Zermatt is the jewel in the crown of the Swiss Alps, a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts globally. Sitting at the foot of Europe’s most iconic peak, the Matterhorn, this is a place like no other.

Resort Overview

In the shadow of the iconic Matterhorn sits the idyllic Swiss mountain town of Zermatt. An expansive, world famous resort, deep in the heart of the European Alps. Zermatt is uniquely car free, its town centre is picturesque and bustling with lively bars and restaurants. As Switzerland’s number one ski destination there simply isn’t a better place to train, qualify and work as instructor.

The skiable area on offer here is staggering, with the lift pass covering the entire Matterhorn Ski Paradise. One of the largest ski domains in the world, it spans from Switzerland into Italy with over 360kms of terrain to enjoy.









Courses Available



Level 1 & 2

Course TypeTraining/Internship

Run DatesNovember - January

Qualification/sBASI Level 1 & 2

Key Inclusions

  • Accommodation (full course)
  • Season Lift Pass
  • Instructor Training (Level 1 & 2)
  • BASI Level 1 & 2 Exams
  • Instructor Job Offer (EU Citizens)
  • Evening Meal Package

Key Inclusions

  • Accommodation (full course)
  • Season Lift Pass
  • Instructor Training (Level 1 & 2)
  • BASI Level 1 & 2 Exams
  • Instructor Job Offer (EU Citizens)
  • Evening Meal Package

Pre Course

  • Course Prep / Advice
  • Visa Support / Planning
  • Welcome Pack
  • Course Schedule
  • Equipment Discounts
  • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer

During Course

  • Resort / Ski Area Induction
  • Accommodation (full course)
  • Season Lift Pass
  • Instructor Training (Level 1)
  • BASI Level 1 Exam
  • Instructor Training (Level 2)
  • BASI Level 2 Exam
  • BASI Shadowing Hours
  • Instructor Job Offer (EU Citizens)
  • First Aid Course
  • Child Protection Module
  • Video Analysis
  • Evening Meal Package
  • Regular Social Events
  • Crew Merchandise
  • Programme Manager

Post Course

  • Career / Job Opportunities
  • Employment Guide & Advice


Book your spot with a 10% deposit

Securing your place

We have a limited number of positions available each winter, therefore we recommend contacting us early to check availability and avoid any disappointment.

Please reach out to our team to let them know you’re interested, they will then provide you with detailed information on next steps.

If you have not yet completed the 'Check Eligibility' form, you should do so as the first step in registering your interest.

Flexible Interest free (0%) payment plans available. Chat to your sales representative to discuss options

"Our training was truly fantastic "

India Mcneill - Ski Instructor

Training talk

Choosing Zermatt as your ski instructor course destination will allow you to experience a winter like no other. We have joined forces with one of the most sought after and respected schools in the area. Summit Ski & Snowboard School will facilitate a diverse and comprehensive training package, with opportunities for EU citizens to work in the school once qualified.

This ski instructor course will follow a curriculum set out by the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). You can expect to be tested on a variety of different terrain with regular feedback and video analysis. You will shadow ‘real time’ lessons with the end goal of qualifying with the BASI level 1 & 2 certifications. Off the snow our resort team will keep you as busy as you like with regular group activities, meals and socials.