The Swiss Alps have long been regarded as one of the greatest ski destinations in the world, with high altitude mountains, large interconnected ski areas, reliable snowfall and a unique alpine culture. Based out of the award-winning resort of Zermatt, and delivered in collaboration with one of its top English ski schools, an internship opportunity of this calibre is hard to beat.
A ski internship in Switzerland will get you an internationally recognised instructor qualification provided by the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI). This national association for skiers is governed by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) which sets the minimum standard requirements for ski instructors internationally.
This means, you’ll train in Europe but have the qualifications to work in a selection of stunning winter destinations around the world. A ski instructor internship in Europe offers the following qualifications: BASI Level 1, BASI Level 2.
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 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.
Once you’ve completed your training and successfully passed the BASI level 1 and 2 exams, there will be opportunities for EU citizens to interview for instructor employment with our partners at Summit Ski and Snowboard School. You will have already completed 70 hours of instructor shadowing here, as part of your BASI qualification, which is a great way to develop your teaching skills and confidence.
Once in employment, you can expect a competitive wage and an exceptional crew of instructors to work alongside.