Snowboard Instructor Courses in the USA

Want to become a qualified snowboard instructor in Canada? Well with EA Ski & Snowboard Training, you can! We offer 2 types of snowboard instructor courses at 6 world-class Canadian ski resorts.

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Want to become a qualified snowboard instructor in Japan? Well with EA Ski & Snowboard Training, you can! We offer snowboard instructor courses at over 9 powder-filled Japanese ski resorts.

Grab your free guide to becoming an instructor in Japan here or learn more about each of our Japanese ski resorts below.

Why choose Japan for a snowboard instructor training course or internship program?

EA Ski & Snowboard Training offers snowboard instructor jobs at Northstar ski resort in Lake Tahoe, USA.

Start planning your winter gap year or new career today by downloading your guide to becoming an instructor in the USA here.

Why choose the USA for a snowboard instructor training course or internship program?

EA Ski & Snowboard Training offer programs five world-class resorts where you can become a qualified snowboard instructor.

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How to become a Snowboard Instructor in Canada

For over 10 years EA Ski & Snowboard have been running snowboard 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 snowboard instructor or just have a great winter gap year working as an instructor, there are two snowboard instructor course options to choose from, an instructor internship or an instructor training course.

Our Canadian ski resorts offer steep runs, deep powder, world-class training with CASI certified training instructors and some of the best winter events such as the winter Olympics! As Canada is growing more popular for a winter gap year destination, we are now are selling out of spots earlier each season. If you are interested in travelling to Canada, you should start planning a year in advance to ensure you secure your working holiday visa and your snowboard instructor course.


Why choose Canada for a snowboard instructor training course or internship program?

If you are passionate about snowboarding and want to experience some of the best resorts in the world, Canada is the place for you! There are 200+ ski resorts and as more lakes than the rest of the world combined! Each of our partner resorts are unique, Revelstoke has the most vert in North America, Cypress is close to the famous city Vancouver and has epic night skiing on offer. Canada is also a frequent host to some pretty big events such as the winter Olympics and the Invictus games and in the small resort towns, you most likely stumble on a local ice-hockey game! Besides the epic snow, big mountains and number of ski resorts available, Canada was named by the National Observer as the friendliest place on earth!  

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

How to become a Snowboard Instructor in Japan

Japan is known for things like sushi, ramen, geisha's, calligraphy, cultural experiences and beautiful art. However, it is also becoming increasingly well-known for its powder snow as well. The word is officially out and as it spreads, more and more people are adding snowboarding in Japan to their bucket lists and flocking there to experience it for themselves! EA Ski & Snowboard's instructor training in Japan began with a partnership with the Canyons Ski School. Since then, we have grown to include over 8 resorts including Club Med Sahoro, Club Med Tomamu, Nozawa Onsen ski resort, Canyons, Niseko, Rusutsu, Hakuba & Mt. Naeba.

The instructor internship program available in Japan is designed to suit those that want to start their career off as a snowboard instructor or who are out to have the best winter gap year of their lives. Our Japanese ski resorts offer deep, fluffy Yuki (a Japanese word, meaning "snow"), world-class training with SBINZ certified instructors and some of the best winter locations with nearby events such as the Sapporo Ice Festival and the Nozawa Fire Festival! As Japan is gaining popularity as a winter gap year destination, we are now are selling out positions earlier each season. If you are interested in travelling to Japan you should start planning a year in advance to ensure you secure your working holiday visa (visa support and assistance available) and your snowboard instructor course.

Why choose Japan for a snowboard instructor training course or internship program?

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW of course! Previous interns have chosen Japan as their program location because it provides a great opportunity to be able to go and live in such a culturally enriching country and also experience powder like no other. If you find yourself with a passion for snowboarding, a thirst for travel, exploration, culture and an amazing experience, then Japan is for you! Before you head to Japan, it pays to know though that Japan is made up of a lot of many resorts. Some of these winter escapes came out of the bubble era when Japan was building purpose-built skiing facilities and now there are over 600 resorts in Japan to play on. This is mainly due to the fact that Japan is mountainous and blessed with a cold air travelling all the way from Siberia. Japan can and has placed ski resorts pretty much anywhere and everywhere. Aside from the snowboarding, Japanese people are known to be incredibly friendly, they have fantastic cuisine, and they are great at efficiently building things... why is that a plus, you ask? Well - incredible facilities of course!

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

How to become a Snowboard 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 for a snowboard instructor training course or internship program?  

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 Snowboard 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, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables in Queenstown, Mt Hutt in Methven, and Mt Ruapehu in the National Park.

With EA Ski & Snowboard Training you can choose to either join and snowboard instructor internship or a snowboard instructor training course. We offer different levels of instructor training to suit your winter goals, improve your riding with our 5 - 10-week instructor training course and gain your avalanche certification and your level 2 instructor certification.

Why choose New Zealand for a snowboard instructor training course or internship program?

There are not many places in the world where you can ski fresh powder in the mornings and spend the afternoon/ enjoying the beach or surfing some waves on sunset. 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. Although Queenstown has over half a million visitors each year, you are guaranteed to be able to find a nice quiet spot on the beach to enjoy your fish and chips after a hard days riding!

Our other South Island resort is a short 40min drive from a small, resort village called Methven. Methven is a very friendly town with a real sense of community. It offers lots of potential for outdoor recreation as 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 is situated high up in the National Park! We love it because it is located in one of the best places to explore all New Zealand has to offer.

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