Surely it’s the dream job? It’s just powder skiing, champagne après ski, hot tub frolics with chalet staff and the occasional bit of teaching really good skiers / riders to go faster isn’t it?
Well, not exactly, but I guess there might be occasional opportunities to do all those things (they seem to mostly have passed me by though).
Regardless, teaching skiing is a great job and, if you really want to do it (as a few years of fun or as a serious career) here are a few thoughts as to how you go about getting there.
First up get yourself qualified.
If you know where you want to work and you speak the local language, it’s worth checking out the qualification pathway for that country. Otherwise, choose an association that speaks your language. Most associations have a series of levels that one must work through to become ‘fully’ qualified. It might not be necessary to complete all the levels to teach where / what you want to teach.
Find your first job?
What qualifications do you need?
Who qualifies snowsports instructors?
How can you stand out from the crowd? Well, here are a few do’s and don’t’s
If you’re asked for a photograph as part of your application
If you’re asked for an interview
So there you have it…
All these “don’ts” might sound a bit ridiculous but they are all things that we’ve experienced here at Summit.
If you’re thinking of starting down the road to being a ski instructor, we thoroughly recommend it and look forward to your application (with a smiley photo of course).