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.
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, and the backcountry playground of Madarao in Honshu. 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 Verbier, in Switzerland. For the more adventurous, why not travel down-under to New Zealand to experience Queenstown in all it’s glory.
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 Zealand (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 teaching children and avalanche certification is your best option.
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.
WE ARE SNO took care of everything. It felt so good to be in the experienced hands of people who know the resorts, the town, snowboarding and skiing. Delivered from the airport to our place of stay and with personal resort transport to get to and from the mountains each day was awesome. The training was progressive and once qualified we were able to transition seamlessly into employment as instructors.
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.
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.
Working as a ski instructor is easily one of the coolest jobs in the world. WE ARE SNO is the only ski and snowboard training provider to guarantee a paid job offer following each one of our ski instructor internships.
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 your ski instructor internship with us and leave with all the necessary tools for the ultimate winter experience.
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