Ski Instructor Training Course

Take your riding to the next level and gain an instructor qualification.

Choose from 4 - 11 week training courses in Canada, Switzerland or New Zealand.

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Ski Instructor Training Course

Training + Certification 

EA Ski & Snowboard offer instructor training courses from 4 - 11 weeks long. The Ski instructor course has been specifically designed to improve individual skiing ability and provide program participants with world-class instructor qualifications. This program is ideal for a keen skier looking for a winter season away or gap year opportunity that doesn't want to work and end up giving up the perfect powder opportunities. The program package includes world-class instructor training and skiing instruction, a full season lift-pass, and an internationally recognised qualification with known systems such as BASI, CSIA and NZSIA. Join EA Ski & Snowboard on a ski instructor course in a beautiful resort town such as Lake Louise, Canada or even in Queenstown, New Zealand and have a great gap year experience all whilst opening up career opportunities in the snowsports industry for the future. If you want to work as a ski instructor in the following Northern Hemisphere winter season, EA will provide you with a guaranteed instructing job offer.

This course includes: 

• 4 - 11-week instructor training course options
• Available in top ski resorts worldwide
• Internationally recognised qualifications
• Opportunities to gain further qualifications
• The perfect way to get a head start in the industry without committing to work

Program options 

We offer a range of different Ski instructor course options from 4 to 11 weeks to suit your timeframe, training and winter season goals. Our 4 - week ski instructor course prioritizes skill improvement and the level 1 ski instructor qualification. Participants find themselves improving their skiing over 3 weeks of intensive practical training and then 1 week of an examination. The longer Ski instructor course includes more weeks on snow and as a result, more time and instruction for improvement. There are also further qualifications included such as first-aid, avalanche safety and also the level 2 ski instructors qualification.

Why choose an instructor training course?

A ski training course includes a full-season pass and also season long accommodation. Alongside this, participants are given the tools and experience needed to become a qualified ski instructor. This program is a perfect fit for people who want to advance their technical skiing and also gain the skills needed to teach. During the course, participants train four days a week in small groups of 6 - 8 people,  receiving personal feedback throughout the course. You will train with other keen skiers around the globe making friends for life. Once you have passed your level 1 exams, you can either upgrade to a longer course and work towards your level 2 certification or enjoy some more freeriding before heading home with your shiny certificate in your hand. If you would like to work as an instructor the following Northern Hemisphere season, EA can provide you with a guaranteed instructor job offer.

Want to work as a ski instructor all in the same season?

Check out our ski instructor internship course, an internship is a ski instructor course with a guaranteed job offer once you pass your level 1 instructors, designed to set you up in the snow sports industry within one winter season. We have a range of world-class resorts to choose from in Canada, US, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. Don't miss out, there are limited spots available.

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Ski Instructor Training Course Inclusions

Pre-Course

  • EA Planning Checklist & Program Handbook
  • Season Preparation - Support & Advice

4 Week Training Course (Lake Louise Canada Only)

  • EA Arrival Pack - Hoodie & Printed Materials
  • City Orientation*
  • Resort Arrival Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation
  • Ski Level One Coaching
  • On Snow Analysis
  • Technical & Theory Sessions
  • Ski Association Membership
  • Digital Training Manuals & Materials
  • Ski Level One Exam Fees
  • Resort Lift Pass
  • Mountain Transfers (If Required)
  • Advice & Deals on Equipment
  • EA Program Manager
  • Social Events

Note:
* Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Training Courses. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

5 Week Training Course

  • EA Arrival Pack - Hoodie & Printed Materials
  • City Orientation*
  • Resort Arrival Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation
  • Ski Level One Coaching
  • On Snow Analysis
  • Technical & Theory Sessions
  • Ski Association Membership
  • Digital Training Manuals & Materials
  • Ski Level One Exam Fees
  • Resort Lift Pass
  • Mountain Transfers (If Required)
  • Advice & Deals on Equipment
  • EA Program Manager
  • Social Events

Note:
* Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Training Courses. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

6 Week Training Course (Lake Louise Canada Only)

  • EA Arrival Pack - Hoodie & Printed Materials
  • City Orientation*
  • Resort Arrival Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation
  • Ski Level One Coaching
  • On Snow Analysis
  • Technical & Theory Sessions
  • Ski Association Membership
  • Digital Training Manuals & Materials
  • Ski Level One Exam Fees
  • Resort Lift Pass
  • Mountain Transfers (If Required)
  • Advice & Deals on Equipment
  • EA Program Manager
  • Social Events
  • Park & Freeride Training
  • Avalanche Safety Course
  • First Aid Course

Note:
* Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Training Courses. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

10 Week Training Course

  • EA Arrival Pack - Hoodie & Printed Materials
  • City Orientation*
  • Resort Arrival Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation
  • Ski Level One Coaching
  • On Snow Analysis
  • Technical & Theory Sessions
  • Ski Association Membership
  • Digital Training Manuals & Materials
  • Ski Level One Exam Fees
  • Resort Lift Pass
  • Mountain Transfers (If Required)
  • Advice & Deals on Equipment
  • EA Program Manager
  • Social Events
  • Park & Freeride Training
  • Avalanche Safety Course
  • First Aid Course
  • All Terrain Personal Development
  • Ski Level Two Coaching
  • On Snow Analysis
  • Technical & Theory Sessions

Note:
* Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Training Courses. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

11 Week Training Course (Lake Louise, Canada & Niseko Imagine, Japan)

  • EA Arrival Pack - Hoodie & Printed Materials
  • City Orientation*
  • Resort Arrival Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation
  • Ski Level One Coaching
  • On Snow Analysis
  • Technical & Theory Sessions
  • Ski Association Membership
  • Digital Training Manuals & Materials
  • Ski Level One Exam Fees
  • Resort Lift Pass
  • Mountain Transfers (If Required)
  • Advice & Deals on Equipment
  • EA Program Manager
  • Social Events
  • Park & Freeride Training
  • Avalanche Safety Course
  • First Aid Course
  • All Terrain Personal Development
  • Ski Level Two Coaching
  • On Snow Analysis
  • Technical & Theory Sessions

Note:
* Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Training Courses. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

Pre-Course

  • Guaranteed Paid Job Offer
  • Course Prep & Advice
  • Visa Planning & Support
  • Welcome Pack & Schedule
  • Online login area with live updates and group chat

City Orientation*

  • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Sightseeing
  • One / Two Nights Accommodation
  • Bank Accounts, Tax Numbers, Sim Cards, etc.
  • Evening Meal, Breakfast & Social Event

Note:
*
Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Internships. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

At Resort - Arrival

  • Meet & Greet
  • Full Season Program Manager
  • Ski Area Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation*
  • Equipment Advice & Deals
  • Social Events


Note:

* Accommodation differs from resort to resort, please speak with our team to check on this for your preferred resort. Usually accommodation is covered until the end of the level 1 exam with an option to remain at your own cost for the remainder of the season.

At Resort - Training

  • Level 1 Training
  • Level 1 Exam Fees
  • Digital Training Manuals
  • Association Membership
  • Lift Pass
  • Social Events

At Resort - Rest Of The Season

  • Employee Induction
  • Start Work
  • Instructor Uniform
  • Resort Employee Season Pass
  • Additional Benefits

At Resort - Internship Plus Inclusions

  • Ongoing Analysis & Development
  • First Aid Course**
  • Level 2 Training
  • Level 2 Exam*
  • Avalanche Course

Note:
* May include additional costs if applicable
** First Aid Course not available in ALL Niseko (Japan) locations

* May include additional costs if applicable

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Allison In Mount Hutt, New Zealand

"EA is amazing. They set everything up, so that, all you have to focus on is the work you are doing and improving."

Colin In Grouse Snow School Manager

"Tons of snow, tons of fun, lots of work and really good chance to get your foot in the door in the industry."

Tom In Lake Louise, Canada

"The thing I like most about being an instructor is the ability to be able to teach on the mountain on a daily basis."

Charlie In Shiga Kogen, Japan

"I wanted to do the EA program, in Shiga Kogen, to experience the Japow and develop my skiing ability as well as experiencing a new culture."

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