How to become a snowboard instructor
EA Ski and Snowboard Training have designed the perfect snowboard instructor course to allow keen riders to become certified instructors and land their dream job as a snowboard instructor. Being a snowboard instructor isn't just a job, its a lifestyle, and whether you want to experience it for a gap year or a snow career there is a course to suit. Ski schools receive huge numbers of job applications and demanding previous work experience. EA's snowboard instructor internship is the best way to overcome these problems, allowing riders to become certified instructors, get a guaranteed job offer and start working as a snowboard instructor before Christmas.
EA offers snowboard instructor courses at over 30+ world-class resorts in the US, Canada, Japan and New Zealand. While every country has a different set of certifications and qualifications required to teach as an instructor, EA will help you get the right qualifications to kick-start your instructing career and ensure you have the best winter season on snow. Choose from our snowboard instructor internships or snowboard instructor course options below and start the journey to becoming a qualified snowboard instructor!
Training + Certification + Work
A snowboard instructor internship is a snowboard instructor course with a guaranteed job offer, designed to set you up in the snow sports industry within one winter season through certification and providing you with a job offer at one of our 29 world-class resorts.
Training + Certification
When you join a snowboard instructor course you will improve your ability, gain a qualification, travel the world, ride every day and take a break from working. After the course, EA can provide a guaranteed job offer for the following northern hemisphere season.
Why you should choose EA Ski & Snowboard
We are proud to run the most sought-after instructor programs on Earth. We have developed the perfect program formula to save time, money and stress for new instructors – In the words of a recent graduate “Nowhere else could I get everything I need to be instructing in this uniform by Christmas time – epic!!”
Added to that no other company can match EA’s global resort networks spanning Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. This means more open doors for EA interns and graduates. Our world-class resorts have been handpicked to provide the best winter season for skiers and instructors, with loads of guests, heaps of snow and great atmospheres.
We love snow and all things snow slide-able. Our MISSION is to keep providing the best ski and snowboard courses in the world so YOU get more from your season (or seasons!) in the snow.
WHERE CAN YOU GO?
Become a snowboard instructor and then get paid work in 1 of 30+ resorts across 5 different countries!
The name say's it all. Big White is a BIG resort and gets slammed year after year with that powdery good stuff! Our ski and snowboard instructor courses at Big White are famous for powder and good times.
Niseko Village Ski Resort, famous in Japan and around the world as Japan's #1 snow resort. Located in Hokkaido, and towered over by the giant Mt. Yotei, this ski resort is renowned for its consistent snowfall and dry, light powder.
Queenstown is renowned globally as a hub for adventure, and the town has developed a reputation as the place to experience the best of New Zealand’s outdoors!
Verbier in the 4 Valleys is Switzerland’s largest resort, and one of the World’s largest linked ski areas. Its off-piste skiing should be on every skier's bucket list!
‘The Star’ as it’s known by locals is our North Lake Tahoe training base. We are stoked to have a long-standing relationship with Northstar and have seen the Village and Resort undergo huge redevelopment. It is now part of the Vail Resorts family and one of the leading resorts in the USA.
Castle Ski Resort is tucked in the southwest corner of Alberta and is surrounded by towering peaks. Castle is known for being dealt massive dumpings of powder, fifty centimetres a night is not uncommon!
Winner of New Zealand's Best Ski Resort 3 years in a row, Mt Hutt is a real Kiwi experience resort with amazing terrain to suit everyone!
Zermatt is one of the world’s Ultimate Ski Resorts that offers amazing skiing and snowboarding with break taking mountain scenery. The Matterhorn dominates the area.
Experience the authentic culture of Japan at this epic Japanese resort! Get ready to explore the local onsens, big powder skiing, sushi and ramen and fun nightlife in the centre of Hokkaido!
West Vancouver's Mountains, Cypress mountain resort has the largest vertical, the most coverage, the highest number of lifts, and the best snow conditions. Read more below about why this resort could be your internship location next winter!
Ski the volcano! Mt Ruapehu is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. It is home to two of New Zealand's top ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa. Whakapapa, the location of EA's fantastic internship opportunity, is New Zealand's largest ski resort coming in at 1050 hectares!
Saas-Fee is famous for long runs and picturesque landscapes. Nowhere else in the world are you surrounded by so many 4000m peaks.
Niseko is well known as the hub of Japanese skiing, the mix of culture, incredible skiing, and amazing people make the resort town a must-see destination for skiers from across the globe.
Authentically Canadian, pristine views, plenty of variation and pitch. Lake Louise, the largest Banff Canada ski resort, prides itself on its 4,200 acres of skiable terrain, having some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies and being able to provide the coveted alternative to a 9-5 job, working as an instructor.
Culture, fun and an immeasurable amount of yearly snowfall! If you are up for a steamy combination of authentic Japanese culture, deep fluffy powder, great people and a chance to teach skiing in an English speaking ski school then this is for you.
Club Med can be simply summed up by saying, great powder and luxury accommodation in an English speaking environment.
Switzerland's original winter wonderland! St. Moritz has huge mountains, beautiful surrounding lakes and forests, huge snow-fall and some of the best apres ski in the Swiss alps.
Welcome to Nakiska, this purpose built resort is not only quaint but has a great local feel which makes all visitors and seasoners feel like home! Expect to improve your riding skills and ability.
A dream resort with expansive ski areas and long seasons. EA is proud to offer Ski and Snowboard instructor training at Nozawa Onsen ski resort. Nozawa is a true snow paradise and is renowned as one of Japan’s most superb and expansive winter sports areas.
Norquay Ski Resort in Banff is a fantastic place to spend a winter season and perfect for those that want it all - snow, terrain, work and a town with an awesome nightlife.
With over 6 metres this season already, Revelstoke knows how to turn on the powder hose and it just doesn't stop! If you want a resort MADE for serious skiers and snowboarders then look no further than Revelstoke.
Hakuba Snow Sports School is a privately owned business catering to holiday-makers skiing and snowboarding in Hakuba Japan. Based at the Iimori snow resort (part of Goryu & Hakuba 47), it has the best teaching terrain in Hakuba as well as steeps, powder, trees & the biggest terrain park in the valley.
Hakuba is famous in Japan and the world for great skiing and boasts some of the best resorts and snowfall in the country. For more than 70 years Hakuba has been providing skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for enjoying an epic winter experience.
Naeba is one of Japan’s most visited resorts since it is the closest big mountain to Tokyo. It gets around 10m of snowfall per year putting it on the top ten list for big mountain snowfall in Japan.
Rusutsu Resort is located in the village of Rusutsu, Hokkaido. Famous for consistent annual snowfall and some of the deepest and lightest powder snow in the world. The winter resort is blanketed in snow that transforms into a world class ski resort with the largest skiable area of any single resort in Hokkaido.
Welcome to Japan's largest interconnected resort area. EA Ski & Snowboard partner with Shiga International Ski School, in Shiga Kogan where there are 19 ski resorts, all interconnected on one ski pass, Shiga Kogan is no laughing matter! Yet, go here and you'll find yourself grin & hollering from top to bottom!
REVIEWS FROM EA ALUMNI
I would recommend everyone to try EA if you’re thinking about getting into the ski industry. Japan’s an awesome place to come. Great snow, a good laugh ...see more
We couldn’t be happier with the Instructor’s coming through the EA program and I think they feel the same way ...see more
Educating Adventures has a fabulous program. Come to the Rockies, participate in training to become an instructor and then get some practical experience teaching throughout the season. ...see more
“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!” ...see more
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