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's ski instructor course takes place at Adrenaline Ski School. This is a suitable destination for intermediate to advanced skiers looking for nightlife, radical skiing, and decadent Swiss cuisine.

Verbier Ski Resort Facts

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The main resort of the Four Valleys ski area

Verbier and the Four Valleys offer 410 kilometres of ski runs and 93 ski lifts, all included in your ONE ski pass!

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Ski all year round

Verbier is situated facing the south and because of the high elevation has been able to enjoy copious amounts of snow and extended seasons!

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Guaranteed instructor job offer

This means just a short stroll to the lifts and more time on snow

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Gain an internationally recognised qualification

When you join a ski instructor course you will learn from world-class trainers and gain an NZSIA level 1 ski instructor certification. 

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Verbier hosts two world-class ski events

 XSpeed where top ski racers go over 200 km an hour and Verbier Ride the top free-skiing competitions in the world.  

How to become a Ski Instructor at Verbier 

We offer two ways to become an instructor at Adrenaline Ski School Verbier, a ski instructor internship and ski instructor internship plus. you don't have to worry too much about these now, our team can help you choose the right one based on your season goals and skills - but check out some of the inclusions and benefits!

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SKI INTERNSHIP

  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Employee season pass 
  • Level One training
  • Level One exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 27+ resort partners around the world
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

PRICE

$9,975 USD

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SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS

  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Employee season pass 
  • Level One training
  • Level One exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 27+ resort partners around the world
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance
  • First Aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level Two instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course

PRICE

$12,975 USD

Living and working at Verbier 

You will work and train with Adrenaline Ski School Verbier. Adrenaline, one of the longest running ski schools in the area, is owned and operated by experienced locals.

When you join EA on an instructor internship in Verbier, you will receive a job offer to work in Adrenaline Ski School as well as a full Four Valleys Season staff ski pass. All interns who complete their Level One exam and can ski to an acceptable standard will receive an instructor job offer.

Approximate pay rates for ski instructing in your first year are 18 Swiss Francs per hour. However, as with any ski school, there is no guarantee of hours over the season as it can vary with snow and ski lesson demand. In the past years, the price of food and drink in Verbier is standard for a ski resort. It’s not cheap, but once you are settled in and know where the local hangouts are you will be able to find the best deals, and an instructor uniform can help.

Message from Ski School Verbier Director 

Luca Voisin; Director and Owner – Adrenaline Ski School Verbier.

 

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. 

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

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Certification Overview

Our Ski and Snowboard Internship at Verbier, Switzerland allows you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with the NZSIA (New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance).

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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. 

 

Meet our program manager, Stan

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