Tell me about Verbier Ski Resort


Among the world's largest ski areas, Verbier is the ONE! 
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Verbier in the 4 Valleys is Switzerland’s largest ski resort, and one of
the World’s largest linked ski areas. It should be on every skiers bucket list!
Incredible views, epic terrain, reliable powder and your pick of après
ski locations all linked by high-class lifts. Our ski instructor course at 
Adrenaline ski school Verbier is our pick for skiers who are at least intermediate,
want to learn how to rip up the mountain, and passionate about teaching others. 

If you are looking for the perfect mix of nightlife, radical skiing, decadent food and working as a ski instructor, joining a ski instructor course at Verbier will tick all of your boxes.  

Verbier Ski Resort Facts

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Verbier is 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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There is snow 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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Centrally located accommodation

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

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World class 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 is host to 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 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

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level 1 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

STARTING AT

$9975

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SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS AND THE BELOW:

  • First aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level 2 instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course

STARTING AT

$12975

Living and working at Verbier 

When you join a ski instructor course at Verbier the training takes place at Adrenaline ski school Verbier with English speaking instructors who are qualified from the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance.  There are only a limited about of instructor jobs available at this ski school so if you are interested in applying click get in touch with one of our team today to reserve your spot!

When you join an Instructor Internship in Verbier you will receive a job offer to work in Adrenaline Ski School as well as a full 4 Valleys Season staff ski pass! EA has partnered with Adrenaline Verbier because it is one of the longest running ski schools in the area and is owned and operated by an experienced local Swiss, so they know the area and the business better than anyone. All interns will be taking ski lessons in Adrenaline Ski School before Christmas time. If successful on your level 1 exam and skiing to a standard acceptable by Adrenaline you will start coaching lessons (in English) to a range of clients but mostly to children. As it is a large ski school you have the opportunity to learn a lot during the season and also take on more opportunities, all while enjoying off-piste skiing.

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! As a guide here are a few examples: Small beer £3, a half litre of house wine £10, coffee £3, pizza £15.

Message from Ski School Verbier Director 

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

 

What about accommodation? 

Location is key in Verbier so accommodation is right in the beating heart of the Verbier village at the Maison Accueil Paroisse. This means you are a short walk from the lifts and can spend more time on snow, or soaking up the vibe of this epic village. This is shared dorm style accommodation with all the comforts of home.

Included in your accommodation: 

  • Ski/snowboard storage
  • Kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Communal living/dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet
  • Right in the heart of Verbier Village
  • Close to bus stop, shops, restaurants and bars

On a ski instructor course at Adrenaline Verbier, accommodation is provided for the duration of the training and examination portion of the program. Assistance is provided so that participants can move into alternative accommodation in once they commence work.

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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.
This means that NZSIA instructors are able to competently perform
and teach on snow in many cultures and conditions.
This qualification can truly take you anywhere. 

 

Meet our program manager Stan

Disclaimer: The above information should be used as a guide and is subject to change 

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