SKI INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIPS

IN EUROPE

Check Eligibility

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

Italy

Sauze d'Oulx

Course type: Training/Internship

Qualification: IASI Level 1 & 2

Course dates: Jan - Mar

Switzerland

Zermatt

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

1
Check your eligibility

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

2
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.

3
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.

4
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.  

Internship Stories

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

Thomas Kitchen

Ski Instructor Internship

This course is everything it says it is and more, all the nitty gritty stuff handled for you so you can just get out there and start your season right. I feel confident after this that I can now make my way forward as a Ski Instructor and look forward to many seasons just like the one I've just had. First rate training and fantastic support all the way through.

Luke Downing

Ski Instructor Internship

Had an amazing experience on the WE ARE SNO gap course in Zermatt. Was so much fun getting to know everyone, as well as an amazing training team. Overall brilliant experience and cant wait to do another season teaching with the qualification I received with the help of WE ARE SNO and Summit.

Lisa Gällstad

Ski Instructor Internship

As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to find the words to describe an experience so authentic and unique. All I can say is, doing this instructor course with WE ARE SNO in Zermatt, may be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The people. The ski school (Summit). The trainers. The place. And last but not least, the immense support from both our course leader and trainers is something I believe you won’t find elsewhere.

Michael Hartwell

Ski Instructor Internship

Couldn’t recommend using WE ARE SNO enough. Adrian was really helpful organising my course and allowed me to have a great season in Zermatt, the training providers they have chosen in Summit were amazing. This great experience has lead me to getting a job in New Zealand with Adrian’s help. So I couldn’t be more thankful to WE ARE SNO.

INSTRUCTOR EMPLOYMENT

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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