you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with the NZSIA (New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance).
The NZSIA has a long-standing history and has been training and qualifying ski instructors in its system since 1971. It is internationally recognised as a well-established, professional provider and has a reputation for high-quality and knowledge. NZSIA instructors can competently perform and
teach on snow in many cultures and conditions.
This qualification can take you anywhere.
Reviews from EA Alumni
"This is the place to come if you like freeriding and interested in becoming an EA Intern ... see more
We've passed our BASI level 1 and now we are training for our level 2. The training has been really good and varied. ... see more
It's been a great season, I really love being in Verbier, there is so much to do. The courses is great, the training was really good. The nightlife the apres, it's a great place to be. ... see more
It has been a great season I'd recommend doing a winter season to anybody, I was going to head to university and now I think I'm going to do this for the rest of my life. ... see more
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