There's a lot to know about working as a ski / snowboard instructor.
The info on this page is designed to give you an over view of options that you will have for work after you have completed your SITCo course.
What are my options once I am a qualified ski instructor?
Working as a ski instructor is a possibility in Europe – Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Andorra, Spain, Germany, UK to name just the big names.
Please note that France is a little bit different and no matter what qualifications you have you will need to consider further qualifications before you can work as a snowboard instructor in France.
North America – USA, Canada
Asia – Japan, Korea, China
Southern Hemisphere – Chile, Argentina, Australia and of course New Zealand
Just remember when you are planning on where you would like to go there is also the issue of work visas and depending on what passport(s) you hold, what age you are etc this might sway you to work in a particular area.
What will ski schools be looking for when i apply?
All employers are looking for different things, but in general they will be looking for:
Qualifications and personal skills are something that we can help you with.
On a SITCo course not only will you immersed in a program that teaches you how to ski well, how to teach skiing, and the technical does and don’t of skiing. You will also be surrounded by, and being coached by some of the worlds leading ski trainers, so you will see how to employ soft skills, how to interact with people in order for them to enjoy their skiing and how to get the best performances from them.
Actual on the job experience is always a tough one, as you “need the experience to get the job” but you “need the job to get the experience”.
To help get around this SITCo is constantly forging links with Snowsports Schools around the world, and for every person taking part in a SITCo course you will have the back up and support of all the contacts and all the knowledge that we have in order to help you get that first job.
Before you know it you will be in a mountain resort getting paid to go skiing….living the dream!