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Courses in Europe

The European Alps have long been regarded as one of the greatest ski regions in the world, with high-altitude mountains, large interconnected ski areas, reliable snowfall, and a vibrant après-ski culture. Pairing these qualities with historic ski schools and expert instruction would evidently lead us to developing some of the best programmes on the continent. Our ski instructor training and ski instructor internships across Italy and Switzerland can provide trainees with an accelerated journey into the snowsports industry, or form part of an unforgettable gap year or career-break experience. Learn more above.

Course Dates


Sauze d'Oulx

Course type: Training/Internship

Qualification: IASI Level 1 & 2

Course dates: Jan - Mar



Course type: Training/Internship

Qualification: BASI Level 1 & 2

Course dates: November - January

"I've had an absolutely amazing time."

James Kitchen - Ski Instructor Internship

How it works

Check your eligibility

Take our four question instructor eligibility quiz to see if you are eligible for our ski instructor internship in Europe.

Choose a resort

A member of our training team will be in touch to guide you through the process and focus on finding the right course for you.

Train and qualify

Travel to your chosen resort at the beginning of winter, meet your course mates and begin training to become a qualified instructor.

Employment Opportunities

For both of our European programmes there will be opportunities to work with partnership ski schools in future seasons

Qualifications in Europe

All of our ski internship and training courses in Europe will work towards internationally recognised instructor qualifications. These qualifications are sanctioned by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA), which sets the minimum standard requirements for ski instructors internationally.. Since qualifications are internationally recognised, they will enable you opportunities for future employment in a selection of stunning destinations around the world.

In Switzerland, programmes work towards qualifications delivered by the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). While in Italy, programmes work towards qualifications delivered by the Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors (IASI). In both cases, you will work towards the level 1 and 2 certifications, developing your skiing technique and teaching capability, whilst ultimately increasing your employability and earning potential.  


Following the completion of your programme and successfully obtaining the level 1 and 2 qualifications, there will be opportunities for candidates to secure future employment with our ski school partners. The combination of highly regarded qualifications and a significant number of instructor shadowing hours means candidates from our programmes are ready to go. 

Wages and employment contracts vary from ski school to ski school, but you can always expect to work alongside like-minded peers with a real passion for skiing. Our team can assist with employment opportunities in countries such as Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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