Tell me about Zermatt Ski Resort

Zermatt is one of the world’s best ski resorts offering world-class skiing and breathtaking mountain scenery of the Matterhorn. Zermatt's interlinked ski area offers 360km of piste terrain, and the car-free village boasts some of the best apres ski in Europe with streets lined with bustling cafes and bars. EA's ski courses at Zermatt are suitable for intermediate to advanced skiers.

Zermatt Ski Resort Facts

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Ski all year round

Zermatt has so much snow the slopes are open all year around! This makes epic times for when you are on your ski instructor course. 

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Zermatt has three interconnected ski areas

When you join an instructor course in Zermatt you get access to 3 areas: Rothorn, Gornergrat and Matterhorn glacier, as well as access to Cervinia and Valtournenche.

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Home to the famous Matterhorn

Verbier's village has the most amazing view of the most photogenic mountain the Matterhorn, whose summit is 4,478 metres high!

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Internationally recognised qualification

Our ski instructor course in Verbier provides you with a BASI - The British Association of Snowsports Instructors level 1 and level 2 certification. 

How to become a ski instructor at Zermatt

EA Ski & Snowboard offers keen skiers the opportunity to become qualified instructors, improve their ability under some of the world's best instructors, and kick-start their career in the snowsports industry.

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SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation for the first month, with the option to stay on for the remainder of the season
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level One exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Instructor job opportunities 
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

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

STARTING AT

$12,975 USD

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SKI TRAINING COURSE

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation for the first month, with the option to stay on for the remainder of the season
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level One exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future instructor job opportunities
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

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

STARTING AT

$12,975 USD

Reserve Your Spot

Don't miss out. Places are limited

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Living and working in Zermatt 

Through EA's Instructor Internship Course at Zermatt, you will train with European Snowsport. 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.

Zermatt's interconnected ski areas include Rothorn, Gornergrat, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Schwarzsee. Also connected by lift to the Breuil-Cervinia-Valtournenche ski area, this means endless long runs up to 21km long! 

 

Meet your Ski School Director, Hannah 



What about accommodation? 

Housing arrangements will be confirmed two to three months before the start of the season. On a ski instructor course at Zermatt, accommodation is included for the duration of the training and examination portion of your EA course. 

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Certification Overview 

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Our Ski Internship at Zermatt allows you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with the BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) so you can teach beginner to intermediate ski lessons. 
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).

 

Meet our Program Manager, John Craig 

WHERE CAN YOU GO IN SWITZERLAND

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Verbier
Zermatt
Saas-Fee

Verbier

Verbier located in the Four Valleys is Switzerland’s largest resort, and one of the world’s largest linked ski areas.

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Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the world’s ultimate ski resorts offering excellent skiing, snowboarding and breathtaking mountain scenery.

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Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is famous for long runs and picturesque landscapes. Nowhere else in the world are you surrounded by so many 4000m peaks.

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