Tell me about Zermatt Ski Resort

Zermatt LogoZermatt is one of the world’s best ski resorts that offers amazing skiing and snowboarding with break taking mountain scenery. The Matterhorn dominates the area. This huge interlinked ski area that makes up the Zermatt-Cervinia offers 360km of piste terrain. The car-free village of Zermatt is all about atmosphere with lots of cool cafes, bars and flash chalets. The EA ski instructor course at Zermatt is recommended for intermediate to advanced level 
skiers who want to learn how to rip up the mountain, get qualified and have a desire to teach others in a world-class ski school!

Zermatt Ski Resort Facts

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The slopes are open 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 3 linked 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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Guaranteed instructor job offer

 When you join an instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard Training you receive a guaranteed instructing job offer!  

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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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World class certification

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 Ski Resort 

EA Ski has set up the perfect winter season program to help keen skiers become qualified teaching instructors, improve their skiing and kick-start their career in the snowsports industry. A ski internship plus program is the ultimate way to spend your winter season. Gain your level 1 and level 2 BASI instructing certification, start teaching beginner private lessons and enjoy riding some of the steepest slopes in the Northern hemisphere - check out some of the inclusions and benefits!

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  • 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


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



Living and working at Zermatt 

Through our Instructor Internship Program at Zermatt Ski Resort, you will receive a job offer teaching for European Snowsport. Training starts in late November leading up to the level one exam prior to Christmas. Over the Christmas and New Year period you will shadow lessons with European Snowsport. Level two training along with your first aid and avalanche course will kick off in January with the level two exam commencing later in the month. Between February and April upon passing your Level 2 certification, there are opportunities to work for the ski school provided you have been successful during the training and exam period.

On our ski instructor course in Zermatt ski resort, training takes place with fully qualified English speaking instructors. Places at our Zermatt ski school are very limited, so please contact us ASAP if you are interested in applying. Zermatt interconnected ski areas are 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? 

ES Snowsports School staff typically stay in condos in the Zermatt Village. This is centrally located, 3 and 4 bedroom units that generally accommodate between 5-8 trainees. There may also be a cheaper option to stay in Tasch. Housing arrangements and options will be finalised two to three months prior to the start of the season. On a ski instructor course at 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 chalets in once they commence work. 

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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 

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


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