Choose Life, in the MountainsMake your gap year or career break count and qualify to work in a ski resort.
Ski Instructor Courses – Snowboard Instructor Courses – Ski Patrol Courses
The Winter Sports Company operate unique ski patrol courses and paid instructor internships as well as the widest range of ski instructor courses and snowboard instructor courses in Canada, Italy and New Zealand. We are dedicated to providing the best value and highest quality training and qualifications for professional careers in the mountains.
If you, like us, love life in the mountains, qualify to work in a ski resort with The Winter Sports Company.
NO HIDDEN COSTS – All courses include flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, training, exams and a season lift pass.
Choose Life, in the Mountains – qualify to work in a ski resort
Your instructors and staff at the Winter Sports Company will support you all the way to finding a job in a ski resort. In addition to helping you through training and preparing for your exams, you will receive support and advice for CV presentation and applications for work in the winter sports industry. We understand that this is the first step toward your new life in the mountains, so we will do everything we can to help and support you in your new career.
See what our clients have to say!
“The Winter Sports Company package is great value for money. It goes above and beyond other programmes by providing a wider variety of course options and offering employment opportunities to successful clients.”
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Snowboard & Ski Instructor Internships
Fast track to a ski or snowboard instructor job, after just 3 weeks training in December, start 16 weeks work with the Snow School in January.
Fly out to Canada at the beginning of December. Start with a three week intensive training course for your Level 1 CSIA Ski Instructor or CASI Snowboard Instructor qualification. On successful completion of level 1, you are guaranteed up to 16 weeks paid work with the resort Snow School.
Your new job as a qualified ski or snowboard instructor starts from the beginning of January.
Ski Patrol Courses
One of the most important jobs on any mountain, our Ski Patrol courses are available to both skiers and snowboarders.
Our Patroller Training Program is endorsed by the Canada West Ski Area Association and provides the qualifications and experience required to work in ski patrol anywhere in the world.
There is no blueprint for a typical ski patroller. Snowboarder or skier, there are some common qualities that all patrollers share. Ski Patrol members have a natural instinct to help others, develop emergency care skills, improve their skiing and snowboarding technique, and enhance the safety and enjoyment for other snow sports enthusiasts. Can you relate to this? Read on to learn how you can join this vital mountain service.
Ski Instructor Courses
The Winter Sports Company deliver the best and most cost effective ski instructor courses. The ski instructor training and qualifications we provide are second to none.
To ensure you have the best possible chance of success we provide tuition or shadowing every day, Monday to Friday. You will progress very quickly and be confidently tackling steeps, moguls and powder.
Snowboard Instructor Courses
There has never been a better time to train to become a snowboard instructor and the packages we offer are the best in the business.
Our snowboard instructor courses will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in powder, on steeps and in the park. You will train and shadow 5 days a week and learn to pass on your passion for the sport you love.
Luxury accommodation in world class ski resorts
We have carefully selected luxury accommodation in 4 of the best ski resorts for your ski patrol, snowboard instructor or ski instructor training.
Canada – Accommodation on the slopes
We have chosen Panorama and Sun Peaks Resort because both have ski-in and ski-out accommodation and enjoy vast and challenging terrain. Fluffy champagne powder falls deep and often and the snow schools have outstanding records in the tuition of ski and snowboard instructors.
Italy – Train and work in one season
Our BASI level 1 & 2 course in Courmayeur, Italy includes 4 weeks additional paid work experience, giving you the chance to teach as soon as you’re qualified! The traditional Alpine village has 100km of downhill runs and is a snow-sure resort. With a variety of intermediate slopes and a ‘baby bowl’ for beginners, this is a perfect place to learn how to be an instructor.
New Zealand – Summer training programmes
Why waste the summer waiting for snow? Get your ski or snowboard instructor qualification at Cardrona, New Zealand over the British summer! With terrain for every ability you’ll be an expert in time for the European winter season!