Ski Instructor Courses in Japan

Choose from one of our instructor course options and receive your guaranteed job offer at one of our 6 Canadian resorts. If you are looking to embark on a gap year in Canada or want to start your career in the snowsports industry, EA has the program for you.

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Become a ski instructor in Japan and get a guaranteed job offer. Choose from 9 world-class ski resorts.

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Become a ski or snowboard instructor in the USA with EA Ski & Snowboard. Train and work at one of the world's top ski resorts.

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Become a ski instructor in New Zealand with EA Ski and Snowboard. We have four world-class resorts for you to choose from.

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Become a ski instructor in Europe and get a guaranteed job offer. Choose from 3 world-class resorts.

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How to become a Ski Instructor in Canada

Welcome to the land of maple syrup, ice hockey and mountains! For over 10 years EA Ski & Snowboard have been running ski instructor courses in Canada with a selection of resorts from Big White, British Columbia to Castle ski resort, Alberta. Whether you want to start your career off as a ski instructor in Canada or just have a great winter gap year working as a ski instructor, their two ski instructor course options, an instructor internship or an instructor training course. Canada is known around the world for offering amazing piste, off-piste, back-country, steeps, moguls and freestyle skiing and there is plenty of snow to go around. Not only does this entire country boast amazing snowfall statistics, there are over 200+ ski resorts in Canada to ride!


Like the rest of the world, EA is in love with Canada and it’s snow. It’s a famous gap year destination and deservedly so. Canada continues to welcome gap year adventurers to come an explore this amazing country and make the most of its natural gift – the mountains! Here at EA, we have created and developed courses aimed at showing off the true Canada and enable course participants to not only train and qualify as ski instructors but work in Canadian ski resorts around the country.

Why choose Canada?

If you haven't been hiding under a rock you would know why Canada is one of our most popular countries for our ski instructor courses, just jump on any form of internet from November to March and see all of the amazing posts about the huge peaks, champagne powder and amazing community events on offer. With hundreds of world-class resorts, Canada is a frequent host of major events such as the Winter Olympics and The X Games.

With this international publicity, it is no surprise that it has become a popular destination for our ski and snowboard instructor courses. With some of the biggest and best ski resorts on the planet and huge annual snowfalls making famous powder days, Canada will make for an unforgettable season.

Take a look through our Canadian ski resorts below to learn more about where you could be skiing this winter!

Become a Ski Instructor in Japan

For over 10 years EA Ski & Snowboard have been offering ski instructor courses in Japan to help skiers kick start their instructor careers. We now offer instructor courses in nine world-class resorts including Niseko, Hakuba, Rusutsu and Shiga Kogen. Whether you're looking for a fun gap year in Japan or are serious about an instructor career, we have a range of ski courses in Japan to suit everyone.

Our ski instructor training courses in Japan will give you three things:

  • The very best instructor training

  • The best qualifications and experience

  • The best employment opportunities at world-class resorts for your CV

Why choose Japan?

Choose Japan to ski some of the best powder snow in the world! On average, every ski resort in Japan is looking at about 10 to 18 metres of snow per season. It is absolutely up there on any keen skiers bucket list for deep powder, culture and untracked runs. A lot of Japanese ski resorts aren't as well known as some in Canada or Switzerland for example, therefore, skiing in Japan means that they are less crowded and there's more snow to go around.

Japanese people are well known for their kindness and generosity, plus due to events such as 'the bubble era’ (look it up) and also the winter Olympics in 1998, Japanese ski resorts are known for being friendly and hospitable, having great food and top-of-the-line facilities. We have the best ski resorts in Japan, on Honshu (Japan's main island) and on Hokkaido in some of the best places to work in Japan.

A winter season in Japan also gives you the opportunity to experience traditional Japanese ways of life, and explore its fascinating culture. When you are not spending time skiing some of the deepest snow in the world you could be relaxing in traditional Japanese Onsens, enjoying sushi or exploring Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines.

How to become a Ski Instructor in the USA

The USA has for a long period of time been seen as one of the worlds pinnacle ski and snowboard destinations. Every year the US sees a huge demand for instructors due to a large amount of international and domestic winter tourists. America offers terrain for everyone which naturally makes for a great place to do a ski or snowboard season.

EA Ski and Snowboard Training have created instructor courses which set your career up as a snow sports instructor all in one winter season! An instructor internship in the USA provides you with intensive training to prepare you for your level 1 certification. Once you sit and pass your level one exam you can start working as a paid instructor at either Northstar or Palisades Resort for the remainder of the winter season!


Why choose the USA?

Besides the delicious fat fluffy pancakes, unlimited Starbucks locations and super friendly people, the US has over 431 world-class mountains to enjoy! Our ski instructor courses are available at Northstar and Palisades Resorts in Lake Tahoe. Northstar towers over the beautiful Lake Tahoe and has over 100 on piste trails to explore, and not to forget Shaun Whites stomping ground the Burton freeride park! Palisades meanwhile was the legendary playground of ski icon Shane McConkey, known for it's impressive expert terrain, but it also has a wide range of beginner/intermediate trails ideal for work as an instructor.

If you are looking for a good mixture of lifestyle, epic powder days and good work hours, Tahoe is the place for you! Learn more about how you can become a ski or snowboard instructor in the USA below.

How to become a Ski Instructor in New Zealand

Welcome to the land of the long white cloud! New Zealand offers some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. There are 4 world-class resorts available in New Zealand. Ski New Zealand's South Island at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt or work in the North Islands biggest resort, Mt Ruapehu.

You can choose to join and ski instructor internship or a ski instructor training course. EA Ski & Snowboard Training offer different levels of training to suit your winter goals.

Why choose New Zealand?

In New Zealand, you can ski fresh powder in the morning and spend the afternoon enjoying the beach. New Zealand has large mountains, deep lakes and white sandy beaches, all within half a days drive away! If you are looking for a fun bubbly resort town full of epic adventures then Queenstown is your best pick!

It is New Zealand's adventure capital as it has an unlimited amount of terrain to explore. Queenstown has over half a million visitors a year. Yet, you can always find a nice quiet spot on the beach to enjoy your fish and chips after a hard day riding! Our other South Island resort is a short 40min drive from a small town called Methven.

Methven offers lots of potential for outdoor recreation. It is right on the doorstep of Hakatere Conservation Park, one of the largest in NZ. Our newest resort Mt Ruapehu is the only mountain in the North Island and lives high up in the National Park! We love it because it is one of the best locations, positioned so that you can explore all that New Zealand has to offer.

Ski Instructor Courses in Switzerland

If you want to become a ski instructor, you can't go past Europe's most-desirable ski destination, Switzerland. We partner with 3 world-famous ski resorts in Switzerland to offer you the very best instructor training experience. Fast track your instructor career and become a ski instructor in Europe.

Switzerland in the heart of the Alps is the epitome of the mountains in Europe. The towering Swiss Alps make up approximately 60% of the country’s area. Over 100 peaks in Switzerland tower above 4,000 metres so high altitude skiing and excellent quality snow is on offer all year round.

Most ski resorts in Switzerland offer state-of-the-art lift infrastructure and snow-making. Despite its surging popularity and modern amenities, Swiss ski resorts offer picturesque, charming mountain ski villages.

EA ski and snowboard has designed its courses to not only showcase the best of Switzerland's scenery but has worked in conjunction with well-known and highly-regarded ski schools in three locations, Verbier, Zermatt and Saas-Fee to create an excellent and extensive ski instructor training program in Switzerland.

Why choose Switzerland?

Nowhere else in the world are you surrounded by so many 4000 metre mountains. With skiing and riding between 2500-3500 metres, the views are stunning, and the snow is super-reliable its snows, a lot. A ski season in Switzerland offers fantastic freeride terrain perfect for advanced skiers and massive of groomed trails for intermediates. The Après ski vibe is awesome with open-air bars playing great music on piste (just follow your ears). Live in a picturesque Swiss village and enjoy Swiss culture at its finest. Switzerland ski resorts are known for their state-of-the-art lift systems, excellent facilities and chilled vibes.

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Video Reviews

Tom & Tyler

"Riding in Revelstoke has really challenged my ability and progress my snowboarding and teaching!"

Katie & Midge

"I really enjoy working at the ski school with the other instructors and interns!"

Kiel Rafter

"I’m in the EA Ski and Snowboard training here at Lake Tahoe, California at Northstar. It’s been a blast so far, I’ve met a lot of cool people, the trainings really good and It’s totally worth it. If anybody’s interested, in my opinion, it’s great!."

Samson – EA Intern in Saas-Fee

"I’m doing the EA gap course for my level one and two ski instructor exam. We’ve done our level one exam and everyone passed which is great! I’m doing it all in this lovely resort called Saas-Fee in the Swiss Alps."

Tom Pollard

"I’m doing the Level one snowboard instructor course here at Big White. Absolutely loving it! The mountain is awesome, the instructors are even better. It’s well worth it so come on out here!"

Mackenzie Williams

"The EA program helped me get the coolest job in the world. It’s the best training available on the mountain and after a successful level one exam, I was fully prepared and fully qualified to begin instructing."

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