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Snowboard instructor certification
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World-class training from industry professionals
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Available in top ski resorts worldwide
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Accommodation included

Snowboard Instructor Training Course  

Training + Certification

EA Ski & Snowboard offer instructor training courses from 4 - 11 weeks long. The Snowboard instructor course has been specifically designed to improve individual snowboarding ability and provide program participants with world-class instructor qualifications. This program is ideal for a keen snowboarder 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 snowboarding instruction, a full season lift-pass, and an internationally recognised qualification with known systems such as BASI, CASI and SBINZ.

Join EA Ski & Snowboard on a snowboard 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 snowboard instructor in the following Northern Hemisphere winter season, EA will provide you with a guaranteed instructing job offer. 

The 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 Snowboard instructor course options from 4 to 11 weeks to suit your timeframe, training and winter season goals. Our 4 - week snowboard instructor course prioritizes skill improvement and the level 1 snowboarding instructor qualification. Participants find themselves improving their snowboarding over 3 weeks of intensive practical training and then 1 week of an examination. The longer Snowboard 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 snowboard instructors qualification. To learn more about these course options, see below.

THREE WAYS TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR

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TRAINING COURSE 4-6 WEEKS

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1 training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA course manager at your destination
  • Training webinars and resources
  • Discounted flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$6,475 USD

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TRAINING COURSE 10-11 WEEKS

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation 
  • Avalanche training 
  • First Aid certificate
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1 training
  • Level 2 training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA course manager at your destination
  • Training webinars and resources
  • Discounted flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$10,475 USD

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FULL SEASON TRAINING PROGRAM

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation 
  • Avalanche training
  • First Aid certificate
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1 training
  • Level 2 training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA course manager at your destination
  • Training webinars and resources
  • Discounted flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$10,975 USD

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WHY CHOOSE AN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE

A snowboard 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 snowboard instructor. This program is a perfect fit for people who want to advance their technical snowboarding 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 snowboarders 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 AN 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.

Learn more about internships here.

Where can you go?

You can join us on a training course in New Zealand, Canada or Switzerland

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Queenstown
Mt Hutt
Mt Ruapehu
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Verbier
Zermatt
Saas-Fee

Queenstown

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!

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Verbier

Verbier located in the Four Valleys is Switzerland’s largest resort, and one of the world’s largest linked ski areas.

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Mt Hutt

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!

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Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the world’s ultimate ski resorts offering excellent skiing, snowboarding and breathtaking mountain scenery.

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Mt Ruapehu

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!

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Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is famous for long runs and picturesque landscapes. Nowhere else in the world are you surrounded by so many 4000m peaks.

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