Ski Instructor Internships in Canada, Japan & Europe | WE ARE SNO



A ski instructor internship programme is an all-inclusive, season-long instructor course which gives passionate skiers a fast-track route into the snowsports industry. Expect world-class professional ski tuition, internationally recognised instructor qualifications and a fully paid ski instructor job offer for the winter season.

Join our one-of-a-kind ski instructor internship programme and you could be trained, qualified and earning a wage in a reputable ski school within weeks of arriving at the resort.


Some of the benefits you receive when choosing the WE ARE SNO ski instructor internship programme.

Resort Accommodation

FULL Season
Lift pass


Paid instructor job


We have a diverse portfolio of instructor-friendly resorts spanning both hemispheres. Each internship location has been carefully selected based on a number of important criteria. Located in the powder capital of the world, Japan, we are based out of the world famous Niseko United in Hokkaido. In Canada our resorts are found across beautiful British Columbia, with courses in the award winning resorts of SilverStar and Mount Washington. If you’re a fan of the Alps, look no further than Zermatt, in Switzerland. For the more adventurous, why not travel down-under to New Zealand to experience Queenstown in all it’s glory.



Take our 5 question instructor eligibility quiz to see if you are eligible for one of our ski instructor internships with a guaranteed job offer.
A member of our training team will be in touch to guide you through the process and focus on finding the right internship for you.
Travel to your chosen resort at the beginning of winter, meet your course mates and begin training to become a qualified instructor.
As soon as you become a qualified instructor you will start working and earning as a full-time instructor in one of our partner ski schools.
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Aleisha Adams
Ski internship - Japan

"The best coaching I've ever received"



Complete a ski instructor internship with us and you’ll receive an internationally recognised ski instructor qualification provided by an ISIA-sanctioned national association. 

Depending on which country you train in, you could gain qualifications from the British (BASI), New Ze​a​land (NZSIA), or Canadian (CSIA) national association.​ ​The qualifications provided by these certification providers will allow you to work as a ski instructor in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, South America and the USA.

Our ski internships ​offer diversity to suit your needs. If you’re looking to ​complete your first season and get a taste of life as an instructor, the​ Level 1 ski internship programme is right for you. Or, if you’re considering a career in the snowsports industry​, ​the combined Level 1 and Level 2 ski internship programme​​ with additional certification​​s is your best option.

Internship stories

Tom Maynard
Ski instructor internship
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Our training in Niseko was run by Propeak, one of the most established ski schools in the area. Our trainer, Campbell, had around 18 seasons worth of experience so its some of the best coaching I’ve ever received. My skiing technique was dissected, critiqued and then built back up, so I’m skiing better than ever. The course sets you up for success and its great fun both on and off the slopes.

Rogan Paul
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WE ARE SNO simply made everything easy. From the organisation prior to the course to the communication leading up to departure. We met our program manager at the airport and it didn’t take long to settle into resort life. We were fully prepared for the exams with excellent guidance from our trainers. The experience continues to be extraordinary with the help of ongoing support from the team at We Are Sno.

Jak Bower
Ski instructor internship
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The whole experience was amazing. We all worked hard for the qualification, but we had plenty of time to chill. The accommodation was everything we needed with comfy beds, and only a short walk from the slopes and bars. The quality of the training definitely gave us the upper hand compared to similar programs and the 100% pass rate is proof. I could not recommend this more to anyone thinking about working a ski season abroad.

Your Instructor Job

Working as a ski instructor is easily one of the coolest jobs in the world. With WE ARE SNO you’ll become an internationally recognised ski instructor with a job in the same resort you’ve trained in. This means you’ll be training, teaching and earning money in your dream job all in one season. Complete a ski instructor internship with us and leave with all the necessary tools for the ultimate winter experience.

Find out more


Read some common questions about ski instructor internships below, or contact our team for more information.

How do I apply for a ski internship?
The first step when applying for our ski instructor internship programme is to complete the eligibility form on our website. You will initially be asked to answer five basic questions, and presuming you qualify, you will then be asked for your contact details (name & email) to receive our brochures. Once received a member of our team will be in touch within 24 hours to introduce themselves and discuss our ski instructor internships in more detail.
The total cost of each ski internship depends on the location and the level of training/qualification available. For a full list of up-to-date pricing please visit our pricing page located in the resources section of our website. Alternatively, talk to our team about the pricing of different ski internships we have available.
Our ski instructor internships have a comprehensive list of inclusions. Much like the pricing, they differ slightly depending on a particular course. Please visit our individual resort pages for a full run-down of inclusions. Flights, travel insurance, equipment and daily expenses are not included as part of the ski internship packages. We do provide assistance and access to discounts for these elements that are exclusive to our course participants.
Qualifications are usually dictated by the country a particular course is running in. We only work with ISIA accredited qualification bodies from CSIA (Canada), NZSIA (NZ & Japan) & BASI (Switzerland).
The majority of our ski internships require a deposit of 10% of the total course fees to secure your position. After this, and depending on the course, we offer a range of flexible payment terms (monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly) in the run up to your course starting.