Learn about the ski and snowboard industry
We will cover many of the common pitfalls people experience, the various pathways you can take and a ski or snowboard instructor.
What's it like working as an instructor
Whether you are looking as a GAP year experience or as a long-term career we bring to you a first-hand account from the perspective of a past EA intern who is now doing back to back seasons between New Zealand and Canada.
How does an instructor internship work?
EA provide you with the ability to work, train and get certified in the same season - these are by far our most popular option and what we here at EA are best known for.
How do ski and snowboard qualifications work
Learn about the different systems out there and also the ones that feature in our programs, what international recognition they have and what suggested avenues you can or should take depending on your goals.
Talk employment with NZSKI's snow school director
NZSki General Manager of Snow Sports, Toby Arnott. NZSki is the largest snow sports employer in New Zealand.
What is it like to be an instructor in Japan
Join us as we speak with Josh Earle who just completed a season at Club Med Hokkaido, Japan. Ask questions and gain some insights first hand.
How to get your Canadian working holiday visa
If you’re considering joining EA Ski & Snowboard on an instructor internship in Canada, you will need a working holiday visa. Watch our webinar to find out more about applying for a working holiday visa for Canada.
About the Speakers
Tristan is the perfect person to talk to about skiing and riding in Northern America, after growing up in Northern California and learning to ski at Northstar, he went to University in Colorado and spent his weekends exploring he Rockies. Tristan skied until he was 16, decided to give snowboarding a go, so he can chat to you about a career in both and discuss the income, resort, and work options for either discipline.
Ashley has over 13 years of experience as a Ski Instructor. He has helped many people in their progression into the industry both via our Instructor Internships and as an Instructor Trainer and Examiner. Ashley is one of the teams that is your first point of contact to find a suitable program option and takes great pleasure in guiding people through to when your season starts. Ashley has seen the industry through many sets of eyes from a Trainee, to Instructor, through to being a national team representative at Inter ski Ushuaia, Argentina in 2015.
Danny started his pathway to being an Instructor through joining our EA Internship at Mount Hutt, New Zealand in 2015. Since then Danny has successfully obtained his Level 2 certification and in addition to coming back to New Zealand to do another season; he has taken on the key role as the EA rep at Mount Hutt, New Zealand and now one of our other EA partnered resorts Nakiska, Canada. This means that Danny is the man responsible for the mentoring and support of all our interns at these locations. A very important job indeed!
Eryn is the original co-founder of EA Ski and Snowboard. EA began initially in Lake Tahoe, USA back in 2006 where Eryn had been previously working as an Instructor for the school. The initial group was 8 people; however, upon seeing the success and value for the interns upon their first season, the concept was continued each year after and now operates in Switzerland, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and of course Tahoe in the USA. Eryn takes a very hands-on approach to the continued growth and development of our internships.
Kia is an experienced Ski Instructor and Trainer within the CSIA system (Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance). As a key part of the management team at Cypress Mountain, Kia has the very important responsibility of coordinating all on mountain training additionally working as the Head Ski Trainer having worked there for a number of years now. In addition to this Kia is the EA Program Rep who is responsible for the welfare and mentoring of those attending the internship program at Cypress. Kia has a fantastic understanding of ski instructor qualifications and the industry on the whole.
Toby has the important responsibility of overseeing the management of the snow schools of NZSki at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mount Hutt. In addition to this Toby is a qualified Instructor and Examiner with the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance. Toby has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and has most recently been a national team representative to the Interski Congress in Ushuaia, Argentina in 2015.